The Worlds #1 Obstacle Course Race Is Coming To Auckland This August!
New Zealanders will get the chance to test their mettle on the world’s #1 obstacle course race when Spartan sets up in Auckland this August.
There are more than 250 Spartan events held around the world, but this will be the first time this event has been held in Auckland.
Ellerslie Racecourse will be transformed into a 5km City Sprint, including more than 20 Spartan obstacles, as well as a special course for a Spartan Kids race. The Spartan Auckland City Sprint will take place over the 2nd and 3rd of August, with the kids-only race held on the 4th of August.
The Spartan City Sprint is billed as an entry into the world of Spartan, and the course has been designed so that anyone can run it. Spartan promise this will be the 5K like it’s never been seen before and will be bringing all their signature obstacles to New Zealand shores including; the infamous Spartan Spear Throw, the Hercules Hoist, the Cargo Net Container Complex, The Multi-Rig, and so much more.
Participants can take on Spartan solo or in a team, and will have the chance to climb, crawl, jump, and swing over, under, and through some of the best obstacles in the world!
Quote from Chris Heverin – Managing Director of Spartan Australia & New Zealand “Spartan has reached over 30 countries and one million participants around the globe, and on behalf of the Spartan team I’m thrilled to be able to bring it to Auckland, and to all Kiwis, for the first time!
Spartan has a range of options for people of all fitness levels, so anyone can have a crack at the 5K like you’ve never seen it before! Whether you’re looking for something fun to try with your mates, are using Spartan as a training goal, or just want to give winter a kick, I encourage all Kiwis to come and join us in Auckland to have a go at Spartan this August!”
Quote from Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) Head of Major Events Stuart Turner “The Spartan brand has built up a huge following with millions of followers worldwide and we are excited to see what they will bring to our shores.
“We’re expecting a number of visitors to travel from around New Zealand and Australia to participate or sit back and watch as a spectator, as well as garner some great publicity here and internationally.”