by Carrie Adams
With all the trails, mountains, and gnarly terrain we’ve tackled, we’ve yet to take on one landscape – the URBAN jungle! That’s going to change ONE WEEK from today! Spartan Race is headed to Times Square!
For the first time, Spartan Race, will take over New York City’s famed Times Square, not for a race, but a very special public demonstration of the best that Spartan has to offer. There will be obstacles, some familiar Spartan faces, and even MUD at the famed Crossroads of the World!
Want to come check it out? The public is welcome to come down and watch elite and local athletes test themselves against our most love (or feared) obstacles and cheer them to victory! Dubbed The Spartan Race Times Square Challenge, we’ve created an invitational demonstration featuring some of New York’s fittest competitors, some special guests, and, of course, our crazy obstacles. Thursday, Nov. 1, from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., we’ll be rocking it out at Duffy Square (between 46th and 47th Street), in Manhattan.
Our good friends from Team X-T.R.E.M.E. will be on hand including always inspiring Marine Corporal Todd Love, trimembral amputee
of both legs above the knee and left arm below the elbow. Claude Godbout will also be in attendance. The Olympic bi-athlete from Canada is the only Spartan in our history to win a Spartan Race at every distance we offer! That’s better than even Hobie Call or Cody Moat can claim! A Sprint, Super, Beast AND Ultra Beast. Godbout even headed overseas to Slovakia and took the top spot at our first race there earlier this year!
Other elite Spartans from our 300 group will be taking part in the demonstration alongside some other inspiring Spartans. John Ulsh, car accident survivor and PA Spartan Super finisher will be one among the lucky 100 who will be showing the crowd some of our most beloved (and feared) obstacles!
For the next week, we’ll be counting down to New York on our blog and Facebook. There may not be a ceremonious ball drop at the end, but who needs a ball when you have 8 foot walls to climb and traverse? So, mark your calendars and get ready for some urban Spartan mayhem in the city that never sleeps. See you at the Crossroads of the World November 1st!
Ready to get off your couch and race with us? Get after it already! Click HERE to find an event near you!