Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions 2017-01-25T22:01:41-05:00
Can I get a refund? 2019-07-17T13:02:39-04:00

Regrettably, we are unable to process refunds. When you sign up, you agree to our NO REFUND policy. Location and date are subject to change. If you can’t make it on Race Day, you may still to come to Packet Pickup to get your race packet.

*Prices are subject to sales and applicable discounts. No refunds, price adjustments, or reimbursements will be made after purchase in accordance to our No Refund Policy. Ticket prices do not include processing and convenience fees.

How Long is the Race? What about Obstacles? 2019-02-15T14:01:21-05:00

The Kids Dash is a Modified Course. Children aged 4 – 13 years of age can participate in the Family and Kids Division. Child must be accompanied by an adult in select time slots of 11:00am, 11:15am, 11:30am, or 11:45am.

How long is the Badass Dash course? 2019-02-13T16:33:53-05:00

Badass Dash focuses more on the challenge of the obstacles than the length of the course. However, the Badass Dash for Cleveland will be a maximum of 5K/3.1 miles.

How much does it cost to enter? 2019-02-15T13:28:38-05:00

Modified Course (4-13 years old accompanied by FREE adult in select time slots of 11am, 11:15am, 11:30am, or 11:45am)

  • $10 now (Early Bird Discount)
  • $12 after April 10th
  • $15 after May 10th
  • $18 after June 10th
  • $22 Race Day On-Site Registration
How do I register my Child? 2019-02-13T16:46:21-05:00

You can register your child for the Family and Kids Divisions online for a greater discount or pay full-price on Race Day. Please bring your valid Photo ID and you can sign the proper guardian paper-work at that time.

Do I have to run the course with my child? 2019-02-08T16:57:32-05:00

Children ages 4-13 years old will require a parent or legal guardian to sign a waiver and to be with them on the modified course.

What are the age brackets for the Family and Kids Division? 2019-02-15T14:02:52-05:00

Children aged 4 – 13 years of age can participate in the Family and Kids Division. Child must be accompanied by an adult in select time slots of 11:00am, 11:15am, 11:30am, or 11:45am.

Will there be food for athletes before and / or after the race? 2019-01-30T11:17:15-05:00

YES. There will be light refreshments for the racers only located at the Athlete Refreshments tent and that will be made available both BEFORE and AFTER the race for any and all competitors (not their friends or family though – sorry)!

Will there be food available to purchase for participants and spectators 2019-02-13T16:47:39-05:00

Yes. There will be food and beverage vendors in the Badass Dash festival area for anyone attending the event.

Will there be pre-race and post-race activities? 2017-04-21T14:50:08-04:00

YES! Every race will have a daylong festival for participants, families and friends. Festivals will vary per market but rest assured, there will be food, beverage and event related merchandise for sale. Plan to spend the day with us as there will activities for all ages. The festival is a great way to celebrate the accomplishment of all competitors, enjoy the Awards Ceremony, music and Expo area.

Will there be a shower and/or place to change? 2017-01-18T10:36:22-05:00

YES and NO. We recognize the fact that you may be dirty, sweaty and just plain messy so we have a built in shower in all of our courses so you will certainly not leave messy but you will want a change of clothes. Some of the races will have a designated changing area on-site, but some will not so you will need to make plans for that (and we don’t need to know what those plans are!).

Do we get anything for finishing the race? 2017-01-18T11:15:33-05:00

YES! You faced some of the most Badass obstacles of your entire life at the Badass Dash and will receive a finisher award at the completion of the race. You are now #Badass4Life!

Will there be rehydration stations along the course? 2019-01-31T15:01:29-05:00

YES! There will be rehydration stations, containing cups of water for all racers passing through, placed either right before or right after the obstacles located at mile markers 1, 2, and after the finish line.

Will there be a photographer taking photos? Will we be able to purchase the pictures? 2019-02-13T16:34:18-05:00

YES. There will be an official photographer and/or team of photographers at each event to help capture the moment as you traverse through the most Badass course of obstacles. Details on where and how you may purchase your pictures will be announced closer to event date. We encourage you to take as many selfies as you like during your journey on the course!

Will I get wet? 2019-01-30T10:53:49-05:00

YES. You did sign up for an obstacle course challenge & endurance run and with that comes some water obstacles so please plan to get wet.

Will I get covered in mud? 2019-01-30T10:55:16-05:00

POSSIBLY. While the Badass Dash is not a ”mud run” specifically, it is an Obstacle Course Challenge and endurance race so there will be portions of the course that will have muddy terrain and possibly even an actual Mud Pit so we suggest you at least be prepared to get muddy.

Will family & friends be able to see the race? Can they access the course? 2017-01-18T10:21:54-05:00

Yes, friends and family are more than welcome to come out and watch the race. We suggest coming out and racing too – we love having spectators come out to cheer everyone on. There will be activities going on throughout the day for friends and families of competitors.

What if I cannot complete an obstacle? 2019-01-31T15:16:52-05:00

No Problem! You will not be forced to participate in conquering any obstacle you do not feel comfortable with. That being said, every action has a re-action so if you are unable or unwilling to complete any of the obstacles, you will be asked to perform a replacement task (i.e. push-ups, sit-ups, burpee’s, jumping jacks, etc…) in lieu of completing the obstacle. When embarking on the course, keep in mind that we will have Badass Dash obstacle crew members at select obstacles as well as volunteers at every obstacle throughout the race to assist you. We understand everyone has different capabilities and just ask that you try your best without injuring yourself or others. All participants in the Elite Division must complete all obstacles to qualify for any performance awards.

If there are a number of us running can we run together? 2017-01-24T07:47:41-05:00

Yes, if you’d like to run together, make sure that your crew registers for the same wave time!

Will there be a Lost and Found area? 2017-01-24T07:50:41-05:00

There is a Lost & Found post at our on-site Registration Area, in the event you lose something on the course. If your missing item is not there, notify a registration official if you would like to return to the course for another look.

I signed up for a specific race time but I arrived at the race site too early or too late. Can I go in a different wave time? 2019-02-14T15:25:02-05:00

YES. To avoid congestion on the course, we try to keep as true to the start times as possible but if you want / need to race in a different wave time, you are more than welcome to once you have checked in and are ready to go at the start line.*If you are signed up for an Elite Division Wave and would like to receive a valid time, you must race in one of the Elite Division waves. Canine Superheroes Companion Division & the Family and Kids Dash participants must race in their respective divisions.

I don’t know how to swim, can I still compete? 2017-01-18T10:13:20-05:00

YES. Although there are water related obstacles, each of them will either have rope to hold onto or some sort of flotation device so that you do not need to swim in order to get through them.

How many obstacles will there be? 2017-01-18T10:12:07-05:00

Each race will differ so please check the Events Page and specifically the race course map for details.

How is the race timed? 2019-02-13T16:35:40-05:00

Each racer will receive a timing chip in their racer packet (Kids Dash is not timed). Once you have affixed the timing chip and cross the start line, your time will start. Once you cross the finish line, your time will stop and then results will be posted both on-site and on our website post-race.

How is the course marked? 2019-01-30T11:00:58-05:00

All Four (4) Divisions will compete on the same race course but depending on your division, you will need to follow color coded arrows that will clearly mark the entire course. The designation of which arrows to follow will be explained at the start line prior to your start so make sure you pay attention to the live event announcer! Additionally, string pennant will be used to lead each runner both into and out of every obstacle.

How does the race start? 2019-01-31T11:26:51-05:00

Your race wave will start as per your email confirmation wave time that you registered for on Please be sure to gather in the correct area for race staging. Each wave will kick off with either a shotgun blast, horn, or countdown or something to pump you up.

Do you have to be specially trained to compete? 2019-01-30T11:03:55-05:00

There are those who believe each of us are one of two things – TRAINED or UNTRAINED – but the beauty of these races lie in the fact that you can compete either way. Each of our obstacles have different degrees of difficulty, but none of them nor the course as a whole is unachievable and knowing yourself (as we hope you do) you can register in any one of our Four (4) divisions based on your physical ability.

Can I walk the course? 2019-01-31T15:20:42-05:00

Yes, participants can walk the course, there is no time limit to finish the race.

Walking the course is not allowed for the Elite division.

Can I form a team? 2019-02-08T16:42:49-05:00

Yes. You can come out as an individual or come as a team, with a minimum of 5 team members and maximum of 50 team members. There are discounts per person for forming teams also:

  • 10% off for 5-24 people
  • 15% off  for 25-49 people
  • 20% off for 50+ people
Can I bring a dog to run with me? 2019-01-30T11:06:00-05:00

Anyone wishing to race with their dog must register for the Canine Superheroes Companion Division as the other divisions do not allow our furry friends to join in the fun.

Are there medical teams & volunteers along the course? 2019-01-30T11:08:26-05:00

YES! Safety is paramount and the number #1 priority at all BADASS Dash™ events. We want everyone to have fun, get excited, and challenge themselves while still remaining safe as they proceed through the course. We will have medical teams and volunteers placed throughout the course.

Will there be a bag check area? 2019-02-13T16:52:29-05:00

YES. If you’d like to check your bag tear off the “bag check” tag off of your race bib and our staff will secure your belongings. We strongly suggest leaving any valuables at home as Badass Dash, the facility, or any sponsors affiliated with the race are not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged articles.

Where is the parking lot in relation to the start line? 2017-01-18T09:55:07-05:00

Each event location will differ so please check the Events Page for specific details. Most of the Badass Dash host venues have parking on-site, but a few have off-site parking which buses are provided.

When is my heat / wave? 2019-02-13T16:53:06-05:00

Your race wave will start per your email confirmation wave time that you registered for on Please be sure to gather in the correct area for race staging.

What should I wear? 2017-01-24T08:02:01-05:00

Wear what you feel comfortable in and prepares you for the most badass obstacle challenge and adventure race that you have ever participated in. We do recommend wearing closed toe shoes and clothing layered to address the temperatures. By all means, routinely monitor the weather forecast leading up to the race. We recommend that you DO NOT wear any jewelry (necklaces, watches, rings, etc) or have any valuables in your pockets when racing.

Race Locations & Policies 2017-01-18T09:49:34-05:00

Upon registering you are agreeing to attend a BADASS Dash™ at a venue within 2 hours of the event city listed on the event page. No refunds will be issued. If a venue location or date changes all racers will be notified via email of the new location or date.

Is there a fee for parking? 2019-02-08T16:46:40-05:00

Yes – Most facilities charge between $5-$10 for parking. Parking fees are added to your online registration check-out. You will need to show the venue parking attendant a copy of your race registration when you arrive.

I purchased a daily deals offer, but forgot to pre-register on Can I still register at the race? 2019-01-30T11:20:12-05:00

Yes! However, please note that there is a $10.00 on-site processing fee for failure to register during the designated online voucher redemption and registration process via

Does Badass Dash issue refunds? 2017-01-24T08:02:56-05:00

No. Transfer requests can be processed up until the date registration closes for the event; no transfers of wave start times, wave dates, race registrations, and race locations will be processed after this date. To process a transfer request please send us an email – please make sure you include the event name and wave start time; if you’re looking to substitute your registration for a different racer please include these details. To transfer your registration to a new wave start time this wave must have available space. NOTE: TRANSFERS ARE SUBJECT TO APPLICABLE FEES. NO TRANSFERS WILL BE PERMITTED AFTER THE DATE LISTED ON THE EVENT REGISTRATION PAGE.

Can I wear a costume? 2017-01-18T09:36:03-05:00

YES… we would love to see your best costume on Race Day! Whatever gets you prepared mentally and physically for the most Badass Obstacle Challenge & Adventure Race is fine with us. The only thing we ask is that your costume does not impact or interfere with any other racers or put another racer at risk for injury. So come on Batman and Wonder Woman… let’s see what you got!

Can I register at the event site? 2019-02-13T16:53:37-05:00

YES. However, our races generally sell out during online pre-registration on, so we suggest securing yourself a spot online. On-site registration will be permitted if you’re willing to try your luck as there is no guaranteed availability.

What is the minimum age to compete? 2019-02-13T16:48:22-05:00

Elite, Recreational& Canine Superheroes Companion Divisions – 14 years of age

Family and Kids Dash has 2 different divisions:

  • 4 – 13 years old- Modified Course accompanied by FREE adult in select time slots of 11:00am, 11:15am, 11:30am, or 11:45am.

  • 14 – 17 years old- Discounted Full Course registration accompanied by full-paid adult in select time slots of 11:00am, 11:15am, 11:30am, or 11:45am.

What does the fee include? 2019-02-13T16:49:32-05:00
  • Finisher Medal*
  • Badass Dash T-shirt (Elite | Recreational | K-9 Division Only)
  • Badass Dash Branded Wristband
  • Badass Dash Branded Bandana
  • Badass Dash Branded Athletic Draw String Bag
  • Badass Dash Branded Athletic Arm Sleeve (Elite & Recreational Divisions Only)
  • Photo Ops on the Course and at the Post-Race Podium
  • Water at all Aid Stations and Finish Line
  • Entrance to Post-Race Festival
  • One Adult Beverage (21 and over) at Post-Race Festival

* Kids Dash participants receive finisher medal only

How do I know I am registered? 2019-02-13T16:50:04-05:00

An email confirmation will be sent to you immediately following payment, from If you do not receive an email or have lost your registration information, please email [email protected].

Do I have to pick up the packet early? Can I pick it up the day of the race? 2019-02-13T16:51:17-05:00

Packet Pick up will be held the Friday before Race Day. (Please see the Events Page for specific details TBD for your event).

Can someone else pick up my packet? 2019-01-30T11:29:29-05:00

NO. Each racer must pick up their own individual packet of materials. Whether you are able to attend packet pick-up on Friday or on-site on race day, you will be required to sign a Badass Dash waiver (and sometimes a venue specific one as well) along with showing a valid photo identification. If the racer is a minor (under 18 years of age) a parent / legal guardian will need to be present.

Are there discounts available? 2019-02-13T16:51:53-05:00

Yes. Discounts are offered based on when you register that are designated on each event page. There are also discounts for registering teams. From time to time Badass Dash™ may run a special limited promotional opportunity. Unfortunately, discount codes and other special promotional offers are not able to be applied retroactively under any circumstances.