For the very first time, Hong Kong will play host to the Spartan Race, a pioneering leader in the sport of obstacle racing. Brought to you by the Hybrid Group, the event is a truly unique racing fixture and one definitely not for the faint of heart. Now open for applications for anyone bold enough to believe they are in with a shot, the winner will receive US$15,000 and will be eligible to compete in the 2016 World Championships, set to be held at North Lake Tahoe’s Squaw Valley Resort in the US. The prizes for second and third place will be US$10,000 and US$5,000 respectively, so it’s well worth getting a bit of training in.
Overall, two categories are available to entrants – Elite or Open. As its title suggests, the Elite category is open to athletes competing for the prize money, willing to test themselves against the very best and hoping to attract potential sponsors.
The Open category, meanwhile, is for anyone and is aimed at weekend warriors and fitness freaks looking to break out of their comfort zones and push themselves to their very limits of speed and endurance.
Venue: Kam Tin Country Club
Date: 5-6 November
Enquiries: 2388 0002