Updated - Winner Chosen!
Doing an obstacle race was high on my radar a few years ago when I was really getting into my bootcamp classes. But, since I became primarily focused on running, the idea sort of fell by the wayside. Now that I've tried my first trail race, and put the half marathon distance on the back burner for awhile, it would be the perfect time to try one out, if I could get over my fear of slipping and falling... hmmm.
As it happens, the folks at Spartan Race reached out to me with a free race entry to give away and I was pretty bummed to learn that I already have a commitment and wouldn't be able to check out my local Spartan Race which is this weekend. However, if you would like to take part in a Spartan Race near you, or near somewhere you'd love to travel, I have a free entry to give away. They even have international races and one in Chicago - this could be your excuse to visit!
What seems pretty cool about the Spartan Races, is that they have different levels/distances to choose from throughout the year and it’s been voted the #1 obstacle race by Outside Magazine. Also pretty cool, Joe De Sena, founder of Spartan Race and members of his team are hitting the road and leading free Spartan Workouts across the country. Go here to find one near you.
To enter, just leave me a comment below. I'd love to hear your feedback on obstacle races: tell me if you've never tried one, or if you have - what did you think? Which race did you do? A Spartan Race? I'll choose a winner via random.org next Tuesday, August 6th. And if you just can't wait to see if you've won, or are signing up for this weekend's race in Washington, click HERE for a discount code for 15% off any Spartan Race! The code will work one time for any open heat in any 2013-2104 Spartan Race in the continental US.