Most sports grow out of a simple formula—ball plus stick, ball plus kick, or car plus explosion. Experience a rewritten equation with today's Groupon: for $46, you get individual entry into the Super Spartan Race on April 23 at Oleta River State Park in Miami (a $95 value).
Designed by seven athletes and a Royal Marine, the Super Spartan Race tests the limits of strength, muscle, and stamina, spanning more than 8 miles of obstacles marred in mud, barbed wire, water, fire, and live gladiatorial opposition. Participants will tackle grueling paths and waterways, simultaneously pitting themselves against thousands of equally chiseled peers and pummel-stick-equipped warriors who attempt to derail the contestants. Featuring both men's and women's races, the Super Spartan Race presents 15–18 obstacles throughout the course.
The race's top three male and female finishers earn free entry into the upcoming Spartan Death Race, a more than 24-hour race designed for the world's elite athletic machines that has been covered by the New York Times. All competitors who cross the Oleta River–course finish line receive a medal, along with a catered meal, live-band entertainment, and frothy beers during postrace revelry. Here, adult race-goers raise muddy glasses with competitors and fellow course warriors while reminiscing about several minutes ago. Mini Spartans can also test their burgeoning agility during a kids' race for 5- to 10-year-olds prior to the adult portion of the race.
Extreme athletes banded together to design 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 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.
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