FazolisOn the morning of November 9th, TEAM STRONG suited up and took to our positions, serving and racing at the Spartan Beast in Winnsboro, SC. It was c-c-c-cold (for South Carolina, anyways), but we slid on our compression gear, doubled knotted our shoe laces, and strapped on our bondi bands. It’s time to shine our months of training, and shine some love on our fellow Spartan racers. Even our youngest member of TEAM STRONG suited up for victory!

Through the 13 miles, demanding obstacles, and ice-bath trenches, TEAM STRONG is proud to have finished in 8th place out of 188 teams! Ok…that’s just awesome! These races bring us closer together as a family, help us learn our weaknesses, teach us about our character, and refocus our attention and glory back to God.”

We have so many Thank-you’s to give:


Thank you Coach Marshall and Coach Joey for pushing us into doing all those leg workouts and pull-ups! Those hills were like bunny slopes to our prepared legs! What a testimony to your thoughtful programming and coaching!

Thank you to TEAM STRONG members that couldn’t make it to the event; your encouragement and training companionship all led us here, and this is your victory, too!

Thank you to all who have given financially or through your time to our organization; our facility reflects the love we have to serve, both inside and outside our walls.

Thank you to Athletics8! We are so grateful for your sponsorship in compression calf sleeves! This offer was such a blessing to us during this cold race! No cramping! (Check out their products!)

Thank you to Lizzy Dickey for her efforts and communication in coordinating our volunteers for the Spartan Race.

Thank you to Coach Pain DeWayne for all the shout-outs, and getting us pumped-up for the victory that awaited us.

Thank you to our family and friends that cheered for us from afar.

20131115-114605.jpgThank you to TEAM STRONG members that served at the Spartan Race; what an amazing sight to see our STRONG family at the finish line…as gladiators trying to knock us down, placing our medals around our necks, and helping to get us registered in the morning. Your service represents our strived values at STRONG.

Thank you God for creating us to demonstrate Your strength, and giving us a family to celebrate what good works You are doing!

Not only did we have an amazing experience racing on Saturday, but many of us on TEAM STRONG also stuck around on Sunday to help unload and clean up the race site. We are glad to have had the opportunity to help Spartan Race!


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See more pictures of the race here.

Look like fun? Join us next time at the Spartan Sprint, March 22-23rd, at the National Whitewater Center in Charlotte, NC. Click here for more info.



Aroo! We Killed the Beast!
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