In my post on Monday, I recapped my experience at Reebok Headquarters through their shift to focus on Fitness and how their apparel and involvement has changed to stay in that direction. One of the affiliations Reebok has is theirs with the Spartan Race series. I did the Spartan Race with a friend and client earlier this year and saw what a huge challenge it was – but like any other race, it brought a sense of accomplishment to both of us as we FINISHED what many people never started.
The Spartan experience revolves around Obstacle course challenges incorporating running, strength, and pure GRIT! There was even a Spartan Obstacle course set up outside of the Reebok Headquarters.
I teeter between being a ‘runner-runner’ and enjoying the thrill of the obstacle course race, or OCR, realm. The challenge of using strength and going into uncomfortable situations is never an easy one to take on, but it’s always one that shows true capabilities and builds character within all of us. I’ve seen this in myself and in others! Hubby is the one between the two of us who LOVES these kinds of races. He also did the Warrior Dash with me and has been itching to do another OCR ever since.
I recently learned about all of the various races incorporated in the race series. I participated in the Spartan Sprint Special Ops race – that was new this year. There are even other distances and challenges that go up to and beyond a marathon distance!
They have even launched a NEW race, called their Spartan Cruise! There are Spartan Races in 17 countries, and there are themed cruises, but never a themed Spartan Race cruise – until now. Spartan Race, the world’s premier obstacle race company, will host a deluxe Caribbean cruise from the Port of Miami to a private island in the Bahamas on March 6 to 9, 2015. The three-night Friday afternoon through Monday morning experience will feature an all-inclusive Norwegian Cruise Line cruise on the luxurious Sky from Miami, a 3+mile/15+ obstacle Spartan Sprint on a private island in the Bahamas’ Great Stirrup Cay, live music, dancing, all meals, and what’s considered best of all: a $50,000 prize pool for Elite racers.
There’s a Sweepstakes going on to win entry into this new series! Go HERE to find out MORE!
Disclaimer: I was provided a free race entry and one to giveaway in exchange for a post on the Spartan Cruise. All opinions about the race experience and links to my posts are my own.
Hubby will have his chance at the Sprint 2.14.15 (a birthday gift for him) as he takes on the Special Ops Sprint here in Tampa!
If you’re interested in tackling a Spartan Race yourself, you can use the code SPARTANBLOGGER for 10% off a Race entry Fee …
You can enter my SPARTAN UP Giveaway to win an entry into one of the MANY Spartan Races all over the country – and in 17 countries total! Just Enter here! >>>