MUD, FIRE AND BARBED WIRE; ULTIMATE 5K RACE AND FESTIVAL RETURNS TO COLORADO
12,000 Warriors to Compete in the World’s Largest Obstacle Race Series
July 23, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (July 23.)- Warrior Dash is a fierce 5K running event that challenges and welcomes all athletic abilities. In 2013, more than 50 events in the US and Canada will allow participants to enter the Battleground and conquer 12 obstacles over more than three miles of extreme terrain. Once they reach the finish line, participants earn their Warrior title.
This year, Warrior Dash brings fresh and exciting additions to the event, ensuring that the course and festival area offer new experiences for both first-time participants and seasoned Warriors. The course will debut never before seen obstacles that will test every Warrior on the Battleground. The festival area will feature live music, craft beers, Warrior grub and the one-of-a-kind party atmosphere our Warriors love.
“Warrior Dash is excited to be celebrating its five-year anniversary of challenging participants to the craziest frickin’ day of their lives,” says Race Director Kendra Alley. “We will continue to create an experience Warriors will never forget with our demanding obstacles and one-of-a-kind festival area.”
Warriors not only tackle obstacles along the course they run to make a difference. Warrior Dash is excited to continue its partnership with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in 2013. The St. Jude Warriors program encourages Warrior Dash racers to fundraise for St. Jude. Warriors who raise over $300 for St. Jude will gain exclusive access to a VIP area on site complete with private showers, catering and a private lounge. In 2012, Warrior Dash participants raised more than $4.4 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Warrior Dash in partnership with USAgain is presenting participants a unique opportunity to recycle surplus shoes at 2013 races. Participants are encouraged to bring unwanted shoes from home, as well as recycling their muddy race shoes at the USAgain tent near the finish line. Shoes will be diverted from entering into landfills and given a second life by people around the world, making this unique recycling opportunity a win-win for our planet. USAgain will also make a charitable donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital on behalf of Warrior Dash.
Warrior Dash is the world’s largest obstacle race series and is held on more than 50 challenging and rugged terrains across the world. Participants will bound over fire, trudge through mud and scale over 12 obstacles during this fierce 5K. After pushing their limits and conquering extreme obstacles, Warriors celebrate with live music, Warrior grub and beer steins.
Copper is having a great snowy season! Lifts open at 9am Monday-Friday, and 8:30am on weekends and holidays. Copper Mountain will be open daily through April 20th, 2014. Extended Season - Friday-Sunday, April 25th - April 27th.