It seems to surprise my friends who know me for my aversion to “roughing it” outdoors and girly-girl character that I’ve wanted to do a mud run/obstacle course race for a while. I’m even signed up to do a Tough Mudder in October, however with my impending ankle surgery, it looks like I’m going to be relegated to the sidelines cheering on my teammates Roni and Alan.
If you share my curiosity about these obstacle races, I’m sure you’ve heard of the Reebok Spartan Race. It’s been voted the #1 obstacle race by Outside Magazine and are the global leader in obstacle racing since 2005. Unlike most obstacle races, there are varying distances of Spartan Races so you can pick the one that will challenge you just enough without destroying you. I like the idea that you can start at the sprint distance (3+ miles) and then work your way up to the Ultra Beast Marathon (26+ miles) if you’re
- Virginia – Super Spartan (8+ miles) – 8/24 and 8/25
- Philadelphia – Spartan Sprint (3+ miles) – 9/28
- Milwaukee – Spartan Sprint (3+ miles) – 11/2
- Nebraska – Spartan Sprint (3+miles) - 10/12
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