Spartan Race offers new challenges

 | September 21, 2015
File Photo
File Photo

The Spartan Race course will be altered this year, offering a fresh challenge for returning competitors on September 26 and 27.

Aidan Kelly, director of sales and marketing for Sun Peaks Resort LLP, said the event was selling well, and he expected around 4,000 competitors to test their physical and mental toughness through mud, fire, and many other obstacles.

“Many competitors also bring friends and family along for support, so we could see around 5,000 people in Sun Peaks for the weekend. It’s going to be one of the busiest weekends of the year,” Kelly said.

Kelly said the course layout had been changed this year, but details were being kept under lock-and-key to surprise competitors on race day.

Uncertain weather over race weekend could also play a factor.

“Two years ago, racers were running through 10 centimetres of fresh snow, while last year’s crowd had one of the hottest weekends of the year. You never know what the weather will bring.”

The 20 kilometre Spartan Beast and the 40 km Ultra Beast will take place on Saturday, September 26, while the friendlier 5 km Sprint and Junior races are scheduled for Sunday, September 27.