CHICAGO, Jan. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The inaugural Warrior Dash World Championship is a worldwide 5K obstacle race where top finishers will take home the ultimate bragging rights and thousands of dollars worth of prize money. The event will take place on Saturday, Oct. 18 at Yolo Land and Cattle Co. in Esparto, California.
In order to qualify, participants must compete in a 2014 Warrior Dash race of their choice and place in the top 25 of their gender. Warrior Dash has more than 50 locations worldwide, and those who have run a Warrior Dash outside of the United States or Canada, including, but not limited to, locations in Asia, Europe, Mexico, South America, and Australia, will receive a free entry into the World Championship.
"The obstacle racing industry has grown tremendously, domestically and internationally, since Warrior Dash's inception in 2009 as the first organized, nationwide series," says Warrior Dash Director Emma Haley. "As we enter our sixth year, we're excited to celebrate the top obstacle racing athletes in the world by providing a premier 5K competition and offering generous cash prizes to the top five male and female winners."
Warrior Dash paved the way in the obstacle racing industry by challenging nearly two million racers of all calibers across the globe since 2009. The addition of the World Championship event will provide a way to recognize elite obstacle racing athletes by introducing a prize purse of $100,000, broken down as follows for the top five male and female finishers: $30,000 for first place, $10,000 for second place, $5,000 for third place, $3,000 for fourth place, and $2,000 for fifth place.
For more information on the Warrior Dash World Championship, including common questions, rules and guidelines, or information on registering, go to WarriorDash.com or contact Stephanie Schell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 414-975-7881.
Warrior Dash is the world's largest obstacle race series held on the most rugged terrain in more than 50 locations across the globe. Since 2009, nearly two million participants have earned their Warrior helmets by tackling a fierce 3-4 mile course and 12 extreme obstacles. After conquering the Battleground, Warriors celebrate with turkey legs, beer steins, and live music at a post-race party in a league of its own. In 2014, top finishers are invited to participate in the Warrior Dash World Championship to test their strength amongst the world's top obstacle racing athletes and win their share of $100,000 of cash awards.
Red Frog Events, the company behind Warrior Dash, is an event production company based in Chicago. The company is best known as the leader and founder of the Active Entertainment Industry and for its events: Warrior Dash, the world's largest obstacle race series, and Firefly Music Festival, a premier music experience on the East Coast. Red Frog has received international awards and media attention for its unique company culture and workplace environment, including #18 on Forbes' "Most Promising Companies in America" list in 2013 and Inc. Magazine's "Fastest Growing Companies" in both 2012 (#9) and 2013 (#60). Red Frog Events is partnered with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital® and to date, has helped raise more than $8 million to find cures and save children battling cancer and other deadly diseases.
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