May 19 & 20,

Email Signup

May 2017 Course Video!


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 and chip timing) 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 only 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:


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



2018 Event Schedule

Pricing for the Sept/Oct 2017
Full Gladiator Assault Challenge, 5K Charge, Junior/Parent 5k

May 30 - June 30 $39
July 1- July 31 $49
August 1 - August 31 $69
Sept 1 - Sept 29 $89
Race Day - registration on site only $89
Add $10 for Elite Heats
Juniors in Junior/Parent are always $30; parents are going rate





If you're interested in knowing your race time results, timing chips are available for an additional $5 on the registration page. The timing chips are provided by True Time Racing Services LLC.

If you purchase a timing chip, your results will be available immediately after you finish and displayed on TV monitors near the finish area, as well as live on the internet. We will post on the Gladiator Facebook page the link to the results and video of you finishing the course. The finish line video is linked to your timing chip so it's very important to make sure you finish the course with your chip still attached to your shoe. The video is normally available around 1-2 weeks after race day and we encourage you to share it on social media 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 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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