May 19 & 20,

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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. Gladiator Assault Challenge obstacle courses are a series of physically challenging obstacles (some natural and some man-made) that individuals or teams must navigate. These courses will challenge you with running, climbing, jumping, crawling, balancing and MUD with the aim of testing overall endurance.

What are my options at a Gladiator Assault Challenge?

  • Full Gladiator Assault Challenge is a 5-7 mile race with 30+ physically challenging obstacles
  • Elite Full Gladiator Challenge (1st heat of the day only with prizes) is a 5-7 mile race with 30+ physically challenging obstacles
  • 5k Charge is a condensed version of the Full Gladiator Assault Challenge consisting of 3+ mile race with 20 to 30 physically challenging obstacles
  • Junior/Parent 5k Gladiator Challenge (last heat of the day allowing juniors ages 10 to 15 to run with a parent) is the same course as the 5K Charge consisting of 3+ mile race with 20 to 30 physically challenging obstacles




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:


Rope Climb

Monkey Mahem

Tunnel Trouble

Combat Zone

Gladiator Charge


Peat Bog

Wall of Shame



Down & Dirty


Monkey Cargo Box

Muddy Bunkers

Balance Beams


Cargo Climb

Snake Bite

Cage Animal

Previous Courses

2017 Fall Iowa

2017 Spring Iowa

2016 Iowa

2015 Iowa

2014 Iowa

2013 Iowa

2012 Iowa



2018 Event Schedule

GAC Iowa

May 19 & 20, 2018

Seven Oaks Recreation
1086 222nd Drive
Boone, IA 50036

View the May 2018 Course Map
May 19th and 20th will be the only event for 2018.

Pricing for the May 2018
Full Gladiator Assault Challenge, 5K Charge, Junior/Parent 5k

Dec 1 - Dec 31 $39
Jan 1 - Feb 28 $49
March 1 - April 30 $69
May 1 - May 18 $89
Race Day - registration on site only $89
Add $10 for Elite Heats
Juniors in Junior/Parent are always $30; parents are going rate





Starting in 2018 the Gladiator Assault Challenge will be self-timed. We have seen over the past years that timing has not been a priority to the majority of our participants and therefore are going to focus those efforts on improving the course and obstacles. The only results that we will be publishing are the winners of the Elite heats both Saturday and Sunday. There will be a clock at the finish line so you can check your time as you finish.

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 DJs

Want to be the heartbeat of the event? We are looking for bands/DJs 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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