Spartan Sprint tests agility, strength, endurance

(Via Ho’okele News)

The Spartan Sprint will be held March 23 at Aloha Stadium. MWR Marketing photo

The Spartan Sprint will be held March 23 at Aloha Stadium. MWR Marketing photo

Reid Tokeshi

Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Morale, Welfare and Recreation

The popular international series Spartan Race will be held March 23 at Aloha Stadium. Organizers are bringing the Spartan Sprint version to the islands, a three-mile, 15-obstacle course race designed to test one’s agility, strength and endurance through physical and mental challenges.

Traditionally a muddy race, this time the Spartan Sprint will have an urban twist, making use of the stadium structure for many of the obstacles. A similar format was used in 2012 at Fenway Park in Boston.

Participants from beginners to elite athletes around the world test themselves on this obstacle course series. Different starting times are available, depending on preference and fitness level.

Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam’s Morale, Welfare and Recreation Information, Tickets & Travel (ITT) is offering discounted registration for the race. ITT’s price of $86 is cheaper than the online price of $115 and includes the insurance fee (an additional $14 charge). ITT’s special pricing is available until March 17.

There is also a Spartan Kids race for ages 4 to 13 years old, which includes a variety of scaled-down obstacles. The price is $35 at ITT.

Those who may not compete but want to learn more about the event can go as a spectator for $1, paid directly at the stadium.

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