Images from the London Spartan Sprint at Pippingford Park, West Sussex. Sunday 25th August 2013

Participation in obstacle course racing is growing rapidly in the UK and across the globe, with an incredible 10 million people now taking part annually. Are you up for it?

If the physical and mental challenge of an outdoors obstacle course race appeals to you, then get yourself to Heaton Park this Saturday, July 4, for the Reebok Spartan Race, the world’s leading obstacle race.

“Spartan isn’t
just a race, it’s
a lifestyle”

There are events for all ages and abilities. The 5km Sprint event includes 15 obstacles and is a great introduction for anyone new to obstacle course racing. The 13km Super, with its longer distance and 20 obstacles, provides the perfect challenge for those wanting to take their fitness to the next level.

The Reebok Spartan Race started in the UK in 2010 and is now aiming to inspire as many people as possible to join over one million people participating in 150 of its races across 25 countries.

To encourage competition and enable participants to improve their personal best, Reebok Spartan Races are the only obstacle course races to feature chip timings, which gives participants the opportunity to see where they rank globally and the most successful competitors the chance to race internationally too, culminating in the Reebok Spartan World Championship.

Richard Pringle, UK Race Director, said, “Spartan isn’t just a race, it’s a lifestyle. We don’t just see our racers on the start line, we work with them from their sign up all the way through to race day in order to encourage a real lifestyle change.

“We share free training tips and workouts and provide nutritional advice in the weeks leading up to race day, ensuring our racers are prepared to be the best they can be. The mental attitude we encourage ensures people can tackle any of our obstacles on race day and also leaves them inspired to overcome challenges in life off the course. So whether you’re completely new to this sort of event, or you already feel fit but want a new physical challenge, we’re on hand to help and show you what it’s like to be a Spartan.”

To join the Spartans, register your place as an individual or team here

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