Testing yourself against nature and the elements is a great way to find out what you’re really made of and to see if the forces of earth, wind, and fire are really as dangerous and funky as they’re cracked up to be. Conquer the outdoors with this Groupon.
$45 for entry to the Warrior Dash obstacle race ($90 value)
- Warrior Dash on Sunday, September 7
- Commemorative Warrior Dash helmet and T-shirt
- Custom course-finisher medal
- One free beer at the after party (for entrants 21 and older)
Runners navigate a 3.2-mile race course peppered with 12 extreme obstacles, such as walls, nets, and fire, before celebrating with live music and refreshing beers. Race organizers recommend bringing a change of clothes, as anything worn during the race will get filthy.
Warrior Dash challenges entrants to navigate 12 extreme obstacles along a rustic 3- to 4-mile course. Though they certainly challenge participants’ strength and agility, the obstacles primarily test boldness. Runners climb sheer walls and slither across muddy fields crisscrossed with barbed wire. Participants should prepare to swim, brave heights, climb, and get very, very muddy. Lifeguards and staffers work to keep racers safe, and enthused crews pass out Warrior helmets, T-shirts, and medals to finishers, who must then navigate a raucous party complete with live music, turkey legs, and beer for racers of age. Like the idea of having a pet rock, the adrenaline-pumping race has grown more popular annually, currently traveling across the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Australia.
Red Frog Events, the organizers of Warrior Dash, encourage participants to raise funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital by registering as a St. Jude Warrior and fundraising. Only racers who raise the suggested $300 will be eligible for special race-day perks, such as free food and drinks, private showers and bathrooms, and a private bag check.