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Indiana Spartan Race Spartan Sprint
Lawrenceburg, IN, United States

We all know the times when life feels like an uphill battle. But what if you could take that feeling, chuck it at the ground, and grind it into the dust with the heel of your foot?

At Spartan, we like to turn these what ifs into realities.

Perfect North Slopes, a winter home thousands of snowboarders, skiers, and snow tubers, has become the site of our newest Spartan summer rite of passage. Fight gravity, take charge of your life, and enjoy a day of hard-earned victory.

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Indiana Spartan Race Spartan Sprint

Perfect North Slopes, 19074 Perfect Pl Ln, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025, USAView event
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We all know the times when life feels like an uphill battle. But what if you could take that feeling, chuck it at the ground, and grind it into the dust with the heel of your foot?

At Spartan, we like to turn these what ifs into realities.

Perfect North Slopes, a winter home thousands of snowboarders, skiers, and snow tubers, has become the site of our newest Spartan summer rite of passage. Fight gravity, take charge of your life, and enjoy a day of hard-earned victory.

$79
Indiana Spartan Race Spartan Sprint
MAY5
Flying Pig Marathon
27 reviews
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Flying Pig Marathon

Paul Brown Stadium, 1 Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, OH 45202, USAView event
27 reviews
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  • Did the event in 2018

    I opted for race day morning packet pickup (as I flew in Friday night from out of town). The process was quick and easy with no line. Although the 4-way runners had to check-in in a unique line so at first I was briefly confused why they couldn't match my name. Tons of bathrooms out for the marathon the next day which is reality is more than they needed for Saturday's events (which was awesome!). Gear check was through the windows of buses and I had no problems with drop-off or pick-up.Parking is limited as the race is held downtown but I found parking right across from the stadium for $4.The course was a little hilly but less so than the 10k. I found the 5k course a little less exciting than the 10k as well but there isn't as much to see and get back to the start/finish in 3.1 miles.The race shirt was soft cotton but unisex. I did both the 5k and 10k and the difference in shirts was the color. The shirts were different enough that I didn't mind the same logo being on both shirts.Aid stations were more frequent than I'm used to for a 5k which was an added bonus!
  • Did the event in 2018

    This was my second time completing the 5k race and it did not disappoint! 2018 was the 20th anniversary for the flying pig so this event is a well oiled machine.The expo prior to the races has GREAT swag and so many vendors with great merchandise for purchase. Plan on spending a couple hours going through each aisle to get great food, great freebies, and gear!The race itself is well planned and very efficient. Cincinnati is a pretty hilly town... and you’ll definitely feel that if you complete the half or full marathon. The 5k has some smaller hills... but they can be killer if you aren’t prepared for them! The 5k & 10k are walker friendly, so even beginners can experience the adrenaline rush of being with so many other enthusiasts! The race is held in April/May so temperatures aren’t terribly warm or humid. The course itself isn’t too scenic... however the 10k, 1/2 and full marathon have great views of the river and have you crossing from Ohio to Kentucky and back. I run for the bling... and this race has a great medal! Each race has a specific colored and sized medal based on whatever race you run. Although the 5k is smaller... it’s still a great piece to add to your collection!There are plentiful events for you to participate in with this event... you can do special combinations of events that are named after Cincinnati’s iconic skyline chili! Don’t miss out on this race!
  • Did the event in 2018

    This is my 2nd year in a row doing the relay. We stay at the Hilton downtown where everything is in walking distance. We were granted late checkout time of 1pm which cut it very close. Our first leg did not get over the start line until nearly 30 minutes after the race started as this is a very big race, like 40,000. Last year I did the 2nd leg-beautiful, but extremely difficult. This year I did the 4th leg and I thought it was also very pretty. The majority of this leg is downhill with a few slight inclines. They moved the finish line this year, and it was blazing hot, no shade at the finish anymore. There did not seem to be as food at the finish this year. Free pizza and beer though. you can really tell how well a race is organized on how they treat the back half of the marathon and this race absolutely takes great care in LOTS of aid stations, water stops, gels, and food along the course. They made sure to make up for the heat by having ice cube stations, and cold, wet towels along the course. Shuttles offered to your leg, lots of porta potties and food at the relay check. My only complaint here is the relay calls. I heard my number called so I jumped out for my teammate and I could not find her. It was too crowded and we lost a few minutes because of it.
    Flying Pig has one of my favorite expo events. SO many vendors, race sponsored gear, and swag. Last year was a backpack I use frequently and this year was an outdoor blanket that I am already getting great use out of with the nice weather. With 30 minutes left on Saturday they announced all race gear was 50% off so we stocked up. The only issue this year is they changed shirt vendors, and the shirts fit pretty large.
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