On the heels of its 10-year anniversary, Spartan is about to host the biggest event in the company’s history. Project Unbreakable, the world’s largest virtual race, will unfold on May 30-31 in people’s homes, backyards, and neighborhoods across the world. Spartan hopes to have 1 million participants across more than 140 countries.
Choose Your Race
The virtual race consists of running and completing the equivalent distance and obstacles in one of Spartan’s four signature races, including the 5K, 20-obstacle Spartan Sprint, the 10K, 25-obstacle Spartan Super, the half-marathon, 30-obstacle Spartan Beast, and the 50K and 60-obstacle Spartan Ultra.
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“Twenty years ago, the idea for Spartan was born and 10 years later, in 2010, our first-ever race was held in Vermont,” said Spartan founder and CEO Joe De Sena. “I never imagined we’d be where we are today both in size — and the current state of the world — and we’re here to show the world the resilience of Spartans by hosting the largest virtual race in history.”
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The Obstacles and Prizes
The event has been carefully designed to allow for indoor or outdoor completion. Spartan is providing alternatives for those who cannot run outside, including the use of indoor cardio equipment — such as stationary bikes and rowing machines — and exercises such as bear crawls, jump roping, and stair climbs. The obstacles are made up of a series of bodyweight and aerobic exercises. such as push-ups, mountain climbers, and more. All participants earn a free global leaderboard spot and a virtual medal, and can upgrade to a race bundle and get an exclusive T-shirt, a physical Trifecta wedge, and other prizes.
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Partnering With World OCR
Spartan has partnered with World OCR, the Fédération Internationale de Sports d’Obstacles (FISO) — with member federations in 100 countries — for Project Unbreakable. The goal of the collaboration is to provide opportunities for as many athletes as possible around the world, and to help them stay fit and healthy.
“World OCR is excited to collaborate with Spartan on this global event partnership,” said World OCR President Ian Adamson. “We believe we are stronger together, and in the spirit of obstacle racing, working with Spartan on Project Unbreakable demonstrates our commitment to elevating the sport for the benefit of athletes worldwide.”
To date, Spartan has had close to 20,000 entries in weekly virtual races, which began in April.