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Win A Free Reebok Spartan Race Entry

Spartan Race“Run, Karla, Run!” is giving one lucky winner a free entry to any Reebok Spartan Race in the continental U.S. The giveaway is now over and we have a winner…

Congratulations, Seth Richtsmeier!

Thank you to everyone who entered. I’m sorry you couldn’t all win, but this link courtesy of Spartan will generate a code for 15% off qualifying Reebok Spartan Races.

Keep on running strong!

Reebok Spartan Race Entry Giveaway

Obstacle races are having a field day; it’s one of the fastest growing trends in the entire sports industry. Forget growth — it’s been more like an explosion. In 2010, approximately 41,000 people entered about 20 obstacle races in the U.S., according to Outside Magazine. By 2012, those 20 events had grown to 150 with 1.5 million people participating. Competitor magazine reports that 2 million people competed in obstacle races in 2012 and the number of obstacle racing events in 2013 will surpass 500.

On of the biggest obstacle race series in the industry is Reebok Spartan Race. Spartan was voted “Best Obstacle Race in 2012” by Outside Magazine. They’ve got more than 60 events in 2013, including races in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Australia, Mexico, Slovakia and Czech Republic.

They offer four race distances to challenge anyone from beginners to the toughest Spartans out there: Read the rest of this entry →

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06 2013

$10 Off SHAPE Diva Dash Obstacle 5K Registration

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Photo: Adventure Fit

Want to run the SHAPE Diva Dash obstacle 5K in one of 10 cities across the U.S. this year? Get $5 off registration in Boston and $10 off everywhere else with code BLOG.

SHAPE Diva Dash obstacle 5K

Organized by Boulder, Co., based sports marketing company Adventure Fit, the SHAPE Diva Dash is a series of women’s-only obstacle 5K runs sponsored by SHAPE magazine, LUNA and Oakley. The series began as a single obstacle run in 2011, before expanding to four cities in 2012 and now 10 towns in 2013.

But unlike many popular obstacle runs, you won’t find mud trenches, fire pits or barbed wire. Instead, every race has a dozen obstacles designed to test overall fitness from strength and balance to agility. Obstacles include mazes, ropes, monkey bars, and more. It’s about empowerment, not mud slinging. Costumes are officially encouraged, and every participant receives a technical T-shirt and custom bib with their name on it. Read the rest of this entry →

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03 2013

SHAPE Diva Dash Brings Obstacle Runs To 10 Cities

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SHAPE Diva Dash obstacles include rope ladders and monkey bars, not barbed wire and mud pits. (Photo: Adventure Fit)

The SHAPE Diva Dash is expanding to 10 cities in 2013 to meet the increasing demand for women’s-only obstacle runs. The series began as a single obstacle run in 2011, before expanding to four cities in 2012. Now they’re looking at their biggest year yet as they expand to 10 cities in eight states and Washington, D.C. The series’ first race takes off today weekend in Atlanta, Georgia.

One of the drivers in the current running boom has been the proliferation of women. A record 7.6 million ladies finished a road race in 2011 and women now account for 55 percent of all road race finishers in the U.S., according to Running USA. While men’s participation in road races has not quite doubled since 1990, female participation has increased more than 600 percent in the same time frame. Read the rest of this entry →

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02 2013

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