In the wee hours of the morning September 4, 2013 Spartan Race welcomed our 3,000,0000th Facebook fan. To celebrate, founder Joe De Sena is letting fans get some serious burpee payback! For every like, comment and share within the first 24 hours on the 3 million fan announcement post, De Sena will perform one burpee. Share the news by using #MakeJoeBurpee in your tweets and posts!


Joe will have little more than a day to prepare as he will then perform the burpees live via a video feed directly from the Tri-State Super Spartan in Trenton, NJ. Viewers can catch the livestream on the Spartan Race Facebook page.

Not complete masochists, Spartan Race will allow supporters to “donate” burpees. Supporters can upload a video to Youtube or Facebook of themselves performing any number of burpees, title the video #BurpeeForJoe and post it to the Spartan Race facebook wall. Burpee analysts will be on hand to confirm the donations and subtract it from Joe’s total Burpee count.  Tag the video with #MakeJoeBurpee to join the fun!

Will Joe be able to complete all the burpees? Will the Spartan Army come to his aid?

Do you know what a burpee is?

FIND OUT the answers to all these questions and more by visiting the Spartan Facebook page!

Thanks again to our amazing community of Spartan athletes now over 3,000,000 strong!

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by Carrie Adams

On May 7th I headed down south to meet up with Texas Spartan women Anja, Sierra, and Lauren and to compete in the Run the Jailbreak event in Austin, Texas. They say everything is bigger in Texas, and as we learned last weekend, that applies to mud as well. Race Director Tim Scriver knows how to throw a muddy party and we have the shoes to prove it.

We met a lot of Spartans who ran our Austin Spartan Sprint on March 26th, met several already signed up for our December Super Spartan in Glen Rose and the Jailbreak in Dallas on September 17th and introduced ourselves to the neighborhood. Of course we ran the race too. We don’t show up and not throw down. The Jailbreak had us hopping cop cars, diving through mud puddle after mud puddle, and our personal favorite, the slip ‘n’ slide near the end of the course. Overall, it was 3.1 trail miles of pure fun!

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