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

As of July 30th, 2019 Warrior Dash has announced they are ceasing operations. Please see this post for details, including several other OCRs who are stepping up and offering free races for affected Warrior Dash racers.

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!

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Warrior Dash News & Featured Reviews

Warrior Dash Reviews from the Community

Average rating: 2.85 / 5 from 206 reviews.

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Feb 15, 2016 by Aracely Flores

I never done the Warrior dash,but I have been a spectator.My friends did this race and she had the best time.I went to support her.From what I saw as a spectator it was a well organized,it was fun and it was all worth it.I will definitely will recommend it and I am also will doing this year if everything goes as plan.This event should be on your bucket list.

Full Circle

Feb 15, 2016 by Gritty Kitty

Yes, you read it right 2012. Warrior Dash was my first ever obstacle race and where the addiction began....fast forward to 2016 and I am nearing 40 OCRs out of 100 races....it has become an obsession. I hope to return to a Warrior Dash to go full circle. Through this race and this sport I have made great friends, become more active and found a fabulous group of like-minded people! And who can forget the great horns you get to wear! I LOVE Warrior Dash!

Warrior Dash fun 2015

Feb 15, 2016 by Matt Cooper

I love to do obstacle course races , especially mud runs. The warrior dash is one of my favorites and was very fun! I am hoping to be able to do it again this year with my friends again. If you are thinking about signing up, I highly suggest doing it.

Feb 15, 2016 by shannon samia

We had a great time. I went with my husband, sister, brother in law and one of my husband's coworkers. It was the 1st warrior dash for all of us. The challenge was fun. I, however , didn't realize that there was sooo much running involved in the 1st part of the dash. I mean, I knew it was a 3 mile dash, and that there was going to be alot if running involved, I just wasn't expecting it all to be at the beginning of the race. Would have been fun to add more obstacles during that run, giving you something to REALLY look forward to. Once we got to the 1st obstacle, it became soo much more fun to run to the next and so on. We enjoyed the after party, getting to meet up with the entire crew we ran with and celebrate our 1st warrior dash. My sister and her husband have already signed up for this year....me and my husband are still on the fence whether or not we want to do this again this year. Honestly, the accomplishment was amazing and probably enough to do this again.

Feb 15, 2016 by Bryann Camerino

This was my second year in a row participating in the Warrior Dash! It is always a fun time and something my fiancé and I look forward to every year

Awesome Fun

Feb 15, 2016 by Taylor

Awesomely fun event! I always run with a friend as we always have a blast, fun music, free samples to help recover (Rockin Refuel is the best!) and great photos also. I would highly recommend it, I know we will be doing many more of them.

Warrior Dash Delivers Again

Feb 15, 2016 by SusieW
Event Name: Central Florida 2016 

Having run my 3rd Warrior Dash in 3 years I can enthusiastically say this is a well run event, delivers what it promises, and clearly has an outstanding event management team. The entry fee is more than reasonable, the location is ideal, the course is well prepared and challenging (abundantly clear that challenging and safe can peacefully co exist) and the spectator/ post event area is perfect. Plenty of parking, plenty of port a potties, plenty of space, great vibe, volunteers who clearly know what they are doing and do it with a friendly smile, start times enforced so wait times at obstacles are practically non existent. Only areas for improvement: more race photographs (our crew really looks forward to those and we felt like this year there were definitely less than last year) and it was too short ! Warrior Dash is recreational obstacle course events done right and, well, it's just over too soon! Maybe consider a longer course with even more obstacles. You do OCR right and I will be a repeat customer as long as you keep this up ! Thanks for another awesome event.


Feb 12, 2016 by Justin

I thoroughly enjoyed this event. The DJ was energizing, check in was quick and simple, the festival was a blast, and the food/beer was tasty. The race itself was really fun with well spaced obstacles and a variety of terrain. It inspired me to travel south for the Warrior Dash in Oregon a couple months later, which was also a blast. I will certainly be doing this event again.

Overall Good Run

Aug 30, 2015 by JustAnotherGringo

Terrain was relatively flat and open with only a slight amount of wooded area. Long first stretch before hitting any obstacles, which was good as it thinned the mob out. Faster runners would do well here.

The obstacles were pretty fun, with none of them being excessively gruesome or daunting to anyone who's done more than a few similar races. The bigger obstacles were pretty fun too. Water obstacles were at the very end, and were a welcome sight after running in the heat of a New Jersey summer day. The one obstacle that was most interesting for me was a tube made or ropes that you had to squirm through. By the time I figured out the best technique, I'd already struggled through to the end. Outside of the starting area, there was a lack of mud until the very end. I'm more of an obstacle guy, so I really don't care about the mud. I like mud up front in the beginning, and I've always disliked the traditional last obstacle mud pit that everyone does--it's just a photo op at the finish line.

The Event area was pretty good, probably the best I've been in of the races I've done. They had games set up for families, which is nice for those waiting for runners. The band wasn't all that bad, although I wish they'd get bands that played music written past 1985, the freebies were pretty good (the protein drink giveaway was killer!) and they had turkey legs. I'm not a big fan of Shock Top, but I'm pretty certain that I'm in the minority on that.

The showers themselves were very good. First time ever I've had anything that remotely approached warm water, and there were plenty of shower heads available. The downside here, for which I'm dropping an entire star, was that the changing tents were set up down slope from the showers. The swampy floors in the tents were the amoung nastiest I've seen at an event.

All in all, my wife and I had a pretty good time. The run itself was good, and the waits at most of the obstacles were minimal. Longest wait for me was probably just a couple of minutes at one of the cargo net climbs. The after run event was well organized, and we stayed longer than usual to listen to the band.

I'll be back next year, and depending on the schedule, I'll even try to fit in a second race.

super disappointed

Aug 09, 2015 by supermeap45

there was no mud!! the only obstacle that had mud was the very last one. shd have been called a dirt run. two of the obstacles specifically listed as being part of this event were not even there. a few of the obstacles were in disrepair (a broken rope on a cargo net, cracked boards on several obstacles). and the goliath (supposedly an awesome obstacle) was closed bc there was (according to the staff member sending people away) "a huge hole in it"" i have done many mud runs - this was by far the worst.

The Ultimate Mud Run, Obstacle Race and Adventure Race Guide , USA 2.8 5.0 197 197 I wouldn't even call this "Milwaukee" 2019 as it was an hour away. However, it was 100% ON A SKI HILL. It wasn't so much an obstacle run as it was just running a 5k up and down sk