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$25 for Race Entry for One (Up to $60 Value)
During the Tough Dash, competitors sprint through five kilometers of muddy trails peppered with challenging obstacles. Throughout the race, on-staff "gladiators" may chase participants with jousting lances or try to slow them down. After the race, prizes will be awarded to the top male and female times, as well as the best costume.
Packet pickup begins at 8:30 a.m.; it is recommended that runners pick up their race packets at least 30 minutes before their wave starts. The staff has compiled comprehensive race-day and FAQ pages to answer any questions participants may have.
Boasting muddy obstacles and live gladiators who attempt to slow down competitors with impromptu jousts, the Tough Dash isn’t your average weekend 5K race. As participants trek through mud pits and strength-testing obstacles, microchips track their time, adding a fun competitive edge to the event. The runners aren't the only ones who get to join in the fun, however; spectators are encouraged to soak runners and unfortunate pedestrians who accidentally took a wrong turn with water balloons and water guns. A post-race celebration regales runners with food, beverages, and prizes for the top male and female times and the best costume. Proceeds from this event benefit the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital.