Slogan: “You’ll know at the finish line”
Distance: Sprint 3+ miles, Super 8+ miles, or Beast 12+miles
# of Obstacles: Sprint 15+, Super 20+, Beast 25+
Signature Obstacle: Spear throw. You’ll quickly feel like you’re in the movie 300 as you try launching a giant spear into a hay bale 25 feet away (easier said than done).
Competitive: Yes, very! Even the open heats are still very competitive
Penalties: Burpees, burpees, and a few more burpees. Each time you attempt and fail an obstacle you must complete 30 burpees (yea you read it right) before you can move on without being disqualified.
Overview: They have 3 different levels of the race (Sprint, Super, and the Beast). If you complete all 3 in a calendar year you become a trifecta. The obstacles are nothing fancy, they are made to be tough, challenge you mentally and physically, and these obstacles are very minimalist in comparison to other races but don’t let that fool you, they are still extremely difficult. They turn the simplest things such as a bucket and some rocks into your worst nightmare. Competition is the name of the game, this is not a race for the light hearted. Even if you are participating in the open waves you will still notice competition is all around you.
More: Want more information on the spartan and how to prepare? Check out this post here