{Giveaway} Free entry to the Reebok Spartan Race

Hi everyone and happy June!

After training super hard for the Race for Taylor 10K, I took a few days to run easy before I dive into summer running and training for the heat. Here in Charleston, it gets super hot, humid, and muggy, and living in Surburbia by the Swamp (Rural West Ashley) doesn’t make running any easier. You definitely have to run slower and hydrate, but it builds your lungs for fast times for Fall races.

Speaking of Fall races, I’ve been busy looking at different options for the fall, including marathons, half marathons, 10Ks, and a popular alternative to road races… obstacle races.

I haven’t participated in an obstacle race, but I have a few friends who really love them! A couple years ago, about 20 people from my company participated in the USMC Mud Run and the Palmetto State O-Run (Obstacle Run). I even have a few friends who do fewer road races and focus on obstacle races.

A couple of my friends love obstacle races. I talked to one of my guy friends, Wes, about his training and experience for obstacle races. He said it was different than a traditional road race because of the challenge, being able to push himself in training and in the race, and the team camaraderie he had. I feel him on the last part, because it can get lonely on the road in the small half marathons I’ve run…

One obstacle race that’s new to South Carolina is the Reebok Spartan Race.

According to their website, Spartan Race’s goal is to get you “active, healthy, excited about change, and return to our anciet roots where running through woods, getting dirty, and facing adversity” were parts of everyday life.

Instead of a typical road race, where you know the actual distance you’ll run and you know the course in advance- you have to expect the unexpected in a Spartan Race. It’s almost like a metaphor for life…

If you’re in South Carolina and want to try your first or your latest obstacle race, consider the Carolinas Spartan Beast on November 9, 2013. It’s a 10-12 mile obstacle race held at Carolina Adventure World in Winnsboro, SC.

In the Spartan Beast, you can compete as an individual or as a team, and kids can participate in a kids race. If you’re not into racing, you can also volunteer or be a spectator and cheer your friends on. If you’re interested in learning more about the Carolinas Spartan Beast, read more about it here.

Of course, obstacle races are big everywhere, not just South Carolina- so if you’re not here, check out this map to find a Spartan Race near you.The races are held all over the United States, Canada, and the UK.

Map

If you’re not up for the Spartan Beast, you could also try a Spartan Sprint (3+ miles, 15+ obstacles) or a Super Spartan (8+ miles, 15+ obstacles), which are shorter but equally challenging.

Now, I’ll get to the good part. Wanna know what’s better than completing a race and enjoying the team camaraderie, after parties, bragging rights, finishing medal, t-shirt, and sore muscles? Not breaking the bank to do it.

If you think you have what it takes to complete the Spartan race, enter for a FREE entry code for a Spartan Race near you on The Tiny Terror’s Facebook page. Be sure to “like” the page by clicking on your left.

The giveaway ends on June 6 at midnight, but if you just can’t wait, use this link to receive 15% off any qualifying race.

Good luck! Don’t forget to visit the Facebook Page to enter!

Giveaway will run from June 1-6. A winner will be chosen through Rafflecopter and will be notified via email by June 9. The winner must respond 72 hours after they are notified or winnings will be forfeited. Must be 14 years of age or older to enter. The giveaway and promo coupon codes are only good for a race within the continental US.

The free race entry was provided by Reebok Spartan Race; I was not paid for this post.

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20 Responses to {Giveaway} Free entry to the Reebok Spartan Race

  1. I am dying to do a spartan, and what a good excuse to get to visit my sister in charleston

    • Amy Lauren says:

      Thanks! Yeah the race is about 2 hours or so away from Charleston but if you came for this one you would definitely want to visit :). There might be one near you too, I remember you mentioning you wanted to do one!

  2. I’ll be starting physical therapy again very soon! Aggressive physical therapy at that (I’m sure you understand what that means) Although I’m not a runner, I’m looking forward to exercising and dancing again! 🙂
    I’m sure you will have LOADS of FUN training for this race! 🙂
    I hope someone tags along with you, and takes pictures of these obstacles! I’ve always wanted to do the Mud Run, and maybe one year after I train hard, I will.

    Happy June!

    -Mel

    • Amy Lauren says:

      Actually, I’m just giving away the entry. I’m not doing this race :). I’m planning to do a couple of half marathons and maybe a full soon. I may do an obstacle race but if so, it would be one of the shorter distances, not 12 miles!

      Good luck with physical therapy! Dancing is so fun too, I wish we had Zumba here. I used to do it sometimes when I lived in Florence, it was so fun and perfect cross training too!

  3. Tiffany Bellamy says:

    This was on my maybe list this year. I’ve never done an obstacle race before but would love to try it out.

  4. Awesome! I’ve done a mud obstacle race and it was a BLAST. Unfortunately, I’m going to be out of town for this year’s. I’ve always wanted to try a spartan race! Some friends of mine did one and it looked like a blast.

  5. I’m thinking about doing the Spartan Beast, but going to wait and make sure I can since it is 2 weeks post marathon and right now I am 5 weeks post marathon and still not running,

  6. I REALLY want to do a race like this! These aren’t in St Louis though 😦

  7. I have signed up, but if I win, I will give it to one of you that are dying to do it. I am more of a log distance runner than mud grut! Just here to support my friend Amy! Good luck everyone!

  8. Sarah says:

    Oh I’m so excited! Spartan Race is the best (although, I’m biased). I mean…. Spartan Death Race and Beast, yeah, I’m completely biased. I love that you have a few friends who do less road races and focus more on obstacle now, I think though it really does vary person to person. 🙂

  9. LilMysNinja says:

    I have friends that did the Mud run and the O-run also. I’ve toyed with the idea of doing one. I can’t commit to this one since I’m trying to do the Savannah Rock N Roll half for my first every half and it falls on the same day. I’ll share the giveaway! 🙂

  10. Reblogged this on DoomBuggy Runner and commented:
    Check out my friend’s blog, The Tiny Terror. She is raffling off an entry into one of the Spartan Races should you be interested.

  11. I just tried a new trick of reblogging. I clicked the reblog on this post, and it showed up on my blog also, so hopefully you will get some more visibility!

    • Amy Lauren says:

      Thanks. Yeah I saw where you can do that on here, and I never have… it reminds me of tumblr, lol. I’ll check it out and I appreciate the publicity.

      Are you going to Refresh Charleston tonight? I think some of the WordPress usergroup peeps are going?

  12. Nicole says:

    This will actually be my first mud/obstacle run!

  13. I did the Rugged Maniac last year with my husband. This is the only 5K race I was ever able to get him to do. We ran it a few months after getting married and we both did not think to take off our rings before going through the muddy obstacles. Needless to say, my husband lost his wedding ring and we were unable to find it! And that is how he ended his running career.

  14. Seth says:

    Last year my fiancee and I ran the Primal Mud Run, and this year we’re hoping to do the Spartan.

  15. I love OCRs! I need a free race. The emptiness of my wallet from race fees does not counteract my pants falling down from the weight loss. Also, I probably need new pants. 😛

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