A month after getting the boot from Brookfield, the Badass Dash — a 7K race that challenges participants to overcome a variety of obstacles — has found a home in northwest suburban Rosemont.

The race will be held on Aug. 31 and is open to individuals and teams in two divisions: recreation and elite. It also features a Kids Dash for children, age 4 to 13.

On Aug. 2 the director of the race, Brookfield resident Brian Sharenow, announced that the Chicago version of the Badass Dash will be held in and around the grounds of the Ballpark at Rosemont, which was constructed to host professional women’s fastpitch softball.

“The village and individual property owners within the complex that will host our race course welcomed our event with open arms,” said Sharenow in a press release announcing the venue shift.

Sharenow noted that the Rosemont location is easy to access from the expressway and has a Metra stop right across the street at Balmoral Avenue. It’s also in a relatively isolated, non-residential area within Rosemont and has access to a nearby parking deck.

According to Sharenow, the Rosemont course will have 27 obstacles, and participants can partake in an after-race festival, featuring live entertainment and a beer garden inside the ballpark.

The Brookfield village board, on July 8, turned away the Badass Dash, citing concerns about how the village could handle the predicted 1,500 participants on a Labor Day weekend that also featured the local farmers market and would be sure to draw large crowds to Brookfield Zoo.

The racecourse was slated to weave through residential neighborhoods. Typically, such races are held in rural areas or large, contained properties outside of urban or suburban residential areas.

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