Warrior Dash World Championship Coming to Tennessee in October
22 Sep, 2015
New Terrain, Competitive Athletes and $100,000 in Prize Money
The Warrior Dash World Championship returns for a second year on Saturday, October 10, 2015. The event is hosted at Milky Way Farms in Tennessee, moving east after last year’s event in California. The Warrior Dash World Championship is an obstacle course race where international athletes sprint through 3.6 miles of terrain and trails to battle for their share of $100,000 and the ultimate bragging rights.
How to Qualify: Participants qualified for the Warrior Dash World Championship by finishing in the top 25 of their gender in a competitive wave at any of the 30+ international Warrior Dash locations in 2015.
Raising the Competitive Edge in 2014: Last year, over 500 athletes from across the globe competed in Esparto, California. The hilly, 3.1 mile course was dotted with 12 of the season’s most challenging obstacles. To celebrate, Warrior Dash awarded $100,000, the largest prize purse in 5K non-track history, to the top five male and female finishers. Prize purse and tiers remain the same in 2015.
1st Place: $30,000
2nd Place: $10,000
3rd Place: $5,000
4th Place: $3,000
5th Place: $2,000
New Challenges in 2015
Returning for a third year to Milky Way Farm, Tennessee’s terrain will provide a test for returning and new competitors. The 3.6 mile championship course will have an added half-mile, instead of the 3.1 mile distance at other Warrior Dash events. A variety of returning world-class athletes will be back on the battleground, including 2014 Male Champion Max King, Olympian Bridget Franek and OCR Legend, Hobie Call.
“The level of competition [at the Warrior Dash World Championship] 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.”
Warriors + St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®
Red Frog Events, the company behind Warrior Dash, is nationally partnered with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®. Since 2010, Warriors have helped raise $12.2 million dollars for the children and families of St. Jude. These donations go toward a $25-million fundraising commitment to open the St. Jude Red Frog Events Proton Therapy Center this fall on the St. Jude campus in Memphis, Tennessee. It will be the first center of its kind specifically designed to treat pediatric cancer.
At the Championship, Warrior Dash will recognize the highest fundraising team for the 2015 Warrior Dash season. Team Missfits 4 Life, based out of Northern California, will travel to complete Warrior Dash for a fourth time, reaching a team fundraising total of $50,000 for St. Jude since 2012. Fundraising events like these help ensure no family ever receives a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food, so they can focus on what matters most – helping their child live.
Attend the Warrior Dash World Championship
Thousands of participants are expected at the event on October 10, 2015. Attendance is free for spectators. Registration details and more information can be found at WarriorDash.com. To obtain more information or on-site credentials for the event, please email email@example.com.
About Warrior Dash: Warrior Dash is the obstacle course race that anyone can start and everyone can finish. With more than 50 international locations and over two million participants since 2009, Warrior Dash has reinvented the concept of a 5K run and created a revolution: Warrior Nation. Elite athletes and novice runners alike will conquer 12 world-class obstacles like Goliath and Great Warrior Wall, wade across wooded lakes, and venture through mud-caked backroads to cross the finish line. Participants are rewarded with a finisher medal (that doubles as a bottle opener and magnet), a sweet t-shirt, fuzzy Warrior helmet, and ice cold beer. At the post-race party, Warriors relive the course with friends, dance to live music, and celebrate the decision to leave their normal weekend in the mud.
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.
About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. St. Jude has the world’s best survival rates for some of the most aggressive childhood cancers, and treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since we opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90 percent in the next decade. St. Jude freely shares the discoveries we make, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org, liking St. Jude on (facebook.com/stjude) and following us on Twitter (@stjude).