What You'll Get
For $25, today's side deal gets you one entry to Warrior Dash Northwest plus lots of warrior-worthy loot (a $50 total value). Hoards of racers are scheduled to depart on the 3.15-mile scenic and challenging excursion at many times throughout the second day of the race; with this Groupon, you can register for the 9 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 4 p.m., or 4:30 p.m. waves on Saturday, September 11, or the 9:30 a.m., 10 a.m., or 10:30 a.m. waves on Sunday, September 12. Space is limited, so you must register by Monday, August 30, to secure your preferred spot or the Groupon is forfeited.
This tricky trot through the North Plains launches from Horning’s Hideout, which is located 35 minutes west of Portland. Over the course of 3.15 miles, racers will weave their way through diverse terrain, including gooey mud puddles and 10 total obstacles. Though the Warrior Dash provides challenges to even the fittest of fit athletes, mental toughness is the greatest tool for success, and people of all physical abilities can have fun and do well as long as they bring a good attitude and their best guts. All participants should arrive at least one hour before their departure time with a photo ID, a change of clothes (whatever you wear during the race will get filthy), and a signed copy of the participant waiver.
In addition to the race itself, participants receive a number of extras, including a chip (to record your time) to don during the race, a Warrior Dash T-shirt, a fuzzy warrior helmet and medal to don every day after the race, free water, post-race Gatorade and bananas, and one beer ticket (for racers 21+) to cash in upon completion. Make sure to bring extra cash if you'd like to purchase additional beer or food, as outside sustenance is not allowed. Soon after the race, participant times and photos of the event will be posted on Warrior Dash's website. Peruse the FAQ page to learn more.
Participants must be 18 years or older or be accompanied by an adult at check-in.
Previous Warrior Dash events have been met with high-fives and fist-pumps by fitness freaks all over the country. Chicago Now raves about the Windy City's 2009 race, and five Yelpers give the Joliet, IL, event an average of 4.5 stars. Meanwhile, intrepid blogging duo The Running Couple share stories and videos from this year's Texas-set Warrior Dash:
- Yes, it was fun. It was hard at times, but mostly fun. Runners from all over the area had different reasons to try the Warrior Dash from " I got talked into it, " to " I needed a break from the usual races out there," my favorite, " I lost a bet in a drinking game." Whatever the reason, most said they would do it again. – David Wallach, Chicago Now
- All-in-all, it was a great event…and one we will never forget! – Team Hargrave, The Running Couple
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Aug 31, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Registration required by 8/30 or Groupon is forfeited. Valid for entry on 9/11 at 9am, 9:30am, 4pm, or 4:30pm; or 9/12 at 9:30am, 10am, or 10:30am. Subject to availability. If under 18, parent or guardian must be present for packet pick-up. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.