World’s Largest Obstacle Race and Endurance Brand Returns to Mill River Park, Encourages Kids to Live Healthy and Active Lives with New Partner, Bankwell
STAMFORD, CT (August 21, 2018) – Thousands of kids and families will descend on Stamford’s Mill River Park for a weekend of fitness and activity during the fourth-annual Bankwell Stamford Spartan Kids event weekend September 15-16, 2018. The weekend features Spartan’s signature Kids obstacle races for boys and girls ages four to 13. In a new partnership with Bankwell, Connecticut’s local community bank, the two companies will spread their shared message of health and wellness to bring more kids than ever onto the race course to have fun while running, climbing and crawling.
“Spartan is all about ripping people off their couch and adopting healthy, active lifestyles,” said Bankwell Stamford Spartan Kids Race Co-Director, Daniel Goldstein. “It’s important to instill these qualities at a young age, so partnering with Bankwell, who shares similar health and wellness goals, is a natural fit and will help us reach more kids than ever before. We’re excited to work with them to help the community’s youth get healthy, get active and have fun.”
Built upon the popular Spartan Kids heat at the adult races, the Spartan Kids stand-alone race will feature half-mile, one-mile and two-mile courses with more than 15 obstacles, each crafted to instill youth-like adventure, courage, camaraderie, and a sense of accomplishment. There will also be a heat for the “Special Spartans,” athletes with intellectual or developmental disabilities, and those with cognitive learning or vocational delays. All finishers will receive a specially designed Bankwell Stamford Kids Spartan Race T-shirt and a finisher’s medal. Obstacle Course Racing Media (OCRM) Network will be live from the venue, with hosts bringing complete coverage of the kids, start to finish. Spectators can watch their niece, nephew, or grandkid compete in the action all day long at FB.me/OCRMNetwork.
In addition to conquering challenges on the course, such as the spear throw and low crawl, the Bankwell Stamford Spartan Kids Race boasts a festival with activities that are fun for the entire family including games, healthy food options, art installations and more.
The Spartan Kids Race is now open for registration. For more information on the Bankwell Stamford Kids Race, including cost and registration, visit: https://www.spartan.com/en/race/detail/4227/overview
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 World Championship in Lake Tahoe, Calif. Visit http://www.spartan.com for more information and registration.
Bankwell is a community bank that goes beyond providing great service to the businesses and residents of Connecticut. The bank makes it their mission to align themselves with like-minded partners to promote health and wellness, provide an exceptional experience and support the needs of each community it serves. Bankwell proudly champions more than 200 not-for-profit organizations through volunteering, mentoring and financial support. The bank is known for its commitment to programs for teens that promote substance-free living as well as the rescue of shelter animals through the Bankwell Pet Adoption Project. More about Bankwell can be found at mybankwell.com.