Warrior Dash Returns to OntarioMonday, December 12, 2011
As some of you may recall, I braved Warrior Dash 2011 and lived to tell about it. It was probably one of the most difficult challenges I had ever faced since I am not a runner and have never ran a 5k race. Ever. (Okay, I did participate in a 5k Run for the Cure but I walked most of the way. So it doesn't really count.) And yet, I left with an incredible sense of accomplishment.
Needless to say, it got messy and I'm talking the muddy kind. For some people, it even got bloody. You need to sign a waiver stating you understand the risks that are involved. But the good news is, you don't have to complete every obstacle. I found there were only two really intimidating obstacles: the Petrifying Plunge, a slippery slope which you slide down at insane speeds, and the Cargo Climb, which is terrifying for those who are afraid of heights. Jumping over the Warrior Fires near the end of the race was the icing on the cake!
For those who are interested in signing up for Warrior Dash Ontario 2012, the registration fee is only $50 if you sign up before this Friday, December 16. I also found a discount code which saved me $5 (it covers the processing fee). Just use WD123FLYER when you sign up. If you wait till the last minute, you could find yourself paying $75. Also, there will be slim pickings when it comes to wave times, as I discovered last year. I suggest to book an earlier time since the course takes a beating throughout the day. I just booked a 10:30 wave time and hope to see some familiar faces on July 21, 2012. Let me know if you do sign up!
I first learned about the Warrior Dash through the Yummy Mummy Club. You can check out their newly designed site and read about Lisa's Ten tips for warrior women who would like to give a race like this a try.
Suddenly, I feel the urge to grunt "I am warrior. Hear me roar!"