Thousands of competitors from across the nation attacked Aloha Stadium Sunday, taking part in the Reebok Spartan Race.
The extreme three-mile race included numerous obstacles in the stands, on the courses and on the stadium field. Participants scaled over 6 foot walls, crawled under barbed wire, pulled and carried heavy objects, climbed a 30 foot tall rope and even zipped across a zip line.
Participants were divided into mini heats of 50 racers starting every five minutes.
First competitors revved up at 6 a.m. for the first heat. The Elite heat, which started at 7 a.m., consisted of professional obstacle course racing athletes, endurance athletes and Spartan Pro Team members.
This was the first ever stadium obstacle race in Hawaii, with more than 3,000 signed up to take on the challenge; not to mention the first zip line set up at Aloha Stadium for the event.
The top three male and female finishers qualified for free entry into a future Spartan Beast Race of their choice.
Spartan Race Hawaii encourages men, women and kids of all ages to take part in the event. Race organizers have more than 130 events in 17 countries set up for 2014.