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Organizers prepare for Warrior Dash

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FLINT, MI (WNEM) -

It's time to get down and dirty and unleash your inner warrior.

Tens of thousands of people are expected to hit the mud tomorrow for the fourth annual Warrior Dash in Genesee County.

The Warrior Dash is a dirty, rope-climbing, fall-in-the-mud 5K race.  

"Through the most rugged terrain, with 12 extreme obstacles and an after party once you finish the race," Race director Katelyn Boyle said.

For it's fourth year, the muddy race returns to Genesee County parks. This year the obstacles are a little bit more challenging. 

"So for this venue there's some good water obstacles based off the lay of the land and a good amount of mud as well," Boyle said.

A new obstacle was added to the course. It's called goliath and it begins at the rope climb. Then participants walk across a two-story high balance beam with water shooting up from below.

Next it's a fall down a water slide into a pool of mud. Then comes the mud crawl with real barbed wire. 

At the end of the extreme obstacles is the finish line and a beer. 

"Warrior Dash is really focused on making sure it's a full day experience. It's not just a run, it's not just a festival, you really get the best of both worlds. Not only is it a challenging 5K obstacle course, but then you get a beer and turkey leg and awesome music and dancing," Boyle said.

Already, 17,000 runners have registered to battle it out in the mud. This year there may be an extra obstacle for racers, rain. 

"It looks like we might get a little extra rain this weekend so they might get even a little extra muddy as well," Boyle said.

If you still want to run in the race you can still register at the event. It's a cash only event, so remember to bring $10 for parking and money for food and souvenirs.

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