Spartan Race was founded in 2001 by Joe Desena, Mike Morris, Andy Weinberg, Selicia Sevigny, Richard Lee, Brian Duncanson, Shaun Bain, and Noel Hanna. Each has an extensive background in athletics, racing, and service. The waiver form that you sign releases the organization from any responsibility with the warning of the possibility that “you may die.”
Sounds encouraging right?
The Spartan Death Race originated in 2004 as a seed for future Spartan Races and was founded by Andy Weinberg and Joe Desena. The first Spartan Death Race was run on June 9, 2007 in Pittsfield, VT.
The first Spartan Race event was held in 2010 at the Catamount Outdoor Center in Williston, Vermont and represented the city of Burlington, Vermont. Roughly 500 competitors had to “run, crawl, jump and swim” and overcome a variety of obstacles at the first ever Spartan Race. All finishers received a medal and prizes were awarded to the top athletes—a precedent that lives on today. Currently, Spartan Race attract thousands of athletes to each event.
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