Warrior Dash New England

DATE: Aug 19, 2017 Saturday
END DATE: Aug 19, 2017 Saturday

Trip/Event Location: Thompson CT

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Fairlee, VT United States

Meeting Time: 10:00 AM

Max # People: 20

Trip Guiding / Event Fee: No, I will not be asking participants for money

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Region: New England

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This will be my fifth Warrior Dash. (See the Trip Reports from TWO 2016 Warrior Dashes).

Warrior Dash is a 5k obstacle course race with 12+ obstacles. Run, walk, wade across lakes and venture through mud-caked backroads as you play in a giant jungle gym.

Wondering whether you can do this?  ANYONE can do this.  With a team of Gay Outdoor buddies - we can support you - and each other - in doing this.

Get all the info on a Warrior Dash including obstacles, training suggestions and more at:

Driving directions to the location and spot to meet at:


  • Make sure you bring a photo ID
  • You can walk back to your car and leave it there so you don't have to carry it on the course.

I suggest you:

Bring a complete change of clothes and a towel or two.  Snacks in the car is also a good idea but you can also buy stuff at the end of the race.

I will proably bring a polypro top to wear if I get cold and suggest you do the same.

Completely optional but I share this b/c I would hate for you to say, "Why didn't you tell me that?!"  I bring a couple 5 gallon buckets that I fill with scaulding water at the hotel.  By the end of the race they are still kind of warm.  Which is better than cold IMHO.

I will have an outdoor camera and plan to take a lot of pics.



  1. No injuries
  2. Have fun
  3. Get some cool action photos
  4. Catch some hot eye candy

*** Note that I don't have get the fastest time or do every obstacle as goals for the day.



Let's meet in the parking lot of the 

Post Office
366 Thompson Hill Rd, Thompson, CT 06277

That is easy to find on Google Maps.

We will meet at 10 am.  We can either go in one car from there or each drive seperately.  Parking is paid for as part of your registration.  The last race I did they didn't even check times on our bibs - they did make sure we were wearing a bib and not crashing the race - but we started an hour earlier than our scheduled wave time.

Two of us will be spending the night near the race start - probably Comfort Inn & Suites, 16 Tracy Rd, Dayville, 06241, CT, US

You are welcome to join us.

Trip Leader


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Fairlee, VT

United States

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Discuss This Trip/Event
gsgraham Posted Aug 18, 2017 at 11:09 AM

I have an EXTRA ticket! A friend threw out his back and cannot make it. Contact me if you are interested!

gsgraham Posted Dec 16, 2016 at 10:50 PM

I wish there was a feature as on Facebook so I could like your post, Minh!

minh Posted Dec 16, 2016 at 10:08 PM

I live in Coventry, CT, which is 50 min southwest of Thompson. I'd be happy to open up my place for people to stay the night before the race, and we can all come back and soak in the hot tub or sauna after the race.

gsgraham Posted Dec 15, 2016 at 10:08 AM

If you are wondering what the minimal fitness level is for something like this Warrior Dash, I would say you should be able to jog a 5K (which is 3 miles) in about 40 minutes (which like walking really fast). General fitness is helpful - situps and push ups - but you don't need to go to an extreme. If you come to an obstacle and for whatever reason - physical - emotional - whatever - you don't want to do it - you can just walk around it.

gsgraham Posted Dec 15, 2016 at 10:05 AM

I just booked a room at the Comfort Inn & Suites, 16 Tracy Rd, Dayville, CT 06241 for August 18th. Just an FYI b/c if we stay together we can hang out Friday night before the race.

minh Posted Nov 29, 2016 at 12:56 PM

I have NEVER done anything like this before, but I'm going to (tentatively) put my name on the list as something to shoot for. I'd appreciate any advice for a relatively unfit guy to get ready for this. :)

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