I received an email from Dan with the Tampa, Florida Spartan race, offering a free entry to one of my readers. The Spartan series is known among athletes as the hardest of the obstacle course races.
From their website: "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."
The Tampa race is February 15, which sounds like a great time to get out of Michigan's winter!!! If you can't make it to Tampa, the entry is good to any of the races in 2014 throughout the country. See the map below for locations and distances. Unfortunately no Michigan locations - the closest are Indiana or Chicago.
How do you win the free entry? It's easy - leave a comment which race you'd pick and why you want to do it. I'll put the entries in a cup and pick one on January 25th when I wake up. Good luck and good racing!