Jacksonville was the second race of my 2020 Spartan Race series and it was another great event! Unlike the previous event in San Jose, I was the lead promo photographer and got to spend the majority of my time driving around the entire course and working on being creative, working new angles, trying to get new promo shots for Spartan. Other than a REALLY chilly Saturday morning (in which I got soaked by elite athletes splashing through the water crossing, but it was worth it for the shots!), the weather turned out beautiful both days, warming up to almost 70 on Sunday!
Saturday was a 10k Super course in which I focused on the obstacles that wouldn't be on the next day's 5k Sprint course. Sunday, we had our first US National Series race in which chasing the top athletes around in the morning, all of whom are competing for points and money leading to the national championship, the North American Championship and then the World Championship this December in Abu Dhabi! Ryan Atkins edged out a super tight field to win the men's race, while his wife, Lindsay Webster, dominated to win the women's race. It should be a great season for the national series!
After two weeks in beautiful warm(er) climates, I resume my schedule in early March in upstate New York for our Winter Race at Greek Peak!
Please enjoy a slideshow of some of my favorite images!