Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Spartan Race Philippines World's Best Obstacle Race

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What is a Spartan Race?
It is a series of obstacle-course-races of varying distances and difficulty ranging from 3 miles to marathon distances (about 26 miles). Spartan Race is the world's best obstacle course race, with over 240 races in 25 countries around the world this year. Spartan Race is not your everyday running race - expect to run, climb, push, pull, throw and crawl through walls, hills, trees, mud, barbed wire and other challenging but fun obstacles. Spartan Races are held in the US and have franchises in 14 countries including Canada, Europe, South Korea, and Australia.

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All Spartan courses are designed to challenge you physically. We can’t spell out what exactly you will face, what fun would that be. However, we can assure there will be fire, mud, water, barbed wire, and occasionally Hell on Earth. Spartan Race is designed to pull you from your comfort zone and challenge you.
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Early morning of September 15, 2018, around 200 spartan racers arrived at the race starting point for registration. But due to the bad weather condition, Spartan Race Philippines organizers decided to postpone the race for the next day and it was then arranged as a whole day event.

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Carbo-Loading Dinner event was accommodated by Camayan Beach Resort and Hotel as a way to help racers prep up for the race. It was done on the night of September 14 and 15.

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This two-day event was scheduled on September 15 and 16, 2018 at Ilanin Forest, Subic Bay, Philippines and feature all three signature Spartan courses Sprint, Super, and Beast race – which has been held for the first time in the Philippines.

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Ocean Adventure’s Adventure Trails is the forest area tagged by Spartan Race Ph as Ilanin Forest West which is under the property of SBMEI. Adventure Trails is the primary event venue for the obstacle course race of Spartan Race Ph. The race venue headquarters is so-called Adventure Center, formerly the Bunker Bob’s. This is a former authentic Italian restaurant inside a reserved forest area and is now intended to be the center of guest information for SBMEI’s brands.

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Spartan Race Coordinator: Mike Reyes
SBMEI Co-founder: Scott Sharpe
SBMA Chair & Administrator: Amy Eisma
  • Spartan Beast: The most difficult. 21km+ Beast packs more than 30 Signature Spartan Obstacles.

7:00 AM - Elite Men 
7:15 AM - Elite Women
7:30 AM - Age Group 40-49, 50+
7:45 AM - Age Group 30 - 39
8:00 AM - Age Group 25 – 29
8:15 AM - Age Group 14 - 17, 20 - 24
8:30 AM - 12:10 PM Open

  • Spartan Super: Middle-distance course. 13 Km+ Super packs more than 25 Signature Spartan Obstacles through tougher and more rugged terrain.

8:00 AM – 10:00 AM: Super Open (Heats are released every 20 minutes)

  • Spartan Sprint: Shortest distance. 6+km Sprint may be our shortest distance, but it packs more than 20 Signature Spartan Obstacles.

10:20 AM – 1:00 PM: Sprint Open (Heats are released every 20 minutes)
Sprint http://www.spartanrace.ph/en/race/detail/4202/overview?filter=sprint

Arrive 1 to 2 hours before your start time. This gives you plenty of time to park, pick up your packet, drop your stuff at bag check, and get warmed up.

The area is well preserved and maintained by the company (SBMEI) in coordination with the SBMA Ecology. The area is manned and monitored by the Forest Conservation Unit and the Waste Management Unit of Subic Bay Marine Exploratorium, Inc. together with the Spartan Race Ph Volunteers to maintain cleanliness before, during and after the race.

Spartan Race Philippines started their registration at around 5:30 AM. Participants of the race from Beast category, Super and Sprint had a total of around 3,578 registrants.


The racers were welcomed by Michael William Reyes, the Race Director of the Spartan Race Philippines. Mike gave instructions, safety precautions and all they need to know before they start their race. Starting the race category was the Beast Elite which started at 7:00 AM.

Official Website of Spartan Race: 

Ocean Adventure, Adventure Beach Waterpark, and Camayan Beach Resort are the official venue partner of the Spartan Race Philippines 2018.

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