Jumping over fire, crawling through mud pits and climbing over vehicles are just a few of the obstacles at the Warrior Dash, held March 22 in Smithville. One of the ultimate events for thrill-seeking athletes willing to take on extreme terrain,
the 5K Warrior Dash pushes athletes’ limits through a series of challenging natural and manmade obstacles. The three-mile course is comprised of 12 grueling obstacles that include warrior wall, muddy mayhem, road rage, pipeline, trenches and warrior roast. The first race begins at 8:30 a.m. and is the competitive wave for runners looking to place in the top three or obtain a top 25 place to compete in the Warrior Dash World Championship (runners capable of finishing the 5K in 20 minutes or less). Waves of 500 racers thereafter follow every half-hour until the final wave at 3 p.m. Runners get a race bib, participant T-shirt, a custom
medal and warrior helmet and one free beer at the post-race party.
Location: 578 FM 153, Smithville (SE of Austin). For more information, visit WarriorDash.com.