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Spartan Race gives everyone a taste of Mountain Post living

Posted at 5:02 PM, Jul 12, 2019

COLORADO SPRINGS — The Spartan Race returns to Fort Carson on Saturday for the eighth time.

The Mountain Post expects anywhere from 9,000 to 10,000 people to take part, including competitive athletes and families alike.

"We get a lot of young families that come out and they take a couple hours to do it but have fun with the kids," said Mike O'Donnell, Director of Family Morale and Recreation, Fort Carson. "Then there's folks that want to go out there and pound it, get it done as fast as they can. So it's whatever you choose to make it."

The race takes competitors through 25 obstacles including a mud crawl, climbing exercises and it'll have you lifting heavy loads.

The event is open to the public and O'Donnell says it will give everyone a glimpse at what Mountain Post living is all about.

"Mountain Post living is really taking your own personal journey to just improve wellness and well being, so it's everything from nutrition to fitness to community to mindset and the Spartan Race obviously personifies all of that," he said.

You can still sign up to take part in the event, you will just need to go to

It's not just racers that are invited to take part, everyone is welcome to watch. The public will need to enter Fort Carson through Gate 6, this is the one off of Highway 115. Parking is $10 dollars and it's cash only.