Badass Dash Toronto / Kitchener

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Location: Kitchener, Ontario Canada

Event Description

Challenge yourself on our 7 km course which will boast unconventional, but achievable obstacles that are truly "Bad Ass". Participants that are 14+ looking for the personal challenge of a lifetime may register in our RECREATION DIVISION ($65 pp)

All participants that finish will receive an award. Participants that are 18+ and in good physical condition, may choose to register for the ELITE TRAINED DIVISION ($85 pp).

Don't delay, Register early for discounted registration fee.

BAD ASS DASH is a proud supporter of Autism Speaks.

Year: 2014 45% Bananas Rated
Year: 2013 97% Bananas Rated
Year: 2012 40% Bananas Rated

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Dis. Date Start Time Location
Adventure
7K Sep 13, 2014 8:00 am
396 Morrison Road
Kitchener, Ontario
N2A 2Z6, Canada
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Adventure Cycling Duathlon
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    Jeremy

    Event Year:2014
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    I have a love/hate relationship with the badass dash.

    Hate: I signed up for this race using the living social deals webpage, advertising the race for $40 (a very good deal). I signed up and was given my promotion code. Upon entering the promotion code on the ‘Badass dash’ race site I had to pay an additional $15 in fees and taxes to sign up. For shame badass dash. For shame.

    Love: I picked up my race packet and timing chip on the Friday before the race and did not have to wait like everyone else. I feel no pity for those who said they had to wait for their chip on the day of. They had two days before from 10am to 8pm to pick their chip up. You snooze, you lose.

    I was able to promptly start the race at 8:40. The only obstacle with backlog was the one across the lake. Obstacles were challenging but do-able, volunteers were excellent and the course was fun. After the race I was in a great mood. Good times.

    Hate: I check my time when the results are posted and my results were not listed. I checked my chip when I started and it worked, I ran in my proper heat and I was in an ‘Elite’ heat. It really put a damper on the entire weekend as I love tracking my progress and seeing how I improve. Now that’s impossible.

    Badass dash really needs to up their game next year to bring me back. To many mistakes in an already over saturated market.

    Yes, I would consider attending this race/event next year.

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      Irene

      Event Year:2014
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      Hey Jeremy – I ran in the same start time wave as you and had the same issue with my finish time. Just an FYI that I did email the timing people at timing@badassdash.com and someone did get back to me pretty quickly with my time.

      Yes, I would recommend this race to a friend.

      Yes, I would consider attending this race/event next year.

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    Ken

    Event Year:2014
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    I’ve done a lot of runs and this was, by far, the worst. The course itself was good, with a nice balance of hills and obstacles of varying challenge levels. However, the event was so disorganized that getting started took over two hours from arrival time to actually hitting the course.

    Most importantly, though, was the lack of safety measures. There were obstacles, such as the barrel run across the river, where volunteers couldn’t answer basic questions (like how deep the water is), or there were no volunteers at all.

    Also, after the first mile, there were no manned water stations. The tables were there but no people, no water, no orange slices… very dangerous leading to plenty of cramping by the finish line. Luckily it was a cool, wet day. Had it been hot people would have been in big trouble.

    As I was stretching my calves half way up the final hill someone on a quad asked if I was having trouble with my vagina (I’m a guy, but it’s not cool no matter who you are). Clearly this was a mock, as opposed to, you know, asking if I was OK.

    Also, some of the obstacles were dismantled by the time we hit them, such as the second-to-last bouncy castle thing.

    Being disorganized at an event this large is not unexpected, but this seemed like no one was actually in charge of anything. And the major oversights in basic safety made what could have been an excellent experience a very worrisome one.

    I don’t recommend it and I won’t be back.

    I’d give this half a banana, which is more than anyone offered me. Oh wait, no. I did have a chance to grab a few crackers from a gritty, muddy tub that people had already stuffed their hands into. I passed.

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    Vicki

    Event Year:2014
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    We did the K9 race and my 2 year old black lab ROCKED! He had no problems with any of the course, I had a problem trying to keep up to him! This is my first obstacle race every and I didn’t train for it at all. At 46 years of age I’m feeling it this morning :) Next year I will be ready so I can keep up with my PAL!!! I found it very well organized and was surprised in all the chaos and mud and wet and cold that the volunteers and staff were all very helpful and gracious.

    Yes, I would recommend this race to a friend.

    Yes, I would consider attending this race/event next year.

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    Tom

    Event Year:2014
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    The organisation of the race is really not well organized, they don’t have any special obstacle, it’s all like others obstacle race and the staff was very arrogant. Really disappointed

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    Sara

    Event Year:2013
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    This race was really well done. The medal this year was waaay better than the plaque last year, and actually the most interesting of the ones I got this year. The obstacles were challenging and fun, they are very creative. We loved this race.

    Yes, I would recommend this race to a friend.

    Yes, I would consider attending this race/event next year.

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    Mau

    Event Year:2013
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    This was my first time running any kind of obstacle race (heck, this was my second race ever!) and I loved it. I was sore, tired, and cold, but it was totally worth it.

    The hardest part of this race is its location – running up and down hills and trails was exhausting. The trails were really well marked. The other “worst” part of me was the “claustrophobic crawl” because I lost the skin on both elbows.

    The volunteers were terrific, cheering us on.

    Yes, I would recommend this race to a friend.

    Yes, I would consider attending this race/event next year.

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    Gritty Kitty

    Event Year:2013
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    VIP Parking for $15.00 well worth it! Arrive early to get the best spots. For $10.00 you can park and get bussed in. Well organized, tech shirt and medal at the finish. Timing chip return gives you ticket for food and drink. Water stations were well planned out and each obstacle was fun and creative. 30 obstacles was great over a 7K course. The hills were physical but not as brutal as some of the others (Spartan/Warrior) and the wooded trails were beautiful. Great M/C, prizes for the speedy ones. Kids events were also well received. Medical on-site and lots of excellent volunteers throughout to keep you safe, on track and motivated. Bag check, lockers, change rooms and showers on site. Be prepared to get really wet and dirty at this one and have good fun along the way!! One of the best yet. Heats of 50 every 4 minutes keeps the obstacles clear of bottle necks and makes it a stress free course. Well Done! We stayed 6 minutes away at the Sheraton Four Points and it was very clean and reasonably priced.

    Yes, I would recommend this race to a friend.

    Yes, I would consider attending this race/event next year.

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    Trish Lindsay

    Event Year:2013
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    My first obstacle race ever! Enjoyed most of it, but skipped one water event and opted for push ups. Back surgery 1 year ago and pushed through this race! Felt great to finish!

    Yes, I would recommend this race to a friend.

    Yes, I would consider attending this race/event next year.

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    Amateur athlete

    Event Year:2013
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    First ever obstacle course and it was a blast! I was so concerned it would be too intense, but it was a fun filled 7km. Obstacles were challenging but achievable, and never once was I concerned that I would get hurt along the way! Am totally doing it again in ’13!

    Yes, I would recommend this race to a friend.

    Yes, I would consider attending this race/event next year.

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    Gord

    Event Year:2013
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    A avid triathlete and marathoner I decided to try this new fast growing recreation activity .
    My first obstical race was more fun than I expected.
    I picked the BadAss dash because of the less possibly annoying obstical s ” fire, Electricution, ice baths, eg.
    The Venue was first class , the staff was very polite and answered my rookie questions .
    I enjoyed the finisher plaque , I have hundreds of finisher shirts and medals ,and the plaque was different .
    The food and beer were great after, but I really needed a warm place to change out of my wet cloths after.
    After the event I emailed the organizers and told them how much I enjoyed there event and my suggestion of a place to change after, they agreed and said that was a priority for 2013.
    I told them I would definitely be back in 2013 and convince my friends to also try it.
    It’s tough to convince people to try this new sport, but it only takes one event to get hooked.

    Yes, I would recommend this race to a friend.

    Yes, I would consider attending this race/event next year.

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    Teresa

    Event Year:2013
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    This was the most “BadAss” and personally challenging thing that I have ever done, physically. The obstacles were definitely challenging but ultimately do-able; and being that I am not a “runner” the running/jogging of the course was my biggest challenge (brisk walking came into play on a few occasions for me).

    I loved the way the obstacles were laid out, as it broke up the 7km “off road” course nicely; kind of gave me the feeling of a HIIT workout. I was so excited to cross the finish line knowing that I had overcome every obstacle/challenge of the race, and the camaraderie amongst the racers & the course crew was both motivating & refreshing.

    I thought the plaques were unique and I was proud to write my time on mine after I crossed the finish line, it’s a bragging piece that sits on my desk at work; and a reminder that all challenges including those that I face day-to-day aren’t insurmountable.

    My friends & I that raced last year in Chicopee are already registered for the race this September and this time we are showing up as a much larger group, we have ignited the fire within our circle of friends!

    Yes, I would recommend this race to a friend.

    Yes, I would consider attending this race/event next year.

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    Jeremy

    Event Year:2012
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    All in all a fun run, the obstacles were good and challenging, the food and beer were good afterwords and despite the rough weather the race was a lot of fun.

    I couldn’t really get behind the finishers plaque…. or plate…. or whatever it was. It truly is a shame, the badass dash had such a cool logo. I was really looking forward to a black and gold medal based on the logo.

    The main problem I had with this run was that there were a few times I almost got lost……. and once that I did. I was about 1km into the run and there was a fork in the paths (this was right where the second lake was) and no person to tell me which way to go or signs to point me in the right direction. So I went straight…. which took me back to the challet and the kids race….. about 500 meters off track. This is what I get for leading my heat I suppose. Needless to say I wasn’t leading it again when I got back on track.

    The creativity on the obstacles really sold it for me for this run and is the main reason why I would come back. Getting free food to go along with the beer after the run was key as well. Why arn’t more races doing this?

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