By: Steve Tomboni—
Muncie, IN—America Multi-Sport, Inc. will be hosting the 1st Viking Dash Trail Run National Championships at Prairie Creek Reservoir in Muncie, Indiana on Saturday, February 17, 2018. The race is set to begin at 11:00 am. Runners are able to qualify in the 5k, 15k or Half Marathon distance by finishing in the top three overall or top three in their age group at any of the other eight Viking Dash Trail Run race locations. Viking Dash Trail Runs are now one of the largest trail run series in the Midwest.
Nearly 700 athletes from 15 states and Canada will enjoy the amazing trails surrounding Prairie Creek Reservoir on what has been described by many as one of the finest trails in America by many of the athletes.
“We are thrilled to host this America Multi-Sport, Inc. owned event right in our home town with an amazing race team, volunteers and staff second to no other race organization in America,” said Steven and Tammy Tomboni, owners of the event.
Overall winners of Viking Dash Trail Run National Championships at all three distances will receive real Viking weapons. All finishers will receive the exclusive golden Ulfberht sword finisher medal only available at the National Championships. In addition, finishers will all receive hog roast from Grand Grilling To-Go, beer, and a long sleeve shirt.
Non-qualifiers are able to participate in the Viking Dash Trail Run Indiana taking place the following day; Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018 and is the 1st race in the quest to qualify for Viking Dash Trail Run Nationals 2019. This race will feature Thor’s Hammer as the finisher medal. Viking Dash Trail Run hosts athletes ages six and up for the 5k distance, and ages nine and up for the 15k and Half Marathon distances.
In addition, the overall male and female winner of the Viking Dash Trail Run National Championship will each win a Viking River Cruise (rules and conditions apply). Two winners will also be selected at random to win a Viking River Cruise. Viking River Cruise is the number one river cruise line in the world and cruises are located all over the world.
Viking Ship medal hangers to display your collection of unique Viking Dash Trail Run medals are now available for purchase via the America Multi-Sport website. The ships have spaces for 10 medals and are replicates of traditional Viking ships. Viking Dash Trail Run medals available include the Ulfbert Sword, Axe of Ragnar Lothbrok’s, Thor’s Hammer, debuting in Chicago later this year, and seven new finisher medals debuting in July.
In order to qualify for the Viking Dash Trail Run National Championship, athletes have participated in a Viking Dash Trail Run location. These locations include:
- May 27, 2017 in Louisville, KY
- August 12, 2017 in Hell, MI
- August 26, 2017 in Muncie, IN—Night Edition
- October 7, 2017 in Toledo, OH
- October 14, 2017 in Cleveland, OH
- November 11, 2017 in Waynesville, OH—Southwest Ohio
- December 9, 2017 in Chicago, IL
- January, 27, 2018 in Dallas
For full race-day schedules, more information or to register, visit AmericaMultiSport.com.
America Multi-Sport, founded in 2010, is based in Muncie, Indiana and specializes in fitness and health related events having produced over 200 events and welcomed over 57,000 finishers in 5 states. Our mission is to provide communities and individuals with extraordinary health and wellness events and services focused on Christian practices. We hope to provide opportunities to improve spirit, mind and body through “Life Changing Finish Lines.”
A special thanks to our partners/sponsors including Altra Running, Grand Grilling To-Go, GreenLayer, Ashworth Awards and many more.