​​​​The Black Swamp Dash is our premier event for 2018.  It will be Saturday June 16th.  Waves will go out every half hour starting at 9 a.m. with the last wave going out at 12 p.m..  

 SATURDAY there will be timing  in the 9 a.m. -10:30 a.m. competitive waves only. There will not be an elite wave this year. All competitive waves will be qualifying waves for the OCRWC.

Open waves (untimed) will be from 11:00 a.m. through 12:00p.m. ( these will NOT be qualifying waves for OCRWC)

Race Cost

Extreme early bird(now through January 1st.) competitive waves $49.  Early Bird Special (January 1st - May 16th)Competitive waves $59.00 

1-Month out from race day(competitive waves) $69.00 

Race Day walk in's welcome at  $79.00 (competitive waves)

ADD $10 and receive the multi lap option

​You cannot get a better obstacle course for the money and the experience will be PRICELESS!

A portion of every registration is donated to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Ohio

As for our course we believe that you sign up for an obstacle/mud run for the Obstacles and the Mud or you would just sign up for any old run.  Our course consists of 3.2 miles and 26+, yes that's right 26+ obstacles, not counting the obstacle of the natural terrain.  Although we have water, mud, and muck none of it is deep.  There is NO swimming and we DO NOT allow diving of any kind.

The big difference in our course is that most obstacles, you can choose your own challenge. Here you can choose how far you want to push yourself. Our obstacles have a normal side and an Extreme side.  If you're the Extreme athlete looking to push your limits or your the first timer just looking to get off the couch and try something new this is the course for you.  All participants receive a Race Jersey, custom medal, 1 free refreshment, and a lot of Black Swamp Mud to take home.

* Participants must be registered at least 10 days before the event to get a race jersey * 

Once done if you choose not to take home all the mud on you, we have dozens of wash stations.  There will be live music, Food and ,drinks.

We also have a Black Swamp Dash Backdrop for that perfect photo to remember the fun.  Make it a weekend and rent a campsite from the Ottawa County Fair Grounds located just feet from the course.

​Qualifying course for the 

Timed Competitive waves only ( 9:00, 9:30 &10:00, 10:30)

Top 7 Male/ Female in each age group in competitive waves

The New multi Lap

​​​Black Swamp 

​We will not be able to make any changes starting June13th as we will be in the final stages of race day prep.

​ ARS LLC. reserves the right to cancel the event due to weather (including, but not limited to, heat, tornadoes, earthquakes, fires, storms, lightning, sink holes, and floods), accidents, acts of war or terrorism, military conflicts, riots, or for any reason that will affect the safety and security of event participants and attendees. In the event of such cancellation, there will be no refund of your registration purchase.

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The Black Swamp Stomp

The Black Swamp Stomp is a multiple lap add on to the Dash registration. ($10) 

The Stomp can be started from any wave but, if you start in a competitive wave, the first lap will be the only timed lap and will be the one used for potential qualifying for OCRWC . At the end of that lap your timing chip will be removed and you can head back out on the course to  complete as many laps as you can before 1:00 p.m.

If you cross the starting line at 12:59 you can head out for the last lap but, if you hit the starting line at 1:00 p.m.  you are finished.