Spartan Race & NBC

by Eric on August 15, 2014 · 12 comments

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It’s more than just dirt, water and some walls that make an obstacle and mud run enjoyable. I’ve done my fair share of these styles of races. My first was a Warrior Dash in October of 2010. Next came the Tough Mudder in November. I took some time to rest after that one. I completed two different ABF Mud Runs and a Mud Man X. I have taken what I liked and left out what I didn’t to help create the 4H Mud Run, an incredible 5k(ish) course in Mullica Hill, NJ that racers have exclaimed it was the best local run in the tri-state area.

However, one race that I have yet to run is the Spartan Race, which is amusing. It is by far getting the most publicity and is the race that most MEAN GUY running members and friends talk about and run. Spartan Race is coming to Philly on September 20th at Citizen’s Bank Park. Loads of friends are either volunteering or running it!

Sadly, too many people misunderstand these races. Some don’t understand why one would pay to run through mud or crawl under wire or climb up rope. Fortunately, NBC Sports has partnered with Spartan Race to film 6 episodes of Spartan Races culminating with the World Championship race at Killington, VT this Sept 20th to show these people why.  Here is a schedule of the remaining races:

Tues., August 19 Palmerton, Pa. NBCSN 9 p.m.
Sat., September 13 Washougal, Wash. NBCSN 2 p.m.
Tues., September 23 Amesbury, Mass. NBCSN 10 p.m.
Sat., October 25 Wintergreen, Va. NBCSN 12:30 p.m.
Sun., November 16 Killington, Vt. NBC 3 p.m.

I hope to run a Spartan soon, but until then, anyone that comments on this post will be entered for a Spartan Race entry. Share on Twitter for another entry. Share on Facebook for yet another entry. Use #meanguyrunning! The winner will be announced September 14th.

What is your favorite obstacle/mud run? What made it the best?



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