Sunday, June 24, 2012

Warrior Dash 2012

The Warrior Dash is taking place this weekend in Lebanon, Kentucky and is a thrilling 5K running race with obstacles, including jumping over fire and crawling through mud with barbed wire! Each race involves at least twelve obstacles along with a 5K course followed by a festival with live music, turkey legs and beer steins!

This event began in 2006 in Chicago under the name, Great Urban Race, but was eventually changed in 2009 to Warrior Dash. The first official Warrior Dash was held in Joliet, IL in 2009 with 2,000 participants and because of the popularity of the event, spread across the United States in 2010 with 11 events and over 150,000 participants.
After participants pick up their race packets, which includes their race bib, race-timing chip, t-shirt and fuzzy helmet, they proceed to the start corral. When their designated wave time begins, runners will run roughly 5K and complete at least twelve obstacles before reaching the finish line. Finishers receive a finisher medal, snack and water.
After the race, runners are treated to beer and food, including turkey legs! Live music is also apart of the festival with several bands performing throughout the day. In addition, there are several awards presented to participants, including Best Warrior Beard and Best Costume.

To learn more about this fun event, please visit Warrior Dash 2012.

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