This year, you can’t say that it’s not easy to get there. You have no excuse; the Spartan Race takes once again over the legendary Stade de France. This upcoming March 9, many runners are expected to take up the Spartan Stadium Sprint, a race made of several obstacles to overcome (there are more for the Sprint version).
For this exceptional session, it’s a short format that is provided. Good riddance to the 8-mile race, the race covers “only” 3+ miles. Consequently, the race is accessible to high-level athletes, but it includes more obstacles and most of all, they are close to one another.
Well, don’t think it’s going to be easy peasy, that you can do it with one hand tied behind your back! You have to survive the many obstacles, without taking into account that if you can’t do it, there will be sanctions (you better succeed, trust me on this): 15 burpees for whoever can't take up each obstacle (it was 30 for the edition 2018). Climbing, carrying, pulling… in the bleachers, the backstage area, the pitch, a nice challenge expects you. As for the departure, this year people leave by wave of 10 participants.
And what’s fun in a stadium, it’s that, there are seats to attend the exploits of our brave sportsmen and sportswomen. No need to be on the side of the race, that is full of mud, you’ll be nicely seated in the grandstands to support the brave ones, the whole for free (registration on the Spartan website starting this February).
You’re on a budget and you’re looking for a way to take part in the race? Try to be a volunteer. According to everyone’s skills and the various needs of the Spartan Race, volunteers are assigned to obstacles management, registrations, logistics and can be recruited as “gladiators”, these hosts equipped with a helmet and an armor adding a touch of authenticity to the races.
Then, warriors who thought it was so cool or too easy, don’t forget the Jablines Spartan Race in full nature that comes back in September this year.
Well, you only have to find a fellow sufferer to go try it and have fun (or not)!
On 9 March 2019
Stade de France
Rue Francis de Pressensé ZAC Cornillon Nord
93210 Plaine Saint Denis (La)
Open: 97 €
Elite: 117 €
Par Age: 117 €