The Warrior Dash is a 5k with a very challenging twist. It’s actually 3.4 miles, which is slightly longer than a 5k, and throughout it there are around 13 obstacles to overcome. I was exhausted by the end of it and quite sore for the next couple of days, but I loved every minute of it. You don’t realize how tired you are or how much your legs hurt from running up hill after hill when in between you’re busy scaling walls, jumping over fire, crawling under barbed wire, swimming over water obstacles, and much more. It’s definitely a physically demanding course, but even if you’re not yet in extremely good shape, you can still complete it. Simply go your own pace, and it helps to have someone run it with you. Last May was the first time the Warrior Dash made it to Arkansas. It took place in a little town called Amity and had a turn out of approximately 6000 competitors. This site provides a great description of Arkansas’ first Warrior Dash:http://www.arkansasoutside.com/warrior-dash-arkansas/.
I was extremely intimidated at the thought of tackling such a challenging course, but the sense of accomplishment afterwards definitely made it worth while. Afterall, who doesn’t want to become a warrior and receive a sweet viking hat?
I can’t wait to conquer the 2013 Warrior Dash! Here’s a link in case you want to make the right decision and become a warrior too: http://www.warriordash.com/