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CONTACT: Brian King
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Medina, OH – BADASS Dash™, one of the world’s leading producers of Obstacle Course Challenges & Adventure Races and whose events benefit Autism Speaks, is pleased to announce they will be inviting the top 5 Men’s and Women’s place finishers from its coveted ELITE Division for each of the past races dating back to 2012 to the Inaugural Eddie Bauer BADASS Dash™™. The race will be held on June 7th  and feature over 35 unique, challenging, fun and badass obstacles sprawled across a 7K (4.4 mile) course set within the confines of Vail Mountain.

Eddie Bauer BADASS Dash at GoPro Mountain Games

Brian Sharenow, Race Director for the BADASS Dash™ series states, “The GoPro Mountain Games is without a doubt one of the world’s most diverse sporting events as it features over two dozen competitions in eight different sports. As soon as BADASS Dash™ was selected by the event organizers to represent the OCR genre at this incredible event, we knew we were in Elite company and what better way to showcase everything our sport has to offer than invite the best of the best from all of our past events to be a part of this incredible display of athletic performances.”

The ELITE division, as the name clearly depicts, is geared toward individuals who are well trained (i.e. competitive athletes, members of armed forces, police, firefighters, etc…) and are looking to “get after it” while separating the Men from the boys and the Women from the girls. At each BADASS Dash™ race, this division typically sets the tone for the entire day as it is first out of the gate – starting at 8:00 AM –showcasing those who can traverse through the obstacles while navigating the terrain the fastest with opportunities to win big prizes and even bigger bragging rights. With athletes that live and train locally in Vail as well as throughout Colorado already signing up to be a part of this epic event by competing in the Elite division, the addition of the top ten Elite racers from 2 years’ worth of events will surely make this the race of a lifetime.

But this race has much more to it than just these gladiators as anyone searching for a personal challenge, pride themselves in being a weekend warrior or are an avid racer seeking full-blown adrenaline rush, can go to to register and compete individually or as a team in any one of the other 3 divisions – RECREATION division, K9 COMPANION division or the KIDS DASH division.

2014 BADASS Dash Race Series Promo Card

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 BONFIRE BASH which will host racers, canines, vendors and spectators in a festival atmosphere with the inclusion of live entertainment, a beer garden, food & beverages, expo area, awards ceremonies, contests and prize giveaways.

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About BADASS Dash™
BADASS Dash™ is a world-wide Obstacle Course Challenge and Adventure Race series that benefits Autism Speaks – an organization dedicated to funding global biomedical research into the causes, prevention, treatments, and cure for autism; to raising public awareness about autism and its effects on individuals, families, and society; and to bringing hope to all who deal with the hardships of this disorder. It is the belief of both BADASS Dash™ and Autism Speaks that by working together, we will find the missing pieces of the puzzle. BADASS Dash™ is committed to raising the funds necessary to support these goals as the cause is bigger than the obstacles. For more information, visit Find BADASS Dash™ on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

About the GoPro Mountain Games/Vail Valley Foundation
The GoPro Mountain Games is a project of the Vail Valley Foundation. The Vail Valley Foundation is a Colorado 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization, dedicated to enriching the Vail Valley and sustaining its unique spirit through the delivery of unparalleled arts, world class athletics and inspiring education programs throughout the community. For additional information on the Vail Valley Foundation, please visit