WHO: Spartan Race is the number one obstacle course race company in the world. This year there are over 1 million global participants at 170 events in 25+ countries with more than 5 million passionate social media followers. Spartan also has the popular NBC television series The Spartan Ultimate Team Challenge.
WHAT: Boston-based Spartan Race will take over Fenway Park this Veterans Day Weekend Saturday, November 12 and Sunday, November 13.
Fenway will be home to thousands of Bostonians ready to experience the world’s leading obstacle race company at the Green Monster and pay tribute to those who have served. With 3 plus miles of course and more than 20 obstacles to conquer, the Reebok Spartan Sprint will test the mental and physical strength of racers of all ages.
There will be a tribute to Special Ops Survivors whose mission is to embrace and empower the Surviving Spouses of Special Operations personnel who have been killed in action or in training since January 1, 1980. With hundreds of survivors across 37 states currently in their service population, Special Ops Survivors is proud to be the only nonprofit organization in the country that directly serves Gold Star Spouses from all branches of our nation’s armed forces.
Two Gold Star Spouses, Tricia Simmons and Emily Munoz, will be in attendance and available to media. Tricia Simmons’ son will be running in his father’s memory. You may read her story here: https://www.spartan.com/en/community/blog/spartan-stories?article=41624. A representative from Special Ops Survivors will also be available to media.
WHERE: Fenway Park 4 Yawkey Way
WHEN: November 12 6:45AM, the pre-race ceremony recognizing Special Ops Survivors.
Adult Sprint begin at 7:00 am / Kids heats start at 9:00 am
Race Registration is available until day of race at 5:30 AM EST. http://www.spartan.com.
About Spartan Race
Spartan Race is the world’s leading obstacle race company and the first of its kind to feature timing
and global rankings. With more than 170 events in 25+ countries planned for 2016, Spartan Race
has more than 1 million global participants, and offers open heats for all fitness levels as well as
competitive and elite heats. With more than 5 million passionate social media followers, health and
wellness products, as well as the popular NBC television series, Spartan Race has made obstacle
racing one of the fastest growing sports—and lifestyles— in the world. Spartan Race features races
at three distances, 3+Mile/20+ Obstacle “Sprint,” 8+ Mile/25+ Obstacle “Super” and 12+ Mile/30+
Obstacle “Beast,” culminating each year in the Reebok Spartan Race World Championship.
Visit http://www.spartan.com for more information.