LAS VEGAS –
For the first time ever, Sam Boyd Stadium will be transformed into a 7K gauntlet during the annual Star 107.9 Badass Dash™ Obstacle Course Challenge on Saturday, May 28 at 8 AM.
After challenging more than 12,000 adventure enthusiasts during the past 3 years at the South Point Arena, Badass Dash™ – one of the world’s leading producers of Obstacle Course Challenges & Adventure Races – is “upping the ante” by increasing both the difficulty level and number of obstacles for an unparalleled and inventive course.
This year’s race will be held on May 28th and will feature OVER 40 unique, challenging, fun and badass obstacles sprawled across a 7K (4.4 mile) course set within the confines of Sam Boyd Stadium’s complex.
Brian Sharenow, Race Director for the Badass Dash™ Obstacle Challenge series states, “We are very excited to be returning to Las Vegas in 2016 and even more excited for our competitors to experience a newly designed, BADASS course at Sam Boyd Stadium with more obstacles that they have ever conquered before. We pride ourselves on how unique our courses are and all of the new elements we have added to this race will surely continue to separate us from the other OCR races that take place in Nevada”
Each Badass Dash™ competitor has the opportunity to compete individually or as a team and register for one of 4 Divisions:
- The ELITE division, as the name clearly depicts, is geared toward individuals who are well trained (i.e. police, firefighters, armed forces, competitive athletes) and are looking to “get after it” while having the race of a lifetime. This division showcases those who can traverse through the obstacles while navigating the terrain the fastest with opportunities to win big prizes and even bigger bragging rights.
- The RECREATION division, which can be anyone from an avid racer to a weekend warrior to someone looking for a new personal challenge, is geared toward those who are not specifically trained in Obstacle Course Challenges or Adventure Races but want to set a goal on the finish line and then achieve it.
- The K9 COMPANION division is the first of its kind in the OCR genre where participants can bring their canines to take part in a race specifically designed / modified for them to compete as a team. Each team will be comprised of one male or female runner that is a minimum of 14 years of age and a canine that is a minimum of 1 year old – no matter what size, shape or breed. A maximum lead of 4 feet will be required for all teams competing and they will follow the same course as the Recreation division with a select number of obstacles designed specifically for each team to conquer together.
- The KIDS DASH division for children 4 – 13 years of age. The Kids Dash for 4 – 6 years old will feature a 200 – 300 yard dash with obstacles just their size while the 7 – 13 years old get to race on a 1 – 1.5 mile course with a mixture of adult and kids obstacles.
Those not racing are encouraged to travel the course alongside the racers and cheer them on as they move from obstacle to obstacle as well as joining in the festivities of the POST RACE FESTIVAL which will host racers, canines, vendors and spectators in a festival atmosphere with the inclusion of live entertainment, food & beverages, expo area, awards ceremonies, contests and prize giveaways.
“We are excited for Badass Dash™ to be hosting their Las Vegas event at our stadium”, said Kenny Sasaki, event manager of Sam Boyd Stadium . “We know the local community will enjoy this event and we are happy to be a part of it.”
So whether you are searching for a personal challenge, pride yourself in being a weekend warrior or are an avid racer seeking full-blown adrenaline rush, go to www.badassdash.com to register for the most Badass Obstacle Course Challenge and Adventure Run this side of insanity.
Registration is already open and starts at just $20 for children and $60 for adults. VIP Packages are also available and start at $136. For those who are not able to compete but want to share in the experience by cheering on their friends, family and colleagues can purchase spectator tickets for $10 prior to the event or $15 on race day.
About Badass Dash™
Badass Dash™ is a Worldwide Obstacle Course Challenge & Adventure Race. Each race will consist of a 7k (4.4 miles) course that boasts 30-40 unconventional, but achievable obstacles that are truly “BADASS”. Whether the participants have raced a 5k, 10k, Mud Run, Trail Race, Adventure Race, Triathlon or any “Athlon” for that matter, the Badass Dash™ is committed to be unlike any race they’ve entered before. For more information, visit www.badassdash.com. Find Badass Dash™ on Facebook and follow on Twitter.
About Sam Boyd Stadium
Sam Boyd Stadium is a 40,000 seat venue located in Whitney, Nevada. It was named after a prominent Las Vegas hotel owner and gaming pioneer. Sam Boyd Stadium is home to the UNLV Rebel Football team, the Las Vegas Bowl, AMA Supercross Series Finals, the Monster Jam World Finals and USA Sevens Rugby. For more information, please visit www.samboydstadium.com