Spartan Race recently announced that they will be holding their first winter focused event – and the social media space got all excited.
Spartan Race, in the snow? I mean, holy crap right? Crawling in the snow? Running in cold-gear?
I’m here to break the news to you that while I think this is an awesome move on their part – they are late to the party.
New Englanders have been running in the snow for four or five years now.
Blizzard Blast – January 29th 2017 – Lowell MA. While the snow doesn’t always co-operate, this is a ridiculously fun event, and last year, we ran in onsies. That non co-operative weather? 50f.
Polar Bear Challenge – February 4th 2017 – Held on the world class course at Shale Hill, snowy and challenging – you want to push yourself, this is where you should do it. One lap, or 8 hours worth of laps.
BoldrDash – March 4th 2017 – A Rhode Island staple, this Winter Dash was a blast!
and of course, now a Spartan Race. Held in central New York state, a 6 or so hour drive from Boston. If you’re excited for this, check out the other much more local options too – because after all, there is no off season!
(and here’s to there being *snow* this winter!)