Whether it’s your first time or you’re a grizzled veteran, we all race for one thing. The photos! We can’t all look Ryan Atkins or Lindsay Webster while running. So make sure your Spartan Race photos turn out great by following these simple tips.
Tips for the Perfect Spartan Race Photos!
Smile for the Camera
Funny enough, one of the best ways to take a better photo is simply to acknowledge the photographer. Smile, tongue out, look fierce, blue steel, what ever your preference! Just taking a few seconds and you’ll be one step closer to the perfect Spartan Race photos.
Strike a Pose
Level up your Spartan Race photos by taking the time to strike a pose for the camera. Take them to the gun show or make it a partner act. What ever you do, make sure it’s in front of a camera. When done right this is one of the best ways to get a memorable race photo.
Dressing Up or Wear a Costume
The one way to make sure you get your photo taken is by dressing up or wearing a costume. A good super hero compression top is a good start but adding full gear and/or accessory will get you photos at every stop 9/10 times. Beyond great photos you’re sure to make some new friends on the course.
Show Your Team Colors
If you’re coming with your team, friends, gym, or workout group don’t forget your matching gear. You’ll see a lot of these teams together in each of the starting waves and out on the course. Not only will they help to keep track of everyone in the crowd, you’ll also get noticed by the Spartan Race photographers! Make sure to stop and pose for a few group pics.
Make the Fire Jump/Finish Line Your Canvas
At a Spartan Race there is one place you know your getting a photo,and that is at the Fire Jump/ Finish Line. Make sure you are ready for the moment. Have a plan and don’t hesitate. I’ve seen a few people change there mind halfway and land awkwardly. Your muscles some times don’t work as planned if you’ve pushed yourself hard through the course. Also make sure to wait for the right time between people finishing to get the perfect shot.
And a few bonus tips for the best Spartan Race Photos!
Don’t Forget About the Dunk Wall
The dunk wall is one of the best photo opportunities in the race. There is almost always a photographer, so just remember when you come out from under the water there are two ways you can handle it.
If you’re looking for your race photos you can find them and more here at Spartan.com/en/race/results-photos/past-races
Also check out some of our favorite Spartan Race Memes!