Spartan Race Encourages Parents to Bring their Children to the Spartan Kids Race

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Spartan Race discusses 8-year-old Kaitlyn Cain’s experience running in the Reebok Jr. Spartan Race in Indiana and encourages parents to sign their children up for a Jr. Spartan Race.

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Even though I could barely breathe because I was so tired! I am happy that I finished and I can’t wait until the next Spartan Race! I’m happy that I’m a Spartan racer!

On May 13, obstacle course racing series Spartan Race discusses Kaitlyn Cain’s completion of her very first Spartan Kids Race and encourages other parents to allow their children to experience a Jr. Spartan Race.

The Spartan Kids Race incorporates two different courses. The first course is for children aged 4-8 and stretches about a half mile. The second course is for older racers, aged 9-13, and extends a full mile. Like the adult division, the course offers a series of obstacles such as net climbing, crawling under ropes, balance challenges, mud running, and more.

According to the Spartan blog, “Each child will receive a T-shirt and Finisher’s Medal with 100% of the Jr. Spartan Adventure proceeds benefiting the Kids Fit Foundation. As a leader in the movement to help children learn life-long health and fitness habits, the Kids Fit Foundation strives to raise awareness and develop programs that educate, empower and inspire kids to become and stay fit.”

As a first-time racer, Kaitlyn initially felt nervous. However, that feeling dissipated quickly. “It was really fun because normally, us kids get in trouble if we jump in the mud with clean clothes on!”

“I felt really good when I finished,” Kaitlyn continues. “Even though I could barely breathe because I was so tired! I am happy that I finished and I can’t wait until the next Spartan Race! I’m happy that I’m a Spartan racer!” Kaitlyn was given a medal for her participation from her father, a Spartan racer in the adult division. She also got to meet Amelia Boone, the winner of the women’s Elite heat in Indiana.

“The importance of health and fitness should be taught to children at an early age, especially in this age of electronics,” says Spartan Race CEO and co-founder Joe De Sena. “The kids’ race allows children to have fun, get muddy, and develop an appreciation for the outdoors.”

Spartan Race, voted Outside Magazine’s Best Obstacle Race in 2012, is the world’s leading obstacle race series and the first of its kind to have global rankings. Spartan Race is a timed event series featuring races at three escalating distances in locations worldwide that culminate in a World Championship Finale with cash and prizes for the champions. While featuring competitive elite heats, Spartan Races are for athletes of all levels and abilities and are geared towards ripping people off their couches and into the outdoors. Go to for more information, a schedule of events or to register for a Spartan Race. For videos, please visit


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