Registrations are now open for the Spartan UK Midlands race weekend, which is returning to Marston Lodge, Market Harborough on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th July 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.
This is the fourth year that Spartan is holding an event at the legendary venue. Spartans will have the chance to race amongst epic scenery, rolling hills and woodland trails. This location is an all-time favourite and this year it will be bigger and better than ever before.
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.
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.
Erica, Sweden, speaking after Marston Lodge event in 2019: “I love doing Spartan Races in the U.K. They offer such picturesque and challenging courses for all abilities. The events have such a family feel about them too – my kids absolutely loved beginning their Spartan journey here in Marston.”
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, Wales, Scotland and Windsor.
Sam Lansdale, Spartan General Manager for UK and Ireland said: “The Midlands is seen as Spartan’s UK home and we are absolutely thrilled to announce that we will be returning Marston Lodge for the fourth year in a row. We always try and make each year bigger and better and racers should definitely be prepared for some surprises along the course this year.”
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