As the weather gets warmer, it's time to start racing! The second race in Spartan's 2019 US National Series will take place this weekend in Saraland, AL. The race will be available to stream via B/R Live, Turner Sports' platform for live streaming. Spartan's partnership with Turner Sports will continue through the remaining stops on the US National Series in Washington, California, and Utah. B/R Live will also stream the Spartan North American Championship in Glen Gean, WV and the Spartan World Championship in Lake Taho, CA.
Stay tuned to Mud Run Guide's social media for live coverage from this weekend's action.
See below for a full press release.
SARALAND, AL (March 15, 2019) – The best endurance athletes in the country descend on Saraland, Alabama for the second race of the 2019 Spartan U.S. National Series March 16. The premier Obsctacle Course Racing (OCR) circuit offers more than $110,000 in cash prizes for elite racers and will now stream on B/R Live as part of a partnership between the world’s largest OCR and endurance brand and the ultimate destination for passionate sports fans.After February’s strong season opener in Jacksonville, FL, the swampy southern terrain in Saraland will set the stage for a heated competition as series leaders Ryan Kempson (men) and Nicole Mericle (women) seek to hold their No. 1 spots in the series against the biggest names in the sport including Robert Killan, Ryan Atkins and Ryan Kent in the men’s race and Lindsay Webster, Rebecca Hammond, Rose Wetzel and Alyssa Hawley for the Women. Ryan Woods who initialy sprinted to the finish in Jacksonville with runner up Atkins, will seek redemption after a five-minute penalty took him off the top leaderboard due to improper use of the truss on the A-Frame Cargo Net, the final obstacle of the race. The eite race unfolds along more than 8-miles of technical terrain with 25 obstacles on Spartan’s signature “Super” course.The race kicks-off the partnership with B/R Live – Turner Sports’ premium live streaming sports platform, which will stream the race action for free on Sunday, March 17 at 1pm ET (Click Here to view). B/R Live is available by downloading the B/R Live app through iTunes or Google Play; and/or via Apple TV, the Roku platform and Amazon Fire TV.Following Alabama, the partnership will continue with the remaining three races in the Spartan U.S. National Series which includes stops in Snohomish, WA April 13, Southern California’s Big Bear Lake May 18 and the series finale in Huntsville, UT on July 20, before progressing to the Spartan North American Championship, which takes place August 24, 2019 in Glen Jean, WV – paving the road to the 2019 Spartan World Championship powered by Rakuten in North Lake Tahoe, CA September 29 – drawing a field from more than 50 countries.Hosted by the Mobile Sports Authority, Spartan’s Alabama race weekend also offers opportunities for athletes of all ages and skill levels to hit the race course with open heats at the Super and three-mile, 20-obstacle “Sprint,” race courses. A Spartan Kids race is also offered at for youth ages four to 13. To register and learn more visit Spartan.com.Spartan events focus on sport and athleticism, pushing the bodies and minds of competitors to the limit across miles of unforgiving terrain while conquering signature obstacles. With more than one million annual participants, and more than 250 events across more than 40 countries, Spartan is the world’s largest obstacle race and endurance brand. Visit Spartan.com for more information.