5 reasons to run the Spartan Race with your sweetheart

Because a couple that sweats together, stays together.

You’ll constantly surprise each other
You’ll constantly surprise each other
10 Feb 2016

You’ll constantly surprise each other

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From training before the race, all through to race day itself, you’ll definitely see a whole other side of your partner — whether it’s their steely determination, or their surprising lack of aversion to mud.

You’re on the same diet
You’re on the same diet
10 Feb 2016

You’re on the same diet

Diet prep is crucial before the race. This makes cooking or eating out for date night easy, since you both want the healthier option. It also significantly lowers the risk of temptation and breaking the diet when neither of you is allowed to have char kway teow in the other’s face.

You’ll get into fewer fights (probably)
You’ll get into fewer fights (probably)
10 Feb 2016

You’ll get into fewer fights (probably)

Angry that he leaves dishes in the sink? Frustrated that she nags about it? Channel that pent up emotion into hurling a spear with fury or showing the Hecules hoist your wrath. Whatever rage you leave out there on the field will leave more room for calm and understanding in your relationship.

You can shower together when it’s over
You can shower together when it’s over
10 Feb 2016

You can shower together when it’s over

You know what’s more fun than hosing off the mud, sweat and grit you’ll undoubtedly be covered in after the race? Doing it together with your sweetie.

You’ll push yourself harder
You’ll push yourself harder
10 Feb 2016

You’ll push yourself harder

The intensity of your workout is always going to be greater when you have your loved one spurring you on. Neither of you will give up on the other, so that means both of you will be working doubly hard to achieve your goals — be that the finish line of the race or a lasting relationship.

Spartan Race, the world's best obstacle race, returns to Singapore on 7 May with the Sprint (5+km, 20+ obstacles), Super (13+km, 30+ obstacles) and Junior (kids) races. Visit spartanrace.sg to sign up now.

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