Carrie "Shawty" Adams is the brand manager and blog editor for Spartan Race. At Spartan she also co-hosts Spartan Radio with fellow Spartan Chick Maurya "MScan" Scanlon. Self-proclaimed radbadassador for Spartan Chicks, she began the Spartan Chicked movement to get more women involved in the sport of obstacle racing. She's been with the Spartan since early 2011 after running the memorable Temecula Super Spartan with Spartan Race founder Joe DeSena and falling in love with the sport. A single mother to two burgeoning Spartan Chicks, Taylor (9) and Cate (4) she is she passionate about getting women and girls out and moving! Earning her International Business Degree and subsequently her M.B.A. Carrie has spent much of her adult life in a corporate environment keeping her racing and training as an outlet and socialization activity.
As an endurance athlete, she runs everything - literally has no endurance identity. She has a favorite saying, "I love racing like other girls love diamonds." Tri's, marathons, 1/2's, 10K's, trail, road, obstacle and the 2012 Death Race. In her every day life we aren't sure when she sleeps but her vast knowledge of gansta rap lyrics that she works into everyday conversation is only equalled by her obsession with ninjas, zombies, honey badgers, shoe shopping (a smoking hot peep toe pump is just as enticing as a rad pair trail runners) and her incessant use of the word "rad". She takes on any challenge and adores the idea of going on long trail runs, (longer when she gets lost, which is frequently) taking on obstacle races and other non-traditional races, and getting filthy in the process. Her kitchen is her sanctuary and she's always cooking clean for friends and family. She firmly campaigns against (but at times for) clock blocking, is staunchly opposed to male endurance runners wearing shorty shorts. Tall compression socks and jersey's with thumb holes are her must have training gear items and she has two sandbags - one named Angelina and one named T-Rex.
Carrie hopes to grow the Spartan Chicked community to help more women feel empowered, to give back to our communities through partnerships and charitable works, and to enable a network of women who want to find out what they are capable of, want to stay inspired and want to show the next generation how rad it is to be a strong, confident, and formidable Spartan Chick.
Margaret Schlachter is Spartan Chicked Team Manager for life and she is an amazing obstacle racer! She finished 3rd for women in her heat and in the top 5% overall in the New England Tough Mudder. This was her launching off point in obstacle racing. After this event she found out she had qualified for the World's Toughest Mudder, a 24 hour Obstacle endurance race in December in Englishtown, NJ. That experience prompted her to begin her own blog diary - Dirt In Your Skirt (www.dirtinyourskirt.com).
To date, she has finished in the top ten of all races she has entered competing in races in a couple states and several distances (VT, NH, ME & NY). She was a featured athlete on the Spartan Race Blog in late June to help promote women in the sport of Obstacle Racing.
Margaret is currently sponsored by two amazing companies, Mocean Mate is a small company based out of Vermont which makes energy tea as a natural alternative to energy drinks and CW-X Compression Wear, they make performance wear for running, fitness, yoga and triathlons.
Her journey so far has been amazing. She placed 3rd for women in the Spartan Beast 2011 in Killington, VT, finishing just minutes behind Claude Godbout, a member of the Canadian National Biathlon team. Then raced again the next weekend and finished second in my age class at the Warrior Dash out of over 1000 women.
However, her biggest challenge will come in 2012 when she attempts to finish The Death Race, a race like none other and can last anywhere from 24 - 45+ hours. This year she got a taste of the race while volunteering at the race for over 20 hours and was up for over 43 hours during that weekend.
When not traveling around the east coast racing Margaret is Head of Admissions for Killington Mountain School in Killington, VT. A school for elite alpine skiers, freestyle competitors, and snowboarders. She still coaches skiing and lacrosse as well. She is also an EMT and Firefighter for the Killington Fire Rescue.
Her goal is to get women outside and explore. "Go get a little dirt in your skirt!"