Winter Warrior Festival Brings Athletic Fun to Ocean City on Feb. 17

What: An athletic winter festival with obstacle courses, races, food, and merchants

When: Saturday, Feb. 17 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Ocean City Civic Center, 6th and Boardwalk

The inaugural Winter Warrior Festival on Saturday in Ocean City will provide a great way to escape cabin fever.

The event runs 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 17 at the Ocean City Civic Center (Sixth Street and Boardwalk). The festival is free to attend, and will include special sales from local merchants, crafters, and food vendors. It’ll be a taste of summer in the heart of winter. While the festival runs indoors, a series of race events will be going on outside.

Come cheer for teams from local businesses and community groups as they compete for bragging rights in challenges that include a fire-truck pull and tire-flip relay. Watch individuals compete in obstacle-course challenges.

It’s not too late to sign up to compete in any of the races.

The event includes:

  • 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.

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