By guest blogger and Spartan Pro Team Athlete Brakken Kraker
Wisconsin is finally getting its own Spartan Race and there couldn’t be a better place to showcase our state than Miller Park in Milwaukee! I love the fact that Miller Park, known as most of Wisconsin is for how much beer and brats are consumed there, will be the center of such an incredible fitness challenge.
Every Spartan Race provides a unique, incredible experience, but the stadium races represent something truly special. These races give us the ability to actually compete on the fields that America’s top professional athletes compete on. We get to run through, under and around the stadium and on the field itself! Normally if someone attempts to do that, they are rewarded with a $1000 ticket and a night in jail.
As a young boy, I grew up attending Brewer games all summer long. Every night I dreamed of one day competing on that field in front of thousands of people. Those visions may have consisted of home runs and diving catches rather than spear throws and barbed wire crawls, but the fact remains that I am going to be able to fulfill a childhood dream this Saturday.
Thousands of Midwesterners will take the starting line in a few short days, accompanied by the many who will travel hundreds of miles to earn the honor of finishing a Spartan Race. Joining them will be some of the top Obstacle Racers in the country, highlighted by the clash of the only two men to win a Stadium Race: Hunter McIntyre and Alexander Nicholas. In addition other Pro Team athletes in attendance will be Elliott Megquier and Christopher Rutz. On the women’s side, the race is wide open and will feature several Spartan Pro Team members.
I’ll see you all on the field Saturday. Good luck and travel safely!