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Challenge Yourself, Have Fun And Get Down N’ Dirty!!!

on November 20, 2014

Is it a fad, craze or what is slowly becoming the norm of “life experience” races.  Why should anyone choose to do these crazy races out there?!?! – The Tough Mudder, The Tough Guy Race, Antarctic Ice Marathon, Spartan Death Race, Badwater Ultra Marathon, Race Across America, The Warrior Dash, Goruck Challenge, Bonefrog Challenge, soo many others and of course THE SPARTAN RACE!   

Spartan Race is a series of obstacle races of varying distance and difficulty ranging from 3 miles to marathon distances. In 2012, they were voted Outside Magazine’s “BEST OBSTACLE RACE” in 2012.  They are held in the U.S. and across the world. The series includes the Spartan Sprint 3+ miles of obstacle racing, the Super Spartan 8+ miles, the Spartan Beast 12+ miles, and the Ultra Beast 26+ miles – one of two marathon obstacle courses along with Mudderthon. Spartan Race also has a military series in which obstacles are designed by the United States military yikes!   Some of their obstacle range from fire jumps, barbed wire crawls, spear throws, to log jumps, rope climbs and Herculean Hoists! To find out even more just click onto this link  to their website!

 These races can in fact be life altering.  It pushes you physically, as well as mentally – it pushes you to move forward – it pushes you to keep going – it pushes you to survive – and it shows you what you’re made of.   These races can be a huge self esteem boost to someone who wants to see results outside the realm of the gym. It gives you a sense of accomplishment and even a drive that you can overcome and preserver anything in life. These races are a great way to break the monotony of your workout routine, change your gym environment, get outdoors and have some fun!!! 

Another great reason to do a race is the charity aspect of it. The Spartan Race is partnered with Homes For Our Troops, a a charity dedicated to providing specialty homes for troops that have been severely injured. The goal of Spartan Race Inc. was to raise enough money in the 2011 season to build a “Spartan” home for soldiers who have been injured while on duty. Operation Enduring Warrior is a charity that allows wounded warriors to actually participate in the races. A team of volunteers take injured troops to complete a Spartan race.  

The Spartan Race is kid friendly too! Each Spartan Race features a Kids Spartan Races for children age 5–13. These races feature cargo nets, balance beam, and mud. The “Jr. Varsity” mini obstacle courses typically last ½ mile, with the “Varsity” children completing two laps to make a 1 mile course. Children who complete the courses receive finisher medals.  Very cool!

So what do you say?! Anyone game to add this to their list of accomplishments?!  I’ll tell you what – here’s a 10% discount code SPARTANBLOGGER to tempt you to sign up for ANY upcoming race!  Here’s where to find the next race near you 

Win a free race if you dare!  Just send in a best Spartan race story with a best muddy picture and we will soon pic a winner!

AROO!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hrn7XGemSU

 

 

 

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