Spartan Trail Series Will Feature 11 Races of 10 and 21k
Forefather of obstacle racing and by far the largest brand in the “adventure race” market, Spartan has announced they will be moving into the more traditional race format of trail running for 2019 with an 11 race (for now) series of what they brand as “Spartan Trail, where the only obstacle is the great outdoors”.
Spartan state, “We’re ditching the barbed wire and setting you loose on the most rugged terrain for an epic run you’ll never forget.” But are quick to remind “Spartan Trail isn’t your average Spartan Race. We’ve taken away all of our traditional obstacles, and replaced them with technical terrain, churning rivers, and lush forests for you to explore.”
Spartan Founder and CEO Joe De Sena commented to SGB Media “The ancient Spartans were known to run on the mountainous trails of Sparta, so it’s a natural extension of our brand as we work to motivate people everywhere to step outside of their comfort zones and learn there’s no limit to what they can achieve. Spartan Trail will provide a new opportunity for our racers while offering the trail running community an event like they have never experienced before.”
The Spartan Trail Series will series will kick of April 14th in Seattle and will offer 10k distances at all events and 21k distances a select events.
According to the Spartan website:
The 10k (6.2 mile) race is offered at each of our Trail events, as it’s the perfect way to dive into the world of trail running. Whether you’re a roadrunner new to the Trail, or a seasoned Spartan ready for a new challenge, the 10k‘s the perfect competition for a wide variety of ability levels.
The 21k (13 mile) is an exclusive course offered at select Trail locations, with double the challenge and beautiful views. It’s the ultimate test of endurance and willpower. You’ll be fighting for your place in the rankings while competing against your own stamina.
Age Group competitors will fight for pride and a finisher medal while Elite racers will have a purse with money paying three deep of $250, $100, and $50.
|Seattle||April 14 2019||10K|
|SoCal||MAY 19 2019||10K|
|Austin||MAY 19 2019||10K and 21K|
|Monterrey||JUNE 2 2019||10K|
|Palmerton||JULY 14 2019||10K and 21K|
|Fort Carson||JULY 14 2019||10K and 21K|
|Asheville||JULY 28 2019||10K|
|Tahoe||SEPT 29 2019||10K|
|Virginia||OCT 27 2019||10K and 21K|
|SoCal||OCT 27 2019||10K|
|Tri-State NJ||NOV 2 2019||10K and 21K|
Find more information on the Spartan Website at https://www.spartan.com/en/trail