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Staying fit with the Spartan Race & Men's Health Urbanathlon

Thursday, September 11, 2014 Stella Quimby

This cold weather that has started blasting us today is encouraging everyone to stay inside, right? Wrong. This fall there are 2 major obstacle courses that will drive you to the max point of fitness or madness (which you prefer).So wanna stay fit this Fall/Winter? Well check out these two 2 extreme obstacle courses!

Spartan, the name alone makes you think of the movie 300 and all those warriors in top notch physique. Similar to those warriors, the Spartan race has established a reputation in races as a difficult and insane obstacle course for athletes that want a challenge. The Spartan Race even has 3 different races now; the Spartan Sprint (3+ miles with 15 obstacles), the Spartan Super (8+ miles with 20 obstacles) and now the Spartan Beast (12+ miles with over 25 obstacles). So now every type of athlete can find a race for them! Here in Chicago, we have both the Spartan Sprint making an appearance on September 28 and the Spartan Super coming on September 27. Both will take place at the Cliff's Off-Road Park (2725 E 2625th Rd, Marseilles IL 61341). It is ONLY 2 weeks away so make sure to register today!!!!!!!!

Men’s Health is returning this year with their 9th annual Urbanathlon series.  The Urbanathlon challenges competitors to set new personal standards for what it means to be fit and healthy (sorry chicas it's a man's event). It is the ultimate test for men in endurance, strength, mobility and pure toughness. There are 2 courses, the New sprint distance or the classic distance. The Classic distance is between 10-12 miles and has 14 obstacles while the Sprint distance is 3-5 miles and has 7 obstacles. The choice is up to the guy! Also, the fun doesn't end at the end of the race. Post race, there is a Urbanathlon Festival, complete with DJ sets, food and drinks and tons of stuff from our sponsors to demo, sample, and take home. This grueling event takes place for Chicago on October 18 at Solider Field (awesome) so make sure to register today!!!!

So let's get off the couch today and sign up for one of these two obstacle courses and let's get our fit on!

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