Our Story

Our Story

The World’s Best Obstacle Race. Period.

Spartan Race was born in the green mountains of Vermont by Joe De Sena, world-class adventure racer.

Gritty. Resilient. Passionate. Spartans aren’t soft. They overcome obstacles. And yes, Spartans burpee.

Spartan Race is a sport, community, a philosophy, a training and nutrition program – with daily advice, a podcast, a series of books, an activity for kids, workout gear, a media channel, an NBC Sports series, a digital magazine, and a timed obstacle race.

Download the Spartan A Way of Life eBook to learn more.

WORDS TO LIVE BY:

  • Spartans push their minds and bodies to their limits.
  • Spartans master their emotions.
  • Spartans learn continuously.
  • Spartans give generously.
  • Spartans lead.
  • Spartans stand up for their beliefs, no matter the cost.
  • Spartans know their flaws as well as their strengths..
  • Spartans prove themselves through actions, not words.
  • Spartans live every day as if it were their last.
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