Monday, August 23, 2010
Warrior DASH OOHHHRRAAA!
Dashing through the mud, in river soaked shoes, and ready to jump over fire. And chuckling all the way! This means you are a WARRIOR! The Warrior Dash took over Copper Mountain Resort on Saturday and Sunday as thousands of costume crazed people took up the hills of Copper to get in on the adventure.
The course, just a smidge over three miles winded you up a mountain. But when you just got done climbing over cars and haybells and hoppin through tires, your adrenaline cranks you up. The waves are spaced apart by half an hour, starting at 8 a.m. and the last wave at 5:30 p.m. Up to 350 people per wave. Cow bells cheering you on, especially at the mud pit, where most of the crowd gathers. If you tried to get through the mud like the Matrix, the crowd let you know. “GET MUDDY!” If you belly flopped or dove into the mud pit the crowd let you know. “WE LOVE YOU!”
Mud, so thick it was like running with resistance. And more obstacles awaited after. Crawling through tunnels and up cargo nets. When the Seals and American Gladiators sponsor the event, you know the obstacles will lead to more beautiful chaos. I am just ready to see the blooper reel now.