“Never believe that a few people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have.” – Margaret Mead
Defining the soul of a race like Spartan took the collected effort of seven extraordinary people. Inspired by the spirit of the Death Race and the brain child of endurance athletes, mountaineers, and former Royal Marines, the Spartan Race is the toughest event on the planet. These individuals, dubbed the “Founding Few” have blazed new trails in their respective events, broken world records and traveled the world seeking bigger and better challenges. They bring that experience, that fire to each and every Spartan Race around the World.
The people who bring you Spartan Race are the real thing. They’re tough. They’re daring. They’re bold. They’ve been out there, pushing themselves physically and mentally further than they thought possible, facing adversity and overcoming it. Every member of the Spartan Race Team is a dedicated and talented athlete, relentlessly pursuing the next level of competition and their own personal best. And each one of them brings this intense enthusiasm to Spartan Race and to its participants.
Here’s your chance to get to know them a little better. The “Founding Few” who have blazed the trails as epic athletes of their own right, making Spartan Race the toughest endurance obstacle event on the planet. Hear their stories, be inspired, come out and race with us… you’ll never be the same.
All too often we spend our waking hours trying to find and stay comfortable in our own lives. We look for short cuts, gadgets, and processes to make things easier, seeking what we consider personal fulfillment. We believe that there are things we can do and things that we can’t, and we become conditioned to [...]
“Anyone can get off the couch tomorrow and do a Spartan race,” says Spartan Race Director Mike Morris. “Sure, you might suffer, but the feeling you get when you cross the finish line is going to bring you back again and again.” Morris, who selects venues and designs Spartan Race’s unique courses, knows what it [...]
[Selica is director of Quebec and Ontario Spartan Race Markets. Richard is the director of the UK Markets.] If you want to know how exactly Spartan Races came into existence, you have to look to the story of Selica Sevigny and Richard Lee, the British-Canadian military-media couple that literally stumbled into Pittsfield, VT in spring [...]
What would you do if you were alone in the middle of the densest woods in Maine and the battery on your headlamp died? In the midst of a competitive adventure race (involving paddling across lakes and towing canoes through the woods), you bushwhacked off-trail to find the next checkpoint, which had eluded your team. You [...]
Growing up in Peoria, IL, Andy Weinberg, 41, always loved the water. He swam competitively in high school and college, and when he did his first triathlon in high school, he fell in love. At the time there weren’t many people doing them, and after college Andy spent a couple years really hitting the triathlon [...]
On a Thursday morning, most people are settling into work behind a desk, looking forward to weekend plans and just trying to make it through the day. Noel Hanna, 44, isn’t most people. I received this email from him this morning: “At present I am sitting at Everest Base camp in Tibet with 4 clients [...]
“Working harder, living fuller, and loving stronger.” – Shaun Bain Spartan Founding Few member Shaun Bain is living life out loud, learning from the past, and leaving a legacy in his wake. When Bain’s friend and racing partner David Boyd, M.D., died on Blanca Massif near Alamosa, Colorado, on September 3, 2008, Bain was devastated. [...]