Golden Triangle Spartans and Spartan Giveaway.

by GTSTRUTTER on January 26, 2015


A group of Strutters last year participated in the Spartan race series headed by Strutter and Spartan extraordinaire Cody Hensley.  The Spartan race has a distance for everybody to challenge themselves in and the Golden Triangle Spartans chose to do the sprint, super, and the BEAST.  Distances ranging from 3 to 12 plus miles of technical trails and intense obstacles.

To help prepare for the Spartan Races Cody built a mini Spartan course in his backyard.  You can check this video to see some Strutters training for the Spartan Race.

With that training they were prepared for the challenges at the actual race. There was an individual challenges and group challenges. The Strutters ran as a group and the intensity of some of the obstacles intensified for the group challenges. From intensifying the amount weight needed to be carried to increasing the height of the walls to traverse from 8ft to 10ft. The blood, sweat, and tears they went through to finish the course created a bond they will never forget.


To give you a chance to have that same Spartan experience the Golden Triangle Strutters will be offering one free entry to any open heat (non-confirmed start time) in any Spartan Race in the continental US. Want to sign up now just use the PROMOCODE: SPARTANBLOGGER for 10% any Spartan race.

The Strutters will be back strong this year to challenge themselves at the Spartan races. Aroo! Aroo! Aroo!

Don’t forget to check out to sign up to become a Spartan yourself.

The new 2015 Spartan season pass has been released with lots of great perks, the 2015 World Championship Spartan Race is moving to Lake Tahoe California, Joe Desena’s “Spartan UP!” the podcast is launching soon.

Plan to do multiple spartan races like our Strutters?  Sign up for a Spartan Season Pass.  Let’s u do all races in the continental United States for one flat rate and includes other free perks and benefits.  Check the site for details.

One of the biggest news for Spartan is their own cruise.  The worlds first ever OCR cruise by Spartan.  Sand, surf and obstacles await you on this one of a kind Spartan adventure.  Join fellow Spartans March 6-9, 2015 when you’ll be taken on a cruise liner from the Port of Miami to Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas for a first of it’s kind Spartan Sprint!   This cruise lets you travel to a one of a kind race on Spartan’s Exclusive Island Course.  You will have the opportunity to meet the founder of Spartan but also train with the Elites of the Spartan Race Series.  Best of all kids cruise free!(Must be under 18).

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Who are the Golden Triangle Strutters?

by GTSTRUTTER on January 6, 2015

There are many times that a new runners will come up to us and confuse the GTS group with other organizations. While we love and support the Sea Rim Striders the Golden Triangle Strutters is a stand alone group separate from the SRS. We started a few years back as a way to get the community more active. You can read more about how we started here:


So who are the Golden Triangle Strutters?

Well we are a community of runner’s that come together to provide each other with the support to get through all our runs and races. I don’t really consider the Golden Triangle Strutters a running club as we do not have any membership fee’s or requirements to join. I started this group so that any and all runners would feel welcome coming out and getting active with others in the community. All you have to do is come out to our group run or walk and you are a Strutter.

Much of what the Golden Triangle Strutters do outside of running comes from the input y’all suggest such as the GTS shirts/hats/car decals, pub runs, collecting money to donate to help fund local races, supporting the Sam Houston Fitness Club, and giving to local charities. So keep all the suggestions coming and we can see if we can incorporate them in the future. Also if you have any suggestions on how to improve the group let me know as well.

Join us every Monday/Wednesday for our group runs. Check out our FB page for current times.

Happy Running!


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