Thursday, July 19, 2012

Mud, Fire and Barbed Wire: The Ultimate 5K Race and Festival to Hit Michigan

 Warrior Dash is a fierce 5K event that challenges and welcomes all athletic abilities. On Saturday, September 15, adventure-seeking athletes will head to 1400 Maynard Avenue to conquer 12 bigger and badder obstacles over more than three miles of extreme terrain. After completing the intense physical challenge, participants will celebrate their accomplishments alongside friends and family with live music, food, beer and front row seats to some of the most grueling obstacles. 

In 2012, the revamped and recharged course will have participants bounding over fire, trudging through mud and scaling new obstacles and new heights. 600 Warriors will take off for the Battleground every half hour starting at 9 am. 

"Warrior Dash provides an incomparable experience for participants and spectators," said Race Director Alex Yount. "The unique combination of athleticism, live music, turkey legs and beer keeps Warriors coming back for more."

Warrior Dash is excited to partner with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in 2012. The St. Jude Warriors program encourages Warrior Dash racers to fundraise for St. Jude. At each domestic Warrior Dash there will be a VIP area on site complete with private showers, catering and a lounge area for those Warriors who raise more than $250 for St. Jude. Warrior Dash hopes to raise more than $3 million for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital with the help of the 2012 participants.

Warrior Dash is also aligned with GreenSneakers, and organization with a unique environmentally friendly fundraising opportunity. With the help of Warriors, 500,000 pounds of tennis shoes were donated and given a second chance at life in 2011.

In 2011, more than half a million athletes selected Warrior Dash as an alternative to the classic 5K race. Participants can expect new extremes for 2012 as Warrior Dash returns with a vengeance, debuting more innovative and exciting obstacles than ever before. The festival area will be the scene of the events greater celebration with more food, drinks and post-race activities. 

To see footage and learn more about the Dash, check out, Red Frog Events Youtube Channel or contact Kendra Alley at (515) 321-4847 or

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