Spartan has announced its biggest ever prize fund for the 2020 UK & Ireland Regional Series.
With a total prize pot of £22,400 up for grabs, the series is set to see the best obstacle course racers from across the UK and Ireland battle it out for top spot. There will also be more opportunity for racers to claim a stake, with the top 10 finishers of each event taking home a portion of the pot.
Racers will compete in four events, across three different race lengths over the course of the series, accumulating points based on the results from each race. The competitor with the most points will be crowned winner at the last event of the series, the Windsor race in October. All four courses will be packed full of Spartan’s signature obstacles such as barbed wire crawl, spear throw, rope climb and fire jump.
The series will kick off on Saturday 18th April 2020 with the South East event, a Half-Marathon Beast race at Pippingford Park. As a training base for the British Army, the varied terrain lends itself perfectly to a Spartan race.
On Saturday 20th June 2020, Spartan will head to the stunning Glanusk Estate, Wales, where competitors will take on the 10K ‘Super’. Situated in the Brecon Beacons National Park, it will be full of woodlands, hills and rivers, giving racers a real taste of South Wales.
The season will continue with a 5K ‘Sprint’ at the legendary Marston Lodge, Market Harborough on Saturday 12th July 2020. This is the fourth year that Spartan is holding an event at its ‘UK home’ and this year promises to be bigger and better than ever before.
The final event of the Series will be a Half-Marathon Beast event in Windsor on Saturday 10th October 2020. Windsor is known amongst regular Spartan’s for being the biggest and best race of the season and is once again the perfect venue to see the Regional Series winner crowned champion.
Spartan UK and Ireland Managing Director, Matt Brooke said: “We are really excited to announce the schedule for this year’s highly anticipated regional series, which will showcase four of our most stunning venues to the best obstacle course racers across the nation. Our biggest ever prize kitty will ensure that competition is fiercer than ever and that the hard-work and determination of racers is justly rewarded. I can’t wait for the Series to get underway at Pippingford next month.”
Myriam Guillot-Boisset, 2019 Female Elite Winner said: “I’m so glad I discovered a super friendly and crazy Spartan community. I was super impressed by the quality of course and competition, as well as the stunning views on offer throughout the season. I also absolutely loved the terrain of the courses; I will be back in 2020!”