Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Free Spartan Race entry!

Fact: e-mail addresses at my school begin with the teacher's first initial, and then his or her last name.  My work address therefore begins with "spartenheimer."

Fact: a sizeable faction of my students find this hilarious and have begun lobbying me to dress as a spartan for Halloween next year.

Fact: I love mudruns and obstacle races and am particularly good at them.  

All this to say I was recently contacted by Dan the PR man over at Spartan Race to see if I would be willing to write about it on my blog.  Clearly this was fate.

So here we go:

Spartan Race started in 2005 and was voted #1 obstacle race by Outside Magazine in 2012. It's now offered all over the world in three different forms:

  • Spartan Sprint (3+ miles/15+ obstacles)
  • Super Spartan (8+ miles/20+ obstacles)
  • Spartan Beast (12+ miles/25+ obstacles)

In addition to all the racing madness, they've just unleashed the Reebok All-Terrain Spartan Race shoe to help you train for and conquer the obstacles.

While I have never done a Spartan Race myself, they clearly seem awesome.  The next one to hit the Philadelphia area is on April 12th at Citizens Bank Park, home of the Philadelphia Phillies.  I'll be away that day, but am planning to sign up for a race this summer.  I'll write a full race report then.

Oh, you want to sign up too?  Well Dan the PR man hooked me up with a link to 15% off any Spartan Race.  Click here.

Wait, you mean you're a cheap bastard and don't want to pay at all?  Well Dan the PR man also sent along a code good for one free entry to any open heat (non-confirmed start time) in any 2014 Spartan Race in the continental US.  Want to win?  Just leave me a comment telling me why you want to do the Spartan Race and a way I can contact you.  I'll wait a week and then randomly select a comment and send the code along to that lucky reader.

Thanks for reading, and thanks to Dan and the good people of Spartan Race for making the world a little less boring.  Good luck everybody, and I'll see you on the course.


  1. I want to do the Spartan Race because I missed it last year due to a stomach bug. I don't intend to miss it this year though.

    sethrich AT hotmail DOT com

    1. Congrats Seth. You are now the frontrunner.

  2. I want to do the Spartan. Never done it before and would be fun in sunny Florida! gacfrosh[at]aol[dot]com

  3. I want to do it since I ran it a few months ago and would love to again!

    email - celticsdraftee (AT) aol (DOT) com

  4. I want to run a spartan race so I can prove to myself that I can do something that challenging. I've got my sights set on a 13 mile beast! Gergon69 (at) A O L . (Com)


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