Nothing makes you feel more like a warrior than jumping through fire. I like doing things like this. In a world of order and schedules, it’s fun to do something completely primitive. That’s why, two years ago, I signed up for and completed the Spartan Sprint in Toronto. This challenging 5K trail run has about 20 obstacles peppered throughout. Obstacles include crawling through a long tunnel made of hay, wading through mud under barbed wire, and the infamous fire leap (as seen above). On the Spartan Race website, the event is described as “pure primitive craziness” and there is no course map or list of obstacles available in advance. In fact, the FAQ section says “if you need a road map for each stop of the way, maybe this race isn’t for you.”
After I published my race recap, I received a few incredulous comments from readers. Some even used colorful words like “masochism” and “insanity” to describe the event.
So naturally, I can understand if you want to stop reading now, but if this kind of thing piques your interest, read on! I’m giving away free entry for one of the 2015 Eastern Canada races! This includes any distance: Sprint, Super and Beast.
HOW TO ENTER
It’s easy, I promise. No complicated entry mechanism. No forcing you to follow me on Twitter (though I always graciously accept new followers).
Just leave me a comment on this blog post about why you’d like to participate in the Spartan Race this year. Done. You’re entered. I’ll pick a winner at random and email you a code to redeem your prize. You pick the date, location and distance when you register.
Not sure if this is up your alley? Check out the photos here. If they give you heart palpitations and a pit in your stomach, this might not be for you. But if you’re smiling and intrigued, you should probably give this a shot. And don’t let videos like this scare you too much. The Sprint distance is totally attainable for someone of average fitness.
For more details on the events, check out their website: http://spartanracemedia.com/ca
Looking forward to your comments! Contest closes on May 14!