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Compete in Warrior Dash on July 23

Warrior Dash is coming to Minnesota for the first time. Warrior Dash is a 5k extreme run with 11 obstacles including junkyards, fires and tunnels.

Warrior Dash will be located at Afton Alps on July 23 and 24. Approximately 22,000 people have registered to compete in Warrior Dash, with a cap set at 24,000 participants.

Heats start 30 minutes apart from each other, with a maximum of 600 participants competing in each heat.

Race day will be an active day accompanied by live music. In order to compete in Warrior Dash, participants must be at least 14 years old on race day.

Each participant receives a Warrior Helmet, Warrior Dash shirt, and medal. Prizes are also awarded to top three male and female winners of each age group.

Participants are encouraged to dress up for the race. There will be a Craziest Costume contest as well as a Best Warrior Beard contest.

To Register for Warrior Dash go to

ter2011_minnesota.php Registration closes on Monday, July 11, at 3 p.m.