Friday, March 14, 2014

Spartan Race Giveaway

Posted by CheapRunnerMichelle

I cannot even begin to describe how happy I am that it is finally the weekend!!!! And not only is it the weekend, it also happens to be my SIL birthday today...so a big Happy Birthday to Emily today!

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A few years ago during Hannah and Olivia's season of the Biggest Loser, I learned about a race series that was out there

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The Spartan Race series was created by eight ultra athletes, and it is growing exponentially, one of the founders  Richard Lee was quoted last year "Worldwide, we've gone from 5,000 people in four races in 2010 to 20 races with 250,000 participants in year two, 750,000 participants in year three, and we are going to end our fourth year with 1.5 million participants worldwide."

So what exactly is a Spartan Race? Check out this video to see for yourself

Spartan Race Series actually has several different race distances to challenge beginners right up to ultra elite athletes looking to challenge themselves. Courses start at a 1 mile distance and go right up to 26 miles in length.

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Every race has obstacles along the way, but unlike most other races out there, you are not given a course map until the day of the run. The obstacles are different for each race, and you can never be sure which ones you are going to be faced with.

Failure to complete an obstacle result in burpees as your punishment.

Frequently presented obstacles include:

1.Fire jump
2. Barbed wire crawl
3. Over-Under-Through
4. Spear throw
5. Wall Climb
6. Heavy Object carry
7. Herculean Hoist
8. Tyrolean Traverse (tightrope over water)
9. Traversal Wall
10. Slippery Wall
11. Gladiator Arena
12. Hobie Hop (tire jumps while having your ankles restrained)
13. Log Jump
14. Rope Climb

Due to Spartan's rapid growth and popularity, last year it partnered with
NBC Sports and in December 2013 NBC televised the Spartan Race World Championships, in which the prize purse was $250,000

Ever since I have learned about this series, I have been trying to convince others to participate in one with me...sadly I have not succeed yet...but fingers crossed I'll wear someone down soon ;).   We all know my love for the sunshine state of Florida - so my race of choice would probably be Miami. A few other up-coming USA stops also include Atlanta and Charlotte North Carolina.

And I have some exciting news for ya'll!!!!!! Spartan Race Series have generously given me a "one free entry" to give away - it can be used on any open heat in any 2014 Spartan Race in the continental US.

To enter leave a comment below telling me which race you would choose. To earn extra entries...share the giveaway on your blog, twitter, Facebook or IG. Let me know below how you've shared it, and you will receive 1 extra entry for EACH way you share it!

Good luck...winner will be chosen randomly and announced next Wednesday.

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Anyone else have a birthday today?

Has anyone ever participated in a Spartan Race?...what'd you think?

23 comments:

  1. I would love to do this. We have done the Rugged Maniac and I hear that the Spartan is so much more tougher, and lets face it, I wanna be bad a** ;) I would love to do the Virginia race in August. It's not to far from home and the kids will be off for summer break!!! I hope I get drawn!!!!

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  2. I hear ya...completing one of these would make me feel bad ass too!...Good luck, and don't forget to "share" this on social media - and then come back and let me know where you shared it, for extra entries in the giveaway! Good luck

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  3. Amy @ fitnessmeetsfrosting.comMarch 14, 2014 at 3:22 PM

    Happy Birthday Emily! She has a special birthday because it's also pi day (you can tell I'm a total dork). I've wanted to try a Spartan race because my boyfriend said he would do one with me. I find this weird because he hates running and doesn't like to run with me, yet he'll train for this???

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  4. happy birthday!!!



    i did tough mudder last year september and will be doing it again this year june but this time i signed up to do it in whistler, british colombia because hello, that mountain is huge.


    spartan came to toronto but they only had the 5K race and i wanted to do the super but they didn't have that here :(


    great giveaway!

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  5. I would choose Fenway Park. I missed it last year, but don't intend to miss it again.

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  6. I tweeted about the giveaway - https://twitter.com/StaticSeth/status/444857025789714434

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  7. I blogged about the giveaway - http://staticseth.blogspot.com/2014/03/spartan-race-entry-from-3-cheap-runners.html

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  8. I did the Spartan 300 workout about a week ago. Currently signed up for the Spring, Super and would love to register for the Beast and keep going up. I shared your blog on FB and on Twitter.
    https://www.facebook.com/#!/beatriz.rios.16/posts/834162463266020?stream_ref=10

    https://twitter.com/Betty4031/status/445642918372454400

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  9. I would choose the Spartan Ultra Beast. 26.2+ miles of mountain trail running with 100# sandbags? What's not to love?

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  10. I also tweeted this giveaway! https://twitter.com/RunBerto/status/445647737569021952

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  11. I also +1 shared it on G+

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  12. I also shared it on FB https://www.facebook.com/BertoBigHead/posts/10201915223627599?stream_ref=10

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  13. I also pinned this! http://www.pinterest.com/pin/240661173812239502/

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  14. I completed a Spartan Sprint and a Spartan Super last year. So this year my goal is to complete the TRIFECTA. If I win this giveaway, I wil register for that crazy Spartan Beast in Vermont in september where the championship take place!

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  15. I would choose one of the Massachusetts races!

    celticsdraftee AT aol DOT com

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  16. I would love to run the Temecual CA race

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  17. I shared on g+ https://plus.google.com/u/0/101397496620037221470/posts/XkgvmtzMyuJ

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  18. https://twitter.com/tweetyscute/status/446317870905966592

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  19. Sacramento Super.

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  20. I tweeted the giveaway https://twitter.com/concordian925/status/446407580902899712

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  21. I would love to do the PA Sprint in July with my daughter who's an avid (correction: obsessed) OCR competitor - - it would just be the slowest time ever but I would get it done (somehow, someway), lol!

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