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Apr 18

Giveaway: Spartan Race! #SpartanUp

1.5 years ago I wrote a post about how I want to become a Spartan. Well, my time has come! A nice fellow from the Reebok Spartan race contacted me and asked if I wanted a free race entry in exchange for blogging about the race. Um…YES! I already blogged about the race, but never had a chance to do it! I am so in! Even better: have a free race entry for one of YOU!

So why is the Reebok Spartan Race so exciting? Pretty much because it’s full of fun challenges. Crawling under barbed wire, climbing walls, jumping over fire, carrying heavy things, balancing on tree stubs, and getting chased by mean men with sticks. Yep, it’s got all that fun stuff…ish. They don’t tell you exactly what will be at your race, so you don’t really know what to expect. It’s my belief that all of the races have fire jumping (awesome!) and men with sticks (terrifying), but the other obstacles seem to change, so you don’t know what might be around the next corner.

All that stuff is really fun/silly/challenging/scary sounding, so that’s really great. But, it sounds kind of like every other obstacle race, right? Well, you’re right, but here’s where I get excited about the Spartan Race: There is NO CHEATING!

I am a rule-follower. Rules are the best. Everyone should follow the rules. You can bet that even if there was no one enforcing the no-cheating rule at the Spartan Race, I’d be doing my best to go through each and every obstacle like any good girl would. However, others do not always follow the rules! It makes my heart sad! I once had a friend tell me that she did the Tough Mudder, and just skipped all the obstacles that she didn’t want to do. WHAT? You skipped? You’re allowed to skip??? (Side Question: what’s the point in doing an obstacle race if you plan to skip obstacles???). Anyway, as horrifying as the skipping of obstacles is, I learned that it’s kind of the norm at many obstacle races: People just don’t do the stuff that they don’t want to do. You can see how this makes the playing field uneven, and makes the event less fun (at least to a rule-follower like me).

But here’s the great thing: The Spartan Race is a no-cheating race! You don’t HAVE to do every obstacle, but if you choose not to (or if you fail), you will be required to do burpees! YES! A rule-following race! That’s the best ever!

So who’s with me? Who wants to show their strength and become a spartan? Enter my giveaway! This entry is good for ANY Spartan Race in the continental United States!

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You can also save 15% of your Spartan Race entry with code SpartanST.

Good luck!

15 comments

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  1. Seth

    I want to become a Spartan because I missed it last year due to a stomach bug.

  2. Rena

    I want to try it out since it’s a new challenge

  3. KM Loove

    I want to be a Spartan because my husband has been an OCR participant for a few years and I want to join in on the fun!

  4. Miriam Neville

    My daughter has been doing Spartan Races for over a year now and I would like to do a sprint with her in the not too distant future.

  5. Miriam

    After being race mom for over a year, I would love to do a sprint with my daughter in the not too distant future.

  6. Alberto

    I’d like to be a Spartan because I like physical challenges. I like finding my limits and pushing passing them.

  7. Meg

    I want to become a Spartan for the challenge!

  8. J Marie Thompson

    I want to be a Spartan because it is very much out of my comfort zone and as they say if it scares you, you should probably do it!

  9. Miss Ly

    I want to be a spartan because it would be a challenge and training for one also to become a better version of myself ( physical and mental).

  10. Greg

    I want to become a spartan so I can endure the tough physical challenges this race offers.

  11. Jennifer Anne

    I want to win because I ran the Spartan a few months ago and hope to again soon!

  12. Bob

    Never done a Spartan. Hope to win…

  13. jasper

    thanks for the chance to win an entry! i would love a chance to challenge myself!

  14. Heather Sue

    I’m interested! I want to try the Spartan! It will be my first time.

  15. Steven

    I want to be a Spartan since my daughter in law has been raving about it. What the heck, might as well give it a go, right?

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