Spartan Race US National Series returning to Meadow Wood Equestrian Center, Snohomish, WA, April 13, 2019. Over 5,000 athletes from across the United States will travel to compete in the Spartan Super Race.
The region’s best endurance athletes will vie for more than $110,000 in prize money during the 2019 Spartan US National Series, which unfolds across five cities. Kicking-off February 23 at a new race venue in Jacksonville, FL, the competitive Obstacle Racing (OCR) series leads to the regional 2019 Spartan North American Championship which will be announced at a later date.
“The US National Series sees the region’s best athletes battling on the Spartan race course and every year, they raise the bar on the competition, and this season will not disappoint,” said Spartan Founder and CEO Joe De Sena. “With new untested venues and returning courses that brought racers to their limits in previous years, the series will test the mettle and grit of Spartan athletes as they vie for one of the largest prize purses in the sport.”
After the fast and flat course in Jacksonville, the series heads to a swampy new venue in Saraland, AL March 16 before returning to scenic Snohomish, WA April 13 followed by mountains of Southern California’s Big Bear Lake May 18. The National Series champions will be crowned at the finale in Huntsville, UT on July 20, based on cumulative series ranking points. Four of the U.S. Championship events feature Spartan’s signature “Super” race format featuring eight-miles of terrain and 25 obstacles, while Big Bear Lake boasts a “Beast” race course with 12-miles and 30 obstacles.
As the series progresses, rivalries will form with reining Spartan Women’s World Champion and US National Series Champion Lindsay Webster expected to return to defend her title against the likes of Rea Kolbl and Faye Stenning while Men’s US National Series Champion Ryan Woods looks to stay ahead of Robert Killian and Ryan Kent among the field of elite athletes. Fans can catch the action of all Spartan US National Series races live exclusively on Facebook WATCH via theSpartan TV Page.
Each weekend also offers opportunities for athletes of all ages and skill levels to hit the race course with open heats at the varying distances of Spartan’s signature “Sprint,” “Super” and “Beast” race courses. Spartan Kids races are also offered at each venue for youth ages four to 13. To register and learn more visit Spartan.com.
The 2019 Spartan U.S. Championship Series is sponsored locally by Visit Jacksonville, Mobile Sports Authority, Snohomish County TPA and Snohomish County Sports Commission, BigBear.com. and Utah Tourism.
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Unfolding across more than 40 countries the 2019 Spartan Global Championship Series features N14 national Series races leading to stand-alone championship events in five regions (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and the Middle East & Africa), paving the road to the World Championship in North Lake Tahoe, CA.
Spartan events focus on sport and athleticism, pushing the bodies and minds of competitors to the limit across miles of unforgiving terrain while they conquer signature obstacles such as the Spear Throw, Bucket Brigade and Barbed Wire Crawl.
About Spartan: With more than 200 events across more than 40 countries on six continents, Spartan is the world’s largest obstacle race (OCR) and endurance brand. Providing transformation through sport, Spartan attracts more than one million annual participants across all fitness levels, from beginners to elite. More than five million participants have finished Spartan events, creating a lifestyle that extends beyond races including health and wellness products, training and nutrition programs, and popular media content, which has made OCR one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Spartan events feature races at various distances, Stadion and Sprint: 3-mile/5-km and 20 Obstacles; Super: 8-mi/13-km and 25 Obstacles; Beast: 13-mi/21-km and 30 Obstacles; and Ultra: 30-mi/50-km and 60 obstacles. Visit spartan.com for more information and registration.
About Snohomish County Sports Commission: The Snohomish County Sports Commission (SCSC) was formed in 2005 as the sports division of the Snohomish County Tourism Bureau. The SCSC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization. The Snohomish County Tourism Bureau is a non-profit economic development agency responsible for the year-round professional tourism marketing of Snohomish County, Washington as a visitor destination to packaged travel, convention, special events, and sporting groups as well as leisure travelers. For more information, visit www.snohomish.org.