Lauren Gardner

Red Frog Events

Shaun Clair

Catalyst (for Courtyard)


New Partnership Enhances Fun of Pre- and Post-Battleground Experience

CHICAGO, IL (March 31) – Warrior Dash, the world’s largest obstacle race series, will be partnering with Courtyard by Marriott for the 2015 event season. Courtyard will bring its newly designed lobby Bistro to the festival in SoCal (March 21) and Illinois (June 13 & 14) providing healthy snacks and drinks as well as music, giveaways and Battleground facepaint.

These Warrior Dash locations kick off the “Courtyard @” series – the brand’s second annual road trip that delivers enhanced experiences at the year’s hottest cultural events, engaging with travelers at their passion points in fun and unique ways.

Courtyard @ Warrior Dash elements will include:

  • Pre-Race Fuel: Courtyard will serve breakfast items from its Bistro for Warriors prior to taking on the Battleground.
  • Warrior Paint Station: Courtyard’s make-up artists will help Warriors prep for battle, including a selfie mirror to capture their new look.
  • Post-Race Comforts: Complimentary Bistro snack items and refreshments will be served to help Warriors recover and celebrate their accomplishment.
  • On-going fun: Fun contests, giveaways and promotions will be held throughout the race day for participants and their friends and family. 


    “Competitors at Warrior Dash are self-reliant and success-driven, just like our guests,” said Callette Nielsen, vice president and global brand manager for Courtyard. “We love hitting the road to attend events with Courtyard @ because it allows us to help travelers make the most out of their experience while also making room for a little fun. Bring on the mud.”

    “It takes mental grit and physical strength to complete all 12 obstacles at Warrior Dash,” says Ryan Mortimer, Sponsorship Director at Warrior Dash production company, Red Frog Events. “Courtyard by Marriott’s on-site activation will provide a fresh sense of hospitality and plenty of ‘race fuel’ to participants so they can maintain the energy to push through the finish.”

Warrior Dash registration details and more information can be found at To obtain more information or on-site credentials for an event, contact Lauren Gardner at For additional information on Courtyard by Marriott, contact Shaun Clair at


About Warrior Dash: Warrior Dash is the world’s largest obstacle race series and is held on more than 30 challenging and rugged terrains across the world. Participants will bound over fire, trudge through mud and scale over 12 obstacles during this extreme 5K. After pushing their limits on the Battleground, Warriors celebrate with live music, Warrior grub and beer steins.

About Red Frog Events: Red Frog Events is an event production company that pioneered the experiential entertainment industry and has been recognized for its award-winning company culture. Since 2007, the company has developed innovative brands including the Warrior Dash obstacle race series, Firefly Music Festival, American Beer Classic, and Red Frog has been named one of Forbes’ “Most Promising Companies in America”, has appeared consecutively on Inc. Magazine’s “Fastest Growing Companies” list, and was awarded Business of the Year by the US Chamber of Commerce, among other honors. In recognition of its philanthropic efforts, the company was selected as St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital “Corporate Partner of the Year” and to date has raised over $10 million of a $25 million dollar fundraising commitment.

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