As mentioned in our post about New Year’s Resolutions, two things we are encouraging ourselves to do are to be a team player and to try something new every week. The Spartan Race is a fun event that will help you not only try something different but also become part of a team. The Anymatic crew had a blast participating in the Spartan Race in 2014.
So what is the Spartan Race exactly? And do you have to be a fitness buff to enter it? The Spartan Race is a bit different from your typical race because it involves more than running or walking…there are lots of obstacles you have to face and complete to finish the race! The event offers several different challenges, so if you haven’t been to the gym in a while you can relax: there’s an event for everyone, even the kids! So make a team, find a challenge near you, and pick the race that piques your interest the most. Here are the race types according the the Spartan web site:
There are three main types of Spartan Races.
For beginners we recommend the Sprint. Spartan’s shortest courses are 3+ miles and 20+ obstacles. Complete the race at your own pace. If you fail an obstacle along the way, you owe us 30 burpees before continuing on.
Ready for more? The Super is 8+ miles, 24+ obstacles, and often hosted on a tougher terrain.
The hardest of the three races is the Beast: 12+ miles and 30+ obstacles. We’ll leave the challenges of the course to your imagination.
For kids we offer Jr. Varsity and Varsity races. These races, ½ – 1 mile in distance, have an emphasis on teamwork, fun and getting muddy.
For those who dare: check out our Ultra Beast, Hurricane Heat, Hurricane Heat 12 Hour and Agoge endurance races.
Still not convinced? Check out this Vine we posted of the Anymatic Team at a 2014 Spartan Race. Doesn’t this look like fun?