Qualifying course for the
The Black Swamp Dash is our premier event for 2017. It will be a two day event, Saturday June 17th and Sunday June 18TH. Waves will go out every half hour starting at 9 a.m. with the last wave going out at 11 a.m.. Some participants are just looking to challenge themselves so there will be NO TIMING for Sunday's waves.
SATURDAY there WILL BE TIMING FOR ALL WAVES, with the 9 o'clock wave being reserved as an Elite wave for the serious OCR men and women racing for the best time (Anyone can sign up for the Elite wave). There will be special awards for top male and female from the Elite wave ONLY!
Early Bird Special $49.00 per runner/per event (Elite wave included)
1-Month out from race day only $59.00 per runner/per event (Elite wave also)
Race Day walk in's welcome at a $69.00 per runner/per event (Elite wave also)
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 guarantee 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.
The New multi Lap
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 my ticket purchase.
June 17th Only
Top 3 Male/ Female for the Elite heat (9:00 am)
Top 5 Male/ Female in each age group in competitive waves
The Black Swamp Stomp
The Black Swamp Stomp is a multiple lap run .
The Stomp can be started from any wave but, the first lap will be the only timed lap and will be the lap 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.
It will start with the first wave at 9:30 and because there is no timing as soon as you finish 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.