Maybe you are feeling bored day in and day out. Maybe you are looking to find a community that feels like family. Or maybe you are looking to strengthen your mind & body and push both to the limit. No matter what the reason, you’ll find not just a good workout but a passion and a purpose when you commit to a Spartan Race. This obstacle course race is not just a way to build muscle and sharpen your brain — Spartan Race is truly a way of life.
It all started in the rugged, relentless mountains of Vermont, where Spartan Race founder Joe De Sena thought about how modern conveniences were negatively impacting human health. To combat this, he found inspiration in the determination and resilience of ancient Spartans. He wanted to create a community of people who competed — yet worked together — to push themselves to become the best both physically and mentally. Since 2010, more than 8 million people have completed Spartan Races across more than 42 countries around the world. These aren’t just people who have competed in obstacle courses — these are 8 million lives that have been changed for the better.
Spartan Race will put you in the best shape of your life.
In a truly Spartan fashion, Spartan Race is about both surviving and thriving. With a little competition and support, you’ll find you are actually looking forward to building muscle and testing your body both mentally and physically to see just how far your grit will take you. The entire purpose of the Spartan lifestyle is to train yourself to overcome the obstacles that come your way while also keeping a myriad of health issues at bay.
Spartan Race teaches you to appreciate nutrition.
There’s no dieting here. Instead, you’ll discover a newfound love for the food that fuels you. Spartan Race community members find over time that less processed foods and more whole foods mean a healthier body and mind. The mindset is to not pollute your one and only body — instead, rely on foods found in nature. The Spartan family is there to help you gradually transition to more natural foods, and you’ll find you not only feel your best but also crave these foods instead of sweets, processed foods, and alcohol. It’s a cycle, and the food you eat will play a major role in how quickly your body adapts and overcomes the obstacles both in the Spartan Race and in everyday life.
Spartan Race strengthens your mind.
Every time you feel like giving up but don’t, your mind becomes that much more resilient to change and challenges. Spartan Race teaches exactly this. The more you train and compete in the Spartan way, you learn to solve problems more rapidly. If your mind and body aren’t on the same page, you won’t be able to succeed. With your Spartan community, you’ll learn to face and conquer your fears, and gain confidence as you surpass obstacle after obstacle. This will transition into your daily life as well because you’ll hold that confident, resilient mentality as issues arise at home and at work. With Spartan training, you can find mental clarity and reason through any problems that come your way.
It’s the ultimate form of self-care and self-improvement.
As a Spartan, you will be held accountable for training. By using this method, the Spartan lifestyle will shift your habits and inspire you to put your health and mind first. Instead of lying in bed on your phone, scrolling through social media, you’ll feel that desire to hit the streets for a run in the morning. You’ll be ready to lace up your shoes, clear your mind and focus solely on competing in the races and smashing through the obstacles.
Get ready to improve yourself in every facet of life.
Participating in Spartan Race is a life-changing decision that can help you become the best version of yourself. Whether you are just starting your fitness journey or you are a seasoned athlete, you will be welcomed into the community. Get started by sporting some Spartan Race gear from the shop on the obstacle course, at home, to the gym and while running errands. Once you’re repping your community, find out which race is best suited to your needs, then sign up here for a race near you.