Over the past few years, obstacle races and challenges have flooded the Facebook news feeds of many, and we at Skinny Mom have definitely noticed them! One that has particularly captured our attention is the Reebok Spartan Race, which is a high-intensity, endurance-challenging obstacle race, which has turned the fitness fans of America into a frenzy! It’s been voted the #1 obstacle race by Outside Magazine, and has been the global leader in obstacle racing since 2005!

The Spartan Race is about more than just finishing first; it’s about challenging yourself to the inner most core of your strength. Pushing yourself to do something you’ve never done, and get to a place you’ve never been. It challenges you physically beyond comparison, but it also challenges the endurance of your drive. How bad do you want it?

The race travels nationwide; setting up awesome courses in famous places like Fenway Park and other lodges and resorts! There are different challenges and courses that all entail various levels of difficulty, so if you’re looking to sign up but aren’t experienced, there’s sure to be a course fit for you. Regardless of your choice, you won’t be disappointed. This race is making history, one finish line at a time, and to be a part of that is often the drive that people need to run that extra mile or climb that next rope.


The Spartan Race offers challenges never seen before in any other races. It’s more than just a mud race or an obstacle course. It offers challenges like:

  • swimming through obstacles
  • mud crawls
  • fire obstacles
  • rope climbing
  • miles of running
  • friendly combat

These challenges range depending on your fitness level, so if those seem either too intense or just right, there’s a course for you!

One of our favorite things about the Spartan Race is the wide range of people is seems to attract. It has gained fans from the college age demographic to  more seasoned athletes! But as their website says, “Age is a matter of feeling, not of years.”

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All of us here at Skinny Mom couldn’t agree more, and we are totally psyched for this new opportunity for our moms to get out there and show the world what they’re made of! This is an event sure to impress, challenge, and provide the opportunity to be part of racing history!

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