noun Spar·tan | \ ˈspär-tᵊn
marked by strict self-discipline or self-denial; undaunted by pain or danger // a Spartan athlete
If you weren’t sure why the Spartan Race chose the name, the above definition will provide any explanation needed. The Spartan race describes their competition as the ‘world’s leading obstacle course race’, however it’s organizers want to take it even further than it just being a race, suggesting it can be the start of an entire way of life. Encouraging athletes to not only sign up, train in advance of the race and eat well while doing so but to continue this practice much further than just completing the race.
With 3 main types of races, starting at 5km (Sprint) and going up to 21km (Beast), you can choose the type of race that suits your ability level best. Looking for a team building event? Sign up as a team and work together through a fun, challenging (sometimes grueling) event, get in shape together and bond through the experience. There’s even a kids race for the littles to participate in the fun!
The Spartan website has everything to get you started, including training and nutritional guidelines, download yours now through their website and start your regime!
The Spartan Race is coming to Kimberley Alpine Resort this July on the 12th – 14th. Again, we ask, do you think you have what it takes to become a Spartan? If you do, accept the challenge and Sign up now.
Check out some pictures of the course at Kimberley Alpine Resort last year to see what’s in store for you on our flickr page.