On the weekend of July 16 and 17, Spartan Race opened up their 2 week, 3 day series at Blue Mountain in Palmerton, PA. An event that always puts the athletes to the ultimate test, where the terrain is as much of an obstacle as the obstacles themselves. Saturday was the 3rd of 5 races in the NBC US Championship series where the best of the best compete in a point series to earn cash prizes leading up to the World Championship in Tahoe in October. In the Super, Ryan Atkins took home the victory with 2015 World Champ Robert Killian coming in second and Hunter McIntyre finishing third. In the women's Race, Lindsay Webster won comfortably over Faye Stenning and Alyssa Hawley rounded out the top three.
On Sunday, Spartan Race held a Sprint on the same mountain. Check out a handful of images from each day, and check out Spartan Race's Facebook page for a full recap gallery from Saturday's Super and Sunday's Sprint