Jan. 3, 2018 -

Spartan Race US National Series Kicks Off in February


The 2018 Spartan U.S. National Series Men's Winners.

Snohomish, Wash. — Over 5,000 athletes from across the United States will travel to compete in the Spartan Super Race at Meadow Wood Equestrian Center in Snohomish County as part of the U.S. Championship Series.

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, Fla., the series heads to a swampy new venue in Saraland, Ala., March 16 before returning to scenic Snohomish, Wash., 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, Utah, 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 the Spartan 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 www.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.

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.

For more information, visit www.snohomish.org or www.spartan.com.