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Overall Rating (2 Reviews)
2.5
(2 Ratings)(2 Reviews)
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3.5
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3.5
PRODUCTION
1.5
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3
Viking Dash is the fastest growing trail run series in America! The Dallas event highlights include: – Choose your finisher medal! Viking Battle Axe or Viking Sword! – Barbecue post race meal! – Long sleeve shirt for all finishers. – 11am Start! – New 13.1 distance, 5K & 10K course … MORE
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    marksweetwood01 REPEAT RUNNER '19

    The winner of the half was not awarded the sword (missing on race day). After multiple emails and calls the organizers have not responded and honored their commitment to send … MORE

    The winner of the half was not awarded the sword (missing on race day). After multiple emails and calls the organizers have not responded and honored their commitment to send the award. Very disappointed. I and my friends will not return

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    1
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    3

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    Donnie FIRST-TIMER '18

    This was my first trail run o have run trails on my own before so I was looking forward to this event but also not expecting a lot out of … MORE

    This was my first trail run o have run trails on my own before so I was looking forward to this event but also not expecting a lot out of my performance.
    So kept getting emails about this event. Decided to give it a run. They had three distances 5K, 15K, and half marathon. I am an over achiever so I opted for 13.1 miles.
    Online registration was simple. They had early packet pickup but I just got my stuff Race morning as the run didn’t start till 11:30
    So race day, this is a Viking themed event but other than the medals and a costume contest it seemed like most any other generic run. Parking was about half a mile away from the start/finish no big deal to me. Pickup of bib was easy. Just bib and a short sleeved tech shirt was your packet. Three distances, the 5k started first and 30 minutes later the 15k and half started. This was good and kept the trail from being too crowded.
    So the course itself, most was on the nature trails other than about a mile on a concrete path. The course had to be modified due to recent rains. The course was muddy but manageable. Being new to trail running this trail seemed pretty flat with just a few very small inclines and one other that was a little longer but still small. Lots of twisty winding curves and mostly single track. Lots of tree roots to navigate. The half marathon was three laps so once you got past about three miles the runners were spread out so no real traffic issues. This was a small event, think only 67 ran the 13.1 distance. There were two water stops but you them about every two miles. One was just water and the other had sports drink and water. Post race activities pretty much none. You finish and go to a table to pick up your finisher medal. I looked around for post race snacks and water. There were bbq sandwiches but I couldn’t find the standard fruit, sports drink, or water. Later I found the water beside the bbq table and awards table but you had to ask for it. The finisher medals are cool and Viking themed, either a sword, battle axe, or Thor’s hammer. And If you were the top male or female you were awarded a full size sword or battle axe. Age group winners get a coffee cup. This was an okay event and I would probably look for something different for my next trail run. I enjoyed the challenge even though it kicked my booty. It is unfortunate that the only things that stick out to me were the lack of any real athmosphere that I was looking g for, not so great post race and one of the water stops, the volunteers pretty much stood there and you the runner had to grab the sports drink/water from the table (of which I missed and kept running). The other water stop volunteers were awesome. Holding up the cups and dancing around I love the volunteers and have myself volunteered for several events. I did think there were some of the friendliest runners at this event. Several high giving you as you passed going the other way and many telling you “good job” as you passed. The owner of the series was onsite and seemed to be a very friendly person.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    2
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    3
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