The Canadian Death Race 2015 – Playlist

The race drop is here. So I will mope. Tear up.

I no longer walk funny, and it seems like weeks have passed since that extra long and extra boring race briefing on Friday night.

There is nothing to do but put together the race playlist, look through photos and reminisce. For a year.

My personal Canadian Death Race playlist would include the following:

  • Dream On by Aerosmith
  • Together We Are One by Serena Ryder
  • Ain’t No Mountain High Enough by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
  • I Would Walk 500 Miles by The Proclaimers
  • Hips Don’t Lie by Shakira


Meanwhile, I reached out to you, awesome Death Racers, and you delivered! Here’s a collection of songs that would make an amazing racing or training playlist.

Are You With Me by Lost Frequencies
Don’t Stop Me Now by Queen
Running on Empty by Jackson Browne
Dog Days Are Over by Florence + The Machine
Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen
Runner by Manfred Mann
Hells Bells by AC/DC
Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) by Kelly Clarkson
Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
It’s A Long Way To The Top (If You Want To Rock’N’Roll) by AC/DC
Light Up The Sky by Thousand Foot Krutch [Stint Remix]
A Hard Day’s Night by Beatles
Fight Song by Rachel Platten
Mind Over Matter by Young The Giant
Shine On You Crazy Diamond by Pink Floyd
Don’t Stop Believing by Journey
Road To Hell by Chris Rea
Long May You Run by Neil Young
Climb Every Mountain from The Sound Of Music
Take Me To The River by Talking Heads
Wake Me Up by Avicii
Run The World (Girls) by Beyonce
End Of The Line by Travelling Wilburys
The Journey by Lea Salonga

*Thanks to all Death Racers who have contributed to the above!

I’m going to finish with this poem someone shared the day before the race. [Thank you, Sheldon Wilcox!]

‘twas the night before Death Race
And no one could sleep,
All the racers had nightmares
Of mountains too steep,
Of Slugfest and Hamel,
Bum slide and Split Rock,
Grizzly bears, wolves,
And cougars that stalk.

Blood blisters, black toenails,
Chaffing, wet feet,
Loose boulders, trail washouts
And mud bogs too deep.
It will rain, it will blow.
We will freeze, we will fry.
We will laugh and high five.
Late for cut-off – we’ll cry.

So tomorrow we race
For a coin and for pride.
Cheer us on, if you will.
It’s one hell of a ride!

Thank you, Canadian Death Race. One of the best races I have done to date.

Liked this post? Check out my playlists for Spartan Death Race 2013 and Spartan Ultra Beast 2012.


posted: August 04, 2015