World’s Largest Obstacle Race and Endurance Brand Tests Top Youth Competitors During Race Weekend Presented by Laughlin Tourism Commission
BOSTON, MA (June 20, 2018) – Kids from across the globe will put their physical and mental grit
to the test when Spartan hosts its inaugural Kids World Championship in Laughlin, NV. Presented by the Laughlin Tourism Commission, the Obstacle Course Race (OCR) will see qualified competitors ages 10 to 13 years old vying for up to $10,000 in prizes on the most challenging Spartan Kids race course to date.
“Each year, Spartan motivates more than 300,000 young participants to step outside of their comfort zones on the race course and with OCR’s growing popularity, we wanted to add this new challenge,” said Spartan Kids Race Director Justin Ross. “For the first time in the sport’s history, The Spartan Kids World Championship will bring kids from all over the globe together to celebrate fitness and have some fun while competing against their peers and we’re excited to watch it unfold in Laughlin.”
The Spartan Kids World Championship is a gated event, open to kids ages 10 to 13 years old who have placed top three at any Spartan Kids race around the world from January 2018 through November 4, 2018. It’ll be a race against the clock as the young competitors take on a nearly 3-mile long (5-km), double lap course with more than 40 signature Spartan Kids obstacles including the low crawl, spear throw and dunk walls. The top five male and female finishers will receive tiered prize packages, and the podium finishers will receive limited edition award plaques. All competitors will receive an event-specific finisher t-shirt and medal.
In addition to the championship race, kids ages four to 14 can participate in open races throughout the day with no qualification necessary.
The Spartan Kids World Championship and Kids races take place of Spartan’s Laughlin event weekend presented by the Laughlin Tourism Commission. The weekend also features Spartan’s signature adult events including the three to five-mile, 20 to 23-obstacle “Sprint” and eight to 10-mile, 24 to 29-obstacle “Super” races.
To register for the Spartan Kids World Championship and the weekend’s events visit: Spartan.com.
Spartan is the world’s largest obstacle race and endurance brand, and the first in-sport to feature timing and global rankings. With more than 200 events across more than 30 countries in 2018, Spartan will attract more than one million global participants offering open heats for all fitness levels, along with competitive and elite heats. The Spartan lifestyle boasts a community of more than five million passionate social media followers, health and wellness products, training and nutrition programs, and a popular NBC television series, which has made obstacle racing one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Spartan events feature races at three distances, 3+Mile/20+ Obstacle “Sprint,” 8+ Mile/25+ Obstacle “Super” and 12+ Mile/30+ Obstacle “Beast,” culminating in the Spartan Race World Championship. Visithttp://www.spartan.com for more information and registration.