Call of the wild: Wacky heroes bond, make new traditions in second, messy North Bend Warrior Dash

The general consensus of cavewomen, cavemen, superheroes and Vikings at the 2012 Warrior Dash, held July 21 and 22 at Meadowbrook Farm, was that it was all about having fun.

Laurie Asava, an employee with Warrior Dash organizer Red Frog Events, watched a man in a hot-dog costume, followed by a man in a ketchup costume, go past. She also noticed the two-foot mohawk on another runner.

“They’ve all been very creative,” she said.

Warrior Dash was a way for people to come together and train for a triathlon or to just start a tradition, in the case of Quinn Harris and Trent and Austin Wellner. The three dressed up in superhero compression shorts for the second year in a row, and they plan on running again next year as well.

They agreed that the mud pit was the best part of the race, as did every other person asked. With the loud music, food tents and beer garden, the event was geared toward having a great time while participating for a good cause—the event benefited St Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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