The iconic Notre Dame stadium will be transformed into a battlefield where participants can test their agility, strength, and stamina.
Named after the ancient world’s most fearless warriors, the Spartan Stadion is a 5 km obstacle course with 20 challenges to put you through your paces. Some of you may be familiar with the film 300 which depicts the heroic deeds displayed in the Battle of Thermopylae in 480 BC. Few of you, however, will fail to recognize the notorious muscular movie posters of Gerard Butler and co that glamorized the already celebrated warrior society of ancient Sparta.
This summer that warrior society comes to Indiana’s iconic Notre Dame Stadium on July 10. The nearly 80,000-seater stadium will be transformed into a battleground offering anybody the opportunity to come and test their metal at the world-renowned challenge.
Worry not, competitors need not be built like the characters in the film with their shining six-packs and scarlet cloaks (though you can compete in whichever attire you deem fit). The modern twist on the ancient Greek tradition, however, provides a great opportunity to train yourself up and put your brain and body to the test in a stunning stadium just a short drive away from Chicago.
As one of the world’s most formidable obstacle courses, the race is known for its optimum organization. You can compete solo or in teams of friends, families, or co-workers, and there are various different races to enter. Elite races are the most challenging of all while Age Group races, Morning, Afternoon, and the Kids Race all offer alternative options.
Spectators are also more than welcome to come and watch racers from the safe and comfortable Spartan Race festival ground area at only $10. So your loved ones show their full support and help you through those exhausting last steps (if they’re not going through the thick and thin in there with you).
Event day photos taken by professional photographers are also provided free of charge and will be posted on the event page around a week after the event takes place.
Tickets can be bought for the Notre Dame Stadium race on 10 July 2021, from now until the Friday before the event via the Spartan Race website.
[Featured image courtesy of Spartan.com]