Badass Dash obstacle races, mud run, and OCR information, distance, cost, dates, calendar, discounts, obstacles, reviews, and more
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
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Badass Dash Reviews from the Community
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Our team had a wonderful time at our first Badass Dash! It sounds like it has improved from previous reviews. We arrived and check in was easy and quick. Drawstring bag came with arm sleeves which proved extremely useful during the race when you are army crawling and climbing. Race went both inside and outside of the Sears Center. Water available at each mile. The volunteers were encouraging and offered alternatives if you could not complete a task. After the race there were vendors and free beer! Only recommendation for the future would be to move the pool obstacle. Many of the wall climbing obstacles were immediately after and were quite slippery after everyone was wet. We'll be back next year!
I've done approximately 10 obstacle races and I enjoyed not having to be covered in mud the whole time. This is more about running and obstacles which for an athlete seems to be appreciated. A few changes could have improved the race, but overall I thought it was well done and would definitely return. A couple suggestions is to have a water obstacle at the very end to rinse off from any dirt accumulated and have a changing area,
Badass in every way
In the past 12 months I have run 6 different OCR all from different promoters. I did the MN Badass Dash in downtown Minneapolis June 2017 and had a total blast. It was completely different from all the other races I have done which made it exciting. The venue, in the Vikings' stadium was worth the ticket price alone. Getting to play around on an NFL field and in the back alleys of the stadium was way cooler than I could have imagined. The obstacles and course was definitely designed to be a challenge if you pushed yourself to get a good time and really ran. While the most of the obstacles did not need as much technical skill as some of the bigger OCR brand names obstacles , the Badass Dash obstacles were definitely tiresome and really wore me out. Normally at the end of a "sprint" distance Spartan, I am still ready to go do a second round or do a 5 mile cool-down jog. But at the end of the Elite heat of the Badass Dash, I was exhausted and happy to sit my ass down. The staff of the event were awesome too and they were genuinely excited for the participates and encouraged us to push harder. I also really liked how the race was in the middle of a city and I did not have to drive 2 hours to the middle of nowhere to run the OCR. I like a muddy race as much as the next OCR fanatic, but I really enjoyed this urban race where the focus was on the athletic challenges and not just about getting covered in filth. Super clean bathrooms, thanks to the venue location in the US Bank Stadium (where the MN Vikings play), was an awesome perk too. Oh, and at the end of the day, I did the K9 heat too with my pup, and that was so damn cool. My dog loved it, I loved it, and the crowds cheering us on all seemed to really have fun watching the random assortment of canines (and their 'teammates') race through the obstacles. I hope this becomes a bigger part of the Badass Dash, because racing with my dog was definitely a highlight for me. For the people just getting their feet wet in the obstacle racing world, or for seasoned vets who want to test themselves in an entirely new way, the Badass Dash is highly recommended.
This was the first time for Badass in Minnesota. I think the course, the distance and the obstacles made for a fun, yet very challenging course. The only thing that I think needs improvement is the amount of vendors. I think a beer vendor is needed as well as others.
Badass Dash Kitchener 2016
So disappointed ! This was my 3rd time running the Badass Dash the obstacles were crapy! They said they added more but all they added were more rope hurdles and the run across the pond on the floating squares was broken so you had to wait in line to run across one side or swim. No change rooms, no beer garden, no post race festivities and almost no vendors! They also needed more water stations it would have been bad if it were a hot day. When I asked a volunteer where the next water station was they didn't know! Sorry to say but they have really cheaped out. I probably won't run Badass again
Poor Quality Run
This was my first race and I was so excited, but it was just an over priced, poor quality race. The obstacles were simple and you're just nickel and dimed. Do not recommend.
I have done a few different obstacle courses and this was by far the poorest. $20 for parking, a bit steep but ok. They did not include a shirt, which every race I've been to has. The headband that was supposed to be included was not there. A few of the obstacles had fallen apart but there was nobody around to even notice. We had finished the race in the early afternoon, and already they had started taking everything down. I've never seen a run pack up so early. There was poor choices for food, no showers. The medal you receive is super cheap! This was my girlfriend first race and I'm sad that she couldn't have had the experience I've had at spartan or mud hero. I will not be returning, nor will I be recommending this.
This event has decided to cut costs on every level at the cost of a quality event. We were promised head bands ...there's no head bands, crap facilities, no showers..no porta pottys...no change tent..uncovered bag check..long lineups not just to register but to start...unattended obstacles..broken obstacles...lack of food trucks..no shirt ...THE WATER AT THE WATER STATIONS HAD THE WATER IN GARBAGE BAGS INSIDE GARBAGE CANS..THEY HAD TO SCOOP IT OUT BY HAND WITH PITCHERS..I MEAN SERIOUSLY?
Not worth the $ anymore
Highly disappointed this year. No shirt, no bib even. A crappy towel, shoe bag and cheap medal. $20 to park on site as well. Some of the volunteers were as helpful as pylons. I have done this race 4 years now and this will be my last. I can find other races that cost less and do a way better job. It's a shame how cheap this race has become.
no free shirt...
very disappointed this year no shirt only a very small towel and crappie bag