If you haven’t yet tried a Spartan Race, you should check it out. It tests you in ways that a regular road race never does, and it’s a fun challenge that provides some variety from the regular routine. Keep reading to find a discount code for upcoming Spartan Races, and for a chance to win a FREE registration to an upcoming race.

But first, what is a Spartan Race?
Spartan Race is on a mission to get you active, healthy, excited about change, and return to our ancient roots where running through woods, getting dirty, and facing adversity was part of everyday life. Spartan Race events challenge the familiar and get you out of your comfort zone. Spartan Races offer different distances, making adventure racing more accessible – but still challenging – for everyone. Whatever your level, Spartan Race will test your strength, stamina, and sense of humor. To learn more, go to


Dallas Sprint and Beast on November 1-2. Rough Creek Lodge is a high-end hunting ranch outside of Dallas, Texas. The sprawling property combines long sections of trail running and surprisingly steep hills that will challenge Spartans to stay strong until the finish. Racers can run the Spartan Beast on Saturday or the Spartan Sprint on Sunday and complete two legs of the Spartan Trifecta all in one weekend.

Miller Park, WI, Spartan Sprint on November 1. Miller Park, home of the Brewers, will play host to one of the most unique Spartan Races and the first race in Wisconsin! The ballpark is both spectacular and intimate with breathtaking views and a chance to run in a beloved American landmark in the heartland of America.

Mississippi Sprint on November 8. Muddy Joe’s is the location the Gulf Coast Spartan Race. The name says it all! Known for rolling hills and an abundance of water, it will be the perfect spot for Spartans, new and experienced to test their mettle. Find your way through the mud to the finish line.

Want to race for free? Write in and let me know how you would celebrate a Spartan Race finish. The most interesting/funny/original entry will earn a code for a free registration! Enter as many times as you like; the contest concludes at midnight on Monday, October 21.


About horowitzrun

Jeff is a certified running, cycling, and triathlon coach, and is the author of "My First 100 Marathons" (Skyhorse Press 2008) and "Smart Marathon Training" (Velo Press 2011). An obviously addicted runner, Jeff has run at least one marathon in every state and on 6 continents, including marathons in South Africa, China, Bangkok, and Antarctica. Jeff is available for group, one-on-one, and virtual coaching. Options include: 1. Basic Training Plan. This includes a customized training schedule geared towards a goal race, with a detailed running schedule that would include all distances and target times for each workout, including speedwork, tempo, and endurance sessions. 2. Complete Fitness and Race Plan. This includes the plan listed above, plus the non-running workouts and drills that runners need for better overall fitness and performance. You would get strength & core workouts, as well as run-specific training drills and stretches. 3. Virtual Coaching. This includes all of the above, implemented on a week-by-week basis. We review each week's progress at week's end so that adjustments can be made. The program is tailored to suit you right up to race day. It involves more contact, on a weekly or even daily basis. 4. Full Coaching for athletes in the Washington DC area. All of the above, plus a weekly workout together including speedwork, drills, and strength training. 5. Individual track sessions. One-on-one track-based workouts. Contact Jeff for pricing.
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