The dog has long been referred to as a mans best friend. Many trail and some road runners would take that saying one step further stating a dog is a man (or woman's) best training partner. For years there have been a handful of road and some trail races that allow you and your favorite K9 companion to run and race side-by-side but until recently heading off to your favorite OCR the dog had to stay home.
Badass Dash recently acquired obstacles from Down & Dirty Obstacles Series in advance of their season opener on May 20 in Las Vegas. Badass Dash is set to host six events in 2o17. With the acquisition of the new obstacles look for Badass Dash to bring more fun and more challenge to their events.
Another busy weekend in the world of OCR. Many took to social media over the weekend proclaiming that one race was possibly the hardest regular season OCR ever. That race was BattleFrog at the Mud, Guts, and Glory course over the weekend. As well high praises graced the web after the Spartan Races in both Asheville and Boston.
This BADASS Dash was held at the ROC (Recreational Outdoor Campus) located at 26749 Civic Centre Road in Georgina, Ontario. It was easy to navigate to and was directly north of Toronto on Hwy 404 until it ended at the lake. Garmin found the location easily and traffic was quite good considering it was a long weekend. There was good some signage once you approached the venue that clearly directed you into the grounds.
Happy Memorial Day Weekend and a special thank you to all the men and women who serve. With the holiday weekend the obstacle racing world was a bit quieter with three major races taking place in the US - Badass Dash Las Vegas, Mud Guts and Glory in Ohio, and a Spartan Stadium Race in Miller Park. Be sure to check out OCR World Championships World Rankings to find out who tops the list this week.
Events took place all around the country this last weekend. Get the results from Badass Dash, Battlegrounds, Savage Race, Spartan Race, Warrior Dash and the more extreme SISU Iron.
The course was challenging, but what I loved most about it is that it was FUN! And I don’t mean fun thinking back on the course once crossing the finish line after having looks of anguish on my face for 40 minutes to an hour plus like I usually do.