Saturday’s Warrior at West Feliciana Sports drew more than 8,000 visitors, all taking a shot at the 3.2-mile obstacle course.
Competitors from Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Michigan, New York, California, Oregon and one from Venezuela participated.
The Warrior Dash features a 3.2-mile course through wooded, hilly terrain with 12 obstacles sporting names like Alcatraz, Cargo Climb, Goliath and Deadman’s Drop along the way.
Since 2009, the Warrior Dash has been held at more than 100 locations around the country and faraway locales in Asia, Europe and Australia. According to its website, the event has raised millions of dollars for local charities, and more than $10.5 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
One of the highlights of this year’s Dash was the wedding of Louisianians Emily Nichols and Brendan Nestor, with parents of the bride and groom, bridesmaids, groomsmen and minister covered in mud after completing the course prior to the ceremony.