One year, two teens, 50 races and one crazy adventure
FIRST there was Hamish and Andy's Gap Year.
Now two Noosa boys have come up with Spartan Gap Year.
The 18-year-olds will be heading to the US in a few days to have the "experience of a lifetime" and take part in the popular Spartan Race scene.
Josh Squire said the idea was simple - 365 days, 50 Spartan Races, two Aussies and one crazy adventure.
"We are so excited, a bit terrified, but cannot wait for our adventure to start," he said.
"We will explore as many American places as we can, taking part in festivals and events, documenting them via video and writing for everyone to enjoy.
"We will upload our adventures on a daily basis. So make sure you follow our journey on Facebook."
Tim Hudson said he was "super stoked" to have the opportunity to have a gap year and participate in some intense obstacle courses.
"I have never been overseas before," he said.
"The furthest I have been is Hamilton Island.
"We have had a bunch of crazy ideas. We were going to run around Australia at the start of the year but that didn't happen.
"Our parents didn't think we would actually do this.
"We don't even know how to cook or clean. I am a bit nervous about that."
The Spartan Race is a form of obstacle-course racing which is supposedly the fastest-growing sport in the world.
Josh said a Spartan Race was a "long distance run through the wilderness" featuring army-based obstacles including climbing under barbed wire, up ropes and over high walls, as well as obstacles that involve going through fire, similar to that of a Tough Mudder course.
"A lot you can't do by yourself," he said. "We need people to help us over the walls.
"It is all about teamwork, but you do get timed."
They said they had been planning the trip for six months but were still looking for sponsorship.
"We have also been physically training and trying to learn how to survive on our own," Josh said.
Josh said more than three million people participated in Spartan Races last year and the racing community was very active online, with more than eight million followers on Facebook.
"Spartan Race operate events in nine countries including the US and Australia," he said.
"We have contacted the founder of Spartan Race, Joe De Sena, and have their support and we will film and document our Spartan journey."
Jetlagged or not, the boys will take part in the Spartan Race World Championships in Vermont a few days after arriving in the States, before travelling 1525 kilometres in a motorhome to Chicago.
Josh and Tim hope to finish their journey in 12 months.
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