Participant Testimonials

 

Russell Benjamin | Participant

BoldrDash events are local and more enjoyable for me and my family, plus what the Bold Foundation has done for many people [is what separates BRD from other events]. I starting OCR races back in 2012. I trained very hard and enjoyed the amazing life changes that came along with them. This is when I heard of Boldrdash at the same time frame at Yawgoo in RI, after the TM race, I completed it and had a blast. I got to thinking that this is something I would like to do yearly, keep in shape, meet new people, and have my family come…read more

 

 

Jillian Fox | Participant

After competing in the BoldrDash on the beach we heard about the BoldrDash for kids. We thought this would be a great way to spend quality time with our 3 year old grandnephew. Colin was 3 for his first BoldrDash and 4 for the second. The first time there was a lot of talking to and hand holding but he made it through. The second time he went in with enthusiasm and was looking less for the verbal encouragement and more for a knee to stand on to get over obstacles or just a face on the other side to know he could make it…read more

 

 

Anthony Scotti | Participant

BoldrDash has been a favorite of mine since my first experience at Yawgoo Valley in September 2013. The course challenges me, I have met many wonderful people through participation in BoldrDash events, like Lynn Hall, and I enjoy local smaller OCRs as much as the bigger races. I like that BoldrDash raises funds for local charities and supports the Find your Bold Organization. And, as a master’s athlete, I’m 50. BoldrDash is an OCR that I can compete with others my age and younger and still finish in the top 5 of the elite wave…read more

 

 

Kristin Paragine | Intern, Participant

I’ve participated in basic 5k’s, two BoldrDash events, and one Tough Mudder so far. I can definitely say that after all of the events I’ve participated in, I’ve felt AWESOME after completing all of them…but I always compare every event to BoldrDash and it’ll always have a special place in my heart! After working with the BoldrDash team helping to build and promote BoldrDash events, and then participating in them, I recognized how much dedication and love they have for not only the events but the community that participates in them…read more

 

 

Mathias Kohring | Dad, Participant

As much as I like to race, I love to share the experiences. My wife and I do road races, but my daughter loves doing what I do, and I got her started doing the family waves, but she quickly outgrew those. Now she runs with me! BoldrDash allows us to run together and share these experiences. You can’t replace moments like that. Just come to one event and see for yourself just how much fun it is…read more

 

 

Mat Felton | Participant

I have now participated in three events, and my goals were different at each event. My first BoldrDash event was the last at Yawgoo, and I couldn’t have picked a better event. My second event was Rocky Point, dressed as a clown. I even got a picture with Lynn who hates clowns. I recently participated at WinterDash with the goal to one- do multiple laps at an event for the first time, and two- beat my best personal 5k mud run time…. Both of which I accomplished despite being in the single digits all day with wind chill…read more

 

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Russell Continued

BoldrDash events are local and more enjoyable for me and my family, plus what the Bold Foundation has done for many people [is what separates BRD from other events]. I starting OCR races back in 2012. I trained very hard and enjoyed the amazing life changes that came along with them. This is when I heard of Boldrdash at the same time frame at Yawgoo in RI, after the TM race, I completed it and had a blast. I got to thinking that this is something I would like to do yearly, keep in shape, meet new people, and have my family come.

My Bold is to complete each [BoldrDash] race, push myself, help others, encourage others and cross the finish line with my family waiting for me. I love seeing all levels of people doing these events. Now my daughter does the kids race at Rocky Point. She loves warming up with me and doing the race herself. BoldrDash means a lot more than OCR, it’s about family, local support, community and fun. The race itself has a great mix for all levels of runners, groups and teams. I love it. Lynn and her team and all the volunteers are awesome and you see a lot of family and returning participants.

I can’t say enough about Boldrdash other than the fact we will miss Yawgoo. I’m proud to show off my Boldrdash stickers and talk about it. When I tell people what race I do and the name of it, I tell them it’s an OCR race, but then I start to explain all the wonderful stuff Lynn does for the community and charities and the local support and of course now the Bold Foundation. It’s like race is 2nd nature after I get done talking about all the great other things and stuff that is happening, that’s why I love BoldrDash: it’s not about the race it’s about the love of community.

Jillian Continued

After competing in the BoldrDash on the beach we heard about the BoldrDash for kids. We thought this would be a great way to spend quality time with our 3 year old grandnephew. Colin was 3 for his first BoldrDash and 4 for the second. The first time there was a lot of talking to and hand holding but he made it through. The second time he went in with enthusiasm and was looking less for the verbal encouragement and more for a knee to stand on to get over obstacles or just a face on the other side to know he could make it. We ran as a team stayed together as a team and encouraged one another as a team.

These events are amazing! There is always someone to cheer you on or for you to cheer on. We found Colin giving the thumbs up sign to adults as they ran by and yelling good job! This he learned from other people on the course, competitors and volunteers saying the same to him. Overall this has made such a difference in Colin. He looks forward to it every year and knows when the time is coming!

Anthony Continued

BoldrDash has been a favorite of mine since my first experience at Yawgoo Valley in September 2013. The course challenges me, I have met many wonderful people through participation in BoldrDash events, like Lynn Hall, and I enjoy local smaller OCRs as much as the bigger races. I like that BoldrDash raises funds for local charities and supports the Find your Bold Organization. And, as a master’s athlete, I’m 50. BoldrDash is an OCR that I can compete with others my age and younger and still finish in the top 5 of the elite wave.

BoldrDash has challenged me to become better at the transitions between the obstacles and running due to the high number of obstacles on the short course. The atmosphere that surrounds BoldrDash before, during, and after the race is what keeps me coming back. That atmosphere is a direct result of Lynn’s commitment to run the best OCR event. I like the uniqueness of each event and the use of each course’s terrain. I keep coming back because it is my way of supporting the tremendous effort BoldrDash puts forth in growing the sport of obstacle course racing and they are so damn fun. I tell anyone who will listen as often as I can, “If you like OCRs you will love BoldrDash.”

It’s not just another OCR thrown together to make money and be like all the other guys. It is unique, challenging, well-planned and well-run, and it’s a New England exclusive OCR. BoldrDash can accommodate those just getting acquainted with OCRs to someone who has been involved for years, like me, and everyone in between.

Kristin Continued

I’ve participated in basic 5k’s, two BoldrDash events, and one Tough Mudder so far. I can definitely say that after all of the events I’ve participated in, I’ve felt AWESOME after completing all of them…but I always compare every event to BoldrDash and it’ll always have a special place in my heart! After working with the BoldrDash team helping to build and promote BoldrDash events, and then participating in them, I recognized how much dedication and love they have for not only the events but the community that participates in them. BoldrDash has a sense of community that might not be found in other events and even though I felt intimidated by some of the obstacles that were part of BoldrDash races, there was always someone to guide you at each location where there was an obstacle which made me feel comfortable. Whereas, in other events I’ve participated in didn’t have someone standing at every obstacle so that made me more fearful to go over some obstacles. BoldrDash races are challenging but I know that if I put my mind to it, I can accomplish the obstacles especially because there are different levels for all types of athletes. In other events I’ve done I felt at times if I didn’t have a lot of arm strength for example, that I couldn’t accomplish certain obstacles because there was only one way to do an obstacle or you just don’t attempt at all and walk around it. I also never experienced a “festival area” like I did at BoldrDash on the Beach in any other event I’ve done; BoldrDash had more games and kid-friendly things going on.

Lynn taught me a lot about hard work in every aspect of your everyday life, from work to working on keeping your own body healthy. It was also inspiring seeing her run the race with her family knowing that she’s the one hosting the race for the community. I thought that was cool. BoldrDash was one of my favorite internships to this day! I got to meet awesome people that I worked with and I love seeing how excited everyone is who participates in BoldrDash races, especially their faces after completing it! I love the obstacles, especially since there are different obstacles in each race and the races are in different locations. I also just love Rhode Island so it’s a nice excuse to come back.

Mathias Continued

As much as I like to race, I love to share the experiences. My wife and I do road races, but my daughter loves doing what I do, and I got her started doing the family waves, but she quickly outgrew those. Now she runs with me! BoldrDash allows us to run together and share these experiences. You can’t replace moments like that. Just come to one event and see for yourself just how much fun it is. I couldn’t get over how much fun the obstacles and the race were. Lynn’s enthusiasm is contagious! Totally kid friendly, awesome festival atmosphere, terrific volunteers and one amazing effervescent race director! Everyone is welcome and you will have fun, guaranteed.

Mat Continued

I have now participated in three events, and my goals were different at each event. My first BoldrDash event was the last at Yawgoo, and I couldn’t have picked a better event. My second event was Rocky Point, dressed as a clown. I even got a picture with Lynn who hates clowns. I recently participated at WinterDash with the goal to one- do multiple laps at an event for the first time, and two- beat my best personal 5k mud run time…. Both of which I accomplished despite being in the single digits all day with wind chill.

 

What makes me come back to BoldrDash is that it is local event. It is a friendly environment, and the abundance of obstacles. I always like more obstacles, – it gives me an opportunity to fine tune my skills [for] longer mud runs that I do. Although I sometimes consider it a stepping stone event,  I still always enjoy the BoldRDash event series more than almost any other 5k mud run.

 

My bold is my desire is to participate at the most local run to where I live, and to represent this region of the country in mud runs.

 

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