Take me out to the ball game!  Citi Field is officially in the books!  With one of the biggest single day events in Spartan history, it was a spectacular weekend at the ballpark!  From push-ups in the locker room to scaling a cargo rope in the outfield, the Spartan Stadium races are quickly becoming fan favorites with the unique chance to take on a Spartan Race in beloved ballparks around the country.

The elite field found themselves navigating new terrain inside the ballpark, but it didn’t slow them down!  For the men’s side, Hunter McIntyre, Vegas’s third place photo finisher took the top spot with over two minutes between him and the next closest finisher.

Hunter McIntyre and Gretchen Krueger

Hunter McIntyre 26:56
Conrad Yaney 29:05
Daniel Armstrong 29:27
Alexander Nicholas 29:29
David Magida 30:27

On the ladies side, Shaun Provost, Fenway’s top female had a repeat at Citi Field finishing a minute and a half ahead of second place finisher Robin Ruiz.

Shaun Provost 36:53
Robin Ruiz 38:34
Gretchen Krueger 39:19
Jillian Kenney 39:48
Portia Lack 39:59

For a full listing of Citi Field Race Results, click HERE.

The Spartan Kid’s Race was one of the largest to date with the big screen capturing all the action as the junior Spartans ran, jumped, and climbed their way to Spartan glory!   We even  had a live feed from Kandahar, Afghanistan with Army troops sending off our start waves. Spartan Race teamed up with Pro vs GI Joe, a nonprofit organization connecting our troops in Afghanistan with their families and they set off the racers from the start line.

To see more pictures from Citi Field from the festival to the outfield, head over to our Spartan Race Facebook page and see how all the action went down.

Did you miss out on Citi Field this time around?  Don’t worry, you didn’t strike out yet!  We have more chances for you to take on a Spartan Sprint at one of our Stadium Series events in 2013.

4/13 – Citi Field
8/31 – Citizens Bank Park
9/7 – Miller Park
11/16 – Fenway

It’s never too late to sign up for the event series that will change your life.  Sign up today!

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by Chris Rutz
It is time for the second stadium race brought to you by Spartan Race!  Citi Field promises to deliver in a big way!  The stadium concept kicked off last year at Fenway and now we are coming to the city so nice, they named it twice, New York, New York. This is a sprint distance race with many familiar obstacles, however, the stadium will add an element of surprise and difficulty. This year we have four stadium races currently on the schedule with more on the horizon.  First up, is this weekend’s Citi Field Race!

4/13 – Citi Field
8/31 – Citizens Bank Park
9/7 – Miller Park
11/16 – Fenway

Spartan’s Elite racers are excited about coming to Citi Field this weekend to see how they transition from the varied terrain of a typical Reebok Spartan Race to the more controlled environment presented in the stadium.

Look for Alexander Nicholas, the winner of Fenway in 2012, to go for a repeat win in the stadium series. He will be challenged by Elliott Megquier, David Magida, Miguel Medina, Hunter McIntyre and Joey Patrolia. Joey is the only one of the five that has experienced a stadium race before, so he will certainly have the advantage. Hunter McIntyre is coming off of a photo finish third place in Vegas so this will be an exciting heat to watch.

The women’s side is wide open. Shaun Provost, the winner of Fenway will be defending her stadium title. Many of the top ladies that were in Las Vegas last weekend are sitting this one out. Look for new females faces to emerge and battle Shaun for the podium.

We’re getting all set-up and ready for the Spartans to descend on Citi Field.  Will you be on among them?

Maybe you have run a Spartan Race already, but have you run a Spartan Race in the stadium?  Time to sign up.

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