Gladiator Rock'n Run | Rose Bowl 2018


Hosted by Dan "Nitro" Clark Contact Host

Ticket Information


Event Description

8th Annual



Are YOU ready for the challenge? With 5 Super Bowls, 100 Rose Bowls and 1000's of other colossal events, the world's best athletes have charged through the players tunnel as 100,000 cheering fans slammed to their feet.

But on Saturday, August 25th, 2018 -- YOU are the athlete. YOU will rumble down the players tunnel into the legendary stadium. YOU will have the chance to follow in the epic badassery that came before you.

Will you join the battle-hardened warriors of the past by conquering obstacles like Quads of the Gods, Polar Bear Plunge and the Beast? Or will you be left crying in mud, sucking your thumb, asking for your momma?

To find out, grab all your friends, sign up now and join us in an epic rivalry that dates back to ancient Gladiators, a battle relived every year by Trojans and Bruins alike. Sierra Nevada beer, food, rock'n roll and Gladiator Glory await!

GLADIATOR - 5k / 17-20 Obstacles

This is perfect for athletes of all levels, from first time racers to seasoned vets. 3 miles over diverse terrain and packed with awesome Gladiator obstacles. It is a challenge, but believe in yourself and what you are capable of.  You got this.  

    - 9:00am * (SOLD OUT)
    - 9:30am * (SOLD OUT)
    - 10:00am *  
    - 10:30am 
    - 11:00am
    - 11:30am (SOLD OUT)

    - All Gladiators will have black bibs and run in their designated wave.

    - Waves eligible for 1st - 3rd Overall M & F Awards are noted with a *

SUPER GLADIATOR - 10k  / 25 Obstacles

Super Gladiator is a great choice for experienced Gladiators and newcomers who want to put themselves to the test. It's a proving ground for your stamina, tenacity and grit with 25 obstacles over tougher and more rugged terrain. 

    - 7:30am *
    8:00am *
    - All Super Gladiators will have red bibs and must run in their designated wave.
    - All Super Gladiators will receive a special "Limited Edition" Super Gladiator Medal.

    *  Eligible for 1st-3rd Overall M & F Awards

    * Eligible for Fastest Team Award. (Specific rules apply that will be sent in a pre race email)

Each wave consists of both men and women from every age group. You may register for any available wave regardless of your age.


Rose Bowl
1001 Rose Bowl Dr
Pasadena, CA 91103


$15 per car. $40 per bus or RV. Pay as you enter, CASH only. 


Spectators are FREE. Bring your friends and family to cheer you on as you go for Gladiator Glory. Course is specifically designed so your peeps can see you conquer 4-6 Obstacles. 

Bag Check is $5 (CASH only)


Salute Heroes

Salute Heroes

Founded in 2004 as a non-profit, non-partisan 501(c) (3) organization, the Coalition is among the nation's leading charities providing wounded veterans and families of Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation New Dawn the aid and assistance needed for their long roads to recovery.


7:30am - 8:00am: Super Gladiator 10k
9:00am - 11:30am: Gladiator 5k

  • Last Heat Time: Check here 10 days prior to event day
  • Waves of 400+ racers will be released every 30 minutes.
  • Ages 14+
  • Waves eligible for awards are noted with a *
  • Biggest (all waves) & Fastest Team Award (10K 7:30,8 Only)
  • We recommend you arrive at least an hour before your wave time begins.


Friday, Aug 24th
12pm - 7pm
The Rose Bowl
Locker Room
1001 Rose Bowl Dr
Pasadena, CA 91103
(This is not mandatory, you can pick up on race day at registration tents)


Call out your friends and co-workers for an epic day of Adventure. Teams can be a minimum of 2 to 100's. The Largest Team gets a sweet award and a 10x10 team tent in the expo. Create a team during registration. Make sure all team members have the SAME start time. 

Get 4 Friends to sign up and you race for FREE.  Click here for details.


  • Photo ID.
  • A change of clothes.
  • Spending Money for extra Beer, Gladiator Grub and Gear. 
  • An initialed, signed and dated copy of the participant waiver. This is optional, but will save time in line! Download here.


  • Look in the mirror.
  • Take in a stiff breath of courage.
  • Chastise yourself for taking life too seriously.
  • Promise yourself you'll be "Gladiator Tough" and do better today than you did yesterday.
  • Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today.


We will do our best to accommodate you whenever possible. Please note we have a strict NO REFUND POLICY. All sales are FINAL.

To change your start time:
Click Here

To transfer your race to another Gladiator (requires Gladiator Guarantee Ticket):
Please email [email protected] with your name / email and the transferee's name / email

To request a rain-check (requires Gladiator Guarantee Ticket):
Please email [email protected] with your name / email and requested rain-check date


There is a mandatory $13 Insurance fee with your registration.

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