Here’s the thing: I have never done an obstacle/adventure race. I’ve wanted to. I even added one to my 2012 Bucket List for when a particular race announced an Albuquerque date. But then that date got pushed back a year, and now, two years later, it isn’t even on their calender. So, my encounter with mud pits and barbed wire (at least in a controlled environment) has yet to happen.
When the Spartan Race, one of the more popular versions of the endurance obstacle race, asked if I would host a giveaway for a free race entry on my blog, I was honestly hesitant since I’d essentially be advocating for something that I know nothing about.
So, I put it out to facebook (which is really how I solve all of my life problems these days). It turns out that a bunch of you have already thrust yourselves up giant walls before getting bombarded by giant q-tips and seemed to really enjoy the process! So, I figured if I could save a blog friend the cost of a race entry, then it would be worthwhile.
And I have to admit, the Spartan Race looks like a lot of fun (though maybe “fun” isn’t the most accurate word to use for a race that requires obscene amounts of burpees)! They host events all over the country (except for in New Mexico) with several international stops. Depending on which race you do, the course can be anywhere from 3-12 miles.
They are particularly looking to promote the Las Vegas event on April 5th. Torture yourself all day, party all night.
Since I can’t tell you firsthand what the race is like, I suggest you read Colby (and Tina’s) recap of their Fenway Spartan Race experience because they make it sound like you may be missing out on a fulfilling life if you don’t participate in one.
And then this video. Definitely doesn’t look like a wimpy “mud run” race.
So, as mentioned above, I am hosting a giveaway for one free entry into any Spartan Race in 2014. I was offered a free race entry for myself in addition to the one that I am giving away so I could tell you all about it, but we won’t be able to get to any of the races.
So, how do you get this free entry?
1) Comment below with your favorite anti-love song to help counteract all of the Valentine’s Day amazingness that is sure to start clogging your life over the next couple of days (google it…there are lists upon lists of anti-love songs!).
My favorite is Before He Cheats by Carrie Underwood. I don’t typically like any of her songs, but I think if I was slighted, I might take a Louisville slugger to someone’s headlights. (UPDATED: I heard You Oughta Know by Alanis Morissette on the radio this morning. So much anti-love goodness in that song!).
And, if you would like an optional second entry, you can do one of the following:
b) if you already follow me on all of those, you can leave a comment saying that I already infiltrate your life for a second entry.
Contest will close Thursday evening and the winner will be announced Friday morning.