Spartan Race has expanded its competitive obstacle race offerings by launching a Global Championship Series – a series of regional events spanning four continents and 12 countries.
The Asia-Pacific region will see five events in the Asia-Pacific Championship Series spanning a Sprint in Hong Kong, Supers in Taiwan, South Korea and Malaysia, and a Beast in Australia.
“The launch of the Spartan Race Global Championships marks a major milestone for the sport,” said Spartan Race CEO Joe De Sena. “As we continue to grow rapidly around the world, the passion for the sport grows stronger, which will create fierce competition on the course that will unfold among our world-class endurance athletes.”
The Spartan Race World Championships take place in September in the USA. To qualify for the World Championship heat, men and women racers must finish in the top 5 at a Spartan Race during the 2017 qualifying season.
While a Championship Series in the Asia-Pacific region brings the glory of one of OCRs most challenging events closer to New Zealand, Spartan Race has yet to hold an event in New Zealand. In 2014 a Sprint was announced for Auckland to be held in 2015. However the event never eventuated and with no further word from Spartan about the brand’s venture into Aotearoa, the Auckland race was presumably cancelled. In 2016 Kiwi Cole Menzies competed in the Spartan Race World Championships, finishing 7th in the male 45-49 division.