- $79 for entry for one and one spectator pass to the Salt Lake City Super on June 27 ($195 value)
Spartans navigate obstacles at Soldier Hollow, the site of the 2002 Winter Olympics cross-country-skiing competitions. Soldier Hollow sits at more than 5,000 feet in elevation and features hill climbs and beautiful scenery. Spartans also have the chance to take aim on the biathlon range and may have to complete a series of burpees if they cannot control their breathing.
The more than eight-mile race starts at 7:30 a.m., with waves of 250 runners released every 15 minutes. Finishers receive a medal, T-shirt, and photo. Spectators can cheer on their friends as they slip and slide through the course.
Reebok Spartan Races
Extreme athletes banded together to design Reebok Spartan Races' intense courses orchestrated over standardized distances, each strewn with natural and man-made obstacles to test mind-body fitness, resilience, stamina, and strength, designed to leave participants exhausted and exhilarated. In waves of about 200, runners collect smudges and stains as they perform box jumps, haul heavy sandbags, and juke feral linebackers. Depending on where in the world they're participating, the course may be as short as 3 miles or, for extremely practiced athletes, as long as a full marathon.