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.
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.