The Ultra Beast in Sun Peaks is the world’s first marathon distance obstacle race to compete in Canada
Spartan Race, the world’s leading obstacle race event series, is pleased to announce the addition of two new events to their 2014 Western Canada Race Calendar including the first ever ULTRA BEAST event in Canada!
The Spartan Race Ultra Beast – the world’s first marathon distance Obstacle Race – will cover a 42km course with 56+ obstacles at the Sun Peaks ski hills with a few twists and challenges thrown in to keep it interesting. The Ultra Beast is only for elite athletes that are up for an extreme challenge. Only 50 spaces are available for this race.
A Sprint event has also been added to the Super Spartan weekend in Red Deer on September 7.
After the success of the Spartan Races in Western Canada in Vancouver and Edmonton already this season, Spartan Race will continue to challenge participants with three more amazing double weekends in Calgary, Red Deer and Sun Peaks Resort in Kamloops.
Voted Outside Magazine’s Best Obstacle Race in 2012 and featured in Men’s Health Magazine as one of the 5 Best Obstacle Races of 2014, Spartan Race is first of its kind to have global rankings. Spartan Race is a timed event series featuring races at three escalating distances in locations worldwide that culminate in a World Championship Finale in 2014 with cash and prizes for the champions. While featuring competitive elite heats, Spartan Races are for athletes of all levels and abilities and are designed to appeal to everyone from beginners to hardcore warriors and marathon runners alike, to have fun and cross the finish line.
More than 100,000 participants are expected to register for sixteen+ Spartan Races in the four different categories (Sprint, Super, Beast & Ultra Beast) across Canada and more than 65,000 spectators are expected.
Spartan Sprint is 5km+ long and features over 15+ obstacles including mud runs and trail racing. Racers who complete the challenge earn their Spartan Agility Certification (Black Level). The top 3 males and top 3 females at each Spartan Sprint receive a free entry to the Super Spartan Race of their choice.
Spartan Super is over 12+km long and features over 20+ obstacles with mud runs and trails. Racers who complete the challenge receive their Spartan Endurance Certification (Red Level) and the top 3 males and top 3 females at each Super Spartan receive a free entry to the Spartan Beast Race of their choice.
Spartan Beast is nearly 20+ km long with over 25+ obstacles. Referred to the ‘obstacle race from Hell’, it’s the ultimate Spartan Race Distance.
Spartan Ultra Beast is Ultra Beast is a 42km course with 56+ obstacles! The Spartan Race Ultra Beast is the world’s first marathon distance Obstacle Race.
Spartan Race Western Canada organizer & spokesperson Dean Stanton has been involved in similar sporting events for the past 3 decades as a participant and has been a race organizer for the last 10 years, including the 2009 World Police and Fire Games Triathlon in Maple Ridge. He brings his considerable racing expertise to help elevate Spartan Races in Western Canada to the next level.
The Western Canada schedule is as follows:
August 16th & 17th, 2014: Calgary-Spartan Sprint
September 6th & 7th, 2014: Red Deer-Spartan Super and Sprint
September 27th, 2014: Sun Peaks-Spartan Beast and Ultra Beast
September 28th, 2014: Sun Peaks-Spartan Sprint
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