Spartan Race Selects Squaw Valley, Lake Tahoe, for 2015 Championship
22 Dec, 2014
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 World Championship Spartan Beast (13+ miles/ 30+ obstacles) on Saturday, and a Spartan Sprint (3+ miles/ 20+ obstacles), a Spartan Beast and Ultra Beast (26+ miles/ 60+ obstacles) on Sunday.
"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 events the obstacle racing community has experienced, and an unforgettable test of mental and physical strength."
Set on the same hallowed ground that once hosted the 1960 Winter Olympics, over 10,000 athletes from around the globe will scale the harsh mountain trails to compete for over $100,000 in cash prizes. This comes as part of the $500,000 in cash and prizes Spartan plans to award during the 2015 race season -- the largest amount in race history.
When not crawling under barbed wire or scaling the towering 2,850 foot vertical gain to reach the course's peak elevation at 9,050 ft., athletes and their families can enjoy an endless number of outdoor sports and activities including 126 miles of marked mountain biking trails, fishing at the second largest alpine lake in the U.S. or hiking to the 10,776 foot summit of Mt. Rose, the highest peak in North Tahoe.
NBC and NBCSN will once again provide comprehensive coverage of the Spartan Race season in 2015. Coverage will begin in early July on NBCSN, and culminate in December with the Reebok Spartan Race World Championships on NBC. Additional details about NBC Sports Group's coverage, including a complete television schedule, will be announced soon.
Registration for the 2015 Reebok Spartan World Championship opens on January 5, 2015 at Spartan.com. Racers can pre-register now for race information and special offers. For more information about the 2015 Reebok Spartan Race World Championship please visit http://info.spartan.com/wc-tahoe/