Spartan to Hold North American Championship at Canada’s Big White Mountain
January 26, 2022
North America’s best OCR athletes to be decided outside U.S. for the first time
KELOWNA, BC (January 26, 2022) /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – The toughest obstacle course racers in North America will be crowned at Big White Mountain this summer as Spartan, the world’s leading endurance sports and extreme wellness brand, announced today that it will hold its North American Championship in Kelowna, British Columbia.
The Spartan Beast — a 21K course with 30 obstacles, the sport’s signature test — will decide the men’s and women’s titles. Big White Ski Resort will host the championship races on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022, with elite athletes competing for a share of $62,000 in total prize money.
This marks the first time its seven-year history that Spartan’s North American Championship will be held outside of the United States.
“We are excited to finally bring the championships to Canada,” said Joe De Sena, founder and CEO of Spartan. “We’re putting together an epic course that will push our athletes to their limits. The terrain is no joke. But Spartans are used to a challenge — the question is, who wants it most?”
To qualify for the Elite Division, athletes must finish in the top 10 of an Elite heat in any event in North America between Oct. 2, 2021, and Aug. 21, 2022. Age Group competitors must finish in the top 10 of an Age Group heat in any North American event between Oct. 2, 2021, and Aug. 21, 2022.
All athletes are welcome to compete in the open qualification.
The North American Championship is part of the Kelowna Spartan race weekend, which also features a Spartan Ultra (50K course with 60 obstacles), Spartan Super (10K course with 25 obstacles), and kids’ races (1–3K plus obstacles).
Kelowna Spartan race weekend is sponsored by Tourism Kelowna and Big White Ski Resort.
For more information on the North American Championship and 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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