5 Ways That Spartan+ Takes Your Racing Experience to the Next Level

5 Ways That Spartan+ Takes Your Racing Experience to the Next Level

Every Spartan experience provides a level of exhilaration that is unmatched. Whether you're annihilating early-morning workouts on the Spartan FIT app before your friends and family are even awake, snagging PRs and podiums in different states and countries monthly, or dialing in your tough mentality with the Spartan UP! podcast, there are a few guarantees: You will want to quit at some point, it will be hard as hell, and it will always be worth it. 

In addition to all of those invaluable tools at your disposal, you now have the opportunity to really take your Spartan experience to the next level. We listened to our community, and created a comprehensive package to help you achieve your goals. The Spartan VIP Experience is here, and it's called Spartan+.

Sure, all Spartans get free race results, complimentary epic action shots from out on the course, and exclusive content that gets them hooked on the most badass lifestyle on Earth. But for those who want to really push their limits, see what they're capable of, smash their goals, and silence anyone who ever told them that they couldn't do something, those Spartans are the ones who take it a step further. They are the core of our community, and now they are VIPs. 

Related: 5 Under-the-Radar Reasons Why Racing Is So Good for Your Wellbeing

Our membership platform provides racers with world-class prep and performance-enhancing provisions to help you train harder, race better, and recover faster. (A Spartan+ membership is also included in Trifecta and Season pass purchases.) Here's a look at a few of the unbeatable perks you'll get as an exclusive member. 

How Spartan+ Helps You Prepare and Perform 

1. Gear Up With 20% Off Merch

You know the saying, "When you look good, you feel good?" What about looking good, feeling great, and performing even better? 

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Whether you're looking for a fast new trail shoe or a grippy OCR sneaker, lightweight shirts and shorts for scorching summer courses, unbreakable training equipment to bolster your home gym (and routine), bags, accessories, nutrition, or hydration — you name it, we've got it. And you can have it all, for cheaper

Related: The New Spartan X Craft Nordic Speed Shoe Is a Carbon-Infused Trail Slayer

Spartan+ members enjoy a 20% discount off merchandise, redeemable while logged into your member account. Look for the code — MEMBERSHIP20 — which will be automatically applied to your shopping cart. (This code won't work if you're not a member, or if you aren't signed in with the email you used to sign up.)

What's more, you'll get free shipping and returns on your discounted orders, and early access to exclusive merchandise releases at unbeatable prices, like the Spartan Unbreakable Dry Duffel Bag

Join Spartan+ to lock in member pricing on your next order. Join Here

2. Train Hard With a Complimentary Spartan FIT App Subscription

Sometimes the most difficult part about motivating yourself to complete a workout is the feeling of not wanting to go it alone. After all, socializing and teaming up with members of the Spartan community is one of the biggest catalysts for overall enjoyment and success in the sport.

Related: Joining a Team Optimizes Performance, and There's Science to Prove It

If you're a Spartan+ member, it doesn't matter where you are or what time of day it is, because you'll have full access to over 200 workouts on the Spartan FIT app — a $79.99 annual value. Self-guided sessions and videos coached by our elite Master Coaches — complete with their own insights and tips to crush every workout — will help you push past your comfort zone on your own time, with the feeling of having others there to push you.

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You can search and filter workouts based on the amount of time you have, the equipment at your disposal (including none at all — there are plenty of bodyweight workouts that are equally as challenging as the weighted ones), and the difficulty level, or "Workout Zone," such as easy, medium, hard, and extreme. 

With your membership, all you have to do is download the Spartan FIT app on the App Store or Google Play and log in with your member email to have it all at your fingertips. You'll never again have an excuse for not completing a workout.

Join Spartan+ to get our Master Coaches in your pocket. Join Here

3. Find Peace of Mind With Express Race-Day Registration and Guaranteed Start Times

You've worked hard for race weekend, so let us make the day easier for you. Say goodbye to long lines. Spartan+ members get a fast pass to bib pickup and same-day registration, and they never have to wonder when they'll be taking off on the course. When members register for a race in the Open category, they're given the option of selecting a wave time. If you choose to select a specific start time, that time will be honored no matter what.

These benefits give you both the flexibility and spontaneity of signing up for a race last minute, along with the security of knowing exactly where to be, and when. Zero stress. 

Join Spartan+ to skip the lines. Join Here

4. Connect and Recuperate in the Exclusive Member Recovery Zone

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Proper warm-up and recovery are absolutely essential to optimizing performance. And as much as Spartans love putting on their game faces on the course, taking time to build connections and unwind together is just as vital to the overall race experience. 

Before a race, Spartan+ members can stretch and hone in on their motivational mantras at the Member Recovery Zone — an exclusive member tent, shielded from the general festival area and perfect for calming pre-race jitters. After you complete your race, recover in great company by talking Spartan shop with fellow racers and making new lifelong friendships while enjoying lounge chairs, massage guns, and foam rollers. 

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Related: Pre-Race Anxiety: 5 Ways to Calm Starting-Line Nerves

And in addition to the lasting memories of the people you meet and the obstacles you overcome at any given race, VIP members receive HD watermark-free photo downloads from out on the course, earning you bragging rights — and shareable proof of your epic accomplishments — for a lifetime. 

Join Spartan+ for race-day recovery zone access. Join Here

5. Be Ready for Anything With Our Annual Race Survival Kit

We've all been there: absolutely shredding your hands on the monkey bars and worrying about their ability to come through for the Herc Hoist; forgetting to do some much-needed nail clipping and suffering on the course as a consequence; wiping the mud from your eyes just to feel it soaking through your socks and stinging the newly-popped blisters that your too-old sneakers finally dug into your ankles. Some of these are mistakes that can be fixed rather easily, but most of them — inevitably — occur without warning. And usually, you're screwed. But not if you're a Spartan+ member.

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Spartan CEO Joe De Sena — in his over 500 races — has seen and experienced it all. If you think you've had a s***ty experience or slip-up out on the course, Joe's dealt with it (at least) twice. His extensive insight is what led to the launch of our Race Survival Kit for members. Every Spartan+ member who attends a race will get one kit each year.

Joe handpicked every item in the military medic-inspired kit, so if something in there looks useless or senseless, just wait. It's an experience waiting to happen — one you'll be prepared for.

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Inside the survival kit is liquid chalk for non-slip grip strength, a nail file and nail clippers, Spartan skin seal (essentially super glue for sealing those skin rips and tears), duct tape (for taping. .. whatever your heart desires), a length of paracord (which can be used for new shoelaces, in place of a broken drawstring on shorts, or anything else at all), Spartan Hydration Tablets, and Spartan Energy Capsules.

"It's not the lions and tigers that get you in the jungle, it's the mosquitoes and flies," Joe says. "It's the little things — a blister, a long toenail that digs into your other toe, bleeding nipples, a bloody ankle, a stiff hip — that start to throw your whole body out of whack, and then your race is over. This is a survival kit, and it seems basic … but it is exactly what you need when you need it."

Spartan Pro and endurance racing legend Kevin Gillotti, who has competed in over 500 races in 32 countries over the course of 30 years — and spent over 12 years working in the backpacking mountaineering industry — has mastered the art of ultralight foot travel. There are some things, he says, that racers just can't operate without.

"I NEVER travel without super glue," Gillotti says. "It's in my toilet kit. I've posted many videos after many races of super gluing deep cuts (that even required stitches) together so that I could race the next day. I have a whole story highlight on my Instagram that's dedicated to this one topic, to prove to people that super glue is like gold."

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