The Arctic Dash 2019

The Arctic Dash is back and is bigger and better than ever! A challenging 5K adventure obstacle race hosted at YMCA Camp Kern, located just outside Lebanon, OH. We've added some new obstacles to the old favorites and with nineteen challenges over our rugged terrain, you will be pushed to your limit. Swamp pits, mud crawls, wall climbs, military obstacles...we have it all. Are you ready for the next level?

Mud, natural and man-made obstacles, rugged terrain and beautiful surroundings make this race unique; and don’t forget whatever mother nature decides to throw at us!

100% of the proceeds go to help kids go to camp next year!

Saturday, December 7th
Waves begin at 10am


YMCA Camp Kern
5291 State Route 350
Oregonia, Ohio. 45054

Open to ages 16+
Open to members and the public
Registration is required - See link below

Register by October 22nd - $45 per person
Register between October 22–November 18th - $55 per person
Register after November 18th - $65 per person

SAVE $10 with our promo code: DAYTONY



Have questions? Contact Chris Addision, the Director of YMCA Camp Kern, at


The 5k mud obstacle race is great for all abilities and encompasses most of Camp Kern's property, with 19 fun and challenging obstacles sprinkled throughout the course.  

2019 will be our We are now in our 8th year of the event and are proud that this event has raised more than $70,000 for our Annual Campaign, which provides scholarships to allow kids, whose families otherwise may not be able to afford it, to have that magical summer camp experience.

YMCA Camp Kern is a place for families, and we encourage you to bring the family to the event. We offer a free mini mud dash for the little ones, spectator area, warm water hose-offs and showers, bag storage area, and a friendly group of staff and volunteers to help with any of your needs.


We are always looking for community sponsors to help support this event and have multiple sponsorship levels. For more informattion and if you have any interest or questions, please email Chris Addison at