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State Farm™ Renews Collaboration With Warrior Dash

State Farm is ‘here to help’ Warrior Dash competitors

Warrior Dash, the 5K obstacle course race that more than 3 million people have completed since 2009, today announced the return of State Farm as part of the 2017 Warrior Dash season.

State Farm will continue their presence in Warrior Dash’s one-of-kind, post-race festival. Here to help before and after competitors get down and dirty on the course, State Farm will have branded duct tape to secure shoes and laces along with floor mats and seat covers to protect vehicles from the mud. The large festival display will also feature yoga mats, agility ladders, jump ropes and more.

“We are thrilled for State Farm to continue their support of the Warrior Dash,” said Ryan Kunkel, co-CEO of Red Frog Events, the producers of Warrior Dash. “State Farm and their highly interactive and creative brand will continue to add an exciting festival element to the Warrior Dash experience.”

"State Farm is proud to collaborate with the Warrior Dash," said State Farm Marketing Manager Mandy Laux. "We are here to help support this event and its over three million participants."

In addition to State Farm’s festival display, the Warrior Hangout offers something for everyone. Participants and spectators alike can enjoy a live DJ, more photo opportunities, lawn games and a full lineup of contests like tug-o-war, dancing, best beard, costume, and more. With more shade and seating options available, the festival remains free of charge and open to the public.

Visit to secure a spot in a competitive, preferred, or standard wave at one of Warrior Dash’s 2017 locations.

2017 Warrior Dash Locations:

  • California, April 8
  • Georgia, April 15
  • Tennessee, April 22
  • Kansas City, April 29
  • Oklahoma, May 6
  • Wisconsin, May 13
  • New York, May 20
  • Ontario, Can., May 27
  • North Carolina, June 3
  • Minnesota, July 8
  • Nebraska, July 15
  • Ohio, July 22 & 23
  • Michigan, July 29
  • Maryland, August 5
  • Illinois, August 12
  • New England, August 19
  • Pennsylvania, August 26
  • Indiana, September 9
  • Colorado, September 16
  • Washington, September 23
  • Oregon, October 7
  • Louisiana, October 21

About Warrior Dash: Warrior Dash is the 5K obstacle course race that anyone can start and everyone can finish. Since 2009, over 3 million participants have celebrated their decision to leave their normal weekend in the mud - and the running industry hasn’t been the same since. Warrior Dash and its parent company, Red Frog Events, with the help of participants and a variety of initiatives, have donated over $13.5 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Visit to learn more or find a location near you.

About Red Frog Events: Red Frog Events is an event production company and a pioneer of the experiential entertainment industry, recognized for its award-winning company culture. Since 2007, the company has developed innovative brands including the Warrior Dash obstacle race series, Firefly Music Festival, and Chicago Beer Classic. Red Frog also provides event services ranging from food and beverage to its ticketing platform, EventSprout. Red Frog has been named one of Forbes' "Most Promising Companies in America", has appeared consecutively on Inc. Magazine’s "Fastest Growing Companies" list, and was recognized on Chicago Tribune's "Top Workplaces" from 2011-2014, among other honors. In recognition of its philanthropic efforts, the company was selected as St. Jude Children's Research Hospital's "Corporate Partner of the Year". To date, Red Frog has raised over $13.5 million of a $25 million dollar fundraising commitment to St. Jude and in 2016, announced a one percent profit donation to the organization. Visit for more information.

About State Farm®:

For over 100 years, the mission of State Farm has been to help people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected and realize their dreams. State Farm and its affiliates are the largest providers of auto and home insurance in the United States. Its more than 19,400 agents and 67,000 employees serve over 91 million policies and accounts – including auto, fire, lifehealth, commercial policies and financial services accounts. Commercial auto insurance, along with coverage for rentersbusiness ownersboats and motorcycles, is also available. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company is the parent of the State Farm family of companies. State Farm is ranked No. 44 on the 2023 Fortune 500 list of largest companies. For more information, please visit

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