Earth’s Hardest Challenge, The Spartan Death Race, Returns to Vermont Promising Unforeseen Twists and Turns for 100 Top Athletes

July 9, 2018



PITTSFIELD, VT – The legendary Spartan Death Race returns to the green mountains of Vermont at legendary Riverside Farm to push 100 competitors to their breaking points. Known to be one of the hardest endurance events in the world, the 2018 race promises to bring the pain and mayhem that defines this unpredictable event which has returned after a two-year hiatus.  
Every Death Race is its own uniquely brutal challenge, with no two alike, and is designed as the ultimate means for athletes to test their physical and mental prowess. Under the direction of Spartan CEO Joe De Sena, competitors are provided with a gear list, start time and location; and from there face a series of grueling challenges for more than 48 hours with little to no sleep. Fewer than 20 percent of competitors have successfully completed the race since its inception in 2007.

WHEN:        Wednesday, July 11
                    10:00PM          Race Registration
                        Thursday, July 12
                        12:01AM         Race Begins
                         2:00PM            Racer’s Reach Riverside Farm
WHERE:       Registration: 27 Holden Rd, Chittenden, VT 05737
                      Race: Riverside Farm, 3178 VT-100, Pittsfield, VT 05762
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 Race will attract more than one million global participants offering open heats for all fitness levels, along with competitive and elite heats. The Spartan Race 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 Race 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. Visit for more information and registration.

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