Skip to navigation

What we're up to

news News Tuesday, June 5, 2018 Tuesday, June 5, 2018 3:02 PM - Tuesday, June 5, 2018 3:02 PM

Shriners Hospitals for Children launches Team No Limits

Unique partnership with Spartan Kids Foundation provides opportunities for kids to overcome obstacles

Shriners Hospitals for Children launches Team No Limits

Overcoming obstacles is something patients at Shriners Hospitals for Children are accustomed to doing. Now, thanks to a unique partnership with Spartan Kids Foundation, they will take on obstacles at Spartan Races across the United States as part of Team No Limits.

“Team No Limits gives kids the opportunity to run, jump and climb through the obstacles of a Spartan Race. At Shriners Hospitals for Children, we know our patients can conquer any challenge,” said Stephanie P. Herron, chief development officer for Shriners Hospitals for Children. “Through our mission to provide specialty care to children with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate, children discover there are no limits to what they can accomplish. Competing in a Spartan Race with Team No Limits puts that discovery into action.”

Patients, families and staff from the Twin Cities Shriners Hospital will be the first members of Team No Limits, competing in the Minneapolis Spartan Race on Saturday, June 9, at Welch Village. Races in Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston and Tampa will add more team members.

“Spartan Kids Foundation is excited and proud to partner with Shriners Hospitals for Children. We want to inspire all kids to be active and have fun. Team No Limits will create confidence in kids who face difficult challenges every day,” said Spartan Kids Foundation Co-Director Daniel Goldstein.

For more information on Shriners Hospitals for Children and how to join Team No Limits visit

About Spartan Kids Foundation

The Spartan Kids Foundation (SKF) provides extraordinary experiences for underserved and challenged youth, helping kids achieve healthier and more active lives. SKF is Spartan Races' local outreach initiative that seeks to make a positive, lasting impact on the communities where Spartan hosts events by working with schools and children's health related organizations to help kids overcome obstacles, and to enrich and accomplish their life goals. (Learn more at

About Spartan Race, Inc.

Spartan Race is the world’s largest obstacle race and endurance brand, and the first in sport to feature timing and global rankings. With more than 200 events across more than 30 countries in 2018, Spartan Race will attract over one million global participants offering open heats for all fitness levels, along with competitive and elite heats. The Spartan Race lifestyle boasts a community of more than five million passionate social media followers, health and wellness products, training and nutrition programs, and a popular NBC television series, which has made obstacle racing one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Spartan Race events feature races at three distances, 3+Mile/20+ Obstacle “Sprint,” 8+ Mile/25+ Obstacle “Super” and 12+ Mile/30+ Obstacle “Beast,” culminating in the Spartan Race World Championship. Visit for more information and registration.

adulta and children participating in a Spartan race