Warrior Dash at Clay’s Park

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A bunch of moms from the Akron area are entering the Warrior Dash race this Summer at Clay’s Park. This is where I first learned about this challenging obstacle course race. At first, I was intimidated and said “No way”, then I became intrigued. Warrior Dash i the world’s largest running series and it is coming to Ohio this Summer!  Check out the below Warrior Dash Video and see what I mean.

Once I started talking about it to my husband and kids, I had to commit. My 7 year old son thinks it is so cool that his mom is going to run a race and get muddy! If I change my mind now, how un-cool would I look?

The Warrior Dash is all about mental toughness, everyone can enjoy this challenge regardless of physical ability.

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Warrior Dash coming to Ohio

It looks like an incredibly exciting and fun adventure to do with a friend or as a group! It is a challenge that I am up to!

picture of Warrior Dash Clay's Park
Warrior Dash Clay's Park

The Warrior Dash will be held at Clay’s Park. Following are the obstacles that warriors will conquer: Hay Fever, Barricade Breakdown, Arachnophobia, Slithering Swamp, Rubber Ricochet, Great Warrior Wall, Teetering Traverse, Cargo Climb, Blackout, Muddy Mayhem, and Warrior Roast.

Training for the Warrior Dash

On the Warrior Dash website, they break participants into 3  Warrior Types: Virgin Warrior, Casual Warrior, and Ultimate Warrior. For each type, Warrior Dash gives suggestions on how to train for the Warrior Dash.

I’ll be talking about my routine as a Virgin Warrior in future posts. I can run the 3.12 miles with no problem. For me, the challenge is going to be strength, especially upper body strength for the obstacles.

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Warrior Day Clay's Park Ohio

Many of the Warrior Dash Obstacles require upper body strength. Check out these Training Videos to help you prepare! Click on “Training”.
There are also videos for Core Training,  Leg Training, and Full Body Videos.

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Warrior Dash Obstacles

If you don’t want to actually run the Warrior Dash, you can participate in various ways including volunteering, fundraising for St. Jude, sponsorship, partnership, bands, emcees, and work at the Red Frog Events.

Warrior Dash at Clay’s Park

Clay’s Park Resort
13190 Patterson St. N.W.
N. Lawrence, Ohio 44666

13190 Patterson St NW North Lawrence, OH 44666

Date: August 25 and 26, 2012.

Waves of up to 500 participants will start at the following times on Saturday (no wave on Sunday):  9:00, 9:30, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, Noon, 12:30, 1:00, 1:30, 2:00, 2:30, 3:00

Register for Warrior Dash

You can register for the Warrior Dash on their website. The price is $65 before July 1st and $75 after.

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Will you join me and other AkronOhioMoms?

I will be running on the Saturday, August 25th at 1:30! I’d love for you to join me! I’ll be talking about how I am training in the coming months. Believe me, I’m not ready to run the Warrior Race tomorrow! I haven’t exercised in years. yikes!

Let me know if you plan to attend!

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Cindy is the top Akron Blogger with her own take on awesome brands for families, where to vacation for families, a beat on local activities and family fun, a knack for getting moms to share , and a house that is always 2 weeks away from a complete remodel!
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