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Race Preview: Fire Dash 5/3/2014 (Portland, Oregon)

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The Fire Dash is a new take on the obstacle course race! Designed by firefighters, this course promises to have plenty of mud, smoke, AND fire as you take on firefighting-inspired obstacles such as “Ladder Rescue,” “Get Hosed.” and “Search and Rescue”. The event is untimed and teamwork is strongly encouraged, but there is a prize for the fastest runner from each heat: a Fire Dash “Bulldog Chain.”

While the registration fees are pretty high, each event benefits the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, and also a local charity for firefighters (the Portland Fire Dash benefits the Portland Firefighters Association). Registration includes a t-shirt (men’s and women’s!), and a beer for those 21+; VIP registration adds on a hat, a sweatshirt, VIP check in, a spot at the front of your chosen heat, and other gifts from Fire Dash sponsors.

If you’re not in the Portland area, this event will also be held in Seattle (8/16/14), Houston, LA and Las Vegas (dates TBD).

The Fire Dash (Portland)

When: Saturday, May 3, 2014. First heat starts at 9:30, every 30 minutes until the last heat at 12:30.

Where: Portland International Raceway (PIR). $10 parking fee.

Register: Online; $73 for regular registration, $133 for VIP registration. $88 and $148 after 4/13.

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About Marilyn Tycer (71 Articles)
Marilyn Tycer was born and raised in the PNW. A former fencer for Duke University, Marilyn started running as a hobby in 2009. She was committed after finished a half marathon and they had run out of Jamba Juice--at that moment, Marilyn swore never to be that slow again. She's run every distance between the 5k and the full marathon, and loves to talk about running, especially races! Her other hobbies beer tasting and makeup. She writes her own blog, Lipgloss+Spandex (lipglossandspandex.com), and also writes for We Heart This (weheartthis.com).

1 Comment on Race Preview: Fire Dash 5/3/2014 (Portland, Oregon)

  1. 2for1 promo code just went active for the next couple of days. only $35/ea for 2. I’m in!

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