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Spartan Race: 5K course with obstacles

Updated: October 5, 2010, 7:20 PM ET
By Jim McCurdy | Special to Page 2

NAVASOTA, Texas -- Quenton Champ had a confession.

"I couldn't navigate that Spider-Man thing," the 36-year-old Houston man said.

And the incline ramp, slicked up with dishwashing soap, Crisco and vegetable oil?

"I almost pulled a groin," he said.

Welcome to the Spartan Race -- a 5K peppered with 10-15 crazy obstacles staggered on challenging terrain.

Created by Selica Sevigny and Richard Lee in January, Spartan Race passed ...

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