Spartan Obstacle Racing Options for Pacific Northwesterners

If you haven’t tried obstacle racing, maybe this is the year, or decade, to give it a whirl. Your options are plentiful as there are a handful of Spartan events in the Pacific Northwest this year. Events kickoff in early April as Seattle plays hosts to a Spartan Super and a Spartan Sprint event at the Meadow Wood Equestrian Center in Snohomish, WA.

The Sprint is the shortest distance race, perfect for those just beginning their Spartan journey. The Sprint delivers 20 obstacles over the 5K course. The Spartan Super, a middle distance race for Spartan, offers the ideal blend between distance and speed. The Super consists of 25 obstacles and 10K of rugged terrain. If you consider yourself a more seasoned athlete determined to push yourself, you just might have the mettle for a Spartan Super. Return on September 12 for the Beast and complete the Spartan Trifecta. The Beast offers 30 obstacles over a half marathon course.

There are also Sprint races in the Boise, ID and Portland, OR areas on June 27 and August 8, as well as several race options in Lake Tahoe, CA, Sacramento, CA and Whistler, BC, Canada in the Fall.

Obstacle / 04.04-05.2020 /

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Paul Lieto
Paul Lieto is the Editor for RaceCenter Magazine. He currently lives in Bend, OR where he writes, runs trails and rides dirt.