For those of you who don’t know, Spartan Race is the world leader in obstacle racing and designed to test participants’ resilience, strength, stamina, and ability to laugh in the face of adversity. “The unique obstacle course will demand every ounce of strength, ingenuity, and animal instinct you thought you lost 3 generations ago. Course details are held in secrecy until competitors meet them face to face,” said Brian Duncanson, CEO of Spartan Race.
Who is a Spartan Race competitor? “Everyone, really – men, woman, students and seniors. The Spartan Races are designed for all participants, beginners to hardcore warriors and marathon runners alike, to have fun and cross the finish line. You need a little physical conditioning and a taste for some adventure,” said Duncanson.
This is the twenty fifth obstacle racing event in the international Spartan Race Series that began in Burlington, VT in 2010. The series is the brain-child of uber-sports impresario Joe Desena of Pittsfield, VT, who is legendary for the annual Death Race in Pittsfield. Spartan Race Series winners earn a spot in the 2011 Pittsfield event.
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the race will make everything they can pink – even the obstacles. In addition, a special heat dedicated to breast cancer survivors will be created where 50% of the money raised from this heat will go to the Chicagoland Area Affiliate of Susan G. Komen For The Cure. A fundraising page through Active.com will also be set up for donations.
A portion of all money raised in the Spartan Race Series will go to building a home through Homes For Our Troops, a national non-profit that assists severely injured Servicemen and Servicewomen and their immediate families by raising donations of money, building materials and professional labor and to coordinate the process of building a home that provides maximum freedom of movement and the ability to live more independently.
“The Spartan Sprint Race is a fun 3-mile competition where racers can challenge themselves and measure their performance against others across the globe,” said Duncanson.
Spartan Race is the world leader in obstacle racing and the only race series that can lift anyone off of their couch and provide them the experience to thrive when facing any mental or physical challenge. Spartan obstacle races have pushed our participants to their fun and physical limits, the state where they learn what they are really made of while grinning ear to ear (total fun!). The Spartan Obstacle Race Series has included the SPRINT (apx 3 miles with +10 obstacles), the SUPER (apx 8 miles with +15 obstacles) and the Spartan BEAST (apx 10 miles with 20+ obstacles) and of course, the Spartan Death Race.
$20,000 goes to the Spartan who can win the remaining eight races in the 2011 Spartan Race (domestic US) series. For details please see www.spartanrace.com.