East Sussex is getting ready to ‘Spartan Up’. Reebok Spartan Race wraps up its season by hosting two consecutive weekends of the world’s leading obstacle race, at Ashburnham Place, Battle on Sat 19, Sun 20 and Sun 27 Sept.
Appealing to people of all ages and abilities, the 220-acre estate will host a 5km Sprint on Sat 19, a 15 obstacle course designed to be a great introduction for anyone new to obstacle course racing, a 13km Super on Sun 20, with its longer distance and 20 obstacles, provides the perfect challenge for those wanting to take their fitness to the next level. The course will then be transformed for the 20km Beast on Sun 27 Sept, a 25 obstacle test for those looking to take the ultimate mental and physical challenge.
“We’re incredibly excited to be finishing off our season of events in East Sussex at such a beautiful setting,” said Joe De Sena, Founder and CEO of Reebok Spartan Race. “We’re encouraging everyone in the surrounding areas to get involved and Spartan Up! Spartan isn’t just a race, it’s a lifestyle. We don’t just see our racers on the start line. We work with them from their sign up all the way through to race day in order to encourage a real lifestyle change.
Participation in obstacle course racing is growing rapidly in the UK and across the globe with an incredible 10 million people now taking part annually. Since first entering the UK in 2010, Reebok Spartan Race has experienced phenomenal growth and is now aiming to inspire Brits to join over one million people in participating in 150 of its races across 25 countries.
For many people it’s the physical and mental challenge of an outdoors obstacle course race that appeals. To encourage competition and enable participants to improve their personal best, Reebok Spartan Races are the only Obstacle Course Races to feature chip timings, which gives participants the opportunity to see where they rank globally and the most successful competitors the chance to race internationally too, culminating in the Reebok Spartan World Championship. “We share free training tips and workouts and provide nutritional advice in the weeks leading up to race day, ensuring our racers are prepared to be the best they can be,” Mr De Sena added. “The mental attitude we encourage ensures people can tackle any of our obstacles on race day and also leaves them inspired to overcome challenges in life, off the course. So whether you’re completely new to this sort of event, or you already feel fit but want a new physical challenge, we’re on hand to help and show you what it’s like to be a Spartan.”
With over four million engaged social media followers, brand extensions including Spartan Group Training (SGX) and a popular NBC television series, Spartan Race has made obstacle racing one of the fastest growing sports—and lifestyles— in the world.
Reebok Spartan Race comes to Ashburnham Place, Battle on Sat 19, Sun 20 and Sun 27 Sept, 2015.