Jr. Spartan races are building more than just muscle. Just ask 4-year-old Karina Sabo. She had to undergo tongue surgery to battle speech problems. After competing in two races this past summer, her parents said her confidence has skyrocketed! Right after the race Karina said, “Can I race again?” She’s officially hooked on Spartan Races!
That confidence showed through during once of the races when Karina stopped her own race to help another little girl climb over one of the obstacle walls. Never leave a Spartan behind!
Her new lifestyle includes healthy food likes apples that will “help me race better.” She’s also influenced the closest people in her life. Karina has motivated her parents to get on board. Last year Vanessa Sabo and her husband lost a combined 140 pounds!
Watch out for Karina this season because she plans on running in at least 5 races!
The “Jr. Spartans” obstacle course races for kids 4-8 are about a 1⁄2 mile and our 1 mile kids Spartan Races are for older “Varsity Spartans” aged 9-13. Both kids races are filled with obstacle styles and amounts tailored just for them.
Each child will receive a T-shirt and Finisher’s Medal with 100% of the Jr. Spartan Adventure proceeds benefiting the Kids Fit Foundation. As a leader in the movement to help children learn life-long health and fitness habits, the Kids Fit Foundation strives to raise awareness and develop programs that educate, empower and inspire kids to become and stay fit.
So remember, Spartan Races are not only limited to adult fun! Bring your kids ages 4-13 and they can participate in their very own Jr. Spartan Race. Just like you, they will enjoy the thrill of the run, a variety of scaled down obstacles and their own mini festival area filled with games and children’s challenges!