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Participant Swag

All participants will receive the following swag with their entry:

  • Gladiator Assault Challenge Finisher T-Shirt
  • Gladiator Assault Challenge Medal
  • Finish line fruit
  • One complimentary beer/drink (must be legal drinking age for beer)
  • Admission into the pre/post parties with a DJ rockin' music

What is the GAC?

Gladiator Assault Challenge is the Midwest's premier test of endurance, speed, agility, strength, and mental stamina. The Gladiator Assault Challenge obstacle course is a series of 30+ physically challenging obstacles (some natural and some man-made) that individuals or teams must navigate. The 5 to 7 mile course will challenge you with running, climbing, jumping, crawling and balancing elements with the aim of testing overall endurance.

Options within the Gladiator Assault Challenge are the 5K Charge and the Junior/Parent Gladiator Challenge. This obstacle course is a condensed version of the Gladiator Assault Challenge consisting of a series of 20 to 30 physically challenging obstacles (some natural and some man-made) that can be navigated as an individual or team. The 3 plus mile course will still challenge you with running, climbing, jumping, crawling and balancing elements with the aim of testing overall endurance.




About GAC

Thousands have endured our obstacles and conquered our courses for the prize of calling themselves Gladiators. Here are some examples of their triumphs:


Gladiator Charge


Peat Bog

Wall of Shame



Down & Dirty


Monkey Cargo Box

Muddy Bunkers

Balance Beams


Cargo Climb

Snake Bite

Cage Animal

Previous Courses

2016 Iowa

2015 Iowa

2014 Iowa

2013 Iowa

2012 Iowa



2017 Event Schedule

Pricing for the May 2017
Iowa Gladiator Assault Challenge

Sept 1 - Oct 31 $42
Nov 1- Dec 31 $55
Jan 1 - Feb 28 $65
Mar 1 - Apr 15 $70
Apr 16 - May 1 $85
May 2 - May 16 $100
After May 16 - signup at race $100





Past GAC race results were figured by taking your start time and subtracting that from your finish time. NEW for 2017 GAC will be using timing chips to ensure accurate timing. Actual timing will be provided by True Time Racing Services LLC.

Results will be available immediately after you finish and displayed on TV monitors near the finish area. Results will also be available live on the internet. We will send out the link prior to race day so you can share it with your family and friends.

Past GAC Results


Contact Us

Most questions can be answered on the General Information page. If your question is still unanswered, please email us at


Becoming a sponsor with GAC is a great opportunity for your company. We have many opportunities available to showcase your products to thousands of people. Our Gladiators range in ages, professions and interests, but share a common thread of being very active. We are currently looking for local and national partners at different levels of price points. We will advertise your products on our website and during the GAC events with signage, tent space and sample opportunities. If you're interested in partnering with us, please contact at GAC Headquarters.

Bands and DJ's

Want to be the heartbeat of the event? We are looking for bands/DJ's to provide an exceptional party atmosphere at our Midwest GAC events. To be considered, please e-mail a soundtrack file to



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