The Sept. 24 event, presented by Dolphin Fitness of Staten Island, is an eight-plus mile Super Spartan – a trail run with over 15 obstacles. Competition is expected to attract 7,500 weekend warriors on Saturday, Sept. 24 at Wolfe’s Pond Park Preserve. Races start at 9 a.m. and continue every 30 minutes until approximately 3 p.m. Children ages 5 to 13 can compete in the Junior Spartan Adventure on a specially-designed ½-mile course at 12:05 p.m. on Saturday. Proceeds benefit the Max Cure Foundation (www.maxcurefoundation.org).
At precisely 8:45 a.m., Pararescue Jumpers from the Air National Guard 106th Rescue Wing on Long Island will rappel from an HH60 PaveHawk Helicopter near the event site. They will deliver the Spartan Race trophies and then enter the race with 11 other Air National Guard service members. The ANG’s Rise to the Challenge Tour will be onsite where attendees can simulate real-life Air Guard missions (www.GoANG.com).
The race, which includes former Knick-Denver Nugget forward Al Harrington, 31, and various reality television stars from the hit NBC TV show Biggest Loser like Frado Dinten, will be one for the ages! “Life is not a straight line,” says race organizer and native New Yorker Joseph DeSena of Spartan Race, Inc. “Spartan Race returns competitors to our ancient roots where running through woods, getting dirty, and facing adversity was part of everyday life.”
The Spartan Race competition series benefits Homes for our Troops, hoping to raise $400,000 to fully construct a specially adapted home for an injured veteran (www.homesforourtroops.org).
With the inclusion of another installment of the Hurricane Heat, that gives runners the chance to meet and run with the Founders and staff of Spartan Race in a unique and memorable way. Held at 5:30 AM September 24th on the Staten Island Wolfe’s Pond Park venue it will take you through the course in groups with the goal of just finishing the course. No chips, no clock, just a fun run Spartan-style that represents what our company and our athletes are about… getting up when you’re knocked down and finishing what you start.
Successful finishers earn a finisher medal, a Hurricane Heaters badge, entry into a closed networking group, a finisher t-shirt, and the chance of a lifetime finding the Spartan finish line a Hurricane Heater. Hurricane Heats will be making appearances at other Spartan Races so stay tuned!
Only 100 spots to fill… sign up now! Head to the Staten Island Registration Page to secure your spot!
Race Director Nick Moore says, “When scouting for a venue in the New York area, my local ambassador in the area said you have to check out Wolfe’s Pond…so I did. I have been putting on events for 15+ years and racing for over 20 years and have never seen the obstacle that is waiting for all those Spartans brave enough to enter as I have seen at this venue. Very unique venue located on Staten Island with skyline views of the city, beaches, sand, wooded single track…need I say more?
This Super Spartan venue will bring athletes through the main event site area twice before the finish of this 8 mile course. This will give those family members and friends that want to come out and watch plenty of times to watch those Spartans challenging themselves against what mother nature has created and what we at Spartan Race have creative.”
Pre-Race Packet Pick up! Stop by the day before your race at Roadrunner Sports and pick up your registration pack to beat the lines on race day! From 4 – 7 PM, Friday, September 23rd at the New Brunswick store. Also, receive 10% off any store purchase and be entered into a raffle for a new pair of running shoes!. Look for Spartan Race registration signs. There is race day packet pick-up as well.
North Brunswick Store
The Shoppes at North Brunswick
501 Shoppes Blvd.
North Brunswick, NJ 08902
Race Location: Wolfe’s Pond Park Hylan Blvd and Cornelia Avenue (Between Seguine Avenue and Luten Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10308