Carolina Runner: First Spartan race comes to Black Mountain in August


Carolina Runner reports that the first Spartan race for the Asheville area is set for August in Black Mountain at Grove Stone & Sand.

Many local runners are familiar with Grove Stone & Sand as the home of the Rock the Quarry Trail Race. Well now it’s also the site of a Reebok Spartan Race. On August 29, 2015 trail running meets mud running meets obstacle course meets cross fit. There are three flavors of Spartan Races and this one is a ‘super’ flavor (8+ miles in distance). A summary of the Spartan flavors:

Sprint (3+ miles)
Super (8+ miles)
Beast (12+ miles)


Distance: 8+ miles
Obstacles: 20+

Click over for all the details on the Spartan race.


Lisa Adkins January 23, 2015 - 11:17 am

So glad the Spartan Race is coming to Buncombe County. If you are signing up to run the Spartan Race, please insert code BUNCOMBE and the Spartan Race will make a donation to the Buncombe County Schools Foundation! Your registration can make a difference in a child’s life. #Runforareason #BCSF

Matt January 17, 2015 - 4:02 pm

I’ve never been to one of these but I heard an interview with joe de sana, the guy who runs them. They are truly insane competitions. Only a handful of people actually finish them each time.

H.D. Wimbledon January 16, 2015 - 3:47 pm

i’ll be signing up. been looking to transition from ultra-marathons to obstacle runs; nice to finally get one i won’t have to drive to another city for.

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