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Spartan Stadium Series Sprint Coming to Toyota Park

2 Oct, 2018


Chicago Southland Bringing OCR to the Area

The Village of Bridgeview welcomes Spartan Race, Inc. who will be holding their first Chicago area Spartan Stadium Series Sprint at Toyota Park. Scheduled race day isSaturday, October 20, 2018, with two “waves” of activity being one in the morning and one in the afternoon. No matter if you’re an elite athlete looking for explosive competition, or a first-time racer looking to break into the world of Spartan racing, the Spartan Stadium Series is a unique opportunity to run in some of the most iconic sports stadiums in the world.

This is Spartan Race’s first time hosting an event in a soccer stadium having previously raced in stadiums like Fenway Park of Boston, Ma; Lambeau Field of Green Bay, WI; Dodgers Stadium of Los Angeles, CA just to name a few. Boasting more than 200 events in over 30 countries this is a major event for the Chicago Southland. Their fueling theme is “run where the pros play,” and their goal is to fill Toyota Park with the estimated-average 8,756 racers.

The Spartan lifestyle continues its goal of ripping people off their couches and helping them lead happier, healthier, and more productive lives. Spartan’s Stadium Sprints can be best described as a combination of a CrossFit Endurance workout, stair climbing session, and indoor track race. Running is fast and furious, consisting of narrow hallways, sharp turns, and plyometric-oriented obstacles. Spartans compete for a prize pool of over $20,000, including $3,000 to the overall series winner.

“Sports planners love the Chicago Southland location due to our variety of sports venues available, reasonable prices, interstate accessibility, proximity to downtown Chicago, exciting extracurricular activities and a wide variety of support services we offer,” stated Joel Koester, Sports Market Manager for the Chicago Southland CVB. “Be sure to follow my Spartan endeavor at #TrainWithJoel.”

“The Spartan Series Race always has a favorable following, and this is good for our local economic impact,” said Jim Garrett, President / CEO for the Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau. “We hope that while these athletes are in town, staying in our hotels that they will celebrate their accomplishments with us here in the Chicago Southland!”

The Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau is the official destination management and marketing organization for Chicago’s 62 south and southwest suburbs. The Chicago Southland CVB markets the Chicago Southland region as a destination for leisure, meetings and conventions, group tour and sports events. For more information, go to VisitChicagoSouthland.com

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