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Opening Bell: Obstacle Course Races – Participation & Popularity (9/12)

12 Sep 2011
A double dose of the Warrior Dash struck the states this past weekend in Ohio and Oregon. Pennsylvania hosted the Spartan Sprint and Louisville the Rugged Maniac. One news source reported that up to 30,000 were in Carrol County, OH, for the Warrior Dash (included participants and spectators).
Breakdown
Warrior Dash – Oregon
: 11,500 participants; 14,000 registered (estimate)
Warrior Dash – Ohio (one-day event): 11,000 participants; 14,000 registered (estimate)
Spartan Sprint – Pennsylvania: NA

Upcoming Events
Warrior Dash:  Tennessee (September 17)
Wisconsin (September 17 & 18)
Tough Mudder: North California (September 17 & 18)
Super Spartan (8+ mile; 15+ obstacles): Staten Island, NY (September 24)
Warrior Dash: Oklahoma (September 24)
Rugged Maniac: Southwick, MA (September 24)
Metro Dash: Chicago (September 24)

See below for this Monday morning’s popularity indicators. The Tough Mudder added over 20,000 facebook fans over the past week and is on pace to reach 1 million fans sometime this week. The Spartan Race added 11,000 fans, while the Warrior Dash attracted nearly 2,500.

Tough Mudder
FB Fans: 989,702 (+20,654)
Twitter Followers: 9,344 (+266)

Warrior Dash
FB Fans: 709,549 (+2,496)
Twitter Followers: 15,887 (+168)

Spartan Race
FB Fans: 546,035 (+11,071)
Twitter Followers: 12,015 (+80)

Rugged Maniac
FB Fans: 71,389 (+2,113)
Twitter Followers: 436 (+11)

Metro Dash
FB Fans: 60,846 (+189)
Twitter Followers: 461 (+1)

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