Warrior Dash obstacle races, mud run, and OCR information, distance, cost, dates, calendar, discounts, obstacles, reviews, and more
Warrior Dash is the world's largest running series and is held on challenging and rugged terrains across the world. Participants bound over fire, trudge through mud and scale over 12 obstacles during this fierce 5K. From couch potatoes to novice runners to extreme athletes, Warrior Dash truly is an event for all athletic abilities.
The inspiration behind Warrior Dash was to create the most bad-ass day possible. It is a day where participants can challenge themselves, be active and get muddy. Participants tackle the course and then celebrate their accomplishments with beer, food and live music.
Warrior Dash is an alternative to the classic 5K and provides an incomparable experience for participants and spectators. The unique combination of athleticism, live music, turkey legs and beer keeps Warriors coming back for more.
Warrior Dash is partnered with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The St. Jude Warriors program encourages Warrior Dash racers to fundraise for St. Jude. With the help of 2012 participants Warrior Dash has raised over 2 million dollars for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Red Frog Events prides itself on creating the Active Entertainment Industry, which is a combination of fitness, entertainment and event management. As a leader in the industry, we strive to make each Warrior Dash more unique and challenging than the last. Innovation is continuously brewing back at Red Frog Events office where the whole team is dreaming up new obstacles and twists for Warrior Dash. In the end, we are in the business of having fun!
Upcoming Warrior Dash Events
We don't know of any upcoming events for Warrior 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!
Browse our calendar of previous mud runs, mud races & obstacle races for Warrior Dash
Warrior Dash News & Featured Reviews
Warrior Dash Reviews from the Community
(Scroll up to see a list of upcoming events for Warrior Dash)
i thought everything went pretty well, they put this thing on out in the sticks and considering the logistics required, i think they did a pretty good job putting the race on. sh**ts gonna happen people........get over it!!!
It was my first mud race and I really enjoyed the race, the great attitude of the racers, the obstacles and the after party. The one thing that sucked....well, it sucked really really bad was the parking situation. We waited 2 hours just trying to get into the parking area. So finally we ended up just parking at a church about 5k away and walked to the field. This delay caused my friends and I to totally miss each other that day as everyone was stuck in that horrible parking situation. Two thumbs down for logistics management. Other than that, great race and good times.
Yep, we are STILL waiting for an email about my warrior's prize!!!!!! I believe your response said we could expect to receive an email shortly outlining details ??? Please tell me you were not referring to the 1/2 off registration for 2014 email??? Surely not???? I think you have just moved on to another event and you don't care. Shame on you! Thought you were a better organization than this. Obviously not!!!!!!!
Warrior Dash...Georgia, 2013
This was my first ever mud run. I ran it with my cousin. We both had fun doing it.....that's about all good I can I say.
The bad: The $10 parking, with a 45 minute wait to get on the shuttles. Get to the location, there is absolutely NO direction on what to do. Wait 10 minutes to check in, then when we finally get to the front, the person is kind enough to let us know it's "the women's line, the men's is over there". Fantastic....wait another 10, get our stuff, ask if there's somewhere we can store it for after the race...THREE different workers said they didn't know (finally found out from another racer). Walk around a minute to get to the starting gate....there is trash and shoes just strewn everywhere. The line waiting for the shuttles back were, reportedly, three hours (and looking at it, I wouldn't doubt it)
Start the race, but at this point there's just absolute madness, so you pretty much start whenever you want. Get to the second wall of the first obstacle....my knee gets caught between the wall and a brace at the back, which a simple piece of plywood would have fixed. Next few are good and fun, lots of muck (calling it mud would be an insult to mud). The zigzag climb seemed extremely unsafe, as there was nothing to hold onto while trying to walk on a 2x4 8 feet above the ground. The final mud pit...well, I'm not exactly sure what it was, but it was like trying to swim through jelly.
After the race, we go to the Warrior Wash, which was a pond. Dirtiest thing I've ever gotten into. Had to have at least 6 inches of mud at the bottom which kept grabbing my shoes. Spend 10 minutes getting out, then go pick up my stuff and (hopefully), food...but alas, they're out of turkey legs! Borrow a cell phone, call my girlfriend to come pick me and my cousin up (as we would be damned if we'd wait 3 hours for a ride back), and leave.
All in all....this was NOT a great first experience like I was hoping. Dirty, disorganized, no directions (my pictures are in Lost & Found somewhere....). I MIGHT give this another chance next year in a different location, but not unless there's major changes to it.
DELIVER THE PRIZE THAT WAS EARNED!
My issue with the WD is simple. My husband placed 3rd in his age group and he did not receive the prize that was stated on the web page. The top 3 finishers in each age group were supposed to receive a steel helmet. This was his 1st WD and he competed in the 9:30 wave. We did not wait around for another 9+ hours to find out the end results. With no way to get semi cleaned up and change clothes it just wasn't an ideal situation. We found out on Sunday when the results were posted that he placed. Can you say EXCITED!!! We left a message on Facebook and the replied with a number for us to call to received his "WELL DESERVED AWARD". We called and the WELL DESERVED AWARD is ........wait for it......FREE registration for the WD in 2014!!???!!!?? ARE YOU KIDDING ME???? Don't get me wrong he enjoyed his WD experience and yes there were issues that need to be dealt with. Like, how about giving him what he deserves! EVERYBODY that participated Saturday gets 50% off 2014 registration for all the craziness that went on Saturday. I am shocked and appalled with your response. We heard nothing but good things about the WD and he was so excited to be able to participate, much less place. He placed 3rd in the 50-59 age group out of 193 men and 42nd out of 7,328 people! Not bad for a 54 yr. old first time Warrior!!!!! I can tell him "Good Job" all day long, but he EARNED the steel helmet. I am not a runner and I did not compete in the WD on Saturday, but I am fighting like a WARRIOR for MY WARRIOR'S prize!!!!!!!
Response: Official Organizer Response: "We know we let racers down regarding some event logistics and apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. Your feedback has been heard and is greatly appreciated. Our team is working towards a plan to improve next year’s event. We will make it up to Georgia Warriors and you can expect to receive an email outlining the details shortly. We know that Saturday was frustrating and want to thank you for your understanding and support."
Logistics Manager should be terminated
The 2012 Dash was great! Loved it. The 2013 was on poor job of planning after another. I spent over three hours waiting in the various lines. Ridiculous. If the 2014 is at the same location I am out!
Past participate but NEVER AGAIN in Georgia
This was my 4th time doing the Warrior Dash but NEVER will I sign up again for this event. There are WAY to many mud events/races that are choices now so I strongly suggest participating in one of those. We paid $10.00 each for two of our friends a transfer fee and the transfers were not made and trying to convince the staff that we did pay was major choas that was after the fact that we stood in the men's line and had to go to the women's line..... the 30-45 lines for a bus to get there, the bathroom, a beer, the one hour line to pick up your bag and an hour or longer to get on a bus that you paid $10 to ride 10 miles back to your car - There was no challenge in this race whatsoever, you either waded through waist deep water or crawled on your hands and knees, and the wait to do obstacles was insane, never have I had to wait in a line to complete an obstacle. This was the poorest planned race event ever. I could vent for a day about how the fun experience was completely zapped by such failure from this event - from the start to the finish. Look up Rugged Maniac!
Did prior years' managment Leave?!
Georgia's 2013 Warrior Dash was an EPIC FAILURE and disappointment in participation and spectator enjoyment. I gave the 2011 Warrior Dash a 5 star rating, as I was blown away at the organization and communication at the event. That did not happen this year. From the start - Poor signage (who knew men's lines and women's lines were separate for picking up sign in packages - there was no signage). Having the course set up where non-participants could see NONE of the race was a huge disappointment, and just led to everyone walking because there was nobody to cheer you on (not to mention a few photo ops would be nice).There is VERY LITTLE staffing at the obstacles - what is someone got injured? The fun little things that would take no cost, or planning - how about the shoe pile at the end of the race so everyone can have their picture taken, rather than at the end, while you had to walk around with your dirty shoes, then people just used it as an opportunity to break in line for the ridiculous bus service. Now to mentioning the bus service......Have these people EVER planned an event with 8,000 registered???? There were WAY TO FEW buses and absolutely ZERO crown control measures in place. Being polite and not breaking in line does not serve you well in a situation like this. It was after we had stood in line over an hour watching people break in line (and I don't mean 1 or 2!!), that the RED FROG TEAM, just decided to move the heard of people into the corral to move toward the buses. They had NO UNDERSTANDING THAT THEY JUST MOVED PEOPLE WHO HAD BEEN IN LINE 10 MINUTES IN FRONT OF THOSE WHO HAD BEEN IN LINE 1 HOUR. I can't imagine anyone who participated this year signing up for next year. Oh - and one more small thing..the bands that were so cool in the past.... no to that also.... they had a stage with piped in music all day. Epic Failure Warrior Dash and Red Frog Events! You will be out of business in no time with this kind of event.
3rd Warrior Dash, 1 Spartan Sprint. Parking was too far away with no bathrooms (drove 3 hrs to get here), as a female- running to the woods was a bit annoying. Arrived at parking well before the 1.5hr early suggestion but after all the lines for shuttle and packet we got to start after the fire blew. No time to use bathroom before race anyway, nearly 50 people in line for port o ****. Loved the course, even the quick sand ending (for those wondering about time differences Mountain City course was 2.25 miles, this one 4.17 miles), but they were out of snacks by the finish. No hose off and the bathing pond was gross but got quicksand off, so I'm okay with that. I was overall satisfied until then... Food line 30 minutes, charged for CHEESEburger, out of cheese though. Not enough garbage cans, overflowing and garbage on ground around cans 3 ft deep. Beer line over 45 for the free beer didn't even bother waiting to PAY for more since we heard wait was 2 hr for shuttle, we got in line. (so there is no confusion Red Frog- no time to look at nor consider buying any merchandise) 1:45 hr later finally get to bus. 1 disorganized (overwhelmed) person trying to load shuttles. I do not think I would pay for the GA race again, as much as I loved 2012 race. We spent more than x3 in lines than we did the race. Not nearly as much fun overall as other races, and too many dissatisfied people. The ONE person that gave you 4 stars has never done a race, so they have never experienced how organized it can be.
I survived the 2013 GA Warrior Debacle! Came into my first mud run with the goal of challenging myself physically and mentally. Check! What I wasn't prepared for was the complete lack of on-site leadership and direction. Red Frog Events should be ashamed of themselves. It's been 2 days since the disaster at Foxhall and still no word from ANYONE. Completely unprofessional. For a company that "prides itself on creating the Active Entertainment Industry" and considers itself a "leader in the industry" it's got some serious work to do. God help the industry if Red Frog Events and their Warrior Dash are the leader! In their own words, "In the end, we are in the business of having fun!" Clearly, they're not in the business of satisfying an entire regional block of customers...FAIL. Skip the Dash.