On Saturday, April 6, six men set out on a journey. This team traveled through the desert to Las Vegas to join 302 other teams in an eight-mile obstacle race known as the Spartan Race. Kuna’s Bobby Withrow, Greg McPherson, Travis Warfield, T.J. Lawrence, Nick Church and Joe Wegley, known as the “Kuna Spartans” not only survived the course, but came in 10th place out of 302 teams.
The Spartan Race runs eight miles and contains more than 15 different obstacles. Within the first two miles you are covered in mud, jumping trenches and climbing walls.
“It’s like running up and down the canyon walls at Swan Falls…over and over again.” is how Bobby Withrow describes the experience.
Designed by seven ultra athletes and one royal marine, the Spartan Race has been a global leader in obstacle racing since 2005. With races of varying degrees, spread across the globe, the Spartan Race draws hundreds of teams and individuals to test their endurance and fortitude. Each course contains mud, over and under trenches, climbing walls, javelin throws and that’s just the beginning.
“The best part was finishing it as an individual and having our team finish 10th out of 302 teams,” said Greg McPherson, one of Kuna’s finest firemen, who gathered the team together months ago.
“The race was physically and mentally demanding but afterwards you really felt like you accomplished something.”
Cowgirls in Kuna sent the team off in style by sponsoring the team shirts. Despite the demands of the race, each team member says they would do it again.
For more information about the Spartan Race visit www.SpartanRace.com.