After the release of the popular movie 300 showcasing just how hardcore the Spartans were, launches a nationwide series of obstacle course races known as the Spartan Race. Competitors will take on obstacles ranging from crawling under barbed wire, to jumping through a wall of fire. Spartan Races cater to all levels of runners, from the true spartan warriors who show up gunning for that top spot, to the weekend warriors who are just out to take part in a fun event with some friends. The great thing about these races is that they are unique and fun, which draws people to step out of their comfort zone and try something new.
Being completely honest, we have never signed up for a Spartan Race to date, as we tend to enjoy the longer distance events, and truth be told while running ultra’s you usually find yourself running into similar obstacles that are simply naturally occurring. We’ve had deep and long river crossings, mudded out valleys (climbing up and down) and somehow our race selections seem to have ran us into a lot of cattle over the years :S haha. Anyways, the enthusiastic folks at Spartan Races contacted us to see if we thought our followers might be interested in their series and they were offering a free entry to give away. As we know so many people who dabble in long and short distance running, cross fit, obstacle course races, and a multitude of other sports, we thought we’d offer it up in a fun way….and common, who doesn’t love a free give-away??!!
HOW DO I ENTER??
So here what it takes to enter –> Simply comment at the bottom of this page and let us know what event/race/sport it was that you stepped out of your comfort zone to try out. It doesn’t have to be an in depth story, we just want to share the ideas to hopefully inspire others to take the leap! For Jon it was signing up for Canadian Death Race having never ran a race before. And Mel, taking on her first race, Mount Robson Marathon, with only three weeks prep. No matter how big or small, whether it was ugly or graceful, and it doesn’t matter if you succeeded or failed, the fact of the matter is you did it!!
Finishing last is better than not finishing, and not finishing is still better than not starting.
From those who post here, we’ll draw one person to win a free entry to any Spartan Race anywhere in the continental US (Canadians, it’ll be for your next race-cation!) and for all those who didn’t win, we’ll still post a promo code to get you all 10% off your next entry! So take a minute to write a quick comment, you could be racing in a Spartan Race sooner than you think!