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WARRIOR DASH CONCLUDES SEVENTH SEASON AND SURPASSES 2.5 MILLION TOTAL PARTICIPANTS
In addition to continued support of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital fundraising $1.7 million this year
CHICAGO, IL (Oct. 22) –Warrior Dash concluded its seventh season with more than 2.5 million Warriors since the event’s inception in 2009. Warrior Dash had over 30 international event locations this year, challenging athletes on the 5K obstacle courses across the United States, Denmark and Mexico. The brand continued its support of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, with participants fundraising $1.7 million in 2015.
Warrior Dash World Championship
Five hundred athletes from across the globe competed in the second-consecutive Warrior Dash World Championship on October 10, 2015. Warrior Dash gave away $100,000 to the top five male and female finishers, as follows:
|Men’s Division||Time||Women’s Division||Time|
|1st Place: $30,000||Max King||27:52.45||Bridget Franek||32:22.50|
|2nd Place: $10,000||Joshua McAdams||28:21.75||Kimber Mattox||32:48.60|
|3rd Place: $5,000||Brett Hales||28:35.90||K. K. Paul||35:10.00|
|4th Place: $3,000||Hobie Call||28:41.70||Allison Morgan||36:03.35|
|5th Place: $2,000||Tripp Hurt||28:41.95||Mary Ballinger||36:46.50|
Awards were presented to placing runners in front of a crowd of several hundred spectators. In addition, Warrior Dash recognized Team Miss Fit as the highest-fundraising team of St. Jude Warriors. Since 2012, they have fundraised over $50,000 through Warrior Dash for the children of St. Jude.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
This season alone, over 43,000 Warriors donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, contributing to a fundraising total of $1.7 million this year.
In 2013, Warrior Dash’s parent-company, Red Frog Events, committed to fundraising $25 million to open the St. Jude Red Frog Events Proton Therapy Center on the St. Jude campus in Memphis. Fundraising efforts are currently over halfway to this commitment, with $12.5 million fundraised. The St. Jude Red Frog Events Proton Therapy Center will be the first center of its kind specifically designed to treat pediatric cancer patients and will be opening in late 2015.
Warrior Dash partnered with a variety of brands this season that provided support to Warriors pre-event and on-site activations, including:
- Anytime Fitness
- Bear Naked
- Courtyard Marriott
- Delta Faucet
- Elevate Fitness
- Gold Bond
- High Sierra
- Life Fuels
- Pear Sports
- Rockin’ Refuel
- Shock Top
- Vibram FiveFingers
Among many highlights with these partners this season, Delta Faucet and Warrior Dash Indiana participants broke the Guinness World Record for most people showering simultaneously. Later in the season, the team at Rockin’ Refuel brought Kellie Pickler to the Battleground in Tennessee, where the country-star completed the course with a team of participants.
Sponsors and partners for the 2016 season will be announced as they are available.
2016 Season Coming Soon
Registrations for 2016 locations are now live at www.WarriorDash.com, with additional venues being added. The eighth season will kick-off on February 6, 2016 in Clermont, Florida, with additional locations being announced in the coming weeks. To obtain on-site credentials for an event, contact email@example.com.
About Warrior Dash: Warrior Dash is the 5K obstacle course race that anyone can start and everyone can finish. Since 2009, over 2.5 million participants have celebrated their decision to leave their normal weekend in the mud – and the running industry hasn’t been the same since. To date, Warrior Dash participants have fundraised over $12.5 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Visit www.WarriorDash.com to learn more or find an international location near you.
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 EventSprout.com. 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.
About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. St. Jude has the world’s best survival rates for some of the most aggressive childhood cancers, and treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since we opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90 percent in the next decade. St. Jude freely shares the discoveries we make, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org, liking St. Jude on (facebook.com/stjude) and following us on Twitter (@stjude).