ANNA SCHINDLER FOUNDATION wrote -Spartan Race is a series of obstacle races of varying distance and difficulty ranging from 3 miles to marathon distances, both team or individual. They are held in USA and in 14 other countries. Spartan races test the endurance of running, climbing, and strength in different obstacle courses. Every athlete has their own reason and inspiration for doing a race. Anna's Team competitors race and fund raise for kids battling cancer to help children and their families battle against this life threatening disease. All money raised goes to childhood cancer families diagnosed in the Inland Northwest.