BADASS Dash™ Obstacle Course Challenge & Adventure Race Secures a New and Improved Home for the 2013 Chicago Tour Stop August 31, 2013

299d59fb7f17b19a35bef45dbd0cd049 Four weeks after having the Village of Brookfield unexpectedly decide they no longer wanted to host the 2013 Chicago tour stop for the BADASS Dash™ Obstacle Course Challenge & Adventure Run Series, a new and improved home for the race has been secured. An agreement was reached between BADASS Dash™ management and the Village of Rosemont to host the race at the Ballpark at Rosemont, located at 27 Jennie Finch Way, Rosemont, IL 60018 on its previously scheduled date of August 31, 2013.

Brian Sharenow, Race Director for the BADASS Dash™ series states, “We are very excited to be moving our Chicago race to the Village of Rosemont considering the long history this Village has in hosting high quality event productions along with their desire to continually have new, innovative and fresh things for both the residents of Rosemont and Chicagoland as a whole to get involved in. There are many other companies out there that unfortunately go through a similar situation as we just experienced but wind up either postponing or canceling the race – especially when it happens this close to the race date. That was never an option for us nor would we ever do that to the thousands of athletes that help raise money for Autism Speaks by signing up to be a part of our incredible races.”

Sharenow points out, “The Village and individual property owners within the complex that will host our race course welcomed our event with open arms. Based all of the amenities we have to work within the Village, having landscape that fits our mantra of producing outside-the-box course designs that exude creativity and challenging aspects, the ease of getting to and from the race being right off the expressway as well as having a metra stop right across the street from the venue and the fact that the new location is only 16 miles from the old location, we couldn’t have found a better fit.”

Mayor Bradley A. Stephens added, “I’m excited for Rosemont to be the host community to the BadAss Dash Obstacle Challenge.”

So whether you are searching for a personal challenge, pride yourself in being a weekend warrior or are seeking full-blown adrenaline rush, get ready for the most BADASS Obstacle Course Challenge and Adventure Run this side of insanity. The Chicago race will consist of a 7k (4.4 miles) course that will boast27 unconventional, but achievable obstacles that are truly “BADASS”.

BADASS Dash™ racers will have the opportunity to compete individually or as a team and register for one of 2 Divisions. The RECREATION division, which can be anyone from an avid racer to a weekend warrior looking for a new personal challenge, is geared toward those who are not specifically trained in Obstacle Course Challenges or Adventure Races but want to set a goal on the finish line and then achieve it. The other division is ELITE and as the name clearly depicts – this class is geared toward individuals who are well trained and are looking to get after it while having the race of a lifetime. This division will showcase the best of the best in Obstacle Course Challenges and Adventure Races with opportunities to win big prizes and even bigger bragging rights.

All competitors will be chip timed, regardless of the division selected, and each racer will be placed within one of seven competitive age categories. The BADASS Dash™ will also feature a Kids Dash for children 4 – 13 years of age. The Kids Dash for 4 – 6 years old get to race a 200-yard dash with obstacles just their size while the 7 – 13 years old get to race on a 1-mile course with a mixture of adult and kids obstacles.

Those not racing are encouraged to travel the course alongside the racers and cheer them on as they move from obstacle to obstacle as well as joining in the festivities of the post-race Festival which will host racers, vendors and spectators in a festival atmosphere inside the Ballpark with the inclusion of live entertainment, a beer garden, food & beverages, expo area, awards ceremonies, contests and prize giveaways.

If its time for you to take on the personal challenge of a lifetime or if you desire to be a part of an event that is guaranteed to leave a lasting impact on anyone who witnesses its spectacle while also raising money for an incredible cause, go to to register. To find out more information on the race series, check us out on Facebook at

About BADASS Dash™
BADASS Dash™ benefits Autism Speaks, an organization dedicated to funding global biomedical research into the causes, prevention, treatments, and possible cure for autism; to raising public awareness about autism and its effects on individuals, families, and society; and to bringing hope to all who deal with the hardships of this disorder. It is Autism Speaks firm belief that, working together, we will find the missing pieces of the puzzle. We are committed to raising the funds necessary to support these goals. The cause is bigger than the obstacles. For more information, visit HYPERLINK “x-msg://44/ Find BADASS Dash™ on Facebook and follow on Twitter.

About Autism Speaks and Autism Speaks Canada
Autism Speaks together with Autism Speaks Canada forms North America’s largest autism science and advocacy organization. It is dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention and treatments for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. Fund raising walks for Autism Speaks are held across North America including 6 sites in Canada. Funds raised through walks and other events support Canadian autism research and community grants to agencies across Canada that work directly with children, youth and adults with autism. To learn more about Autism Speaks Canada, please For more information on the Walk Now for Autism Speaks events, please Information on Autism Speaks U.S can be found