Fun and Suffering for Racers at Tampa Bay Spartan Race
I was recently introduced to the Spartan Race concept when I went digging to find out more about the upcoming Special Ops Spartan Sprint coming to Tampa Bay in February. You can watch the fun videos at the Spartan Races FAQ page. The 2014 Spartan Sprint will be held at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, on February 15th. The videos make it look like a lot of fun. They also make it look really hard! Plenty of couch-bound folks consider 4 miles a challenge. The Spartan Race contestants do a whole lot more than just jog that distance. A gauntlet of challenging barriers are put on the course of this race. With brutal climbing and crawling obstacles, and plenty of mud and dirt, I suppose you would wear clothing for this race that you were prepared to throw away afterward. You will find me in the bleachers. However, if you think you have what it takes, then sign up for the Special Ops Spartan Race, and put yourself to the test.
Cash Prizes for Tampa Bay Special Ops Spartan Sprinters
Cash prizes are awarded to the winners of the Special Ops Spartan Sprint. Cash prizes will be given to the top 3 male and female winners of the elite heat, $2000, $1000, and $750, respectively, courtesy of Navy Federal Credit Union. However, simply the finishing the race is an accomplishment for many. Each participant who completes the race will receive a Special Ops Spartan Sprint Medal. While the weather in February cannot be predicted yet, the Spartan Races are not really weather dependent. Overcoming adversity is the whole idea. So rain or shine, cool or hot, you can expect a good show at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. If you enjoy unique sporting events, we will see you there. The Special Ops Spartan Sprint is free for spectators!