Spartan Race Coming to Saraland in October
Sep 29th, 2015Boston, MA— Reebok Spartan Race, the world’s premier obstacle race series, in partnership with the Mobile Sports Authority and the City of Saraland, today announced the first-ever Spartan Race to take place in Alabama – the Saraland Super – which is set for October 17, 2015.
“As our first-ever race in the great state of Alabama, the Saraland Super offers various terrains that will challenge our athletes and push them to new limits to find out what they’re really capable of,” said Reebok Spartan Race CEO and Founder Joe DeSena. “We’re thrilled to rise to the occasion and partner with Mobile Sports Authority and the City of Saraland to offer residents and visitors alike the first-ever obstacle racing experience in Alabama. It’s time to awaken, energize, and challenge the people of Alabama, Spartan is coming!”
The Saraland Super course will be laid over varying landscapes that will take racers through swampy bogs, prairie lands and heavily wooded forests as they crawl, climb and run through obstacles designed to push them to their limits. There will be three heats during the race, an elite group, a morning group, and an afternoon group.
“We at the Mobile Sports Authority, along with our many local partners – including the City of Saraland –are excited to host the first-ever Spartan Race on Alabama soil,” said Danny Corte, Executive Director of the Mobile Sports Authority. “With the tremendous growth and popularity we’ve seen over the years with obstacle-course competitions around the world, we wanted to be the first one in Alabama to host what is considered to be the world’s top-rated and most prestigious obstacle course series, the Spartan Race. Without a doubt, there is a very passionate following for Spartan across the globe, and we look forward to being excellent hosts for all of the competitors as well as for their families and friends when they come to Mobile County for this epic, ground breaking event.”
"We want to welcome the internationally-renowned Spartan Race to Saraland, Alabama, a city that's known as the Gateway to Progress. It's an honor to be chosen as the first city in Alabama to host such a prestigious event. We look forward to showing the visiting Spartan competitors, their families and friends, as well as the Spartan officials themselves some of our famous Saraland southern hospitality,” said City of Saraland Mayor Howard Rubenstein
Registration for the Saraland Super in Saraland, Alabama is currently open at Spartan.com. Racers can pre-register now for race information and special offers.
About Spartan Race, Inc.
Founded in 2010, Spartan Race is the global leader in the sport of obstacle racing. Spartan races cater to individuals looking to test their physical limits and change their frame of reference for what they can accomplish, from everyday people looking to get off the couch and lead a fitter lifestyle, to elite endurance athletes who seek the ultimate physical test. Currently, Spartan Race offers three primary race formats, “Sprint” (3+ miles; 20+ obstacles), “Super” (8+ miles; 24+ obstacles) and “Beast” (13+ miles; 30+ obstacles), along with a shorter format race for children. Unlike other obstacle-focused events, Spartan Races are always timed, and competitors are encouraged to complete each of the primary race distances to achieve “Trifecta” status, earning medals for each finish. With over 50 races slated for the United States in 2015 and an additional 83 races scheduled across 20 countries internationally, Spartan Race urges you to change your life today by signing up to race at www.spartan.com.
About The Mobile Sports Authority
The Mobile Sports Authority (MSA) is a non-profit sports commission formed in 2008 by the Mobile County Commission. The main mission is to create a positive economic and public relations impact for Mobile County, the City of Mobile, and the region through attracting, hosting, managing and supporting sporting events. MSA is the main point of contact for sports and sports-related activities for the Mobile County area. For more information on MSA, please visit www.mobilesportsauthority.com.
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