So, I guess technically Warrior Dash was My First Race. The ZooRun is the first race I signed up for and first running race. I didn’t technically sign up for WD: Girlfriend 1 bought Girlfriend 2 a Warrior Dash entry as a birthday gift back in December. Fast forward to July and Girlfriend 2 is 6 months pregnant. Registration transferred. 🙂 Happy Birthday Girlfriend 2 and thanks Girlfriend 1 for the invite!
Warrior Dash is a 5K obstacle race. If you are going to do a 5K… do this one.
The race runs in heats of 500. The first mile or so was a lot of hills. (keep in mind this takes place at a ski resort, I can’t imagine doing this in the Rockies). The obstacles were fun and do-able on your own. Thank you mom for enrolling me in Gymnastics and Dance; and for taking me Rock Climbing all of those years. The experiences have elevated my obstacle course skills in my adult life. 😉
The last mile or so was a nice run around parts of the golf course… until you hit the mud; it was slow down or risk loosing a shoe. That mud is slippery!
The last mad dash up the hill was made possible by two red shirts cheering us on. Followed by jumping through fire (sounds dangerous, but I think your biggest risk is smoke inhalation) and finally being forced into a giant mud pit as you crawl under barbed wire.
All in all a super fun race. The mud had dried by the time we got back to our bags to get the camera…
I started out with the “I am doing this for fun attitude”. My competitive instincts kicked in around half way through and there was no looking back / waiting for anyone. And when I say “waiting for anyone”, I mean the people in front of me, in line to complete the obstacles. I did get stuck behind some slow people in the tunnels. So frustrating! Crawl faster! (I can be very competitive… I am a nightmare to play board games with). I would totally run this race again and plan on signing up next year. I would like to try to beat my time, but the course changes every year. I am sure most people do this race for fun as I placed 45 out of 1779 in my age category.
Women Age 20-29
I saw lots of shirts that said, “Mad Dash for Beer!”
I finished the day with a warrior shirt, a free beer AND a medal that doubles as a bottle opener… rad.