What to expect when you’re Warrior Dashing

At Warrior Dash, we spend a lot of time setting up our festival so that you not only can navigate with ease, but also have optimal space and time to party after conquering the Battleground.

First things first: As you walk into the festival, you’ll hit Packet Pick-Up. Have your signed waiver* and ID** ready, then look for the alphabet range that corresponds with your last name.

*A tent with hundreds of extra waivers is available if you forgot to print and sign yours at home.

**Have your ID checked at the ID Check tent before you run so you waste no time redeeming your beer post-race.


Next: If you brought a bag, we have a self-serve Gear Check tent for you to store your belongings while you run.


After that: Get moving! Remember to stretch and get your blood pumping at Warrior Hangout before you head to the Start Line.

monkey bars

Conquer: Time to bust through the Battleground. Your free beer awaits.


Treat yo’self: Once you cross the Finish Line, you’ll be rewarded with a sweet Warrior Dash medal (that triples as a bottle opener and a magnet) and can head to the T-Shirt Pick-Up tent for your Warrior Dash tee and fuzzy warrior helmet. For those of you that don’t want to bask in the sun covered head-to-toe in mud, make your way over to Warrior Wash to rinse off before changing your clothes at our designated male and female Changing Tents.

beer turkey

We like to party: Beer has never tasted so good. Once you redeem your free beer, trust me, you will want a turkey leg. That’s just what a real Warrior needs. Now, you’re ready to join the post-race party in front of the stage, leading every dance party your body is inspired by. Every race location is different, but you can bet there will be other activities like tug-o-war, bags (aka cornhole, bag toss, etc.), and contests like Best Beard, Best Costume, and a Dance-off.

If you’re around at 10:00am, be sure to cheer on the top 3 male and female finishers from the competitive wave.


St. Jude: St. Jude Warriors that raised at least $300 or signed up for a 10 @ 10 wave time have access to the St. Jude VIP tent. All are welcome, and encouraged, to swing by the tent to learn more about the amazing mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


Other features: This year, we’ve designed some awesome swag. Head to the Warrior Store for purchase while in the festival, or check it out on the left side panel, here on our website, called “Store.” We will also have a variety of sponsorship activations with cool giveaways, contests, and information just for you.


Overall craziness ensues as the day continues. You may witness a wedding, a proposal, breakdancing, or you may just enjoy reminiscing how awesome the course was with a few new friends. Whatever happens, you don’t want to miss anything from what is sure to be an epic after-party.

Now Bust a Move,


Warrior Dash Event Director