Looking for Sponsors for the 2014 Spartan Race WC (Boston)
One of my friend from Hungary, who is a physician and also take part in Spartan races is invited (by their rankings were achieved in the races last year) along with her two racer colleagues to the Protected content Race World Championship hold in Vermont, USA. The Central European Spartan Race Company only sponsor one racer the team would like if all of them would have a chance to represent our Country in Vermont. Therefore they looking or sponsors.
Below you can read their request and those who are interested in more will find detailed descriptions about the races - you might join the racers :)!
"We are looking for sponsors:
On the Protected content Race World Championship will be hold in the USA, Vermont on 20th September, where 3 of our Hungarian athletes got invitation by their rankings were achieved in the races last year. Only one athlete is sponsored by the Central European Spartan Race Company. We would like if all the three racers would have a chance to represent our country.
We are looking for sponsors to support them in representing our country, Hungary on the Protected content Championship Spartan Race hold in the States, Vermont.
NBC is going to film them in Hungary next weekend Protected content of July). They are making a short film about some of the racers of the world championship. NBC is going to broadcast the world championship too.
NBC SPORTS VENTURES ANNOUNCES STRATEGIC ALLIANCE WITH SPARTAN RACE
Multi-Year Alliance To Present Obstacle Racing on NBC, NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra
World Championship Race to Air on NBC; Five Races to Air on NBCSN
Thank you for your support and if you have suggestions or sponsor connections who could support them!
All the best,
In more detailed:
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The first Spartan Race event was held in Protected content the Catamount Outdoor Center in Williston, Vermont and represented the city of Burlington, Vermont
In an effort to document the Spartan Race journey, De Sena wrote "Spartan Up" which chronicles his journey while also eliciting the life-changing transformations that has occurred for over 1 million globally people thus far. The book reached number two on The New York Times bestseller list for Advice, How-To & Miscellaneous, number six on the Publishers Weekly bestseller list and was named a USA Today bestseller.
Frequently presented obstacles include:
Fire jump: participants leap over flames. This obstacle is typically at the beginning or end of a race. The fire jump has appeared in nearly every Spartan Race, though certain venues do not allow fire.
Barbed wire crawl: a crawl through mud under barbed wire. Participants must stay low to the ground as to not get injured by the wire. Crawls range from Protected content in length. The wire crawl has appeared in every Spartan Race to date.
Over-Under-Through: a series of obstacles in which runners must first climb over a wall, then under a wall, then through a tire or square hole placed in a wall. This obstacle is often repeated three or more times in a row and appears in almost every Spartan Race.
Spear throw: from a distance of Protected content , athletes must throw a wooden spear into a target. If the spear does not stick, a penalty of 30 burpees is assigned. The spear throw is present at every Spartan Race with the exception of state parks that do not allow weapons. Typically, the spear throw is near the end of the race.
Wall climb: as the name suggests, runners must climb over a wooden wall. Walls range from 4–8 feet and are often in sequence. This obstacle may be repeated throughout the course.
Object carry: A signature obstacle, the object carry is often the most challenging. In a Spartan Sprint, this obstacle typically appears once. In a Super Spartan, twice; in a Beast, three times or more. The object to be carried may be a tire, rock-filled bucket, or sandbag. Both the bucket and sandbag weight between 30 and 70 pounds. Men must carry heavier objects than women.
Herculean Hoist: athletes must hoist a cement block or heavy bucket off the ground using a pulley system. This obstacle is similar to the "lat-pull" exercise machine, but is more difficult because the rope is often muddy and slippery.
Tyrolean Traverse: Spartans must traverse a single rope that is hung horizontally between two posts or trees. The rope is hung over a body of water, so if competitors cannot traverse the rope, they will fall into the water and swim.
Traversal Wall: the traversal wall is similar to a bouldering wall.
Slippery Wall: a wall built at an incline (roughly 45 degrees) that is covered in soap or grease. Runners may try to sprint up the wall or use a rope for assistance.
Gladiator Arena: before the finish line, athletes must pass through the "gladiators" who try to knock down runners using their pugil sticks.
Hobie Hop: Participants place a thick band around their ankles and hop through Protected content in a row
Log Jump: Logs are arranged in a zig-zag pattern at varying heights and participants have to hop on them without touching the ground.
Rope Climb: A rope is hung over a body of water/mud with a bell installed at the very top. Participants must "ring the bell" before climbing down.
A variety of other obstacles are also present at a Spartan Race, and obstacles relevant to the venue are typically present as well.
"Spartans" can receive a trifecta medal after completing a Spartan Sprint, Spartan Super and a Spartan Beast in one calendar year Protected content from the date of their first race).
For the Protected content Spartan Race announced it partnered with Homes For Our Troops, a charity dedicated to providing specialty homes for troops that have been severely injured. The goal of Spartan Race Inc. was to raise enough money in the Protected content to build a "Spartan" home for soldiers who have been injured while on duty. Spartan races are a perfect environment for wounded warriors to test their limits and Operation Enduring Warrior is a charity that allows this to happen. A team of volunteers take injured troops to complete a Spartan race. At the finish line, participants and expectators can visit the charity booths and make donations or buy gear."