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West Point 

Saturday, August 25, 2018 | West Point Academy, Highland Mills (NY)
3+ miles     20-23 obstacles    40 mins fastest time

The "Sprint" may be Spartan's shortest distance, but it's still a favorite amongst both new and returning racers. It's the perfect distance for those looking to start their Spartan journey. The Sprint also allows returning racers a manageable distance to see how far they can push themselves. By joining us at the West Point Spartan Sprint, you’re helping to close the gap on a cure for Parkinson’s disease.

Interested in participating or building a team?

Spartan Races has generously donated entries to all members participating in support of Team Fox and The Michael J. Fox Foundation. Participants must complete two registrations in order to formally sign up:

  1. 1. Click HERE to officially sign-up with Team Fox.  Participants are welcome to register as individuals, form their own team, or join Team PAPA D! There will be no fee, but please consider making a suggested donation of $120 per adult / $25 per child as these are the registration fees that Spartan is generously waiving. These donations will be fully tax-deductible and 100% will support Parkinson's research.
    **Registering a group or family? Select "Create Team" when registering in order to complete multiple registrations at once.

  2. 2. Upon registering with Team Fox, participants will be provided with a discount count via email to use on the official Spartan website. This code will waive all participant and spectator fees (minus $15 event insurance). 
  1. 3.To complete registration, participants MUST register with Spartan via official race site.
  2. **Discount code to waive reg fees will be provided via email after participant registers with Team Fox. 
  3. When completing Spartan registration, participants will have ability to select preferred race time. If you'd like to race with Team PAPA D, please select the following:
  • Kids 1 mile: 11AM
  • Kids 1/2 Mile: 11:30AM
  • Adults: 12:30PM
  1. **If any of the above time slots are sold out, please select the closest available afternoon wave. All registrants using discount code will be moved to 12:30PM start. If you do NOT want to be moved,  email Captain Dan Morris (


Curious what to wear, what to bring, where to park, or any other pertinent race day details? Check out Spartan's event website for more details.

Did You Know?

Once you've signed up with Team Fox, you'll be provided with a personal fundraising page via which you can help play a pivotal role in helping to speed a cure for Parkinson's! Set a fundraising goal, customize with your personal story and ask your network to support! 

Have questions? Please email Team PAPA D captain Dan Morris:


Dan's story

In the spring of 2016, at the age of 37, I was diagnosed with young onset Parkinson's Disease, a degenerative neurological disorder for which there's currently no known cure. Nearly 5 years after I first noticed a tremor in my right hand, I have been fortunate that my symptoms so far have been mild and progressed slowly. 

One of my main goals is to stay unrelentingly positive while enjoying every day. Diet and particularly exercise have been shown to help slow the progression of PD, so I'm focused on controlling what I can control. With tremendous resources dedicated to the cause, I am 100% confident that the medical community will eventually find a cure... but I'm going to fight with everything I've got in the meantime. 

Two years ago, I founded Team PAPA D (Powering Against Parkinson's Disease) and enlisted a group of friends and family to participate in the Civilian Military Combine as a catalyst to raise funds towards a cure. Last year, our ranks increased and we took on a Spartan race in Philadelphia. Cumulatively, we raised over $300,000 for Parkinson's research and I remain blown away, overwhelmed and humbled by the amazingly generous response.

This year, we can't wait to raise the bar. Once again, Spartan Founder and CEO Joe De Sena has generously offered to waive the entry fee for participating members of Team PAPA D. That means that 100% of your registration fee, donations and fundraising will go DIRECTLY to high-impact Parkinson's research through The Michael J. Fox Foundation. We can't wait, and we hope you'll join us.

Since taking on this life challenge, in many ways I feel that I am now stronger than before, boosted by all of the support that surrounds us. While I never spent much time being sad about my diagnosis, I have shed more than a few tears being overwhelmed and moved by the sheer generosity, kindness and love that exists in the hearts of our communities and friends. As our late University of Pennsylvania football coach Lake Staffieri used to say, "Setbacks pave the way for comebacks!"

Peace and love, 

PS. Take a minute to watch the AWESOME feature that Spartan put together, highlighting Team PAPA D
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