Call me crazy, but I am seriously considering signing up for the Warrior Dash on June 9 of next year in Thompson, Connecticut. After seeing a few pictures of fellow bloggers jumping over flames, I started to do some research. While I don’t consider myself an adrenaline junkie per se, the idea of jumping over flames does sound kind of fun and makes for a great race picture!
The Warrior Dash is a 5K course that entails a number of different obstacles. Highlights of the Thompson, Connecticut course include maneuvering over giant cargo nets, rappelling down a ravine, and hurdling over flames.
Rules for the Obstacles are as follows:
- Completion of all Warrior Dash obstacles may be hazardous. It is the responsibility of the participant to leave the course if they are unable to complete an obstacle.
- Course officials are stationed at every obstacle for participant safety.
- It is the responsibility of the participant to notify course officials if the participant feels their safety is in danger or they are injured.
- Any participant who receives assistance from any spectator or non-competitor on any obstacle shall be ineligible to receive an award.
Sweet, where do I sign up? I am a bit intimidated by the obstacles, but at the same time I feel like it would be a really fun way to challenge myself. The Warrior Dash is definitely something that is outside of my comfort zone, not your average weekend 5K.
So what do you get for completing a Warrior Dash? You get a great t-shirt, a Viking helmet medal and a fuzzy Viking helmet. Oh, and a free beer at the finish. Hmmm, definitely not your average race swag either. Needless to say, this is a definite possibility for the 2012 race calendar, and will most likely make an appearance on the racing bucket list.
Anyone else interested? Have you ever done a Warrior Dash? If so, what was your experience?