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Race Preview: 2019 Warrior Dash (Canby)

Obstacle racing is still going strong in 2019, and is frankly, quite a blast if you’ve never experienced it before. While it’s not for the faint of heart, it is a fun and challenging way to mix up and break the monotony of your racing season. It’s also a way to garner interest in folks outside of the running community who may not find the thought of running a regular ol’ race enjoyable. With new options like the one mile dash, 5K sprint and 10K race, there is something for everyone’s level of comfort-ability.

Warrior Dash is meant to be fun and not a serious race (unless you want it to be! There are options for early starts for competitive folk) and contains obstacles like cheekily named Mrs. Muddington’s Mounds (mud pit), Super Fly (zipline), Oscar the Ouch (crawling underneath barbed wire) and the infamous Warrior Roast (leaping over hot coals). New this year is the one mile dash that features 5 obstacles and the 5K which has between 12 obstacles. and the 10K which features 20-26 obstacles.  Expect to get muddy and wet and laugh a lot.

When it’s all over, there is a festival with beer, a medal and a fuzzy warrior helmet to don and show your friends you conquered the insane course. Or, if you are a glutton for punishment, you can opt for the premium registration mentioned above, you’ll get a second free beer, a wristband which allows you to rerun as many times as you want. Enjoy the live entertainment and food post-race before packing it in and calling it an epic day!

What: 2019 Warrior Dash

Where: Pat’s Acres 6255 S Arndt Rd NE, Canby, OR 97013

When: Saturday, May 18th, 2019

Registration: Online but hurry! Once it’s sold out you’ll have to wait until next year. 1mile / $69, 5K / $84 and the 10K / $104. WANT TO RUN FOR FREE?! Volunteer!

Packet Pick-Up: Onsite the day of the race. Please bring your ID and a signed copy of the waiver.

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About Abby Meek (114 Articles)
Abby was raised in Tigard, Oregon and moved to Denver, Colorado in 2007. While in Colorado she ran her first 5K, which led to a 10K, which led to a half-marathon. Abby moved back to her native Oregon in mid- 2015 and has since completed more 5K's, 10K's and more half-marathons. Abby's favorite distances are the 10K and the half marathon.

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