by Carrie Adams
At Thermopylae on the final morning, when the last surviving Spartans knew they were all going to die, they turned to the warrior Dienekes and asked what they should hold in their minds to keep their courage strong. He instructed his comrades: “Fight for this alone: the man who stands at your shoulder. He is everything, and everything is contained within him.”
The soldier’s prayer today on the eve of battle remains, “Lord, let me not prove unworthy of my brothers.” (from the Warrior Ethos)
Spartan Race pits athletes against the clock in an obstacle course filled with unknown challenges, rugged trails, and unforgiving terrain. Athletes like Hobie Call come out on race day to take home the top spot, but not all athletes come to race. Many, in fact, don’t even come alone. They come with friends, family, and co-workers and race together in teams.
At our recent event in Staten Island, a group of former Biggest Loser competitors including Season 10’s second place finisher Frado Dinten came out to race on “Team Frado” with those they’ve inspired with their weight loss journey and they crossed the finish line together, an accomplishment best experienced as a group.
Competitive and non-competitive alike, these teams encourage motivate and support each other before, during and after the race. They train together, set goals and overcome the obstacles shoulder to shoulder. Sometimes being a teammate is helping your fellow racer over the wall and sometimes it’s helping them believe that they can do it themselves.
Registering as a team has other benefits… you save money and your team can earn donations to Homes for Troops as well. You can become part of a team to help yourself and others get through the event, save money, and support our troops.
How does it work?
Register as a team and add members! The more people you can get to join your team, the more money you will get back in your pocket! We will give you a percentage off of your registration fees. So you will be rewarded, before you even finish the race.
Teams are unlimited in how BIG they can get but there is a minimum of four people! Team members are timed individually and are not required to cross the finish line together.
Which team takes home the prizes?
The fastest 4 times of the team will be used to calculate the team’s finishing time. Prizes will be awarded to the team who finishes on top!
Ready to Register?
Registering for a team is easy, whether it’s new or you need to join one that’s already signed up! From our Registration site, you can start a team, join an existing team, and manage teams once they’ve been set up!
Finding the finish line may be the goal for everyone who heads out to a Spartan Race but no one ever said you had to do it alone.