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Spartan Race 2015: What you need to know!

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Spartan Race 2015: What you need to know!

The Spartan Race is coming back to the Chicago area!

When: August 16 

Where: Marseilles, IL

Distance: 8-10 miles

Obstacles: 24-29

Terrain: This epic course filled with fast double-track, short steep hills, and gnarly technical off-trail runs, down ravines and rivers. If it’s wet you can kiss any chance of footing goodbye, as it is the closest thing to running on ice you’ll find during this time of the year. The terrain is relentless so plan your footwear accordingly.

Avg. finish time: 2.5 hours

Special gear needed: Racers should plan to bring a headlamp and appropriate fuel for their needs. No fuel will be provided on course, only water. Hydration packs (or water containers of some variety) are strongly suggested for all racers.

Start time: 7:30 a.m. -- waves of 250 athletes will be released every 15 minutes across 3 groups (elite, morning, afternoon).

Finishers receive: 

Super Finishers Medal
A trifecta medal wedge piece (run a Sprint and Beast to collect your remaining two pieces!)
Free beer courtesy of Shock Top
Super Finisher t-shirt 
Free Professional Photos 
Bananas at the finish line
Clif Builder's protein bar
Bragging rights

Parking: Available but limited. Carpool! $10 per car, $20 per van, $50 per bus or RV. Cash only, pay as you enter.


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And where does Marian Hossa rank among the greatest Blackhawks of all time?

Listen to the full episode at this link or in the embedded player below:

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