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Reebok Spartan Race Television Schedule: (All times ET)

DATE RACE LOCATION NETWORK TIME
Tues., July 22 Tuxedo, N.Y. NBCSN 11 p.m.
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.

 


SPARTAN RACE PARTNERS WITH RUNNER’S WORLD
…World’s most influential running media brand teams with global leader in obstacle racing

Runner’sWorld, the largest and most influential media brand in the running space, has signed a partnership with Spartan Race™, the global leader in obstacle racing since 2005, that includes custom digital content, racer-focused benefits, training plans and event activations.

The collaboration between these two premier fitness brands kicked off in the July issue of Runner’s World magazine, which reaches over three million people monthly in print. Highlights of Runner’s World’s involvement in Spartan Race events include: Customized Spartan Race training plans designed by Runner’s World experts as well as exclusive stories and videos to be available only on Spartan.com; Runner’s World content on Spartan.com; and a Runner’s World presence at select Spartan Race events.

 “Non-traditional running events such as the Reebok Spartan Race have really taken off in the last five years,” said Runner’s World Publisher Molly O’Keefe. “Our core mission is to welcome and engage all runners, and this new partnership with Spartan Race allows us to continue on that path with obstacle racers. The growth of Spartan Race into a global brand underscores their ability to create and deliver a first-class experience, showcasing the social and physical benefits of running and ultimately attracting new runners to our sport.”

According to a Running USA Study, in just five years, the number of estimated finishers in non-traditional events has grown from low six figures in 2009 to four million in 2013, a nearly 40-fold increase.

 “We’re excited to kick-off the partnership with Runner’s World,” said Colby Connell, Spartan Race’s Vice President of Marketing. “Our goal is to expand the way people view health and fitness. While we provide people with an alternative to more traditional running events, Spartan Race is still a race at the end of the day and our heritage comes out of distance running.

“We believe that Runner’s World’s knowledge of training, nutrition, and race day preparation will greatly help our current race community. We also believe the alliance will help educate those in the traditional road race and trail running communities on how to optimally train for a Spartan Race.

This partnership is yet another key factor in growing the emerging sport of obstacle racing along the proper channels and helping millions of people off their couch and out the door, living fitter lives.”


Click here to download the full press release.

Ohio Spartan Sprint, Super & Beast
Reserve your spot in the mud today!

We're extremely excited to bring the Spartan Sprint, Super, and Beast to Ohio for the first time ever on October 4!
  • The Spartan Sprint is comprised of 15+ obstacles over 3+ miles and is a great way to get off the couch and onto the course! 
  • The Spartan Super will test your physical strength and mental resolve. Tackle 20+ obstacles over 8+ miles, and show that you're Spartan tough! 
  • The Spartan Beast is a true test of will. Tackle 25+ obstacles over 12+ miles, and prove you're the ultimate Spartan! 
SIGN UP NOW

Join the Spartan Trifecta Tribe: This is also a great opportunity to complete 2 races towards the Spartan Trifecta in one weekend, or all 3 if you're an ultimate Spartan! (Finish a Spartan Sprint, Super, and Beast in the same calendar year to collect all 3 parts of the new Trifecta medal and join our exclusive Trifecta Tribe.) The Chicago Sprint & Super is also happening the weekend prior, making it even more achievable!

Time to #SpartanUp in 2014. AROO!




Earn Your Medals!
Not Just one, but 2!
Run in any of our Sprint, Super, and/or Beast Races this year and get your own finisher medal in addition to a piece of the Trifecta medal. Each race differs in length and obstacle count, but challenge can be found at the heart of each.








Are you unbreakable?


This is going to be a EPIC! weekend. Take on the ultimate Spartan challenge. Complete a Spartan Sprint, Super, and Beast all in one weekend and become a member of the exclusive Spartan Trifecta Tribe. Push your limits, Increase your strength and Change your life, FOREVER!


Spartan Sprint 3+ Miles 15+ Obstacles

Spartan Super 8+ Miles 20+ Obstacles


Spartan Beast 13+ Miles 25+ Obstacles

 


The July issue of the Spartan Race digital magazine is here!

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SPARTAN KIDS




Mission – At Spartan Kids Race, our mission is to inspire children to develop a love for fitness at an early age. We provide age appropriate obstacle course race venues and race arenas will allow participants to build confidence while enjoying a robust outdoor three-dimensional setting. Our races are for children aged four (4) to thirteen (13).  We have two age groups within our races acknowledging that Kids are at very different stages in their growth across that span of nine years. Our "Jr. Spartan Kids” obstacle course races are intended for kids 4 - 8 years old and are about a half-mile in length.  Our “Varsity” Spartan Kids races are intended for older Spartans Kids aged eight (9) to thirteen (13).

Each child will receive a T-shirt and Finisher's Medal. 100% of the proceeds from Spartan Kids race benefit the Kids Fit Foundation. As a leader in the movement to help children learn life-long health and fitness habits, the Kids Fit Foundation strives to raise awareness and develop programs that educate, empower and inspire kids to become and stay fit.

So remember, Spartan Races are not only limited to adult fun! Bring your kids ages 4 - 13 and they can participate in their very own Spartan Kids Race. Just like you, they will enjoy the thrill of the obstacle course racing similar to the adult race but with appropriately sized obstacles and challenges.


Why Spartan Racing for Kids – Our Ethos?
Spartan Kids is about a return to the childlike sense of adventure that we’ve lost while getting sucked up into "normal life" of over-scheduled and over organized activities. Spartan Races wants to keep this sense of adventure alive in our kids BEFORE they lose it.

Today, a typical child devotes an average 7.5 hours each day to entertainment media: TV, video games, cell phones, and movies.

Physical activity is essential in helping children control weight, build lean muscle, reduce fat, and develop strong bones, muscles and joints let alone developing healthy life sustaining habits. The challenges in a Spartan Kids Race are ideally suited to building a fitter, stronger, and healthier youngster.

More importantly, the sense of fun and camaraderie inherent in our races will help instill within your kids a sense of excitement and respect for fitness producing - in time - a more invigorated child.

Spartan Races are about building a healthy and active community of people. Spartan Kids Race allow us to help build stronger families, a foundation for all vibrant communities.




Spartan Kids Race FAQs

Q: As a parent, do I have to pay a spectator entry fee?
A: No, if your child is racing, or if you are the guardian of a child racing, you do not have to pay the spectator entry fee.  Each family will receive 2 free spectator passes.

Q: If I have children attending that aren't racing, do they have to pay a spectator fee?
A: Children 13 and under are free, and as a family member of a child racing, they do not have to pay a spectator fee.

Q: Is the Spartan Kids Race a timed event?
A: No, the Spartan Kids Race is an untimed fun run.

Q: Will my child receive a medal?
A: Yes, upon completion, your child will receive their very own Spartan Kids Race medal.

Q: What are the heat times?
A: 1 mile: 10 AM, 12 Noon, 2 PM
    1/2 mile: 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM, 2:30 PM

Q: What are the suggested ages for each heat?
A: ‘Varsity Kids’ > 8-13 years old, Jr. Kids > 4- 7 years old.

Q: Can my children run together if they're different ages?
A: Yes, we recommend children running together in the 10:30 / 12:30 / 2:30 JR. Kids heat if they are different ages.

Q: If my child's age puts them in the jr. varsity heat, can they run in the varsity heat? 
A: Yes, the heat times are suggested due to age, but if your child is athletically able to run a mile, they can run in a varsity heat.

Q: Will my child get muddy?
A: If you are racing a non-stadium event, we recommend bringing a change of clothes as most venues do have mud obstacles.

Q: Will my child have to swim at any point during the Spartan Kids Race?
A: No, we do not include swimming obstacles at the Spartan Kids Race.



Events

About

Spartan Race is on a mission to get you active, healthy, excited about change, and return to our ancient roots where running through woods, getting dirty, and facing adversity was part of everyday life. Our events are all about challenging today’s perception of normal.

Our events challenge the familiar, today’s perception of normal living and getting you out of your comfort zone! At Spartan Race, we do this everyday and it shapes everything we do.

Having experienced many different racing events, we wanted to make adventure racing more accessible to everyone, but do not be fooled by the word ‘accessible’, as our events have a challenge for everyone’s needs.

Spartan Race now introduces a level for everyone beginning with the entry level Spartan Sprint, intermediate level Super Spartan, the advanced Spartan Beast, and the ‘99.9% need not apply’ extreme level Death Race.

Whatever your level, Spartan Race will test your strength, stamina, and sense of humor.

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FAQ

General

I have questions about my race, should I contact the venue?

How do I get bib numbers, race waivers, the athlete guide, packet pickup info for my race?

How do I dominate a Spartan Race and claim my free entry?

There is no race in my area, how do I demand it?

How do I register for a Spartan Race?

Why is it that Spartan Race is the greatest obstacle event on the planet?

What else makes Spartan Race extreme and unique?

What kind of obstacles are at a Spartan Race?

What's the difference between Spartan Sprint, Super, Beast, and Death Races?

What's the difference between Spartan Sprint, Super, Beast, and Death Races?

What do I get with my entry fee?

When is a Spartan Race coming to my area?

Is there Team racing?

Where can I find a course map?

What is a hurricane heat?

World Rankings, Ongoing Season Points and Cash Prizes?

Can I volunteer at a Spartan Race?

How can I find out more about the Street Team?

What is the Spartan Trifecta? How can I earn my Spartan Trifecta status?

Am I tough enough for the Ultra Beast?

How do I learn more about obstacle racing?

Registration

Can I register by mail or phone?

I want to race Sunday, but only Saturday is open to register

If you are experiencing issues/problems with the online registration process...

Explain the wave start time system please..

How do I register my kid for the Jr Spartan Adventure?

How much does it cost to race a Spartan Race?

Are the prices listed per person or per team?

Do you offer refunds?

I want to race on Saturday or in a heat that is closed

I'm injured and can't run, can I get a refund?

I found a discount code after I registered, can I use it?

Why do I have to pay the $14 insurance fee?

Is there an age limit or minimum age to participate?

How do I get a deal on registration?

What is a Season Pass?

Can kids enter your races?

I've lost my confirmation email, can I get another?

Can I transfer to another Spartan Race or transfer my bib to another?

Can I edit my participant info?

Do I get a discount for being a member of the military or a student?

Is there a deadline for race registration, and how do I see if there's room left?

TEAM

Tell me about team competitions with prizes: Fittest Box, Biggest Team, etc.

What if my team doesn't show?

Are there Team discounts?

Can we add people to our team after initial registration?

Can team members start at different times?

Can I switch my registration from individual to a team that already exists?

How can I manage my team and invite others?

A couple other racers and I registered as individuals and now want to combine into a team, can we do this?

How do I Join or Create a Team?

If Saturday is sold out can teammates still sign up for Sunday and race with the team?

Do you have custom team t-shirts?

Merchandise

Where can I purchase Spartan Swag online?

Can I get a refund or exchange clothing purchased at a race?

Who should I contact about online merchandise inquiries?

Pre-Race Packet Pick-Up

Can I pick up my race packet on race day?

What do I receive prior to race day, what is Pre Race Packet Pick-Up & should I go?

Can someone else pick up my race packet at the pre-race packet pick-up?

Event Day

What time do I arrive on race day & what should I bring?

What should I wear?

What about the weather?

Where can I find medical help?

Is there a time limit for each event?

What if there is a water obstacle and I can't swim?

Can I bring my dog?

Are water and aid stations on the course?

Are spectators allowed, do they pay for admission and can they roam the course?

Can I skip an obstacle or what if I skip an obstacle, is there a penalty?

What should I do when I arrive on race day?

Post Race

Team Rebates

How do I dominate a Spartan Race and claim my free entry?

Where can I find results and photos from my race?

What is the Spartan Race iTaB?

CONTACT

Daniel Krueger, Spartan Race
dank@spartanrace.com

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