by Tom McCormack

I’m a big fan, if not a quiet stalker, of the tech community here in NYC.  There’s a lot of excitement in the air these days as tech scene continues to thrive. As someone that actually has New York City written on my birth certificate, I think it’s great that the gang from NY Tech Meetup ( is encouraging companies like Foursquare, Meetup and GroupMe to band together to let the world know – New York is a great place to be if you’re in the tech business! Silicon who? And since I’m not intelligent enough to land a job with Foursquare or Meetup, I thought, why not lure
them into our world of rocks and mud? Wait, that doesn’t sound right.  What I meant to say was, I’d like to find out if these guys and girls are up to a challenge. Let’s see if they’re willing to support each other both physically and mentally at a Spartan Race.

That said, I’d like to introduce the NY Tech Challenge. Spartan Race is urging NY tech’s finest and fittest talent to join us at our September 24th race on Staten Island. NY Tech companies are encouraged to sign up as teams, sporting your coolest company t-shirts, and race alongside your tech buddies in a special NY Tech heat. Winning team earns bragging rights at the toughest tech team in NYC, a fancy new trophy to display in the office, and a major surprise that we’ll announce as we get closer to September.

Our “Super Spartan” course will feature 8 plus miles of wooded single track, a little mud and barbed wire, some sandy beaches, and skyline views of the city …not that you’ll ever have a chance to admire the view. This Super Spartan venue will bring athletes through the main event site area twice before the finish of this 8 rugged course, which will give spectators plenty of time to watch those Spartans challenging themselves against we at Spartan Race have created. It’s going to be a brutal course no matter what industry you’re in, and we’re expecting over 8,000 racers to show up for two days of racing at Wolfe’s Pond.

So, startup folks, do you think you’re ready? Let the trash talking begin! Register here: Use promotional code “NYTECH” to receive discounted entry and reserve your spots, but do it quickly. We are limiting this heat to the first 275 racers to sign up.

Want to sponsor a team or an obstacle? For more info, email Tom McCormack:

Once again, for event details and registration click HERE.

Check out our Tuxedo, NY episode from HERE.

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