Warrior Dash comes to Washington

By Tyler Hemstreet on June 4, 2012

Looking to find out what you are made of?  The Warrior Dash is likely right up your alley.

The dash is an adrenaline fueled, obstacle infused, weekend party event for those seeking extreme physical challenges. The Washington Warrior Dash is set for July 21 and 22 at Meadowbrook Farms in North Bend.

The 3.5-mile course includes various creative and challenging obstacles, including: Satan's Steps (a scramble across staggering steps), Giant Cliffhanger (rope climb to the top of the steep slope), Horizontal Hike (a swing across the arching obstruction), Chaotic Crossover (a climb through tangled nets), The Trenches (a crawl through dirt and under logs), Road Rage (a scamper through twisted auto wreckage), Vertical Limit (a climb up the summit and slide down the vertical drop), Warrior Wall (a chance to conqueror the wooden barricade), Hard Rain (a trudge through the torrential downpour and climb above), Cargo Climb (a climb through the cargo nets), Warrior Roast (a leap over the Warrior fires) and Muddy Mayhem (a scramble underneath barbed wire in the mud).

For the entry fee of $65 (Saturday) or $55 (Sunday, if paid by May 27), participants receive free beer (one per person of legal drinking age), a fuzzy Warrior helmet, a Warrior Dash T-shirt, a custom Warrior Dash finisher medal, live music, a post-race snack and water and a Warrior Dash race bib.

Additional beer, clothing, merchandise and food items (such as turkey legs, corn on the cob, etc.) will be available for purchase on race day. Vegetarian food options will be available, but gluten-free food and beverages are not guaranteed.

During the race, there will be two water stations throughout the course, and water and bananas will be available to participants after they cross the finish line. No outside food or drinks will be allowed.

The race will be conducted in various waves, allowing one group of participants on the course at a time. There will be prizes handed out to the top three overall male and female participants, the top three males and females in each age division (14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60+), the most ridiculous costume and the "best Warrior beard."

The awards ceremony will take place one hour after the last wave of the day.

Competitors looking to give back something with their participation can also benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

St. Jude is one of the world's premier centers for the research and treatment of pediatric cancer and other deadly childhood diseases. It costs $1.7 million a day to operate St. Jude, where families never pay for the care they receive.

By becoming a St. Jude Warrior and fundraising, participants can inspire hope in St. Jude patients.

Warriors who raise at least $250 will gain access to the St. Jude Warrior Tent and everything they'll need on race day including: free food and drinks, private showers and bathrooms and a private bag check.

To signup for the Warrior Dash in Washington, visit warriordash.com/register2012_washington.php.