A scene from the Reebok Spartan Race at Citzens Bank Park in Philadelphia on Aug. 31.

This ain't your junior high school obstacle course. 

The Reebok Spartan Race is an Olympic caliber sport, according to co-founder Joe De Sena, and now venues across North America are getting a chance to help spread the gospel of the blood-and-sweat competition that covers eight miles of bone grinding challenges.

"Like any new industry it attracts lots of competition from hundreds of n...

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