The 12 Hour Hurricane Heat
The Navy SEAL Museum is ecstatic to announce the first ever Spartan Race 12-Hour Hurricane Heat in Fort Pierce! Coinciding with the Museum’s 34th Annual Muster and Music Festival, the Fort Pierce 12-Hour Hurricane Heat is guaranteed to excite and delight participants and spectators, alike!
How it All Began
When Hurricane Irene threatened the East Coast and forced Spartan to shut down our Sunday Amesbury race in August 2011, athletes, staff, volunteers, and crew were devastated. We are Spartans though, and we weren’t about to quit.
After some creative planning and 9,000 emails to set up the logistics, more than 150 Spartans showed up at 5 am that Saturday morning to tackle the Amesbury course with Spartan Founder Joe De Sena and Spartan employees. Little did the brave runners know, they would be put on teams with strangers, forced to carry sandbags and do 30 burpees at every obstacle, whether they got through it cleanly or not. But they did not toil alone. Alongside their teammates, they forged Spartan bonds of camaraderie and teamwork. This is the heart and soul of the Hurricane Heat. It was in these hours of pouring rain, sandbags, obstacles, and endless burpees that the Hurricane Heat was born.
Friday, November 8 – Saturday, November 9
6:00 PM – Hurricane Heat meet up at the Navy SEAL Museum
7:00 PM – Hurricane Heat begins
The 12 Hour Hurricane Heat, “HH12HR”, is a unique individual and team-building experience designed to test each athlete’s physical and mental toughness.
The HH12HR finds a balance between team building and individualism. By utilizing tactics similar to those of the Special Operations groups of various Military Branches, the most qualified Spartans will be selected. Those who are selected and are capable of getting their squadron across the elusive finish will have earned their place among the few. Only 40% of those who sign up for an HH12HR finish, will you be one of them? You must be 18 or older to participate.
What is the Hurricane Heat?
The Hurricane Heat is an event, not a race. There are no first places or podiums.
You will be placed with people you may or may not know and be tasked with working together, solving problems and challenges and becoming a fully functioning team as quickly as possible.
True to the Navy SEAL mentality, The Hurricane Heat is all about the team, working together and functioning as a unit.
The Hurricane Heat is designed to break you and your team down over and over again, crafting you into a unified team, capable of overcoming the most difficult of objectives. It will reveal your weaknesses and exploit them until they are strengthened. The leaders of the event, the Krypteia, will present problems to your team which need to be solved as a team and dealt with as soon as possible. Often, they will deliberately try to frustrate and hinder you.
Every Hurricane Heat is unique. They are designed to utilize a combination of what is on the course and the areas that surround the course. Often times, there will be a series of missions or challenges that will need to be completed in order to succeed. Burpees are often the currency in Hurricane Heats. If something can’t be accomplished for whatever reason there is often a burpee cost that can get you out of it. Do note that not all challenges have this option so don’t bank on being able to just bust out burpees to finish the Hurricane Heat. We will cover a solid distance in the four-hour time span that Hurricane Heats typically last. Come prepared with food, water, and anything else, like salt tabs, that you may need.
Successful finishers earn a finisher dog tag medal, a patch, a finisher t-shirt, a wedge/medal and the chance of a lifetime discovering the camaraderie derived from becoming a Hurricane Heater.
The Hurricane Heat is not a part of the regular race Trifecta and if you run the course during the Hurricane Heat, it still does not contribute towards your regular Spartan Race Trifecta.
What is the Hurricane Heat Twelve Hour?
The Hurricane Heat Twelve Hour was designed to forge the next level of Spartans. We’ve taken the concept of the original Hurricane Heat, expanded it to include an element of individuality, and kicked everything in between up to new heights. If you’ve participated in a Hurricane Heat and thought those four hours were tough, just wait until you set out on a twelve-hour adventure that will take place both on and off the Spartan course. You’ll develop the same team building that is the foundation of the Hurricane Heat, while also forging yourself as an individual.
Expect a lot of physical exertion, carrying heavy objects, mud, submersion, and more. The HH12HR is created to bridge the gap between a Spartan Race and the Agoge. If you’ve ever wished to embark on a journey that takes you past your comfort zone, the Hurricane Heat Twelve Hour is the next stop on the adventure train.
I will never quit.
Registration is now open. Entry is strictly limited and traditionally sells out in advance of the event. There is no day-of registration.
Entry Fee: $150
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Navy SEAL Museum’s Trident House Charities Program. Participants are encouraged to fundraise beyond the entry fee in support of the Museum’s charitable outreach.
Military and First Responders receive a 25% discount.