Physical strength is no small thing. It’s the manifestation of discipline, patience, and dedication to become better versions of one’s self. In essence, physical strength is also mental and emotional strength, and this fact is what Spartan celebrates.
Spartan is a series of obstacle races designed to put athletes and fitness enthusiasts to the test. It originated in North America but has now been franchised globally. It holds up to 130 races annually, and this year, the Philippines will be holding its own version.
Spartan Philippines offer the three signature races, each “escalating in distance, obstacle count and challenge level”: Spartan Sprint (5K/20 Obstacles), Spartan Super (10K/25 Obstacles), and Spartan Beast (Half Marathon/30 Obstacles). All categories feature obstacles featuring mud, barbed wire, walls, rope, and fire. Complete all three and you’ll be considered a member of the TRIFECTA Tribe.
Spartan PH also has Kids Races, Ultra, and Hurricane Heat which is a team race. Special trails for trail-runners are also available.The races do not offer prizes, but top 10 elite qualifiers (men, women, and age brackets) will be eligible to join the Spartan Championship which does give out prize money.
Here is the full schedule and registration fees:
February 22, 2020 –Batangas Lakelands, Balete, Batangas
- Sprint – Php3,000
- Super – Php4,500 Elite Men, Women, and Age Group; Php3,500 for Open
- Hurricane Heat – Php3,000
- Special trail course by Merrell (10K) – Php3,500
April 18, 2020 – Vermosa, Imus, Cavite
- Ultra – Php8,000 for Elite Men, Women, and Age Group; Php7,000 for Open
- Beast – Php5,000 for Elite Men, Women, and Age Group; Php4,000 for Open
- Kids – Php2,000 for Competitive Girls, Boys, and Ages 10-11, and 12-13; Php1,400 for Open 10-14 y/o (3.2KM), Open 7-9 y/o (1.6KM), Open 4-6 y/o (800M)
June 6, 2020 – Lima Technology Center, Malvar, Batangas
- Sprint – Php4,000 Elite Men, Women, and Age Group; Php3,000 for Open
- Super – Php2,000 for Competitive Girls, Boys, and Ages 10-11, and 12-13; Php1,400 for Open 10-14 y/o (3.2KM), Open 7-9 y/o (1.6KM), Open 4-6 y/o (800M)
October 24, 2020 – AlvieraPorac, Pampanga
- Beast – Php5,300 for Elite Men, Women, and Age Group; Php4,300 for Open
- Sprint – Php3,300
- Super – Php3,800
- Special trail course by Merrell – Half Marathon for Php2,500; 10K for Php2,200
For more information, and to register, head over to the Spartan Philippines website.
About Spartan Race
Spartan was founded in Vermont by fitness fanatic and author Joe DeSena.The Spartan credo revolves around Spartans being tough, unbreakable, and able to overcome obstacles. The brand prides itself as “a frame of mind”, and the Spartan Race being “the world’s best obstacle race”.
Spartan offers training, a nutrition program, daily fitness inspiration and advice, and a tight-knit community of fitness aficionados. It has its own daily podcast, magazine, book series, media channel, and workout paraphernalia.