Many of my OCR friends and connections have complained this year that the annual Spartan Race elite season pass has gone up in price – now running $799 annually.
And, despite their own season passes running many months into 2017, there appears to be no pro-rating (although I have seen people claiming they have indeed got pro rated pricing).
This blog post isn’t to talk about that. I’ve spoken about Spartan season passes in years past and if you are at the pro or elite level, or have sponsor support, or simply have your heart set on running Spartan’s over and over, then it makes sense for you and you go nuts.
But what if there was an alternative? Of course, there is.
If you registered for:
The Endurance Society’s SnowShoe 10k
BoldrDash Race – Winter Dash
FIT Challenge’s trail race
FIT Challenge’s OCR event
Wason Pond Pounder
Gauntlet Races Rock the Gauntlet
Bonefrog’s Challenge distance
Samurai Sprint Mud Run
BoldrDash Race’s Rocky Point event
Gauntlet Races’s Run the Gauntlet
(basically, every sub 10k #racelocal event currently open for registration)
The total with NO discount codes or pre-sales would be $793
Add in $35 for #racelocal registration, and you earn points as you go, and get prizes, and competition to push yourselves against others.
and you don’t even need to leave New England.
Of course, many of these events also have multiple lap options. Most race directors will be at the start line, the finish line, and will know your name and say hi.
Learn more about #racelocal, and find links to each of these race brands – and more events right here