Spartan Race: The Challenge of a Lifetime

If you love a good challenge, are looking for the thrill of adventure, and have the guts to rise to any occasion – then you should enter the Spartan Race! It takes more than just physical strength and stamina to complete this race…it also requires mental toughness.

What is the Spartan Race? 

The Spartan Race is an obstacle course race that takes runners through a variety of challenging terrain while testing their resilience. Three races are available: The Sprint (3 miles), The Super (8 miles), and The Beast (13 miles). All races include 25 obstacles, some of which will be completed twice during the journey. These obstacles include climbing walls, mud crawls, and barbed wire. There are even a few man-made obstacles designed to test your endurance and true grit.

All things considered, the Spartan Race is probably the most extreme way to spend the day! Many participants have likened it to a modern-day obstacle course in preparation for life’s unexpected challenges. The human spirit will be tested, but there will also be many who rise above these challenges and succeed!

First established in 2010, this race has grown in popularity every year. The first race had just 300 participants, but now there are over 200 participating each week. Do you want to become a part of this growing phenomenon? Then make it a point to attend the Spartan Race that is to be held in Toro Park in Monterey this August on the 21st!

What do you get from winning a Spartan Race?

Besides the satisfaction of finishing a grueling competition, the top three finishers in each race will receive podium prizes. 

The winner will earn a Spartan helmet trophy and finisher’s jacket, while second place gets a pair of gloves and third place gets the ever-coveted headband. 

Remember, these medals are only given to the first three finishers! After that, everyone else will be awarded a fun T-shirt for their efforts.

Get something to eat after a tough day?

After the grueling competition, it only makes sense that you would want to gobble down a proper meal, and what better place to go than the Award-winning Tarpy’s Roadhouse?

Tarpy’s Roadhouse in Monterey is a local gem and the perfect place for food and drink after a long day.

Proud to be one of the few remaining “roadhouses,” Tarpy’s offers live music, rotating craft ciders, and an amazing menu prepared fresh daily from scratch utilizing organic ingredients whenever possible. 

The interior decor is rustic-chic with reclaimed wood accents, warm brickwork, distressed metalwork, and old nautical gear.

You will love dining here. Make it a point to visit whenever you are around. Check out the menus here.