What’s New For Warrior Dash In 2017?

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Warrior Dash is excited to return to 24 North American locations in 2017! Join us in our 9th season as we add new locations, introduce some fun new obstacles (and the return of many fan-favorites), and encourage you to party like a Warrior at our festival after conquering the Battleground. Remember: anyone 10 years or older on race day can participate. The festival and spectator viewing is open to all ages.



With 12 obstacles (varying by location) making up the 5k Warrior Dash course, many signature obstacles will return to the Battleground in 2017 including Goliath, Alcatraz, Pipeline, Fisherman’s Catch, and more. Some old favorites will have new elements, adding to the challenge and excitement. And some brand-new obstacles will debut in 2017. Here’s a sneak peek at a few:

Pallet Jacked
Traverse across the swaying decks hovering above the water below. Carefully cross the pond as the platforms swing and shake as you go. Nervous? No worries! The water will cushion your fall. If you make it across, you’ll be one step closer to the finish line.


Magic Carpet Ride:
Ever wanted to walk on water? Cross the wobbling, slippery mat to get to the other side. Your three wishes should be for core strength, balance, and speed to fly on the Magic Carpet Ride.

Bridge The Gap:
Stretch as tall as you can to reach the next plank. Summit the top of the pyramid and reach for the other side. Work on those calf muscles and hamstrings to successfully Bridge The Gap!


St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Warrior Dash continues our philanthropic commitment with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Participants can sign-up and fundraise as a St. Jude Warrior. In doing so, gain access to the St. Jude VIP tent, with private showers, and additional benefits. Learn more and become a St. Jude Warrior. All donations go towards the St. Jude Red Frog Events Proton Therapy Center, which opened on the St. Jude campus in Memphis in late 2015. We’re excited for Warrior Dash to return to Tennessee in 2017, and hope to have many St. Jude supporters join us on race day.


A Kick-Ass Festival

The Warrior Hangout offers something for everyone – participants and spectators alike. New in 2017 is the Stein Standoff and Tire Flipping. In Stein Standoff, ten Warriors will test their strength as they hold up their stein with a straight arm. Bend, spill or drop the full stein, and lose the standoff. Winner walks away with a stein full of beer. Warriors can test their strength or race their friends with Tire Flipping.

Enjoy a live DJ, more photo opportunities, lawn games and a full lineup of contests like tug-o-war, dancing, best beard, costume, and more. With more shade and seating options available, the festival afterparty remains free of charge and open to the public.

We will also have new food vendors and menu options for 2017. While this means we will not be doing our Warrior Wing Eating contest this year, we’re really excited about all the great options and different activities available in the festival. For any participant who has already pre-purchased the Warrior Wing plate add-on, we will have a food voucher available within your packet at pick-up.


Participant Swag and Medal

Get your new finisher t-shirt for 2017 Warrior Dash, and show off how you conquered the Battleground. You’ll also still get our signature fuzzy helmet and one free beer with registration (for 21+). A new year brings a new twist on participant medals with Warrior Dash’s 2017 edition featuring a cube-shape that can double as a die to promote fun workouts, training routines, and more. It’s exactly the “building block” you need to stay motivated throughout the year. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for a snap shot of all the swag and exciting changes for 2017.


Stop by our Warrior Store (in the festival) on race day to check out some great new Warrior Dash merchandise for 2017. Bring out your Warrior spirit every day!


The OCR World Championships

We will continue our partnership with the OCR World Championships taking place on October 13-15, 2017 at Blue Mountain Resort in Ontario, Canada. Competitive Warriors can qualify by finishing in the top 10 for their gender in any Warrior Dash competitive wave. The top three male and top three female finishers will be recognized on stage at their respective Warrior Dash award ceremony and will receive a promo code to participate in another Warrior Dash event for free.


Season Pass

Finish line always come too soon? Relive Warrior glory over and over again with a Warrior Dash Season Pass for $125. The Warrior Dash Season Pass gives you access to unlimited Warrior Dash locations for a year. Dash twice and the pass already pays for itself. Sign Up now and make ‘Iron Warrior’ your weekend alter ego. Not ready for a full season pass? Lap re-runs are still only $20 on race day. (Extra medal and swag not included.)


Group Packages

We’re happy to offer discounts for larger groups. Take advantage of these great options: Buy 5, get the 6th free; large group discounts; the ultimate group package; and corporate packages.



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