New Winter Warrior Festival Planned for Feb. 17

New Winter Warrior Festival Planned for Feb. 17

A new Presidents Day Weekend event will bring families and local businesses together in Ocean City in the heart of winter.

The inaugural Winter Warrior Festival will be run out of Ocean City Civic Center on Saturday, Feb. 17, and include four components: an obstacle course race for children, a “Winter Warrior” obstacle challenge for parents and individuals, team challenges such as a fire truck pull, and an indoor festival for participants and spectators.

  • Kids Obstacles: A fun, non-competitive course includes a rock wall, hazard walls, cargo net, agility poles, teeter plank, monkey bars, floating steps, tire run, and noodle tower.
  • “Winter Warrior Challenge”: Show your grit on a cold 2.5-mile course with 10 obstacles. Look for things like sand mounds, tires, teeter-totters and monkey bars along the way. This race is reserved for participants ages 14 and older. All survivors receive an exclusive Winter Warrior Challenge finisher T-shirt.
  • “Winter Warrior” Team Challenges: Teams of four from local businesses, organizations, churches and other groups will compete in events such as a fire-truck pull and tire-flip relay.
  • “Winter Warrior” Festival: As the events go on outside and for a post-race celebration, local merchants, restaurants and services will set up inside the Civic Center for a mid-winter festival – offering an early taste of the long-awaited summer.

Registration for all events is open now, and discounted fees will be available through 4 p.m. Feb. 14. For complete information and registration, visit

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