The World’s Top Athletes to Compete at Reebok Spartan Race World Championship at Squaw Valley
Top obstacle racing athletes return to Squaw Valley for third year in a row
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[Olympic Valley, Calif.] September 27, 2017 – Squaw Valley will host the 2017 Reebok Spartan Race World Championship, where the best athletes in the obstacle racing world will compete for the title of Spartan Race World Champion. The event will take place this weekend, September 30-October 1, and feature five distances for racers of all ages to choose from over two days of racing. Visitors are invited to cheer on friends and family, or watch the incredible athletes compete in their pursuit of glory. The Reebok Spartan Race World Championship will host six races including the Spartan Beast featuring 38 obstacles over 16 miles; Spartan Ultra Beast featuring 60+ obstacles over 26+ miles; and Spartan Kids races over ½ mile, one mile and two miles. Athletes will start at an elevation of 6,224 feet and climb upwards to an elevation of over 9,000 feet. This year’s event will feature Spartan’s first ever World Team Championships, where top racers from around the world will form country-specific, co-ed teams of three to go head-to-head on a Spartan “Super” course, battling for the title of World Team Champion.
Obstacles, testing strength and endurance, at this year’s race include the Olympus, Ape Hanger and Ring the Bell. A special Funitel Access Ticket will be available Friday through Sunday for visitors to gain access to the upper mountain course. To register for a race or purchase a Spectator Package, click here. Saturday and Sunday’s Championship events will stream live on Facebook WATCH via Spartan LIVE.
Schedule of Events
On Saturday, September 30 the Men’s and Women’s Spartan Beast heats begin at 7:30 a.m. with the last heat starting at 2:00 p.m. There will also be a Spartan Kids Two-Mile Race with start times between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., a Spartan Kids One-Mile Race with start times between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., and a Spartan Kids ½ Mile Race with start times from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
On Sunday, October 1 the Men’s and Women’s Spartan Beast heats begin at 8:00 a.m. with the last heat starting at 12:30 p.m. The Men’s and Women’s Ultra Beast race heats begin at 6:00 a.m. with the last heat at 6:45 a.m. The Spartan Kids Two-Mile Race begins at 1:00 p.m., the Kids One-Mile Race has start times from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and the Spartan Kids ½ Mile Race has start times from 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
Squaw Valley Funitel Access
Funitel Access Tickets are available Friday, September 29 through Sunday, October 1. Tickets can be purchased on-site at the Main Ticket Office located in the Funitel Plaza. The Funitel will transport passengers from the Village to Gold Coast at the top of the mountain where racers can enjoy easy access to more than 10 obstacles at the top of the mountain and spectacular panoramic views. Funitel operations for the Reebok Spartan Race World Championship will run at the following times.
- Friday, September 29: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
- Saturday, September 30: 7 a.m.-7p.m.
- Sunday, October 1: 7 a.m.-7p.m.
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About Spartan Race, Inc.
Spartan Race is the world’s largest obstacle race and endurance brand, and the first in-sport to feature timing and global rankings. With more than 200 events across more than 30 countries in 2017, Spartan Race will attract more than one million global participants offering open heats for all fitness levels, along with competitive and elite heats. The Spartan Race lifestyle boasts a community of more than five million passionate social media followers, health and wellness products, training and nutrition programs, and a popular NBC television series, which has made obstacle racing one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Spartan Race events feature races at three distances, 3+Mile/20+ Obstacle “Sprint,” 8+ Mile/25+ Obstacle “Super” and 12+ Mile/30+ Obstacle “Beast,” culminating in the Reebok Spartan Race World Championship in Lake Tahoe, Calif. Visit http://www.spartan.com for more information and registration.
About Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows
Voted ‘Best Ski Resort’ in North America for the second year in a row by USA Today and 10Best Readers’ Choice, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is an internationally renowned mountain resort in North Lake Tahoe, California. Spanning over 6,000 skiable acres across two mountains, skiers and riders of all ability levels are welcomed by over 65 percent beginner and intermediate terrain, 14 easy-to-navigate mountain zones and a custom app to make the most of every visit. The resort features slopeside lodging at The Village at Squaw Valley®, which bustles year round with nonstop events and over 50 bars, restaurants and boutiques. With an annual average of 450 inches of snowfall and 300 sunny California days, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is known as the Spring Skiing Capital™ as it provides one of the longest ski and snowboard seasons in Lake Tahoe. Visit squawalpine.com or call 1.800.403.0206 to learn more.
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