Warrior Dash by the Numbers

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Warrior Dash is another one of the top promotions with a newly announced World Championship for the upcoming 2014 race season.  The prizes given at the NorCal (California) Warrior Dash in October of this year will total $100,000 with $30,000 going to the first place finisher. To date they have run a total of 148 races since 2009.   And with no further delay, the numbers:


66 Warrior Dash Races in 2013

49 Warrior Dash Races in North America 


Average Race Distance – 3.1 miles


Average Obstacles Per Race – 12 (11.979)

All races had 12 obstacles except:

Colorado – 11 obstacles
Minnesotta – 11 obstacles
Alabama – 13 obstacles


587 Obstacles in North America for 2013


7.4 Million Dollars Raised for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

262,050 Warrior Dash Finishers in North America

Most Finishers at a race in 2013:

Michigan – 9,234

Kansas – 9,124

Ontario – 8,713

US States Visited in 2013:

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35 States (Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Illinois, IndianaKansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin)

Countries Visited in 2013

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8 countries (Japan, Canada, Mexico, Denmark, Italy, Norway, New Zealand, Australia)

Fastest Courses:

(Based on first place time)

Conneticut Ron Cooper 15:53
Dave Doherty 18:24
Illinois Joel Walden 19:05
Minnesota Jason Quaford 19:22
Oregon John Howell 20:38
Florida Olen Dalton 20:40


As always, there a many more numbers and facts I can share. If you would like to see one feel free to comment or send me an email from the contact page.  Thanks!



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Dario is an obstacle course racer and lover of great coffee. When he isn't writing on this blog he can be found working as a photographer for NYSE, AP, and occasionally Getty Images.
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