How lucky for you all, the very first giveaway I ever do on this here blog is for something very, very cool. A free entry in to a Spartan Race!
Spartan Race contacted me recently in hopes that I could help to get the word out about some of their upcoming races in November. If you are lucky enough to live in the Milwaukee, WI area (that's where I'm from, yay!) you can sign up for the Miller Park Sprint on November 1st. In the Dallas, TX vicinity? Maybe the Dallas Beast race on November 1st or Dallas Sprint on November 2nd look intriguing? Aaaaaaand there is always the Mississippi Sprint on November 8th if you like racing near the Gulf Coast.
If you aren't familiar with Spartan Races, check out this video:
I have never done a Spartan Race (waiting for them to come to the Seattle area! Rumor has it 2015 will be the year?) so I will leave it to them to explain exactly what a Spartan Race is about:
Spartan Race is on a mission to get you active, healthy, excited about change, and return to our ancient roots where running through woods, getting dirty, and facing adversity was part of everyday life. Our events are all about challenging today’s perception of normal.
Our events challenge the familiar, today’s perception of normal living and getting you out of your comfort zone! At Spartan Race, we do this everyday and it shapes everything we do.
Having experienced many different racing events, we wanted to make adventure racing more accessible to everyone, but do not be fooled by the word ‘accessible’, as our events have a challenge for everyone’s needs.
Spartan Race now introduces a level for everyone beginning with the entry level Spartan Sprint, intermediate level Super Spartan, the advanced Spartan Beast, and the ‘99.9% need not apply’ extreme level Death Race.
Whatever your level, Spartan Race will test your strength, stamina, and sense of humor.
Active? Healthy? Running through the woods???? SOLD!
I love that Spartan Races come in several shapes and sizes to fit a wide range of ability (or ambition!).
*Sprint races are 3+ miles with 15+ obstacles
*Super races are 8+ miles with 20+ obstacles
*Beast races are 12+ miles with 25+ obstacles
The obstacles are things like jumping over fire, crawling under barbed wire, throwing objects, climbing over walls, carrying heavy objects, throwing spears (!), climbing ropes, MUD, and much, much more.
So are you ready to sign up for a Spartan Race? You can immediately use the code SPARTANBLOGGER to receive 10% off any race!
I am also giving away one entry to any Spartan Race in the continental United States! Exciting! To be entered in to the giveaway just leave a comment on this blog post. Make sure to either leave your email in your comment or comment with a registered account that links to your email address-- basically, I need to be able to contact you to tell you that you won! One entry per person.
You can also win a second free entry by tweeting a link to this post then returning here and leaving a second comment with your twitter handle. Use the link below to send your tweet!
Tweet: I just entered to win a free race entry to any @SpartanRace from @SybilRunsThings http://tinyurl.com/pg7cjvc
The contest will close on October 31, 2014 at 10:00pm PST. I will randomly choose a winner and notify them within 48 hours of the contest closing as well as post the winner's name on my blog. The winner will need to respond to me to receive the information for the free race entry.
Disclosure: Spartan Race was gracious enough to provide me with a free race entry for one of you lucky readers in return for writing a blog post to promote their race series. I was not compensated in any other way.