Have you run a Spartan Race yet? If not are you trying to decide whether you’d like to? Well, here’s your chance to see exactly what the races are like – from your own living room. Kind of feels like cheating, but in this case it’ll work.
They’re televising races about once a month, leading up to the Spartan World Championship airing November 16th, which is being run is being run in Killington, VT. September 20th. That sounds like an excuse to have some friends over to get psyched up for running your own Spartan! (I don’t know if televising is really a word, but if turducken is in the dictionary then in my opinion anything goes)
Here’s the schedule of televised events:
Reebok Spartan Race Television Schedule: (All times ET)
DATE RACE LOCATION NETWORK TIME
Tues., August 19 Palmerton, Pa. NBCSN 9 p.m.
Sat., September 13 Washougal, Wash. NBCSN 2 p.m.
Tues., September 23 Amesbury, Mass. NBCSN 10 p.m.
Sat., October 25 Wintergreen, Va. NBCSN 12:30 p.m.
Sun., November 16 Killington, Vt. NBC 3 p.m.
I’m not much of a TV person, I don’t even have cable, but I’d love to watch these races!
I have to say, there is a whole lot going on in the Spartan world right about now. On top of televising races and the Spartan World Championship in Vermont they are putting together a Spartan Race Cruise in March. Yes, I said cruise. You go out and race on Saturday, and then Sunday they provide you with entertainment, food, drink and celebration. Talk about an after race party!
They’ve put together a giveaway for 2 for the Spartan Cruise including airfare and the cruise out of Miami (US residents only). Enter for a chance to win here, I did!
Has all of that got you ready to run a race yourself? Well as luck has it I was given an entry to give to a reader for any open heat (non-confirmed start time) in any 2014 Spartan Race in the continental US., all you have to do to win is enter here: a Rafflecopter giveaway. The contest goes through Thursday morning, I’ll email the winner the code Friday, the 29th.
If you don’t win or if you need a ticket for a friend, use the code SPARTANBLOGGER for 10% off any race.
Disclosure: I have received a free race entry in exchange for posting a giveaway.
So here’s an interesting question for any experienced OCR fans out there. How do you prepare for things like climbing a rope or scaling a wall if you don’t have a rope hanging around anywhere or a wall to practice climbing? Somehow I don’t think burpees will prepare a person for such things…