More than 5,000 athletes from across the United States will travel to Snohomish County, Washington, to compete in the Spartan Super Race.
The region’s best endurance athletes will vie for more than $110,000 in prize money during the 2019 Spartan U.S. National Series, which unfolds across five cities. Kicking off February 23 at a new race venue in Jacksonville, Florida, the competitive Obstacle Racing 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, the series heads to a swampy new venue in Saraland, Alabama on March 16 before returning to Snohomish on April 13, followed by the mountains of Southern California’s Big Bear Lake on 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 reigning Spartan Women’s World Champion and U.S. National Series Champion Lindsay Webster, who is expected to return to defend her title against the likes of Rea Kolbl and Faye Stenning while Men’s U.S. 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 U.S. 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 Spartan.com.