Spartan Race Arrives at Kelowna’s Big White Ski Resort
December 14, 2021
10-, 21- and 50-kilometer extreme endurance races announced for August 2022; athletes to face up to 60 obstacles on Big White Mountain
KELOWNA, BC (December 14, 2021) /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – Time to get out of your comfort zone. Spartan, the world’s leading endurance sports and extreme wellness brand, will be bringing its epic races to Kelowna, British Columbia, for the first time Aug. 27-28, 2022, at Big White Ski Resort.
Athletes will compete on Big White Mountain, tackling the rugged single track, challenging climbs, and dozens of obstacles in three races: Super 10K, Beast 21K, and Ultra 50K.
“We are excited to bring Spartan to Kelowna where our athletes will push themselves to their limits on the highest summit in the Okanagan Highland,” said Joe De Sena, founder and CEO of Spartan. “Spartan is about becoming your own force of nature and what better place for this challenge than among the breathtaking alpine views in British Columbia.”
The weekend begins on Aug. 27 with the Beast, a 21K course with 30 obstacles, and the Ultra, a 50K course with 60 obstacles. The Super, a 10K with 25 obstacles, will take place on Aug. 28.
Kids races, which range from 1 to 3 kilometers for ages 4–14, will also take place both days as Spartan promotes family fitness and building resiliency for both parents and their children.
While the race will test the mettle of athletes, Spartan also brings economic and tourism benefits to the region.
“We are excited to add a premium event like Spartan Race to our destination’s strong hosting resume,” Lisanne Ballantyne, President and CEO of Tourism Kelowna said. “The economic impact of this event will be far-reaching, benefitting Kelowna’s tourism businesses and building capacity for Big White as an anchor attraction and two-season resort. Appealing to both residents and visitors, the Central Okanagan will provide an outstanding backdrop for over 5,000 racers. We look forward to working in partnership with Spartan Race and Big White to make this event an incredible showcase and economic driver for our region.”
“Our partnership with Spartan Canada will only help further our commitment to providing a viable calendar of events and activities that support local economic development for Big White and the greater central Okanagan in both summer and winter,” Trevor Hanna, Vice President of Hospitality for Big White Ski Resort said. “We are excited to host the inaugural event on August 27, 2022, and welcome competitors, their friends and family members from across Canada and the U.S. to the resort.”
For more information on the Spartan Kelowna race weekend, visit https://race.spartan.com/en/race/detail/7651/overview.
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 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.
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