This morning I ran the Warrior Dash with my IZEA teammates Larry and Rhia. I have to say it was probably the most fun I have ever had running, partially because of the obstacles, mud and party atmosphere, but mostly because of the people I ran with. We were by no means the fastest team out there, but we had a great time, stuck together and “Rhia and The Sprinkles” crossed the finish line holding hands.

The Warrior Dash is a 3 mile run combined with a challenging and rugged terrain. Along the path you will encounter mud crawling, fire-leaping, balance beams and various other obstacles. It all ends in a big party, complete with a band, plenty of over-sized beers and giant turkey legs.

Great Team Building

My only regret for this years Warrior Dash was that I didn’t make it a bigger company wide initiative at IZEA. The race is short enough that everyone could have finished, yet challenging enough that you feel like you accomplished something. Next year I plan on having a company tent, spending the entire weekend in a camper and paying the entry fee for all the Izeans that want to participate. Unique events like this are true team building opportunities that foster team work, comradery and some incredible memories.

Ted Murphy

Ted Murphy

Ted Murphy is an American entrepreneur. He is currently the Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of IZEA, a technology company that provides software for influencer marketing.


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