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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!
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Good Event and Crowd, but timing results?
As advertised. Good crowd and mix of obstacles. Most of run in sand, which was challenging. Obstacle near end (vicious valleys) had 20 minute wait...many people blew it off, but is this factored into the final timing results? If not, what is the point of having to complete obstacles if you can run around them and not be penalized.
This is the second Warrior Dash I have done and it seems to be getting worse. You would think "the largest race series in the world" would be able to get it right by now. Seems to be all about making a big profit, regardless of the racer experience. The amount of people in each wave is bordering on ridiculous and results in long lines at the obstacles(one lasting more than 20 minutes). Areas for rinsing off were better this year, especially the semi-private booth area. Big thanks to the people who left soap for others! $10 parking was on par with other races we have done, so I don't really have a negative to say there. A final suggestion would be to have multiple areas along the course for spectators. The current layout does not allow for many pictures (this again goes back to greed and makes me feel like profit is more important than racer experience). We may give Warrior Dash another try. If big improvements are not made, it will be the last.
This is the second year I have done the Warrior Dash in Central Florida. Overall, the race was fun and challenging. A couple things that could use improvement...1) The wash station had a long line and did little to no good in rinsing off. I don't mind the mud, but I have a two hour drive home and that was unpleasant. 2) No changing area available. 3) We had a twenty minute wait to get through one of the obstacles, that seemed ridiculous. We waited for a few others but not as long. 4) I never did see any food (bananas or oranges) at the finish of the race. 5) Add a second (and third) photo op...line was across the field just to take a pic at the end of the race. 6) Not crazy about the finishers medal this year...do you leave it on the ribbon or do you take it off, stick it in a drawer and use it at parties? My 14 year old son can't even take it to school to show to his friends and share the excitement of the experience.
Music was good and the participants have a crazy good time.
I have done 2 warrior dashes in MD and a dirty girl mudd run in PA.
2012 Maryland warrior dash rinse station was the worst. Standing on a muddy hill like cattle trying to get cleaned off was ridiculous.. Having a 2 hour drive home getting clean is kinda important. Probably would have hung out longer and drank more beer if i was able to get clean. Almost decided that it was my last run, but i have a large group of friends that want to run this this year for the first time. I am really hoping some coordinator can work on making significant improvements to the wash station.
Parking Fee was extortion
The fee for parking is outrageously high and shouls be at the least cut in half. Fun event, but being gouged just takes the wind out of your sails.
My two complaints.
1. Parking fees were outrageous. Registration is already $60 or more! Now you just seem greedy. $5 parking. That is understandable. $20...no way.
2. The one water tender to rinse off??? Too close for comfort to be rinsing off with all those people and for just a drizzle of water. There's gotta be a better way to do this. This part is crucial to making the mud run an overall enjoyable event.
LV Warrior Dash 2012
Overall the event was pretty good! A few complaints, FIRST: The parking fee of $20.00 was a little steep considering registration cost on average was $50.00 or more unless you were lucky enough to find the groupon for $35.00 that was put out a couple weeks prior to the event. SECOND: The black tar obstacle that you had to take off you running shoes to go through, I'm all about the mud and that's why I like racing in the mud runs, but it's called a race for a reason, so you can keep on running and see how fast you can finish. I understand some people don't care about how long it takes, but some do, and when you need to sit off to the side of the course to put your running shoes back on, that takes away from the race against time idea of the run. THREE: The hill climb obstacle with the cargo net lying on the ground was backed up when I got to it. There must have been 50 people in front of me waiting to go. FOUR: Two water trucks to rinse off the mud when you were finished running was a little ridiculous. Come on now, with all of the money made off of this event, you could have come up with something better than that! Overall I thought the race was fun and I would do it again, I would just hope for some improvements from the coordinators.