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The Viking Dash Trail Runs will challenge you, both mentally and physically. We want our participants to push their own boundaries at our events and in turn become stronger in their everyday life.

Viking Dash Trail Run is based on the history of the Vikings and their ability to endure and conquer whatever nature put in front of them. Vikings were known to be strong, tough and adventurous people that shared a great sense of  family and kinship. These are exactly the elements behind the Viking Dash  Trail Run- your will will be challenged, your limits of mental and physical abilities tested so that you will become stronger not only as a runner but in your daily life. Once you are completed with your Viking Dash Trail Run, celebrate with your fellow Vikings at the post-race BBQ with song and drink.


  • Viking Dash Trail Run is not a race, but a challenge and test of endurance. 
  • Vikings runners never quit
  • Vikings conquer their fears
  • We leave no Viking behind
  • Vikings will drink and celebrate in Walhalla

The Viking Dash is part of the world-famous Arnold Sports Festival taking place February 28 - March 3, 2019. All Viking Dash participants will receive as part of the their entry a complimentary ticket to the Arnold Fitness Expo. 

Countdown to Viking Dash!

Registration fees

5K Trail Run/Walk

    1. $40.00

      Karls Viking Class

      Aug 29 – Nov 30
    2. $45.00

      Jarls Viking Class (Earls)

      Now registering Dec 1 – Dec 31

10K Trail Run/Walk

    1. $50.00

      Karls Viking Class

      Aug 29 – Nov 30
    2. $55.00

      Jarls Viking Class (Earls)

      Now registering Dec 1 – Dec 31

20K Trail Run/Walk

    1. $60.00

      Karls Viking Class

      Aug 29 – Nov 30
    2. $65.00

      Jarls Viking Class (Earls)

      Now registering Dec 1 – Dec 31

Choice of Finishers Medal

Finishers have their choice of medal - Thor's Hammer or The Viking Mace.  


Thor's Hammer Finisher Medal


Viking Dash Trail Map

Location: Delaware State Park - Delaware, OH 

Start Location: Walnut Grove/Sweet Gum Area


Viking Dash Event App

Download from your Apple or Android store the Greenswell Events App and get all the event details - course map, event schedule, Arnold Sports Festival, selfie app, and LIVE results - all at your fingertips!


National Trail Qualifier Series

Qualification races: All Viking Dash Races - March 2018 to May 2019

Invitation only slots for the National Viking Dash Trail Run Championships to be held in Muncie, Indiana on Saturday, June 22, 2019: 4 distances: 5k/10k/15k/Half Marathon will be awarded Overall National Championships and Age Group National Awards

Eligibility: Top 3 Overall M/F earn a spot and top 3 age groupers qualify. We apply the roll-down to the next 3 age groupers via email 3-weeks after notification.

Age groups recognized:

5k=6-8, 9-12, 13-15, 16-19, 20-24 to 80-84(+) if needed

15k/Half=9-12, 13-15, 16-19, 20-24 to 80-84(+) if needed

Only the 1st 1,000 registered are accepted.

Male & Female Winners of the Half Marathon will receive a voucher for a Viking Cruise. An additional cruise will be given away at random in a drawing on race day.

For more details on the Viking Dash Trail Run National Schedule of trail runs - visit Viking Dash Trail Run  


About Greenswell Events

Greenswell events is based in Columbus, Ohio & Central Ohio's premier running & triathlon event organizer. As Central Ohio's only local triathlon organizer we are proud to support endurance athletes of all disciplines. Our events include running, fitness, and multi-sport events of all types and distances.  For more about us and our event schedule, visit 


Contact Information

Event Location

Delaware State Park, U.S. Highway 23 N, Delaware, OH, USA

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