HUNTSVILLE, UT (JULY 19, 2019) – The best endurance athletes in the country descend on Huntsville, Utah for the final race of the 2019 Spartan U.S. National Series, July 20 at 7:30am. Unfolding at the Snow Basin Resort, the elite race takes place on a signature “Spartan Super” course with more than eight-miles of technical, mountainous terrain with a 3,000-foot elevation gain and 25 signature obstacles. Men’s and Women’s Spartan National Series Champions will be crowned at the event, based on cumulative ranking points of the five-race obstacle course race (OCR) circuit – which offered more than $110,000 in cash prizes for elite racers. The event is sponsored in collaboration with Visit Utah, Visit Ogden and the Utah Sports Commission.
Heading into the finale, Canada’s Ryan Atkins holds the No. 1 spot with 1092 series points and will face stiff competition from the USA’s Ryan Kempson, who sits at No. 2 with 943 points. In the women’s race, Canada’s Lindsay Webster, who sits at No. 1 with 1128 points is preparing to battle the USA’s Nicole Mericle who currently holds the No. 2 spot with 1104 series points. It will be a fight to the finish as more than an $8,000 purse is on the table in race winnings and an additional $35,000 for the series.
In addition to the National Series competition, the weekend offers opportunities for athletes of all ages and skill levels to hit the race course with open heats in Saturday’s (July 20) “Spartan Super” and Sunday’s (July 21) three-mile, 20-obstacle “Spartan Sprint.” Spartan Kids races are also offered both days for youth ages four to 14. To register and learn more visit Spartan.com.
Following the finale of Spartan’s US National Series, athletes from the US, Canada and Mexico will face-off at the Spartan North American Championship August 24, 2019 in Glen Jean, WV – paving the road to the 2019 Spartan World Championship powered by Rakuten in North Lake Tahoe, CA September 29 – the premier event on the global OCR calendar, which draws a field from more than 50 countries.
Spartan events focus on sport and athleticism, pushing the bodies and minds of competitors to the limit across miles of unforgiving terrain while conquering signature obstacles. With more than one million annual participants, and more than 250 events across more than 40 countries, Spartan is the world’s largest obstacle race and endurance brand. Visit Spartan.com for more information.
With more than 250 events across more than 40 countries on six continents, Spartan is the world’s largest obstacle course 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.
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