Warrior Dash obstacle races, mud run, and OCR information, distance, cost, dates, calendar, discounts, obstacles, reviews, and more

As of July 30th, 2019 Warrior Dash has announced they are ceasing operations. Please see this post for details, including several other OCRs who are stepping up and offering free races for affected Warrior Dash racers.

Warrior Dash is the world's largest running series and is held on challenging and rugged terrains across the world. Participants bound over fire, trudge through mud and scale over 12 obstacles during this fierce 5K. From couch potatoes to novice runners to extreme athletes, Warrior Dash truly is an event for all athletic abilities.

The inspiration behind Warrior Dash was to create the most bad-ass day possible. It is a day where participants can challenge themselves, be active and get muddy. Participants tackle the course and then celebrate their accomplishments with beer, food and live music.

Warrior Dash is an alternative to the classic 5K and provides an incomparable experience for participants and spectators. The unique combination of athleticism, live music, turkey legs and beer keeps Warriors coming back for more.

Warrior Dash is partnered with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The St. Jude Warriors program encourages Warrior Dash racers to fundraise for St. Jude. With the help of 2012 participants Warrior Dash has raised over 2 million dollars for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Red Frog Events prides itself on creating the Active Entertainment Industry, which is a combination of fitness, entertainment and event management. As a leader in the industry, we strive to make each Warrior Dash more unique and challenging than the last. Innovation is continuously brewing back at Red Frog Events office where the whole team is dreaming up new obstacles and twists for Warrior Dash. In the end, we are in the business of having fun!

Upcoming Warrior Dash Events

We don't know of any upcoming events for Warrior Dash. You can check out our list of past events and reviews below, or if you know of an upcoming race, add it to our calendar!

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Warrior Dash Reviews from the Community

Average rating: 2.85 / 5 from 206 reviews.

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huge disappointment

Jun 03, 2013 by Gary

The reviews posted thus far are dead on - the 2013 Carolinas Warrior Dash was a huge disappointment. There seemed to be no planning in place. The wait for packet pickup was well over 1.5 hours for most, and the scene was chaotic. Men and women had separate lines, which makes little sense, and lines were not clearly defined.

The course itself is certainly in a great location, but the mud pit at the end of the race was seriously difficult, perhaps even dangerous. The mud was much thicker and deeper than at last year's event; so much so that many came out of the mud early or avoided it altogether. What an anticlimactic way to end the race!And what happened to the water obstacles that were in place last year?

Like last year, getting rinsed off at the end of the race was almost impossible, with only one person spraying water into the crowd from a hose. And when the water truck was empty, we had to wait for the sme truck to fill up and return to the rinse-off site. Bring in more water trucks.

We won't be returning to Huntersville for another Warrior Dash.

Jun 03, 2013 by ian montenegro

The reviews by Helen Winslow, Kristen Taylor, Wave Rider, and Rankrider for the Carolinas Warrior Dash 2013 are all spot on.

By far the worst event of this type I have ever attended. The organizers completely dropped the ball.

There is just no excuse to wait one and a half hours to pick up your race packet.

Never coming back.


Jun 03, 2013 by Helen Winslow

This is my third mud run and BY FAR the worst! After paying $10 to park we made our way into the check-in line, where we stood for over an hour! The check-in tent was chaotic and the volunteers seemed confused and overwhelmed. While standing in line we realized that there was not a clean-up station, which just added to the feeling that the organizers of the Warrior Dash either had no idea what they were doing or that they were just focused on cutting corners to make more money. We obviously missed our wave time and then we were told that our timing chips wouldn't work. There were NO water obstacles as promised on the website - a huge disappointment on such a hot day. The "road rage" obstacle where we were supposed to run over cars had a total of four cars and was pathetic compared to the pictures online! The obstacles were a let-down after what we've seen in other races, and I think we only had 8 or 9 of the 17 described on their site. My husband and I were so upset that the ONLY water or mud obstacle was right at the end (and that we wouldn't have a way to get cleaned up after the race), that we exited the course before the mud pit and did not even finish. My brother flew up from FL for this race after we told him how much fun we had at other mud runs. I promised him that other mud runs are WAY better!
I highly recommend mud runs in general, just NOT the Warrior Dash!


Jun 03, 2013 by Kristen Taylor

This was only my second but will certainly be my last warrior dash event. Zero organization led to absolute chaos and frustration for those trying to compete. I ran in the 10am heat and from the sound of it things only got worse later in the day. Besides the photographers and volunteers at the water station I only saw one person representing the event at one only one of the obstacles which is absolutely ridiculous! The mud pit at the end was just insane. It was too deep with not enough water. The barbed wire lines kept falling down on both sides and there was only one guy running all around to keep them up. Panic started to set in from people sinking and muscle cramps from not moving and there were just chains of bodies helping eachother out on the sides. Again... NOT ONE single event personnel was there to assist. Worst event I've ever been to. They should be ashamed.

Could not agree more with this reviewer

Jun 02, 2013 by Wave Rider

Everything Rankrider said about the Warrior Dash 2013 in Huntersville was absolutely true. I was really looking forward to this event, finishing it and bragging about it, but can't say much good about it at all. The obstacles I was looking forward to weren't there (water obstacles), the wait to get packets was exactly as described, and the word used in the review was exactly the first one that popped into my head. We missed our wave time despite being an hour and fifteen minutes early due to the stupidity of the check in procedure.

To clean up we were reduced to using our own water bottles because of the utterly idiotic way they have decided thousands of people would be able to get at least clean enough to drive home. Speaking of water bottles, if you want one better bring your own or some cash. Food? Same thing. The garbage or recyclables were never picked up and I have no doubt that the venue has been declared a toxic waste site.

The simple fact is that this event is designed to put as much money into the pockets of the organizers as possible, and it probably did so - congratulations to them. The volunteers were poorly trained, overwhelmed and then disinterested. To get your medal at the end of the race you had to find the table and just grab one. The mud pit at the end was not so much an obstacle as a death trap / rest area, and one of the "clean - up" water trucks was constantly pumping water into it so people could actually move through it.

Unless I read that the event coordinator has been jailed or in Siberia and some major - MAJOR - changes have been made, this is my last one ever. Period.

One bright spot - the people at the first water stop absolutely had their act together. The water was readily available and cold, the trash was picked up, and the area was well run. I think whoever worked there be commended, promoted and possibly put in charge of Red Frog corporate.

Jun 02, 2013 by Rankrider

This was my 3rd and final Warrior Dash. In the past I thought that this was a great event with very few if any problems, that's not the case anymore.
Pros: Parking was not and has never been an issue with this venue, although $10 per car you are only about a 2-3 minute walk to the entrance. Port a johns, lots and lots of them, no lines and constantly cleaned. Food and beer typical festival quality and pricing ( 12-16 oz ( depending on spillage) Miller Lite draft $ 5, no lines at either.
Can't review the course see below.
Cons: Packet pickup, what a cluster #uck...One small tent to handle 10K people checking in ? Really what moron came up with that plan? They placed the check in near then entrance so that every tom, dick and harry had to cut through the check in lines just to get from on side of the venue to the other. This, the heat, line confusion and time spent standing in line added to what was already a near riot situation . After standing in line for 1 hour and 30 and no hope in sight I gave up. One of my friend stuck it out for another 45 mins only to be handed the wrong packet, when he told them of their mistake they threw that packet aside and told him that they did not have a packet from him and that he needed to go to information to get a new one. So off we went and stood in the information line for another 30 minutes until they collapsed the 3 lines into one single line and we finally just gave up and went looking for our friends who were just finishing.
The clean off area has always been joke and this year was no exception, one guy on top of a water truck spraying the crowd with one hose? Really? There has to be a better way.

The event manager needs to be lynched and anybody who wants a refund should be allowed one. Never waste your time or money on any Red Frog events.


May 19, 2013 by Kelly Brown

Very well organized, from sign up to race completion. Terrific venue, amenities and over all vibe. Course for diverse fitness levels as promoted. Looking for next event! Entire team had a blast. More Turkey legs would have been good - the corn was to die for.

Well done on Perth Warrior Dash!

May 19, 2013 by Vanessa

First time and totally impressed with the organisation of the event!

May 19, 2013 by Selena

Congrats to the organisers of the Perth Warrior Dash! A superbly run event...obstacles were great fun...natural terrain was beautiful and challenging! Set up afterwards for clean up, music, bar etc really well done. We had a great time and can't wait for next year.

Perth WD was awesome!

May 18, 2013 by Chelsey

An incredibly well organized event! My first ever event of this type and I was very impressed. The only negative thing to say was the lines were long to buy food or beer. Other than than it was a fun, fantastic, challenging and very well organized day, bring on next year!!

The Ultimate Mud Run, Obstacle Race and Adventure Race Guide , USA 2.8 5.0 197 197 I wouldn't even call this "Milwaukee" 2019 as it was an hour away. However, it was 100% ON A SKI HILL. It wasn't so much an obstacle run as it was just running a 5k up and down sk