The Running Dead is thrilled to announce that we will be attempting the coveted Spartan Racing Series Trifecta Medal in 2016! This has been something we’ve discussed for about the past year and now it’s finally happening. We set this team goal after we completed our first Spartan Race in 2013. All of us are extremely excited about this and cannot wait until step one of our journey begins, which is April 30th.
What is the Trifecta Medal? It is a medal given to a runner who completes (1) Spartan Sprint, (1) Spartan Super and (1) Spartan Beast/Ultra Beast in a calendar year (Jan. 1 – Dec. 31). Following the third race each runner will receive this special medal. The medal is made up of three individual wedge pieces that when put together create a full medal. When it’s all done we each individually will have completed 24+ miles and attempted 50+ obstacles just in Spartan Races!
There are some people who complete multiple Trifecta’s within a calendar year. For now, we are just going for one! I give a lot of credit to those that can complete more than one a year. These aren’t easy races! With the team we have we won’t let anyone fail in this long journey.
Remember folks, I’m just an average guy who enjoys doing these races. I’m not an elite, world champion or professional runner. Just a guy who is looking for a different type of challenge in life. You can do this too! All you need is the desire to succeed and some determination. You’ll have to exercise too, but that’s not the hard part. It’s not too late to sign up for your first race!
I’m really excited to share this whole experience with you. I hope you continue to follow me along this very long and somewhat muddy path!