In its second year here, Warrior Dash Oregon was a fire-jumping success for the 15,000 participants on Sept. 10 and 11.
The 3.12-mile obstacle course on the Horning’s Fishing and Picnic Hideout property was reportedly tougher than last year, with bigger Douglas Fir logs to roll over in the water; giant poles to slide down; and ropes that required more muscle to foist yourself up and over barriers.The 94-degree heat meant–for me–the muddy slide into the water/lake obstacle was the most enjoyable out of the 12 required to complete the course, or what organizers referred to as “the battleground.” Though running with squishy, water-soaked tennis shoes up the steep slopes of Horning’s property was tricky.
The best part? The finish line. How often do you spend 58 minutes overcoming obstacles and get rewarded with cheers, a medal, and an “I survived” T-shirt?!