Dear Joe – Martin Lonnie: A US Marine gives thanks

Posted on April 19, 2014 - by:

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Dear Joe, I wanted to thank you and your team for the Spartan Races. I have been in the Marine Corps for over 19 years and done a couple combat tours. After my last combat tour I came back with some heavy PTSD, amongst a myriad of other issues. It has been a daily struggle [...]

Spartan Chicked – still going strong! How do you know you’re a Spartan Chick?

Posted on April 18, 2014 - by:

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5 Ways you are a Spartan Chick – even if you’ve never raced By  Heather Kokesch Del Castillo 1. You overcome obstacles every day. Whether you’ve set a new PR on your back squat, made a tough decision at work, or were faced with the challenge of having to be two places at once, Spartan [...]

Running to honor the memory – the story of Brian Tanzer

Posted on April 18, 2014 - by:

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On January 10th 2013, Brian Tanzer received a phone call that no son or daughter ever want to hear. Two days shy of his 92nd birthday, Brian’s father passed away. Not quite sure how he was going to tell his mother, Brian knew this news was going to hit harder than anything his mother had [...]

The Spartan Race World Championship Race – Welcome To Vermont

Posted on April 17, 2014 - by:

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All those stories you hear about the course at Vermont are true. There’s a reason Spartan Race’s home is in the mountains of Killington. There are runs and there are trails and that’s all very cute, but when it comes to the absolute premier place to really test your mettle, the Beast – and of [...]

Spartan Race welcomes Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) to the family.

Posted on April 17, 2014 - by:

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Jim MacLaren was an outstanding athlete at Yale University, especially in lacrosse and football. Running was a something of a gift of his, but after a motorcycle accident in 1985, he lost his left leg below the knee and nearly died. Remarkably, he went on not only to recover, but to run a marathon in [...]

Welcome To Montana – The friendliest people in America?

Posted on April 16, 2014 - by:

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Last year, Spartan Race was embraced by the infinite warmth and hospitality of Kalispell. The inaugural Spartan Sprint that year will forever be remembered by not just the mountains, trees and views that just wouldn’t quit, but also by the generosity and friendliness of the community that welcomed Spartan racers from across the country into [...]


Posted on April 15, 2014 - by:

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For the fourth time, Spartan Race brought the Spartans to the sunny, hot, ever scenic Oleta River State Park for the Miami Super Spartan. It wasn’t just about surviving the heat in Miami. Competitors were thrown for a loop, encountering our newest iteration of the Monkey Bars obstacle, or should we say “Monkey Net”? That’s [...]

Hurricane Heat 12 Hour – Class 001 Las Vegas. The dawn of a new kind of pain.

Posted on April 15, 2014 - by:

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By: Casey Eischen This past weekend we took part in the first ever Spartan Race 12 Hour Hurricane Heat. Honestly, had Joe Di Stefano not invited me I would not have considered it but who am I to pass up that opportunity? I had never done a Hurricane Heat so I had no expectations, but [...]

Dear Joe – nurturing future Spartans

Posted on April 12, 2014 - by:

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Dear Joe, I was recently invited to Arrows Academy in Columbia, SC to speak to three classes of students about Spartans. My friend, Katie Norman, is a teacher there and is teaching the students history starting from creation. They are currently learning about Greece and more specifically Spartans, so I was invited to give some [...]

Spartan Race announces the 2014 Founder’s Race – Montana

Posted on April 11, 2014 - by:

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The rolling, endless hills. That glorious scent of the trees that plays on the nostrils evoking an urge to be at one with nature. Those seemingly infinite trees that seem to wave at you as you negotiate the trails. Where better than to hold the 2014 Founder’s Race than in the welcoming arms on Montana?  [...]