One of the bummers of having a bum hip is not being able to run any of these crazy obstacle races. Although, clumsy as I am, that's probably not such a bad thing. They have tempted me, though, with their mud and rope climbs and all the other tough stuff the races ask of their entrants.
Have you been tempted?
Have you run an obstacle race?
Interested in running a Spartan Race this year?
If you are . . . lucky you because I have a GIVEAWAY and a DISCOUNT CODE for my wonderful readers.
But first, let's talk about the race. The Spartan Race, according to their web site:
". . . was designed by seven insane ultra athletes and a Royal Marine. If you have tried trail races, mud runs, tough mudder runs, or a warrior dash, it's time to step up to a brutal Spartan Race obstacle course . . . Why Spartan? Because the Spartans were tough as nails. Why race our obstacle course races? Because we all thrive under pressure, survival of the fittest. Our goal is simple . . . to get you off your couch, throw you in the mud & trails, and feed you one tough endurance event that will be the adrenalin rush of your life."
Well, then. Who's ready to sign up?
The Spartan Races take place all over the US and in England and Canada. There is a list of event locations on the web site. A few of the key events coming up in the next few months are:
- The Midwest Super Spartan in Chicago at the end of July
- The Mid-Atlantic Super Spartan in Virginia at the end of August
- The Wisconsin Spartan Sprint at Miller Park in Milwaukee at the beginning of September
- The Pennsylvania Spartan Sprint at Citizens Bank Park in Philly at the end of September
- The Nebraska Spartan Sprint in Lincoln at the beginning of October
You can read all about the races and the details on the Spartan Race web site.
As always, you can gain extra entries. Remember, though, you must complete the required entry first! And, yes, I'll check. (Leave one comment per entry for the additional ones to count.) So, here's what to do:
This giveaway will run through Wednesday, June12 at 11:59pm EST and the winner -- chosen at random from all eligible entries -- will be announced on Thursday. The winner will have 48 hours to contact me or I'll choose another winner.