Friday, March 17, 2017

Spartan Race Announces Inaugural Asia Pacific Championship Series

Talk about taking it to a whole new level of competition.

Since breaking in the Asian market, Spartan Race has seen a lot of love and support from the local fitness and OCR community and this perhaps prompted them to launch their first ever Asia Pacific Championship Series.

The first event of the series will kick off on the 22nd of April in Hong Kong and end with the fifth event in Australia where the first ever APAC Champions will be crowned. Racers will be competing for over USD $50,000 (RM221,900) in cash and prizes across the entire series. The Asia Pacific Championship series will have 4 qualifying events starting with:

  • Hong Kong Sprint (5km + & 20+ obstacles) on April 22nd,
  • Taiwan Super (13km+ & 22+ obstacles) on May 20th,
  • Korea Super on June 10th,
  • Malaysia Super on July 9th,
  • and culminating with the Australia Beast at the end of November. 



Spartan Race Managing Director for Asia Pacific, Michael Goodwin, said “The inaugural Spartan Race Asia Pacific Championship Series is a testament to the passionate athletes and weekend warriors who have propelled us from hosting Spartan events in 2 APAC countries in 2015, to what will be 10 plus APAC countries/regions in 2017. The APAC Series Championship is not just for the Elites who are arguably the best athletes in the world. This is a public challenge to everyone who knows that they can do and be more than they are today. Prepare yourself for a brutal cross-section of terrain and some of the world's best obstacles, as we look to break and transform you to bring out the Spartan legend from within.”

“The launch of the APAC Championship Series marks a major milestone for the sport,” said Spartan CEO & Founder 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.”

Elite racers will be awarded points based on their rankings from any of the 5 events of the Championship series. The top 10 male and female elite racers, as well as the top 3 male and female elite master’s racers with the most points will walk away with the grand prize money. Each qualifying event will also award prize money to the top 5 male and female elite racers, as well as the top 3 male and female master’s racers.

The award-winning racers from the first 4 qualifying events will also receive a guaranteed spot in the final event of the APAC Championship series – The Australia Beast. For the first time, Spartan Age Group Competitors will also be recognized during the award ceremony. The top 3 male and female finishers from the following Competitive Age Group Asia Pacific Championship brackets will be presented with awards and non-monetary prizes: 18-24, 25-32, 33-39, 40-49, 50+.


 *Dates and locations subject to change.

Visit https://www.spartan.com for more information, a schedule of events, and to register for a race.

News release sourced from here - link

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