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2015 Reebok Spartan Race World Championship Set for Lake Tahoe

14 Sep, 2015


October 3RD-4TH Event Expected to Host International Field of Elite Athletes Competing For $100,000 in Cash and Prizes

Spartan Race, the world’s leading obstacle race company, will host the 2015 Reebok Spartan Race World Championship October 3-4, 2015 at the internationally renowned mountain destination Squaw Valley, Lake Tahoe.

Set on the same hallowed ground as the 1960 Winter Olympics, 10,000 athletes from across the globe will scale some of the most challenging mountain terrain to compete for over $100,000 in cash and prizes. This comes as part of the $500,000 in cash and prizes Spartan Race will award during the 2015 race season — the largest amount in race history. The World Championship Elite Men and Women first place finishers will also receive a custom designed Spartan RIG valued at $12,000. Additionally, NBC will televise the Reebok Spartan Race World Championship on December 20, 2015 at 3p.m. ET– a culmination of the network’s comprehensive season-long coverage of Reebok Spartan Race which began in early July.

“Continuing to challenge our athletes is part of the Spartan DNA,” said Spartan Race CEO and Founder, Joe DeSena. “Bringing our World Championship to one of the nation’s most spectacular and rugged backdrops will make for the most challenging event the obstacle racing community has ever experienced, and an unforgettable test of mental and physical strength.”

Obstacle racing’s ultimate test of endurance and strength, the two-day World Championship weekend situated at the crest of the striking Sierra Nevada mountain range in North Lake Tahoe, California will include the Reebok Spartan Race World Championship Beast (13+ miles/ 30+ obstacles) on Saturday, in addition to a Spartan Sprint (3+ miles/ 20+ obstacles), a Spartan Beast, Ultra Beast (26+ miles/ 60+ obstacles), and Charity Challenge (3+ miles/ 20+ obstacles) on Sunday. Spartan Kids races will also take place on both Saturday and Sunday

In addition to the numerous outdoor sports and activities available for athletes, their families, and media, the Championship weekend will also feature brand presentations by Reebok, interactive experiences for fans and media alike, and the opportunity for those both familiar with and those new to Spartan Race to become fully immersed in the movement currently sweeping the globe. Spartan Race, with over one million racers in more than 20 countries, has made obstacle racing one of the world’s fastest growing participatory sports.

Important 2015 Reebok Spartan Race World Championship Schedule items are below, with a full schedule of events available upon request: media@spartan.com

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2
11am    Exclusive Obstacle Sneak Peek, Squaw Valley Summit
1pm-4pm     Media Credential Check-in, Registration Tent in front of Olympic House
3pm     Reebok Product Briefing, Plaza Bar
4pm    Racer/Athlete Briefing, Plaza Bar
5pm-6pm    Athlete Panel/Press Conference, Plaza Bar
6:30pm-8:30pm    Pre-Race Dinner, Olympic House
7:30pm    Welcome Reception, Plaza Bar
8:30pm    “Road to Tahoe” Video Presentation, Plaza Bar 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3
7:30am    World Championship Beast - Elite Men
7:45am    World Championship Beast - Elite Women
8:15am    Open Beast Waves Begin
12pm    Awards Ceremony, Main Stage in Festival
2pm    Post-Event Press Conference and Athlete Interviews, Location TBD
7pm    Post-Race Party

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4
6am    Ultra Beast Championship - Elite Men & Women
8am    Beast - Elite Men & Women
10am    Charity Challenge - Competitive Men & Women
11am     Media Heat with Spartan Race Elite Athlete
11am    Open Sprint Waves Begin

For additional information about Squaw Valley and the extended North Lake Tahoe region, please visit www.GoTahoeNorth.com or at (530) 581-9600.

About Spartan Race, Inc.: Spartan Race—voted Outside magazine’s Best Obstacle Race— is the world’s leading obstacle race company and the first of its kind to feature timing and global rankings. With more than 120 events in 20+ countries planned for 2015, Spartan Race has more than 1 million global participants, and offers open heats for all fitness levels as well as competitive elite heats. With 4-plus million engaged social media followers, brand extensions such as Spartan Training, which includes Spartan SGX certified programs and coaches, and a popular NBC television series, Spartan Race has made obstacle racing one of the fastest growing sports—and lifestyles— in the world. Spartan Race features races at three distances, 3+Mile/20+ Obstacle “Sprint,” 8+ Mile/25+ Obstacle “Super” and 13+ Mile/30+ Obstacle “Beast,” culminating each year in the Reebok Spartan Race World Championship. Visit http://www.spartan.com for more information, a schedule of events, and to register for a race.

About North Lake Tahoe: For more information about North Lake Tahoe, visit www.gotahoenorth.com. North Lake Tahoe is a 45-minute drive from the Reno Tahoe International Airport, two hours from Sacramento International Airport and just over three hours from San Francisco International Airport. Visitor information centers are located at 100 North Lake Boulevard in Tahoe City and 969 Tahoe Boulevard in Incline Village.

About Squaw Valley. Host of the 1960 Winter Olympics, Squaw Valley is a year-round mountain destination offering world-class adventures in every season. In summer, Squaw’s scenic aerial tram transports guests to elevation 8,200 feet to experience an array of exciting activities in a spectacular mountain setting including swimming, hiking, roller skating, disc golf and geocaching. At the base of the mountain, Squaw’s vibrant Village offers all new croquet, bean bag toss and a climbing wall, as well as shopping, al fresco dining, and music festivals all summer long.

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