Spartan Race West Point-New York Sprint Weekend – Bear Mountain, NY
Spartan’s military roots run deep. This August, we salute our history with an unforgettable Spartan event at West Point USMA, a key cornerstone of American military history. Here, grit is the rule, not the exception. So we kindly ask that you either leave your fears at home or face them on the course.
Top reasons to take on this course:
1. Established in 1801 by President Thomas Jefferson, West Point Academy is alma mater to some of the greatest American military and exploration heroes in history: President Grant and President Eisenhower, Generals Patton, MacArthur and Custer and even Astronaut Buzz Aldrin. Visit the central campus for scores of monuments, historic sites and awe-inspiring, Norman-style buildings.
2. Sail across the Hudson River to visit historic Constitution Island, an important landmark of the Revolutionary War. See the place where George Washington anchored a massive chain that stretched across the Hudson River to block British marine vessels. Plus, the island doubles as a great spot for a post-race walk.
3. Take a long active-recovery hike through the trails of Harriman State Park for invigorating fresh air and breathtaking, panoramic mountain views.
4. Drive south through the Hudson Valley for an hour and you’ll be in the heart of New York City. See a show on Broadway, take a stroll through Central Park or explore the unique culture of each of the city’s boroughs.
3 mi/5 km 20 Obstacles 40 minutes Fastest Time
The Sprint may be our shortest distance race, but it’s still a favorite amongst both new and returning racers. It’s the perfect distance for those looking to start their Spartan journey. The Sprint also allows returning racers a manageable distance to see how far they can push themselves. Delivering 20 obstacles over 3 mi / 5 km, you’ll never run the same race twice. Once you complete the sprint you are 1/3 on your Spartan TRIFECTA: The ultimate Spartan achievement.
SPARTAN PARA TRAINING HEAT
SPARTAN PARA ELITES! Do you have what it takes to be a Spartan PARA Elite Racer? Do you want to learn about the sport of obstacle racing as it refers to adaptive athletes? Want expert advice from staff, coaches, athletes and trainers on how to get through the course? Sign up today for any Para Elite Training Heat at any of the locations in the 2019 Honor Series and Spartan will do the rest! We just need you to show up. Each PARA Elite training event will offer a Mobility and Flexibility guided warm-up where athletes will get to know one another, review some of the basic rules of the SPARTAN PARA Elite event and talk equipment, gear and the sport in general; in addition, athletes will participate in a fully supported heat with the same staff, trainers, athletes and coaches to support and guide getting each racer through the course. Athletes will be able to engage obstacles with other PARA Elites and learn about approach, safety and techniques while going at a manageable pace as a team. Think of it as a learning event designed to get new athletes to the sport comfortable while giving existing athletes the time and space to improve techniques, share methods and meet other competitors. Interested in how your Para team can qualify for Spartan Para Elite Nationals or Spartan Para Elite Worlds? Click here to learn more.