Thursday, August 8, 2013

Spartans on NBC & Free Spartan Race Giveaway!

In the world of obstacle racing, today was a pretty big day. Reebok Spartan race has managed to do what no other obstacle racing organizing has been able to do thus far: bring  mainstream obstacle racing to TV. Spartan Race has partnered with NBC Sports to bring obstacle racing to television. While this is certainly not a new idea, Reebok Spartan race has succeeded where others have failed. NBC will be filming 8 professional ahtletes and 4 everyday Spartans at the Spartan Race World Championships in Killington, VT on September 21 for a 90 minuteTV special to air October 19, 2013. 

In addition, Spartan Race has launched a Get On TV campaign in which people will submit their story about how training and racing in Spartan Race has transformed their life for a chance to be featured on their special. For those of you who have exciting stories, here is your chance to get in on the fun. CLick on the casting link below to learn how to get started.

Click here to learn more about NBC's casting call.

In addition to creating a new opportunity to increase participation and viewership of an emerging sport, this announcement is also exciting as it is the next step in creating a standardized, legitimate competitive sport. Look out world, here we come! 

What do you think about this announcement? Do you think this will benefit the athletes in obstacle racing? Will it be interesting to the general viewing public? Share your thoughts!

In light of this announcement, it seems like a good time to invite you to get off your couch. I am giving away a FREE ENTRY to any upcoming SPARTAN RACE- click on the link below to enter. 

Hope to see you there!


  1. Love the idea of obstacle racing on TV. I want to be able to show my friends and family what I do

  2. I think this is one of the greatest ideas ever!!! Television will help spread the word of OCR and get people off the couch!!

  3. I'm glad to see that tv is finally realizing what so many of us already know-- OCR's are awesome!

  4. I was so excited when I read this the other day! Looking forward to seeing our love of fun, fitness, and gettin' muddy shared with others! AROO!

  5. So excited to read this! Makes me even more proud to have the VT Beast earn me my first trifecta medal!!!! AROO!

  6. I think OCR's are becoming more popular so it's inevitable that it would be on tv. I do think it will inspire others to train, race and try things they haven't before.

  7. Spartan race looks like it's the best race out there.