$50,000 on the Line for the Country’s Best Trail Runners at Inaugural Spartan Trail US Championship Presented by Altra  

10K and 21K Competitions Unfold Across the Rugged Trails of  Los Olivos, CA, December 15

BOSTON, MA (August 29, 2019) – The inaugural Spartan Trail Season comes to a grand finale December 15, 2019 when the sport’s best athletes descend on Los Olivos, CA for the “Spartan Trail US Championship Presented by Altra.” A $50,000 prize purse is on the line for the top 10 elite male and female competitors in the 10k and 21k races, which is the largest purse ever offered in trail running history for the two distances.

 

“The first season of Spartan Trail has been so overwhelmingly popular, we had to create a championship event to end the season the right way,” said Spartan Director of Product Management Josue Stephens. “This year’s trail events have drawn some of the best names in trail running, and with the unprecedented $50,000 prize purse, we expect a strong turnout and highly competitive event.”

 

With a course designed by trail legend and Spartan Trail Race Director Luis Escobar, the event will take racers through the woods and trails of Central California’s Ted Chamberlin Ranch, where they will face rugged technical terrain in both the 10K and 21K race formats. In addition to the elite competition, racers can participate in 10 competitive age group brackets for a shot at the podium, or in open heats.

 

To register and for more information, visit spartan.com.

 

The first season of Spartan Trail Presented by Altra has attracted thousands of participants from the trail running and obstacle course racing (OCR) communities to12 races across the US. The series combines a classic approach to trail running with the Spartan ethos that millions around the globe have come to experience through the brand’s OCR events. Spartan Trail events we’re developed in collaboration with prominent ultra-runners Charlie Engle and Escobar and have attracted legends in trail and ultra-running including Scott Jurek, Dean Karnazes, Kris Brown, Michael Wardian and Camille Herron.

 

About Altra

Altra was founded to help people run more naturally and with fewer injuries. We have our roots in a small specialty running store in the Wasatch Mountains of Utah where our founders noticed that customers seemed to be constantly hurt, despite their expert efforts to fit them for shoes. Traditional running shoes feature tapered toe boxes and elevated heels, which puts your foot in an unnatural position and encourages over-striding. Every Altra shoe is made with balanced midsole cushioning and a FootShapeTM toe box to encourage proper alignment and natural running form. We are also a Fit4HerTM brand, meaning every women’s shoe is built on a female specific last. Our roots run deep on the trail, but we’ve expanded since our inception to offer a full line of road, trail, training, lifestyle and outdoor shoes.

 

About Spartan

With more than 250 events across more than 40 countries on six continents, Spartan is the world’s largest obstacle course race (OCR) and endurance brand. Providing transformation through sport, Spartan attracts more than one million annual participants across all fitness levels, from beginners to elite. More than five million participants have finished Spartan events, creating a lifestyle that extends beyond races including health and wellness products, training and nutrition programs, and popular media content, which has made OCR one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Spartan events feature races at various distances, Stadion and Sprint: 3-mile/5-km and 20 Obstacles; Super: 8-mi/13-km and 25 Obstacles; Beast: 13-mi/21-km and 30 Obstacles; and Ultra: 30-mi/50-km and 60 obstacles. Visit spartan.com for more information and registration.

 

MEDIA CONTACT: Jonathan Fine, 781.248.3963, jonathanf@spartan.com