Badass Dash obstacle races, mud run, and OCR information, distance, cost, dates, calendar, discounts, obstacles, reviews, and more

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Adrenaline junkies… get ready for the wildest, most fun race this side of insanity. BADASS Dash is the ultimate adventure and obstacle course challenge. The race series was created by three of the most unique individuals in the live event business, with a combined resume of over 75 years, specializing in sporting events and live action.

Each race consists of a 7k course with 45+ obstacles that will boast unconventional, but achievable obstacles that are truly BADASS. And although each race will have a minimum of 15-20 obstacles, not every race will have the same obstacles and you won’t know every obstacle that is on the course as the element of surprise is BADASS itself.

Whether you’ve raced a 5k, 10k, Mud Run, Trail Race, Adventure Race, Triathlon or any “Athlon” for that matter, the BADASS Dash will be unlike any race you’ve entered before. Whether you enter as an individual or come as a team, our goals for you remain the same:

  • To create the personal challenge of a lifetime…
  • To push you to your limit to see if you can conquer the extreme elements…
  • To make you overcome some of your wildest fears…
  • To earn the right to a self-proclaimed title of being a true BADASS!

A BADASS Dash Festival follows each race consisting of live entertainment, an expo area, food & beverages, prize giveaways, and an awards ceremony.

Upcoming Badass Dash Events

We don't know of any upcoming events for Badass Dash. You can check out our list of past events and reviews below, or if you know of an upcoming race, add it to our calendar!

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Badass Dash Reviews from the Community

Average rating: 2.87 / 5 from 47 reviews.

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Sep 27, 2017 by Leslie

The obstacles were enjoyable, not crazy and I would definitely do it again if it wasn't for the fact they had very few water stations. For those of us who are sensitive to the heat (felt like 39) there were simply not enough. After waiting in line for over an hour we didn't get to the first station until 2km in and were then told only 1 small glass per person. Organizers had plenty of time to add more stations but chose not to.

Sep 27, 2017 by R

Good race! However:

1. Obstacles were very easy in comparison with other races like this one.
2. Limited water supply at the water stations
3. Too much climbing and not enough of other obstacles such as mud

Hope is going to be better next time around!

Kitchener kids dash

Sep 27, 2017 by Theresa Smith

The event was just ok. I was annoyed that the kids obstacles were changed. We were told it was because the adults races ran wsy long. You had kids running up and down a ski hill in 33° sun and you removed all the water elements? That makes no sense.

Need to police the Elite group cheaters

Jul 23, 2017 by Harold

My first Badass. I enjoyed all the obstacles. However, the Elite group is supposed to be held to a higher standard. I saw a lot of corner cutting with knees not hittng the ground on walking lunges, chest not hitting the ground on push ups, and incomplete pullups.

Age group awards and a t-shirt would have been nice.

As for obstacles, my only suggestion is that the uphill reverse cargo pull needs a constant flow of water on the mat. Overall, a good race and I'll be back next hear.

Jul 12, 2017 by Linda Pfeifer

This was my third Dash in Chicago and it was by far the most fun and challenging. I really liked the changes they made to the course and the addition of more obstacles. Can't wait until next year!


Jul 12, 2017 by Carol perez

No one told us that parking would cost 10.00 . We went to package pick up and nothing was mentioned about that fee! Would have been nice to know that!

Freaking Fantastic!

Jul 11, 2017 by Destiny Johnson

I could not have been more happy with this race!!!
All of the staff and racers were so supportive and up beat. There was a huge variety of obstacles that were creative and fun. I had so much fun and will definitely do this again!


Jul 11, 2017 by Dan

I thought it was a great course! I had some doubts about the location, but they did a great job using the outdoor space and it didn't feel like I was running on concrete the entire time. Fun obstacles and challenges and plenty of the typical ones. Who knew jumping in a sack was so difficult! Will definitely do again next year.

Fantastic race!

Jul 11, 2017 by MikeCro

What a fantastic experience! This race was challenging, evoked some fear, and allowed each racer to showcase their athleticism at their own pace. Every volunteer was very kind and supportive. The water stations were thoughtfully placed. The course was the most organized that I have ever experienced in a race. I was a part of the recreational division (along with hundreds of others) but did not have to wait any longer than 15 seconds to start an obstacle. I would suggest having a few volunteers at the picture op station for after the race (whether they are professionally taken or on participant's phones, it would be a wonderful addition). Another suggestion would be to organize bag check even more for smoother check out. Rather than put every bag together, I believe it would be helpful to section off bags "#1-50" and "#51-100" and so on, so that volunteers would have less to search through and would save some time. I would love to have a "badass" race shirt to remember this experience. You can definitely count me in for next year!

Such fun

Jul 11, 2017 by Jennifer Ostrowski

This race was so much fun. More challenging obstacles than 2 years ago, but it was worth it. I can't wait to do it again next year. My friend and I did the recreational dash and our kids did the mini kids and the kids dash. It was so much fun for all of us.

The Ultimate Mud Run, Obstacle Race and Adventure Race Guide , USA 2.9 5.0 47 47 This was my 5th year running this race at this location and I have loved the experience every single time but this was ...the worst! It was 30+ C degrees, you had maybe 3