Teach Me How to Dash(ie)

If it’s your first time conquering the Battleground, or even if you’ve done a Dash before, anyone can learn a thing or two about what to expect on race day- aside from mud. Lots and lots of mud.

You will… likely lose something valuable in the mud pit. Leave the wedding rings, Go-Pros, glasses, and winning lottery tickets at home. Better yet, we’ll hold onto those tickets for you.

You won’t… hang on to your sneakers, so bring flip-flops! Why? Because you are awesome and will have donated your old, muddy shoes to our recycling partner (look near Warrior Wash for the shoe “drop-off” location).

You will… be hard-pressed to not join in on the crowd in front of the stage, so if you’re a little rusty, you may want to get movin’ and groovin’ around the house over the next couple weeks. Case in point:


You won’t… be able to get the dirt out of your clothing. We suggest avoiding wearing Lululemon, white, or the t-shirt your friend loaned you. Tip: bring a towel and a change of clothes for after you’ve completed the race.

You will… be able to check a bag, and won’t want to be running to the parking lot (especially not after you’ve just dashed 3.1 miles!), so bring that duffel, some cash, and your ID into the festival.

You won’t… get a better view than this:

Take it in and enjoy yourself! And don’t worry, for those of you who are slightly acrophobic, there are plenty of opportunities to plunge, crawl, and jump your way through the course.

You will… be inspired by what you see. Thousands of people, from all walks of life, united under one goal: becoming a Warrior. While some folks are there to compete and some are there just to have fun, one thing’s for sure: Warriors have an amazing, fun spirit that you just have to see to believe.

Happy Dashing!


Warrior Dash Event Director