Warrior Dash Area 51: Operation 26.2 to be an Out-of-This-World Experience

Chicago, Ill. – April 1, 2019 – Warrior Dash, the obstacle course race that 3 million have completed since 2009, today announced the creation of Warrior Dash Area 51: Operation 26.2 scheduled to launch in April 2020.


Located in the remote Nevada desert, near a facility commonly known as Area 51, Operation 26.2 will test the limits of obstacle course racing with a point-to-point marathon style course with 5 1 unique,never-before-seen obstacles including MartianMayhem , RocketsinFlight, Warriors in Mud, UFO-SH@? , and Desert Disaster.

Participant Swag and Medals

All participants will receive a Warrior Dash moon rock medal that doubles as a bottle opener in addition to an interstellar take on the Warrior Dash signature fuzzy helmet and a limited-edition Operation 26.2 t-shirt.


At no cost to spectators or racers, Warrior Dash Area 51 will include a live DJ, food and beverages, dancing, games and contests, ample shade from the desert sun and seating to refuel, and plenty of profile picture-worthy photo opportunities. Contests will include Highest Moon Jump, Best Celestial Costume, Best Beard, and more.


Registration for Warrior Dash Area 51 will open on Tuesday, April 2 on WarriorDash.com. Click here to receive an email reminder.

For more information and exclusive Mud Run Guide discount, visit our Warrior Dash page


About Warrior Dash:

Warrior Dash is the obstacle course race that anyone can start and everyone can finish. Since 2009, over 3 million participants have celebrated their decision to leave their normal weekend in the mud – and the running industry hasn’t been the same since. Warrior Dash and its parent company, Red Frog Events, with the help of participants and a variety of initiatives, have donated over $15.5 million to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Visit WarriorDash.com to

learn more or find a location near you.

About Red Frog Events:

Red Frog Events is an event production company and a pioneer of the experiential entertainment industry, recognized for its award-winning company culture. Since 2007, the company has developed innovative brands including the Warrior Dash obstacle race series, Firefly Music Festival, Chicago Beer Classic, and Grunt Style Air Show Majors. Red Frog also provides event services ranging from food and beverage to its ticketing platform, EventSprout. Red Frog has been named one of Forbes' “Most Promising Companies in America,” has appeared consecutively on Inc. Magazine’s “Fastest Growing Companies” list, and was recognized on Chicago Tribune's “Top Workplaces” from 2011-2014, among other honors. In recognition of its philanthropic efforts, the company was selected as St. Jude Children's Research Hospital's “Corporate Partner of the Year.” To date, Red Frog has raised over $15.5 million of a $25 million dollar fundraising commitment to St. Jude and in 2016, announced a one percent profit donation to the organization. Visit RedFrogEvents.com for more information.

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