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World’s leading obstacle course event heads to south Wales

Registrations are now open for the Spartan UK Wales race weekend, which is heading to Glanusk Estate, Crickhowell on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st June 2020. The obstacle course events are organised by Spartan Race, the global leader in obstacle course racing. 

All the courses will be packed full of Spartan’s signature obstacles including barbed wire crawls, rope climbs and fire jumps, all guaranteed to get the adrenaline pumping. The races are designed to push racers out of their comfort zone and are perfect for those looking for a new fitness goal to aim for in 2020.

The course is situated in the beautiful countryside of the Usk Valley, in the Brecon Beacons National Park. It will be full of varied terrain including woodlands, hills and rivers that will give racers a real taste of South Wales, including a glimpse of some ancient Celtic Standing Stones and the old Tower Bridge over the River Usk.

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Each of the races have heats to cater for people of all fitness and abilities, including Elite heats for the more competitive racers. So regardless of whether racers are taking part in their first obstacle course race or are a seasoned racer, there is something for everyone. This year there is also a total prize pot of £25,000 up for grabs.

Across the race weekend, Spartans will have two different race options to choose from: the 5km Sprint event and the more challenging 13km Super event. There is also a Kids race for younger thrill seekers who want to get outdoors and live life adventurously.

The Sprint puts endurance aside and will test the racers speed over a 5km course. The course is packed with 20 of Spartan’s most fun, exciting and challenging obstacles. It’s the perfect distance for either first time Spartans who are new to obstacle course racing, or the more experienced racer who is looking to test their speed against the clock.

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The Super meanwhile appeals to competitors who are seeking a new challenge and looking to push themselves further. The course spans 13km and with 25 different obstacles to conquer it’s sure to get the heart pumping!

Spartans can chose between taking on the race as an individual or as a team. Taking part as a group of friends, colleagues or training partners is a great way of building team spirt and keep motivation going right up to the finish line.

Simon, Kent said: “My mates and I loved it! Its running with that added bit of fun and a great way to

test your progress. We are definitely going to make this an annual competition between us.”

2019 saw over 40,000 racers take on Spartan races in the UK and this year there will be even more racers taking part in six race weekends up and down the country, with other scheduled events to take place in East Sussex, Ireland, Midlands, Scotland and Windsor.

Sam Lansdale, Spartan General Manager for UK and Ireland said: “We are absolutely thrilled to announce that Spartan will be heading to Wales on 2020. We haven’t held an event here for fouryears and we can’t wait to show Wales what we are all about!”

Spartan was founded by world-class adventure racer Joe De Sena in 2008 and has grown to become the world’s largest obstacle race and endurance brand, with more than 200 events in more than 42 countries across the globe.

 For more information about Spartan and to register for 2020 events visit www.spartanrace.uk/en

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