In the countries they are held, is hard to find someone that has not heard about the iconic Spartan Races series that are currently held in 14 countries throughout the world and that number is soon to be 15 countries as the Spartan race is now coming to Japan with the first event to be held on 27th May 2017!
A spartan race is setup with a variety of spaced obstacles of varying difficulty that must be traversed throughout the course. The races vary in difficulty, ranging from 3 miles (Spartan Sprint) to marathon distances.
The inaugural Spartan Japan event will be a spartan sprint (3-5 miles long, 20-30 obstacles). The spartan sprint is designed for everyone but that does not mean it is a walk in the park! The spartan organisers do not announce the obstacles for the course ahead of the day, but you can expect to have a lot of fun on the day challenging yourself with the obstacles on the course, such as wall climbs, moats, mud pits to name a few.
Participation can be as an individual and all participants are time and recognised individually, however racing a team with friends is encouraged. And what better way to have fun with friends than getting out of your comfort zone accomplishing a feat of endurance together!
There will be English speaking support available at the event.
The Spartan team recommend the following as minimum preparations for the event:
- Walk/jog/run at least 1 mile per day
- 30 burpees per day
- 30 of the best pull-ups you can do per day
You might also like to check out a meetup group in Tokyo who train in Hibiya park every saturday to support members get ready for the Spartan race!
The average weather in Sagami ranges between during May is 13.5°c with the warmest around 19.5°c
For more information please refer to the official Spartan Japan website that is kept up-to-date with the latest and official information.