Warrior Dash returns March 5

 Jessica Perini makes her way to the finish line of the Warrior Dash at Rusty's Walnut Creek Ranch in this file photo. Deborah Cannon/AMERICAN-STATESMAN
Jessica Perini makes her way to the finish line of the Warrior Dash at Rusty’s Walnut Creek Ranch in this file photo. Deborah Cannon/AMERICAN-STATESMAN

 

If scuttling under barbed wire, leaping over licking flames, slogging through mud or dangling from a rope net sounds like fun, plan on a trip to Cedar Creek March 5 for the Warrior Dash.

The testosterone-infused Dash features obstacles with names like Muddy Mayhem, Deadman’s Drop and Alcatraz, spread over 3.7 miles. The average completion time is less than an hour, and participants have ranged in age from 14 to 98.

Athletes crawl through the final mud pit of the Warrior Dash in this 2014 file photo. SARAH ACOSTA/ACN NEWSPAPERS
Athletes crawl through the final mud pit of the Warrior Dash in this 2014 file photo.
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Athletes can sign up to compete in designated competitive waves, recommended for those who can run a 5K in 20 minutes or less, or standard waves. This year’s race takes place at Rusty’s Walnut Creek Ranch, 394 Pleasant Chapel Road in Cedar Creek, with waves starting between 8:30 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Registration is $75 now or $90 at the event.

At the end of the race, newly-dubbed Warriors will celebrate with live music, “Warrior grub,” beer, a medal that doubles as a bottle opener, a special warrior helmet and a T-shirt.

The Texas event is one of more than 50 Warrior Dashes held around the world each year. Participants are encouraged to fund-raise for St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Since 2012, event participants have raised more than $12.7 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

To register or for more information go here.

David Miller, from Washington, D.C., makes it through a mud pit to the finish line of the Warrior Dash in this 2014 file photo. SARAH ACOSTA/ACN NEWSPAPERS
David Miller, from Washington, D.C., makes it through a mud pit to the finish line of the Warrior Dash in this 2014 file photo.
SARAH ACOSTA/ACN NEWSPAPERS

Author: Pam LeBlanc

Pam LeBlanc writes about fitness and travel for the Austin American-Statesman. She has worked for the Statesman since 1998 and written her weekly fitness column, Fit City, since 2004.

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