If you would have told me a year ago that I would enjoy crawling through mud, climbing cargo nets, scaling tall walls, jumping into ice baths, and getting super dirty and muddy while doing so I wouldn't have believed you. Then I did just that. Let me tell you - it makes you feel pretty damn bad ass.
For me obstacle races allow me to do things I would never do in my normal, daily life. I get to do things I never thought I'd be able to do or accomplish. When I complete an obstacle, or even if I don't complete it - if I'm just out there trying - it gives me the biggest sense of empowerment. I'm not afraid to try to conquer things I could never imagined myself doing. I'm not afraid to get down and dirty. I go out there. I race, I achieve, I conquer. And then I feel amazing.
I recently found out about the Reebok Spartan Race and it looks like one of those races that will be an amazingly good time. They have different race distances: the Spartan Sprint, the Spartan Super, the Spartan Beast, and the Spartan Death Race. And these races are run all over the world!
The Spartan Sprints are 3+ miles with 15+ obstacles.
This 5k race is comprised of mud runs, obstacles, trail racing, physical challenges and mental challenges all in a 3+ race. You get a T-Shirt, medal, and free beer (21 and up)
The Super Spartan is 8+ miles and 20+ Obstacles. It states that there is insane mud running with 15 or more obstacles to test your physical and mental strength. You get a T-shirt, finisher medal, and free beer (21 and up)
The Spartan Beast is 12+ miles and 25+ obstacles. It claims to be the toughest race on the planet. You get a T-Shirt, finisher medal, and free beer (21 and up).
The Spartan Death Race is a 48 hour adventure race. It is composed of mud runs, obstacle racing, trail racing, physical and mental challenges. Upon completion you get a Death Race jacket, and finisher medal.
All races have access to food vendors and entertainment.
Interested in running an awesome obstacle race and getting to call yourself a Spartan? I'm sure you'll feel pretty darn bad ass at the finish. I'm giving away a free entry*! Enter below!
*Free Entry is for US Locations only
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Disclosure: I was provided a free race entry from the team at Spartan Race in exchange for spreading the word about their race. All opinions are my own.