Spartan Race started in 2011 and is referred to as one of the Big 3 in obstacle course racing organizations, along with Tough Mudder and Warrior Dash. What makes Spartan Race stand out from the other two is that they are a chip timed event where winning matters and burpees are king. For any obstacle not completed the participant must complete 30 burpees. The Spartan Sprint is an obstacle course over roughly 3 miles with an average of 20 obstacles.
The Hercules Hoist; pull a 150 lb sandbag to the top and slowly lower it down with control. The medicine ball slam; lift a 25 lb ball over your head and slam it down, 30 times.
“No man has the right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training. It is a shame for a man to grow old without seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable.”
In conjunction with the Spartan Sprint is a kids race; a mile long obstacle course. Perfect for kids to test their Spartan strength!
“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.”
– Mahatma Gandhi
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