* From: Mike Maynes
* Event Details
$10 parking was onsite and included a reasonable walk, which is always better than a shuttle bus. The festival area had all the usual areas such as merchandise, sample obstacles, food/beverage, etc. It could have been more spacious, but it did have large shade tent. It could have used additional food/beverage vendors. Protein bars, drinks, & bananas were plentiful at the finish line if you wanted them. There were a few tanks, a helicopter, and a few other military icons peppered around the outside field area. Bright sunshine was abundant by late morning bringing temps into the low 60s.
* Race Details
The best part of this face was the atmosphere. Athletes were totally into this one. The large stadium was used well for ramps, stairs, and concourses. A large field next to the stadium was used a handful of obstacles as well. The mix of obstacles included:
Over Under Through
Sand Bag Carry
Nerf Football grenade toss
Barbed-wire crawl 80+yards littered with shells, barrels, military ornaments. No mud, just sandy dirt.
Rolling dirt mounds
Ammo box carry
This was a 3-4 miles course in total. I missed the rowing machines, ball slams, box jumps, monkey bars, 2″ jump rope, and cargo net. Those obstacles could have boosted my rating to Excellent. Overall this was a terrific stadium/traditional hybrid, giving athletes a solid serving of the Spartan Sprint experience. Finishers received a unique Tampa Special ops medal, as well as the 1/3 trifecta medal.