$250,000 Spartan Race World Championship in Central Vermont is Focus of Sept. 21-22 Taping

FRAMINGHAM, MA (August 8, 2013) – Spartan Race, Inc., the world’s premier obstacle racing company, known for its innovative challenges, promises even bigger surprises for the 2013 Reebok Spartan Race World Championship. Spartan Race and NBC Sports Network are collaborating on a television special which will feature the World Championship and focus on the sport of obstacle racing. This event, the culmination of the 2013 Reebok Spartan Race Series, will take place on September 21-22, 2013, in scenic central Vermont, near Spartan Race HQ in Pittsfield.

Tens of thousands of obstacle racing competitors and enthusiasts from around the world will converge on New England, where $250,000 in cash and prizes will be on the line. At the World Championship, top-ranked Reebok Spartan Race athletes, Olympians, and amateur athletes alike will compete side-by-side, assuming they have the brawn, guts and intestinal fortitude.

Spartan Race has partnered with NBC Sports Group to chronicle the amazing people and stories behind the race series and the World Championship, culminating in a 90-minute TV special that will air on the NBC Sports Network on December 7, 2013. Says Spartan Race founder Joe De Sena, “We are looking for inspiring men and women who have changed their lives through Spartan training and racing – from the best athletes to the weekend warrior who just loves to run, jump, climb and play. We know they’re out there. Our mission is to turn couch potatoes into athletes and inspire people to live a fitter life.”

Competitors are traveling thousands of miles to tackle a gauntlet of exciting obstacles, including throwing spears, leaping through fire, aerial traverses over water, challenging rope climbs, and barbed wire crawls. Reebok Spartan Races are known for their creative use of terrain, and the World Championship is sure to deliver, and then some. The undulating Vermont landscape will test even the most seasoned athletes and a farm dinner for one thousand people the night before the World Championship will ensure they are well-fueled for the event.

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3 Responses

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    I simply think that this is AWESOME! I can’t wait to see what you guys come up with. And this will air 1 week after I run the Nebraska Spartan Sprint so I will have an idea what those in the Championship go through!

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    I want to do this please reply so i know how to. Thanks !

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    Well, it is $:00 am. I am on my way to Amesbury MA for the Spartan Sprint. Having already completed the Super , in Montreal, I look forward to the upcoming Spartan Beast next month at Killington VT.

    This is my big goal this get the Trifecta!! A grandfather, I quit smocking and decided to get back in shape. Spartan and other adventure races have been a huge motivator for me. Nice to see the word is spreading and so many people are enjoying these events to push themselves to the limits they never knew they had.

    Thank you Spartan, and NBC for spreading the word!

    Off to the Sprint…See you soon in Vermont!


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