Seven Outdoor Adventure Races to Unleash Your Inner-Warrior
2. Spartan Race – Worldwide
i. What to expect: Though the obstacles vary from race to race (and the organizers keep them very close to their chest!), past tests of competitors’ mettle have included a fire jump, spear throw, Tyrolean traverse, tire flips, the Slippery Wall and the Herculean Hoist (lifting 150-lb sandbags 20 feet into the air with a rope)!
ii. Race Difficulty: Competitors can choose between the Sprint, Super and Beast. For kids, the half-mile to two-mile course with 15 obstacles offers a serious but fun and very doable adventure. At the other end of the scale, the aptly named ‘Beast’ is run over 12-14 miles and includes 30-35 obstacles. For those looking for a happy medium between the Beast and the 3-mile sprint, the 8-mile ‘Super’ offers 24-29 obstacles and a serious enough challenge for most!
iii. Cost: $120-$299
iv. Find An Spartan Race Event: https://www.spartan.com/en/race/find-race