May Featured Race: Colorado Spartan Super

What

Known as the “Best Hometown in the Army — Home of America’s Best,” Fort Carson is recognized as a premier location to lead, train and prepare soldiers for the battlefield. What better place to test your endurance and speed in a Spartan Super? The high elevation and rugged landscape are as challenging as they are inspiring. The course includes the same obstacles and crucibles that test our fighting service men and women.

This mid-distance race is an excellent athletic challenge for seasoned competitors ready to push their limits and expand their boundaries. With 8 to 10 miles of strenuous terrain and 24–29 demanding obstacles, you get to prove your grit and determination. For Elite participants, the pace to beat is 80 minutes.

Age Group racers and the Open category give everyone from weekend warriors and teams to first-time racers the same opportunities as the Elite competitors. It’s time to push your limits and get out of your comfort zone.

Elite Men start at 7:30 a.m. and Elite Women start at 7:45 a.m. The Age Group racers are released in waves every fifteen minutes starting at 8:00 a.m. The afternoon Open Group waves begin at 12:15 pm. Your group and personal start time will be posted a few days before the event under the Race Day tab. Racers who register as a team will be assigned the same start time.

Registration opens at 6:00 a.m. Bring your ID, waiver and registration barcode. Plan to arrive 90 minutes before your scheduled start time to park, pick up your packet and drop your belongings at the bag check.

The Hurricane Heat starts Sunday, May 6 at 2:00 p.m. sharp. This is a unique event that takes place on and off the Spartan Race Course. Teams are assigned and expected to complete a variety of challenges. It’s not timed, but you must finish as a team.

When: May 5–6, 2018

Where: Fort Carson

How: Register here: https://www.athlinks.com/event/233181

What Else?

You’ll be climbing hills, crawling under barbed wire, jumping fire and running in mud and water. It’s recommended that you wear performance gear, including compression underwear, not cotton. Bring water packs, energy gel and bars, and a headlamp, especially if you have an afternoon start time. Make sure you have a towel and dry clothes to change into after the race. Outside food (excluding fuel for the race) and pets are not allowed.

Spectators get front row seats in the festival grounds and finish line view areas to watch the race and $5 in Spartan bucks, redeemable at the merchandise tent.

Fort Carson is a closed post. Register and bring your biggest fans to cheer you on to the finish line and take advantage of the rare opportunity to visit the base, see heavy artillery and interact with active military personnel — real-life American heroes.

 

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