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Official Charity Partner

Autism Speaks
EVENT HOTEL PARTNERS

Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort
4021 Lakeview Drive
Stone Mountain GA 30083
1 (800) 228-9290 or (770) 879-9900
*Rate $125 (on or before March 22)

For more hotels that offer special deals, please click here
(listed at bottom of page).

B.A.D. Extreme Obstacle 7K Challenge

March 15 - March 15

Adrenaline junkies... get ready for the wildest, most fun race this side of insanity.

The B.A.D. Obstacle Challenge is a Worldwide Adventure and Obstacle Course Challenge. The race will consist of a 7k (4.4 mile) course that boasts 25+ unconventional, but achievable obstacles that are truly challenging with the course specifically designed to be set within the confines of Stone Mountain Park.

B.A.D. racers are all timed and each has the opportunity to compete individually or as a team and register for one of 3 Divisions:

  • The ELITE division, as the name clearly depicts, is geared toward individuals who are well trained (i.e. police, firefighters, armed forces, competitive athletes) and are looking to “get after it” while having the race of a lifetime. This division showcases those who can traverse through the obstacles while navigating the terrain the fastest with opportunities to win big prizes and even bigger bragging rights.

  • The RECREATION division, which can be anyone from an avid racer to a weekend warrior to someone 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 K9 COMPANION division is the first of its kind in the OCR genre where participants can bring their canines to take part in a race specifically designed / modified for them to compete as a team. Each team will be comprised of one male or female runner that is a minimum of 14 years of age and a canine that is a minimum of 1 year old – no matter what size, shape or breed. A maximum lead of 4 feet will be required for all teams competing and they will follow the same course as the Recreation division with a select number of obstacles designed specifically for each team to conquer together.

HALF PRICE DISCOUNT FOR ANYONE REGISTERING FOR MULTIPLE DIVISIONS!

Save $10 with promo code "AUTISMSMP".
Click "Register Now" to Save (discount automatically applied)!

Register Now

Mountain Members: Click here and then click "Enter promotional code" above the "Register" button.
Enter the promotion code sent to you via email.

Competing in multiple divisions?

If you'd like to participate in either a Recreation or Elite Trained division and wish to add the K-9 companion division you can SAVE 50% on your K-9 Companion Division Entry!

Kids Dash

The KIDS DASH is for children 4 - 13 years of age. The Kids Dash for 4 - 6 years old will feature 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.

Looking to register for the Kids Dash? Online Pre-Registration is available at the http://badobstaclechallenge.com website!

Be sure to pre-register to save, onsite registration for the Kids Dash is $25.

Family / Group / Team / Corporate Discounts

5+ participants receive a $10 discount on each team member’s registration. *  

For large teams and corporate organizations please contact us for more information.

Event Goals

Whether our participants have raced a 5k, 10k, Mud Run, Trail Race, Adventure Race, Triathlon or any “Athlon” for that matter, the B.A.D Obstacle Challenge is committed to be unlike any race they’ve entered before. And whether they enter as an individual or come as a team, our goals for everyone remain the same:

  • To raise awareness and funds for our Charity Partner Autism Speaks
  • To bring both notoriety and an influx of patrons from other communities to both the City of Stone Mountain as well as the Park.
  • To create the personal challenge of a lifetime
  • To push participants to their limit to see if they can conquer the extreme elements
  • To make participants overcome some of their wildest fears
  • To have EVERY participant leave the race saying to themselves…. NOW THAT WAS INSANE!