5. Keep it simple – While many Spartans are new to the sport of Obstacle Course Racing, many of us have backgrounds in other activities from triathletes to runners, outdoorsmen to sportsmen. The first rule at Spartan Race is Keep It Simple! Go back to the basics of physical activity and leave the gadgets at home. Don’t worry about the heart-rate monitor or Garmin computer. Forget about your special socks and new equipment bag. As you are preparing for a Spartan Race keep in mind that our goal is to challenge you to return to your roots as a human being with basic survival instincts. If a wall is in front of you, climb over it. If a rope is hanging, climb up it. If a spear is near you go throw it!
4. Bring friends – There is no better feeling than sharing an amazing experience with others. There is also no better feeling than watching a gladiator knock your friend out while you run past them to glory! The bottom line is, bring some people to support you in the festival grounds or to run next to you. When you finish the race and want to give someone a muddy hug, you’ll be happy you did!
3. Got WOD? Got FOD? – Through all of the events that we host on many different continents, people ask the same questions. How do I train for this, and what should I be eating? We’ve got you covered on both questions. Click on the links above to sign up for our Workout of the Day and our Food of the Day and you will be ready to go. Every day you can get specific workouts and delicious recipes with step-by-step directions emailed to you.
2. This is a lifestyle – Spartan Race is about much more than just a race. Take a few minutes to read some of our amazing stories of inspiration on our blog. Learn about people with cancer racing between chemotherapy treatments because they refuse to lose. Read about soldiers who lost their limbs, but not their courage. Come see if someone else has a story that is similar to yours.
1. You’ll know at the finish line – This slogan isn’t a cliché to us. We challenge you to come out to one of our events and just give everything you have. You may not finish first. You may not finish last. However, somewhere between an electrifying starting line, and an empowering finish line, you will figure it out. You mind will wander as you approach various obstacles and your adrenaline will surge as other athletes pass you and you dig deep to compete. Then, at some point, the fog will lift and your path to success will be clear.