We just received word that this year’s Warrior Dash World Championships will take place in Tennessee on October 10th. This opens up new possibilities for those chasing the cash and titles in the OCR world as $100,000 will again be on the line.
A race on the east coast may attract several athletes that did not want to travel to California last year. In addition, with The OCR World Championships and Warrior Dash World Championships now only a few days and a couple of states apart, many more international athletes may extend their US stay to take on both events.
You can read Red Frog’s complete press release below:
WARRIOR DASH TO HOST SECOND-ANNUAL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP IN 2015
The World’s Largest Obstacle Race Series Brings Elite Competition to Tennessee
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CHICAGO, IL (Jan. 27) – After a successful first event in 2014, the Warrior Dash World Championship will be returning for a second year to a new location at Milky Way Farm in Pulaski, TN on Saturday, October 10, 2015. The Warrior Dash World Championship is an international 5K obstacle race where elite athletes sprint through the 3.1 mile course to battle for the ultimate bragging rights and thousands of dollars worth of prize money.
This will be Warrior Dash’s third year at Milky Way Farm. Tennessee’s terrain and course will provide a challenge for both returning and new competitors. Last year’s World Championship, in Esparto, CA, hosted world-class athletes including Hobie Call, Rose Wetzel and Cody Moat. Warrior Dash gave away $100,000 in prize money; the largest purse prize in 5K non-track history, including $30,000 to male winner, Max King and female winner, Kimber Mattox.
“The level of competition here is absolutely amazing,” according to King. “You’ve got anybody from obstacle race champions, to Olympians, to fast runners, to guys like Hunter [McIntyre], who are absolute obstacle race animals.”
Participants can qualify for the Warrior Dash World Championship by signing up for a competitive wave at any of the 30+ events internationally and placing in the top 25 of their gender.
“Since Warrior Dash’s inception in 2009, the obstacle racing industry has seen tremendous change and growth, and is becoming an internationally recognized sport,” says VP of Marketing at Warrior Dash, Tad Jenkins. “After a remarkably successful first Warrior Dash World Championship, we’re pleased to bring back the premier 5K competition for a second year in Tennessee and continue the challenge for our elite Warrior athletes.”
Milky Way Farm is near Nashville, TN and free of charge for spectators. The festival provides spectators the opportunity to see world-class athletes compete on the course and race through the finish, in addition to merchandise, food, beer, sponsorship activations and interactive activities. Additional sponsorship and activations will be announced as the event approaches.
Warrior Dash’s 2015 season begins on January 31, 2015 in Clermont, FL. Registration details and more information can be found at WarriorDash.com. To obtain more information or on-site credentials for any Warrior Dash event, contact Lauren Gardner at firstname.lastname@example.org
About Warrior Dash: Warrior Dash is the world’s largest obstacle race series and is held on more than 30 challenging and rugged terrains across the world. Participants will bound over fire, trudge through mud and scale over 12 obstacles during this extreme 5K. After pushing their limits on the Battleground, Warriors celebrate with live music, Warrior grub and beer steins.
About Red Frog Events: Red Frog Events is an event production company that pioneered the experiential entertainment industry and has been recognized for its award-winning company culture. Since 2007, the company has developed innovative brands including the Warrior Dash obstacle race series, Firefly Music Festival, American Beer Classic, and EventSprout.com. Red Frog has been named one of Forbes’ “Most Promising Companies in America”, has appeared consecutively on Inc. Magazine’s “Fastest Growing Companies” list, and was awarded Business of the Year by the US Chamber of Commerce, among other honors. In recognition of its philanthropic efforts, the company was selected as St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital “Corporate Partner of the Year” and to date has raised over $10 million of a $25 million dollar fundraising commitment.
Editors Note: The current schedule on the Warrior Dash website lists the TN location for the 17th of October. That website is in the process of being altered to reflect the Championship dates. If it has not yet by the time of this posting, it will be changed soon afterwards per our contact at Red Frog Events.