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Aug 29, 2013

More news on Spartan Races......and a new giveaway!!!!


As you've seen me post in the past, the Spartan Races are one that I'd have an interest in doing.  While there is one in Indiana I could go to, I have not been able to make the time commitment to go to one of these.  They really look like fun and I've seen people around the blog world and racing world doing these challenging events.  I'd also love to earn that medal.  The Spartan Races have a new partnership with NBC and will be having a TV special about it.  It should be interesting to watch.  Here's the details:

Spartan Race and NBC Sports Network are collaborating on a television special which will feature the World Championship and focus on the sport of obstacle racing.  This event, the culmination of the 2013 Reebok Spartan Race Series, will take place on September 21-22, 2013, in scenic central Vermont, near Spartan Race HQ in Pittsfield.

Tens of thousands of obstacle racing competitors and enthusiasts from around the world will converge on New England, where $250,000 in cash and prizes will be on the line.  At the World Championship, top-ranked Reebok Spartan Race athletes, Olympians, and amateur athletes alike will compete side-by-side, assuming they have the brawn, guts and intestinal fortitude.

Spartan Race has partnered with NBC Sports Group to chronicle the amazing people and stories behind the race series and the World Championship, culminating in a 90-minute TV special that will air on the NBC Sports Network on October 19, 2013.

Share your story about how Reebok Spartan Race has changed your life, for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to represent Spartan on camera at the World Championship Race in Vermont!


Anyone can join on this event and I for one can't wait to see the special in October.

The organizers at Spartan have shared another giveaway with me for a race entry that can be used in one of their 2013-2014 events in the Continental US.  I'm sure you will be able to find a race close to where you are.

So here's the rules -
1) Go to the Spartan website(HERE) and tell me what you think you would like most about the event.(1 entry)
2) Go to Detroit Runner on Facebook (HERE) and "like" my page, post on my page you saw the contest on the blog, and come back here and comment about it.  (2 entries)

That's it!  I'm keeping it simple!  The contest will end Thursday, September 5th at 5pm and a random winner from the entries will be chosen on Friday, September 6th.
For those that don't win the entry, I also have a 15% off Coupon code for all that are interested.  Just click HERE and it will give you a code to use for when you sign up for one of their races.

Good luck everyone!

Have a great day and....Keep Running!!!!

Note:  I received a free race entry to giveaway to a reader in exchange for this post.  I was not compensated in any way and was not required to give any particular opinion on the race organization.


  1. Looks like a blast but also more intense that your standard 5k mud run. I could get my husband on board with this one. I love a good challenge!

  2. I love the challenge of the race (and the medal of course!)

  3. Commented and liked your facebook page

  4. Forgot to mention that I like and commented on your FB page!

  5. I like the mental challenge and I really want to conquer the monkey bars!

  6. This race was a lot tougher than what I thought. But was really fun!!

  7. What I like most about the spartan race is that the obstacles look so much tougher then anything else out there.

  8. I liked the Detroit runner Facebook back and commented about the blog. :)

  9. What I'd like most about the event is the chance to run around in Fenway Park - something I haven't had the chance to do.

  10. Liked your page on Facebook and commented there.