A popular athletic event will not be returning to Galveston his next year.

Red Frog Events announced that its Beach Dash event will not be held in Galveston in 2013. The Beach Dash was a 5K obstacle course that featured, among other things, a leap over burning coals and a dive into ice water. The most recent Beach Dash was held on Oct. 6, and attracted hundreds of participants to the beach.

A Red Frog employee who answered the phone on Friday said the Beach Dash promotion was being licensed out to a company in Australia.

Red Frog will continue to hold other events in Texas next year, including a Warrior Dash in Smithville on March 16, a Great Urban Race in Austin on March 23 and a Great Urban Race in Houston on Oct. 19.

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