Race of the Month: Spartan Beast Race

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Do you often find yourself wondering if you’re as tough as an ancient Greek warrior? Do you find there just wasn’t quite enough risk of bodily harm in the past few races you’ve done? If so, the Spartan Beast Race might be for you. The ‘Beast’ edition of the Spartan Race series is the second longest race (the longest is called The Death Race). The Beast boasts over 25 obstacles packed into a 10-12 mile course. If you’re asking, ‘Ten to twelve miles? But that’s not exact,’ then this race is not for you.

The Obstacles

Obstacles can range from mud pits to burlymen with pugil sticks to fire. Yep, we said fire. Race organizers state that the race “Will be largely unsupported. One aid station will be at an undisclosed location on the course”. The race info page also vaguely states that “Those who can climb well will be rewarded.” Climb hills? Probably. Climb ropes? Maybe. Climb the corporate ladder? Probably not.

Teaming Up

Unconvinced about tackling the Spartan Beast Race alone? You’ve also got the option of taking on the course as part of a team or with friends in a three-person relay. Teams must have a minimum of four people, with no maximum number of team members. Team scores will be calculated based on the fastest four times on the team. The relay is a brand new race option for this event. Each member on the team will complete a third of the course (approximately four miles).

Post Race

The post race festivities will include an awards ceremony, DJ entertainment, food vendors and a free beer for finishers over 21 years of age. The top three male and female finishers of the race will also receive free entry into the Spartan Death Race.

Are you ready to register? The next Spartan Beast Race will be held in Sacramento, California on November 17, 2012. The race will start with the competitive heat (which costs an extra $10) at 8:00 am. Register for the Sacramento Spartan Beast Race now or find a Spartan Race near you.

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