Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Early-bird prices are in effect until Sept. 27.
Those looking to test their mettle against the hills of Afton Alps—and several obstacles along the way—will have their chance again next summer. The Warrior Dash is returning to Afton Alps on Saturday, June 29, 2013, according to a recent newsletter from event planners. People will be able to sign up for early-bird rates ($35) until midnight on Thursday, Sept. 27. People can register on the Warrior Dash website. For more information on the 2013 event, visit the Warrior Dash website.
Sunday, July 8, 2012
A look back at the news of the week in Woodbury.
In case you missed some of the week’s top stories, here’s a recap. Mud Mayhem: 2012 Warrior Dash at Afton Alps Great photos from Dave Pointon and others who added to this gallery from the Warrior Dash. Add your pics! Freeziac Plans Grand Opening for Woodbury Store With the crazy heat last week, it was nice to report this news. (Freeziac has since opened.) Hot Enough for Ya? How the Woodbury FD Battles Fires During the Heat Hot was the word of the week; Patch asked the Woodbury Fire Department how they handle extreme temperatures. When it Comes to Illegal Fireworks, I’m a Dud This column from Angela Johnson sparked (pun intended) a good discussion about Minnesota’s fireworks laws: Poll: Should Firecrackers and Bottle Rockets Be Legal In …
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Organizers said about 400 people from Woodbury participated in the adventure run.
Monday, July 2, 2012
Organizers say more than 21,000 signed up for the weekend event.
Thousands of people hit Afton Alps over the weekend for the Warrior Dash, part of the growing obstacle-course-adventure-race phenomenon. Results can be found online. Have photos of yourself covered in mud, jumping fire or climbing a wall? Add them here.
Monday, June 25, 2012
Have you done the Warrior Dash? What can you tell people planning to tackle the course this weekend?
The Warrior Dash looks like fun, right? Well, it is. But it’s plenty of work, too. I participated in last year’s Warrior Dash, a 5K at Afton Alps that includes several obstacles along the way. It’s not going up walls and jumping over fire that gets you. It’s those hills. Normally reserved for skiers, the hills are where the pack thins from those who trained hard leading up to the event and those more interested in the beer afterward. This year’s event is set for this weekend, June 30 and July 1. It might be a little late, but find the biggest hill in Woobury and run up it. More than once. Take it or leave it, but I wish I'd done more hills before last year's race. Organizers anticipate the events will draw 18,500 participants and 10,000 …
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Plenty of Woodbury folks will be competing in this weekend’s Warrior Dash, which is part of a growing phenomenon.
I’m more of a sitter than a doer. I like to sit and watch other people do stuff, read about other people doing stuff and write about the stuff other people do. I take walks, play tennis and occasionally bike to the library. Other than that, I don’t enjoy exercise or the accomplishment of pushing my physical fitness boundaries. So I’m definitely not a candidate for this weekend’s Warrior Dash at Afton Alps. (Editor’s note: I’m competing in the event on Sunday morning. I’ll have a camera and be looking for Woodbury folks. I’m the dude with the spare tire.) The Warrior Dash is a 5K race in the muddy mold of the growing obstacle-course-adventure-race phenomenon. It’s billed as a mud-crawling, fire-leaping extreme run from hell. And people seem…