Spartan Names Eurofins Official COVID-19 Testing Partner for 2021 Event Season
March 5, 2021
BOSTON, Mass. (March 4, 2021). Spartan®, the world’s leading endurance sports and wellness brand, announced that Eurofins has been named its official COVID-19 testing partner. Eurofins, the world leader in clinical diagnostics, pharmaceutical, food and environmental laboratory testing services, will leverage its SAFER@WORKTM protocols for Spartan and Spartan Trail® events throughout 2021. The partnership will ensure Spartan staff have an easy, painless, fast and reliable COVID-19 testing program in place as the brand returns to racing again.
“A strategic partnership with Eurofins is key to helping us get back to doing what we love,” said Spartan’s Vice President of Global Partnerships Ian Lawson. “As Spartan looks towards a safe return to events, we’re implementing strict measures to reduce risk as much as possible. Every member of our event staff is required to follow a multi-test COVID-19 protocol, and Eurofins will make this process seamless and reliable – while also promoting best safety practices among our community.”
As part of Spartan’s race-day COVID-19 safety protocols for the 2021 season, which include reduced heat numbers and social distancing, every member of the brand’s staff is required to take two tests. Prior to traveling, staff will take the Eurofins’ empowerDX at-home COVID-19 PCR test. Results are sent via email within 48 hours. Once on-site, Eurofins will facilitate a Rapid Antigen test for Spartan staff. Spartan racers also have the option to purchase the empowerDX at-home tests.
Eurofins launched its first RT-PCR (real-time reverse-transcriptase polymerase chain reaction) test for SARS-CoV-2 on March 13, 2020. Over the last year, Eurofins, has rolled out several highly accurate, FDA-authorized, active infection and antibody assays to thousands of clients nationwide. Eurofins’ SARS-CoV-2 assay menu includes provider-collected COVID-19 PCR, SARS-CoV-2 Plus Profiles (to detect Influenza and RSV), at-Home COVID-19 PCR, pooled, antibody, wastewater, worn-mask, air, and saliva tests.
With this partnership, Spartan joins a growing list of sports and entertainment brands who rely on Eurofins for COVID-19 testing, including the World Surf League, LPGA, and Invicta FC.
ABOUT EUROFINS – THE GLOBAL LEADER IN BIO-ANALYSIS
Eurofins is Testing for Life. Eurofins is a global leader in food, environment, and pharmaceutical product testing. It is also one of the market leaders in testing and laboratory services for genomics, discovery pharmacology, forensics, advanced material sciences and has a rapidly developing presence in highly specialised and molecular clinical diagnostic testing. With over 50,000 staff across a network of more than 800 laboratories in over 50 countries, Eurofins’ companies offer a portfolio of over 200,000 analytical methods.
Eurofins Shares are listed on Euronext Paris Stock Exchange.
Spartan is a global experiential sport and wellness brand with a 10 million+ strong community. We create transformational experiences, products, and content to help people, companies and teams tear down boundaries and expand what they believe to be possible. Spartan combines large scale global events with a vibrant digital Content and Community Platform. With more than 250 events across more than 40 countries on six continents, Spartan is the world’s leading extreme wellness and endurance brand. Visit spartan.com for more information and registration.