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Thirty7s Custom Apparel

Got too many T Shirts?
Want to pick up a super unique, custom holiday gift?

I’ve been working with Thirty7s Custom Apparel.


They offer 100% custom clothing.
You can supply everything, or you can pick from his stock of race shirts, race patches, custom text patches (hashtags and nicknames!).

They slice, dice and sew things back up in anyway you want, or you let them figure it out.

Hats, shirts, baby stuff, jackets, hoodies – if you can imagine it, they can do it.

img_2794I’m sending in an NES jacket, with some NES, #racelocal and OCRWC qualifier shirts – and leaving it in their hands – it’ll run around $100 and I can’t wait to see the results.

Prices are super reasonable for the work involved – especially if you’re sending your own stuff in – AND because you’re a New England Spahtens community member, discounts are available through November. 10% off if you’re doing something big, like a jacket. 15% off if you’re doing something smaller, like a beanie or hat.

This is a 100% custom piece – every order will be priced differently based on needs.

How do you order?
Contact them through their website!

Make sure you let them know you’re a New England Spahten – grab something in time for the holidays!

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Renegade Run, 2013

Type One LLC’s first Renegade Run was a fun event in late 2012, and gave us a fun short race, with a nice heated tent and plenty of food – a really neat way to finish up the race calendar.


Happy to announce, they have opened up registrations for their 2013 event!

The venue is the same, and a featured review of 2012 can be found here

2013 is promised to be a longer course, and I’m already signed up! December 1st, here we come! for full information, and code NESPAHTENS to get a team discount ­čÖé

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Hoppin Mad Mud Run – Spahten discount!


Heat Event Management are an Amesbury, MA based company that puts on some really fun events – everything from trail runs and triathlons, to beer tasting and farmers markets.

Sunday, May 19th, they will be hosting their fourth annual Hoppin’ Mad Mud Run – and were kind enough to give the Spahtens a 20% discount on pre-registration race entry.

The Hoppin’ Mad Mud Run is a 10k or 20k foot race, that finishes with 3 miles of obstacles – I’ve run it over the past two years, and they do a great job – I’ve always had a ton of fun.

So – if you want to take part in this – decide if you want to run 10k or 20k. 10k runners can run solo, or create two or five person teams. 20k runners have to run solo. Regardless, wear your NE Spahten drill shirt, and represent in our own back yard!

To get your discount, fill out one of these forms, and mail them with a personal check to:

Heat Event Management LLC,
P.O. Box 1296,
Newburyport, MA

10k Individual Registration Form 
10k Team Registration Form

20k Individual Registration Form

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Hero Rush is coming

Hero Rush Logo

Hero Rush Logo

I hear that the Ladies like the Firemen. I hear that the Firemen like the challenge? I also hear that Hero Rush is an awesome 5k obstacle race, and that in 2013 they’ll be coming to New England.

Thats pretty damned cool enough.

Whats even more awesome? We are taking part in their memorial 343 heat at 11am. This will honor the 343 fallen firefighters from 9/11, and the extra $10 it costs will be donated to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.

Want in? Get registration information right here:

Oh, and a 15% coupon, just for being a member of New England’s best race team – use coupon:


Hero Rush is an awesome family event, so bring your better half and kiddos along too. Make sure you sign up for the NE Spahten team during your registration, and pick up your team gear to wear to race day! – join the event too

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Deal! Run For Your Lives!

Run For Your Lives – probably one of the most unique obstacle races on the calendar next year has generously offered up a discount to the New England Spahtens.

Yep – thats right – you get to have your OCR fix *and* your Zombie fix, in one race!

So, whats the deal? We have an 11am, NE Spahten team. When you sign up, and join that team, you can also use discount code:


and that will give you an extra $7 off your registration. It’s enough for a beer. Dude. Another free beer. And Zombies.

See you amongst the brainzzzzzzz

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Deal! Reload Fitness

Saturday morning, one of our own ran the Fenway race for Team Reload Fitness. Check her story out here (Interview with Nele Schulze).

Reload Fitness is going to be a national Spartan Race sponsor for 2013, and they are also a local company – I’ve talked with the owner a couple of times, and met him this weekend (what a super nice guy!) – and he was generous enough to extend us a discount code!

So – if you want to save yourself 10% of any order over $50, throw code


In at the checkout – this will last through to the end of the year. Stock up!

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Obstacle Course Racing Training Center – VT

Based in Beson VT, the OCRTC is a permanent obstacle course training center, about 3 hours out of central MA – and they host everything from OCR’s, to tri’s and other races too – they are based on 150 acres, they have 35 obstacles – and they mean business – for 2013, there will be a 4 race series bringing in cash prizes and points for the super competitive folks out there!

Next January, they are hosting the Polar Bear Challenge … this looks interesting – an 8 hour endurance event, in the cold and ice of Vermont winter! The event will be a competitive race, for loops of their course. Food and drink will be provided, as well as a heated barn for folks to hang out, play games … ┬ácheck them out:–racing.html

Even better – when you sign up, tell them that you are a member of the NE Spahtens, and you’ll get a refund of $5 in your packet at pick up – how nice is that!

Like I said, these folks mean business – they offer training and a ton of other out door activities – on top of the OCR specific stuff – watch their calendar for exciting stuff in 2013!