“Never believe that a few people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have.” – Margaret Mead
"Defining the soul of a race like Spartan took the collected effort of seven extraordinary people. Inspired by the spirit of the Death Race and the brain child of endurance athletes, mountaineers, and former Royal Marines, the Spartan Race is the toughest event on the planet. These individuals, dubbed the “Founding Few” have blazed new trails in their respective events, broken world records and traveled the world seeking bigger and better challenges. They bring that experience, that fire to each and every Spartan Race around the World. The people who bring you Spartan Race are the real thing. They’re tough. They’re daring. They’re bold. They've been out there, pushing themselves physically and mentally further than they thought possible, facing adversity and overcoming it. Every member of the Spartan Race Team is a dedicated and talented athlete, relentlessly pursuing the next level of competition and their own personal best. And each one of them brings this intense enthusiasm to Spartan Race and to its participants. Here’s your chance to get to know them a little better. The “Founding Few” who have blazed the trails as epic athletes of their own right, making Spartan Race the toughest endurance obstacle event on the planet. Hear their stories, be inspired, come out and race with us… you’ll never be the same." - Spartan Race
"Simply, Spartan Race is the world’s leading obstacle race series. It’s an event of pure primitive craziness that you’ll never forget! Spartan Race has: Races all over the globe! Different distances for different levels and styles or racing. A unique culture and community of athletes striving together to overcome any and everything. All over the country we put on different kinds of events, all designed for specific styles of racing and fun. Whatever your level or goals, whether you are a determined champion looking to take home top honors or a member of a team of 30 friends looking to just have a blast, Spartan Race is the venue for your extreme pursuits." - Spartan Race
"Events are clearly defined on our Events page where you can find a race near you. The clock! If our courses do not kill you outright, our clock will. This is not just a "trail run" or any old "mud run", its a race. Most anyone can manage 10 miles and some obstacles. We present you with the ability to hit the course hard and see how you rank. Not just against the competition, but yourself. We want you to be shooting for PERFORMANCE and have you reach it. There are some staples in our repertoire. There are also some venue specific and terrain inspired obstacles. We will not, however, spell it out for you. As well, you will get no course map to inspect. There is fire, mud, water, barbed wire, and occasionally Hell on Earth. There WILL be obstacles to catch you off guard. Curve balls, so to speak. Get over it. We’re here to rip you from your comfort zone. If you need a road map for each step of the way, then maybe this race isn’t for you." -Spartan Race
"Voted Best Obstacle Race by Outside Magazine! Mission To bring out the Spartan in you and to rip 1 million people off of their couches! Spartan Race is the leading global obstacle racing series! The type of people that compete in a Spartan race are people looking to live life to the fullest. Anyone who wants to take their life to the next level can race, and see if they have what it takes to become a Spartan! The world championships of the Spartan Race series is the Death Race in Pittsfield, VT, which was recently ranked as the third hardest endurance race in the world! We do not have course maps. Each Spartan Race strives to surprise the athlete. Preparation for the unknown is a must.This is your chance to see if you are tough enough! Do you have what it takes?"
This will be my first time being involved with the Reebok Spartan Race! I am volunteering for their Mid Atlantic Super Spartan Event Sunday August 25th, 2013. My favorite quote "Don't Quite, You are already in pain, you are already hurt, get a reward from it!" - Eric Thomas I love this saying because it means to me that even when your world is falling apart (when others hurt us intentionally or unintentionally), you can overcome and create your own happiness. Thank you Spartan race for the opportunity to be a part of such a challenging event!
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If you place in the top 3 as a male or female for any competitive wave, you will receive a free entry into the next level race. E.g. If you win a Spartan Sprint, you will receive a free race entry for the Super Spartan of your choice. The week after each race, the winners will be contacted via email with instructions on how to redeem the voucher."
Event Race Shirt (If you finish)
Chip Timing and individual race time
Awesome Finisher Medal
Post Race Party – music, food to purchase, and beer*!
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Kindrunner is launching in June this year! In the picture to the left are two Kindrunner running shoe experts Joe and PJ, reviewing a pair of Brooks and Ravenna 4! Kindrunner will offer expert product review videos, gait analysis and a new way to find all your favorite running products online. Kindrunner is the only place on the web where you can buy running shoes from expert shoe fitters. Their years of experience on the specialty running floor will help guide runners of all levels of experience!
Soles 4 Souls is one of their official shoe re-purposing partners! "Your current shoes may not hold up until your next race, but they can go the distance in changing someone's life forever! Closet full of old #running shoes? Not sure what to do with them but know you don't want them sitting in a landfill for the next 90 years? Send them to us and let us send them to Souls 4 Souls and More Foundation for you. "But Mr. Kindrunner, what do I do with the empty space left in my closet from my old shoes? We will not only help to fill that space for you, we will give you Kindness Cash Rewards for your old shoes... To make filling that empty space a bit easier! The shipping? That's on us. "
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