As many of you know, I was there, helped plan, and had the privilege of helping when the first Death Race took place in Pittsfield, Vermont. I participated in the event in 2008. I've watched this event spawn The Spartan Races, and now.. they have some exciting news.
Spartan Race has partnered with NBC Sports to bring obstacle racing to television. NBC will be filming 8 professional athletes and 4 everyday Spartans at the Spartan Race World Championships in Killington, Vermont next month on September 21st for a 90 minute TV special.
Spartan Race has launched a Get On TV campaign in which people will submit a story about how training and racing in a Spartan Race has transformed their life for a chance to be featured on this special.
Because of this exciting news, and to celebrate my limited history with the Spartan Races, Sherpa John: Human Potential is conducting a contest of it's own. YOU could win a free entry to any one spartan race world wide. Here are the details
Human Potential meets Spartan Races 2013
To Enter: Submissions will be accepted between NOW and Saturday, September 7th. Grab your video cameras and make a short video, no longer than 3 minutes long, and show us the most extreme short/training adventure you could think of.
That's right. It's time to go on a bushwhack instead of a trail run. String some mountains together through a wretched place and take an amazingly epic run/hike. Do your normal 12 mile run while carrying a log on your shoulder. Travel 3 miles through a stream on your hands and knees. You get the idea. The three best videos will be eligible for 3 great prizes. Special consideration will be given to athletes who most closely try to relate their activity to the Spartan Race activities.
Just send your video entry as a link to Sherpajohn@gmail.com The winning video will be posted on this website.
In participating in this contest, you are doing so on your won free will and at your own risk. Sherpa John, Sherpa John: Human Potential, and the Spartan Races are not responsible for any injury (minor or severe) you incur during your participation in this contest. Don't be a dumb ass.