Have you pushed yourself lately? Looking for a tough accomplishment and to get extremely muddy? Spartan races are the ultimate mud obstacle races for any runner because they are, by far, the best physical and mental test you’ll probably ever encounter in a race.
Mud Obstacle Races – The Spartan
Spartan races are very challenging because they are the greatest test of strength and endurance. Most of the Spartan races also use natural terrain as obstacles (wet rocks, mountains, sand, rivers etc.), which is great for cross-country training. What is more, there are always plenty of water stations, and volunteers to cheer you on.
The courses are impressively well-planned, and are an overall great experience with friends and family.
Interested in giving the Spartan race a try?
The Spartan race series is made up of 3 races. Complete all 3 races within one year to earn your Trifecta!
Start off with the Spartan Sprint, which is 3+ miles with 20+ obstacles (it’s the shortest race out of the Spartan race series).
Here are upcoming Spartan Sprint races:
Malibu – December 5-6, 2015 – Sign up here!
If you think you can handle more, try the Spartan Super, which is 8+ miles with 30+ obstacles.
If you really want to see what you are made out of, go for the Spartan Beast, which is 12+ miles with 30+ obstacles.
The Spartan races offers team races as well. Click here for more information.
Overall, the camaraderie of the Spartan races is like no other. You certainly don’t need to be an amazing, super-fit endurance athlete to participate. These races are designed for you to do your best and inspire you to get active and stay healthy. Just try it and see for yourself.
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BSc Neurobiology; MSc Biomechanics candidate, ultra minimalist runner & founder of RunForefoot. I was a heel striker, always injured. I was inspired by the great Tirunesh Dibaba to try forefoot running. Now, I'm injury free. This is why I launched Run Forefoot, to advocate the health & performance benefits of forefoot running and to raise awareness on the dangers of heel striking, because the world needs to know.