You’ve no doubt seen the countless pictures and videos of folk running across hilly terrain, sometimes jumping into what looks like a moat or pit filled with muddy water. Nestled alongside these pictures are those of folk wading chest deep into another pit to get to the rope climb they have to conquer. Let’s not forget those barbed wire crawls – just look at them!

The obstacles you have no issue with, but what if you just don’t want to get as dirty as them? What if you just want to race and feel that delicious burn, but without the need for a pressure washer afterwards? What if it was all safely in a “dry” arena with thousands of other like-minded souls?

We can go one better. Why not make that arena of the most the most iconic sports stadiums in America today? What if we told you that you could run the bases of that park because it was actually required to complete the race? What if we said you could complete a Spartan Race – and one third of your Trifecta – at the home of the Phillies, Citizens Bank Park?

Well, it’s true. By signing up here, you’ll have the experience of a lifetime when you power through to the finish line, having first seen this famous landmark from a variety of angles.

Citizens Bank Park race is one of just a select few in the world where you can actually see and run through areas of elite sporting stadiums that would normally be out of bounds. Last year, Spartans ran through the dugouts, player’s tunnels and dressing rooms. Definitely not something everyone can say. The bragging rights associated with finishing a Sprint at C.B.P are high. Not only is it a unique event, but the medals are one of a kind, too.

Ever seen yourself on one of those huge screens at the baseball? No? Well you will at this race. Cameras will film runners going through their obstacles and burpees and have it shown around the stadium for all to see! Imagine that. You, on a screen 76 feet high and 97 feet wide. Not something that happens every day!

It’s not often you can say you conquered a venue that cost almost $500 million to build, but by signing up for the Sprint on September 20th, you’ll inherit bragging rights and memories that many of your friends will never experience. Play in the same venue that Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi and Roger Waters of Pink Floyd rocked before you? How many people can say that?

Sign up now for what we expect to be an unforgettable day in Philadelphia, because baby, we were born to run.

See you at the finish line…

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by Alexander Nicholas, Spartan Pro Team
Spartan Race kicks off it’s new season with a highly popular stadium race! Many racers are coming off a grueling weekend in VT where the Spartan Race World Championships were held, but that won’t stop the tough competition in Philly.

Citizen’s Bank Park offers new and challenging obstacles for those not familiar with the expanding stadium series of races Spartan is offering this season. Citizens Bank holds up to 43,647 people for any given sporting event. Over 50,00 square feet of this facility will be used to torture Spartan racers with numerous obstacles and countless stadium steps.

Aussie Matt Murphy

Alex Nicholas, Dave Magida, and Elliot Megquier will be representing the Spartan Race Pro Team along with the most improved elite racer of the season, Kevin Donoghue. Matt Murphy, Australia’s leading obstacle racer, who recently took 2nd place in the Spartan Race World Championships will be also be testing his stadium skills in the epic showdown. The women’s side will have loads of competition. Look out for Pro Team member Andi Hardy as well as Shaun Provost- who will be defending her stadium race title (She has won both Fenway and Citifield). Gretchen Krueger (took 3rd at Citifield) along with Karlee Whipple, Laura Messner, Rachel Puchkoff will be looking to dethrone Shaun as the Spartan Stadium Race champ.

In the teams division, EPIC Mud & Adventure will keep its rivalry going with VPX Team Extreme. These two squads have separated themselves from the pack and look to battle all season long for team bragging rights!

The most exciting part of these stadium races for the competitive racers is that there is zero margin for error. One failed obstacle is eminent doom and nearly impossible to recover from after the grueling 30 burpee penalty. This is an exciting race for friends and family to watch since there are numerous view points and a jumbo-tron to take in all the action.

Spartan Stadium Races are an excellent “starter” event for those weary of doing a Spartan Race. The distance is extremely manageable and the venues are welcoming and a lot of fun!

Have said that, in true Spartan fashion, you never know when Spartan Race is going to throw you a “curve ball”, so be prepared for anything!

Ready to sign up?  Find an event HERE.

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