by Carrie Adams
As our Spartan Race 2013 season just kicked off with a Beast in the Carolinas and preparing to head to Fenway in November (we’re not scared of a big Green Monster), we’ve got something special in between! Where the urban jungle meets primal Spartan… A treasured landmark will be the backdrop to a Spartan demonstration like nothing we’ve done before. That’s right, Spartan Race is headed to Times Square!
For the first time, Spartan Race, will take over New York City’s famed Times Square, for a public demonstration of the best that Spartan has to offer. The public is welcome to come down and watch elite and local athletes test themselves against our most love (or feared) obstacles and cheer them to victory! Dubbed The Spartan Race Times Square Challenge, we’ve created an invitational demonstration featuring some of New York’s fittest competitors, some special guests, and, of course, our crazy obstacles. The date is Thursday, Nov. 1, from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., at Duffy Square (between 46th and 47th Street), in Manhattan.
Think we can’t do mud in Times Square? Think again. We sure can. We’re Spartans after all! We’ll be joined bysome familiar faces, Team X-T.R.E.M.E. will be on hand with with U.S. Marine Sergeant Jonathan Mozingo, amputee of the left leg below the knee, and Marine Corporal Todd Love, trimembral amputee of both legs above the knee and left arm below the elbow, and spectators will love the opportunity to see it all go down in one of the beloved New York city locations! No charge for spectators, just head on down and watch it unfold. There will be plenty of surprises to keep everyone, even the pugil-wielding Gladiators, on their toes!
The week leading up to the event we’ll be counting down to New York on our blog and Facebook. There may not be a ceremonious ball drop at the end, but who needs a ball when you have 8 foot walls to climb and traverse? So, mark your calendars and get ready for some urban Spartan mayhem in the city that never sleeps. See you at the Crossroads of the World November 1st!
Ready to get off your couch and race with us? Get after it already! Click HERE to find an event near you!