Our Mission:

The Corn Fed Spartans is a group of like-minded individuals whose primary goal is to get people off the couch and into consistently living a healthy lifestyle through fun and challenging activities. CFS strive to lead by example and provide unwavering support and motivation to encourage both our members and the community at large to become a better version of themselves, be that in life or on the race course.

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Two Grand Prix Discount Codes Added
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February 2016 Site Updates
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Are You In? – Grand Prix Challenge MMXXI
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JANUARY 2016 WOD
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My First Encounter With Corn Fed Spartans

Two Grand Prix Discount Codes Added

Howdy y’all!Grand Prix 2016 Feb 22 Update

Just received word that two races included in the Grand Prix Challenge have discount codes. Complete information will continue to be updated on the main Grand Prix Challenge page.

For more information, contact Andé Wegner for any questions or more information!

February 2016 Site Updates

Hello all!CFS Website Update

We’re continuing to slowly make changes to the CFS website for easier access to information and resources. We just wanted to take a moment to bring you up to date on February’s updates:

  1. As most of you know, the amazing Katie Bushman is spearheading the new CFS apparel through MacDesigns available for purchase until Sunday, February 28th. It’s a bulk order so, if your order is not in by the 28th you’re out of luck. Please note that CFS Racing Gear continues to be available through Triton .
  2. 2016 Grand Prix Challenge Updates:
    • January’s Abominable Snow Race was a great family event and lots of great fun was had by all those who attended. If you have registered for the Grand Prix Challenge, please be sure to text Andé via Facebook or email awegner@cfsnation.com with a picture of you and your medal asap. The spreadsheet will be updated accordingly.
    • February’s Event is this Saturday, February 20th in Muncie, IN!  America Multisport – OLE BOHN’S WINTER VIKING DASH.
    • Seven (7) new races have been added to the schedule:
      • Muddy Monk: Monkpire Strikes Back 5k-ish – Saturday, March 5th
      • American Multisport: SCOTTY’S SHAMROCK SHUFFLE 5k/10k – Sat., March 19th
      • Muddy Monk: I Heart Momma 5k & 5 Miler – Saturday, May 7th
      • Summer Night Trail Marathon/Half/10k – Saturday, July 3oth
      • Boom Shakalaka Half Marathon – Saturday, September 3rd
      • Muddy Monk: Thriller 5k – Saturday, October 29th
      • Caribbean Christmas Half and 5K – Saturday, December 10th
    • Races Cancelled: =(
      • Zombie Survival – Saturday, October 15th
    • Race Dates Just Announced for:
      • Dirt Runner’s Midwest Mayhem 2016 4 Miles / 30+ Permanent Obstacles
        • Race Date: Saturday, May 14th
      • Farm Fitness Challenge – Saturday, November 5th

We will continue to keep everyone posted on race additions, cancellations, changes, and discounts accordingly. It’s not too late to register for the Grand Prix Challenge! Yes, there are prizes. Very cool prizes. In fact, the Grand Prize is a sword. Now you didn’t hear this from me, but rumor had it that Dave S. (a.k.a. Skittles, Parrothead, and Fins Up!) is gunning for the sword and is pretty confident it’s a slam dunk. We’ll see ;).

For complete race information and registration, visit the main Grand Prix Challenge page.

Good luck and as always, go forth and be epic! CORN FED !!!!

 

Are You In? – Grand Prix Challenge MMXXI

Corn Fed Gran Prix MMXVIAs I’m sure you’ve all heard by now, Andé, our fearless leader has been busy these past few months contacting smaller, regional race directors/owners and working on a little plan named Grand Prix MMXXI Challenge, aka Grand Prix 2016.

The impetus behind the Grand Prix 2016 was two-fold: (1) change up the 2016 racing season for some extra fun and fitness; (2) support the smaller, regional races that have always offered us a variety of fun and challenging events.

Now we all know CFS members are always up for a challenge, so Andé packaged it up nicely for us. $25.00 will enter you into the challenge and automatically get you a special Grand Prix 2016 challenge t-shirt, but you need to register before April 15th. Once registered, you’ll be added to the Grand Prix Challenge Spreadsheet to compete for fun prizes and ultimately a grand prize. It’s your responsibility to sign up for the “Preferred Races” and show proof of completion for each event. An event counts as one (1) point. However, multiple laps do not count as multiple points.

We’re kicking the challenge off with the 1st race of the season – The Abominable Snow Race on January 30th in Crystal Lake, IL. ASR is even offering a discount of 40% to start the fun! I know there are already quite a few CFS members registered under different team names and times, but we’re hoping ASR officials will let us all race in the same heat. Either way, we’ll have fun like we always do ;)!

THE DETES

I’ve left out a few details that are critical if you’re seriously up for the challenge. Too many to include in this post, so a 2016 Grand Prix Challenge page has already been created that details how to register, a list of “Preferred Races”, discount codes, rules, and, of course, the prizes! You’ll also be able to access the Standings spreadsheet from this page to check your stats.

So the question is Are You In?

Questions? Ping Andé via Facebook or email her at awegner@cfsnation.com.

See y’all on the course! Game on! =)

JANUARY 2016 WOD

CFS January WODWelcome to the Corn Fed Spartans WORK OUT of the DAY (WOD) challenge page!

January Challenge – SQUATS

If there’s one thing we know for sure, CFS LOVE challenges and if there’s bling or “prize” awarded at the end of the challenge, well you know….. ;).

We’re getting ready to start the JANUARY 2016 WOD! Just follow the link below, add your name to the list and it’s Game On!

These are Rick’s rules:

  1. You choose your starting number.
  2. You have all day to complete your set. They do not have to all be done at one time.
  3. Minimum starting number is 25.
  4. We will add five (5) a day with one (1) rest day a week of your choosing.
  5. Let’s have some fun and challenge yourself. It’s supposed to be difficult.
  6. If you see a fellow teammate(s) starting number and think they can do more, don’t be afraid to call them out and challenge.
  7. On the flip side, if you do call someone out, be prepared to be challenged back.
  8. Not sweating or pushing yourself enough? Put your big boy/big girl pants on and up your game.
  9. If you miss a few days, DON’T give up! Start right back up again where you left off.

Click on the link, enter your name and starting number and get moving.

JANUARY 2016 WOD Spreadsheet

Let’s start this New Year STRONG!

My First Encounter With Corn Fed Spartans

Corn Fed Spartans Atlanta Super Spartan 2015To date, there are over 3,700 members in the Corn Fed Spartan (CFS) family and we hail from all over the United States with a high concentration of members in the Midwest. During peak racing season (May – November), new friendships are made on the courses and we’re thrilled to welcome them into the CFS community.

Members? We’re often asked if there’s a fee to join. The answer is no. So what is the team about? Another great question! Read below as one recent friend and fellow racer shares his story of his 1st encounter with Corn Fed Spartans at the Atlanta Spartan Race a couple of months ago. JM FunkyCold Medina’s story offers a pretty good account of what CFS is all about =).

“My race at Atlanta Spartan Super did not start off as planned. Initially, I was part of a team but at the start line, I realized I was on the receiving end of the cold shoulder from the group. Luckily I met two very nice women at the start, and we had an opportunity to chat a bit about our races, etc. After the first few obstacles and just helping each other, one of the women asked if I was running alone. It was at that moment I realized I was. Without hesitation, the two women said, “okay you’re running with us.” Turns out their names were Megs and Katie, and they are part of the racing group called the Corn Fed Spartans (can’t miss those shirts).

As we approached the sled pull obstacle, we were told other Corn Fed Spartans were on their 2nd lap and catching up to us. That’s where I met Cliff, Todd, Jul, Olivia and a couple of others (sorry if I got your names wrong, I’m bad with names). Without hesitation, I was immediately treated as if we had been friends all along and my racing with them was normal. They even gave me a CFS wristband.

As we tackled the obstacles, I was motivated by all of the racers I met. Complete strangers were cheering and encouraging me. The support and camaraderie among this group was inspiring. One thing I think most racers not familiar with CFS don’t realize is the significance of the frequent yells heard throughout the course of – “CORN FED!” As other CFS members elsewhere on the course heard the call, they quickly responded with a hearty “CORN FED!” The call helped rally other CFS members and identified their location but more importantly it was a call filled with encouragement to others. Even something that small was a motivator. And with this “CORN FED” chant, more CFS members were found, and we continued to race together.

At no such point did they make me feel like I was holding the group back. I’ve seen other groups help strangers etc. during Spartan and other obstacle races but it almost seemed as if CFS members were helping everyone.

Simply put, this course was not easy, especially the mud. Many Spartans suffered from severe muscle cramping. One of the two women I first met, Katie, had to be pulled by medics. It was obvious Katie didn’t want to stop, but sometimes the body just won’t let you and you have to do what is right, especially for your health. Regardless, in my book Katie finished! One hell of a person and Corn Fed Spartan!

So with all this being said, I met some very awesome people yesterday, and I would without a doubt run with Corn Fed Spartans again!

Thanks! Aroo!”

~ JM FunkyCold Medina

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