by Carrie Adams

With Mid-Atlantic rapidly approaching, we are excited to get the festivities kicked off and we have a lot of great causes to talk about in Virginia.  With the parachuting entrance of  Noah Galloway from Team X-T.R.E.M.E., a first at Spartan Race, at 9:30 AM on Saturday and the first ever Spartan Hero Heat taking place there will be a lot to see and appreciate for those lucky enough to be onsite.  We told you the story of Team X-T.R.E.M.E. in a blog post last week and of Retired Sgt. Galloway, a double-amputee from Alabama will be racing alongside Team X to honor the wounded warriors and in gas masks no less!

As always, the Kids Fit Foundation will kick off the kids race at 12:15 on Saturday and our smallest Spartan warriors from ages 5 – 13 will have their shot at their own mud-filled Spartan course and Spartan finish line with a medal to earn.  The Kid’s Fit Foundation’s

mission is to inspire children to develop a love for fitness at an early age.  The course is about a 1⁄2 mile filled with junior obstacles for Jr. Spartans and 1 mile for Varsity Spartans. Each child will receive a T-shirt and Finisher’s Medal with 100% of the Jr. Spartan Adventure proceeds benefiting the Kids Fit Foundation.

Virginia also has something special on tap for the Spartans over 21.  The beer garden for the Mid Atlantic Race in Leesburg, VA. will be featuring a beer especially made for the Spartan Race. It’s called Spartan Red Ale. It is being made by Vintage 50 Brewery. All operations of the beer garden will be conducted by the Loudoun Youth Rugby Organization, and all proceeds from the sale of beer in the beer garden will go to this Youth Organization.

In addition to the special brew, The Spartan Agora Grill will be serving up some healthy and delicious food in the festival area.  They will be serving CHICKEN KABOBS with quinoa, VEGGIE KABOBS with quinoa, and PULLED PORK SANDWICHES with pickles, and chips.  It’s cash only, so come prepared and there will be Gatorade and water  for sale along with HOME MADE specialty lemonade and ice tea.

So, come on out and support some great causes, get a little muddy, and then refuel with some Agora grill food and some Spartan Red Ale!  There is still time to get registered!  Click HERE!


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