Muscat: Building on the success of the two previous editions of the XDubai Spartan Race in Oman, Jebel Sifah is setting the bar higher this year and will be hosting the GCC and MENA region’s first Spartan Trifecta weekend race on December 14 and 15, 2018.
This year will bring three Spartan race categories in one destination, the first of its kind in the region. Open to all ages, the innovative and challenging obstacle course, and fastest growing sport in the world, is expected to attract more than 5,000 participants and spectators.
Jamie Houston, Destination Director at Jebel Sifah, said, “As part of our vision to contribute to Oman’s growing sports tourism industry, we are constantly striving to bring internationally acclaimed sports events to the country. For the third consecutive year, we are hosting this exciting family sport and we take pride in hosting the Middle East’s first ever Trifecta race this year, a testament of Spartan Arabia’s trust in choosing Jebel Sifah as the destination of choice, given its unique topography, challenge level and location. We have high hopes of hosting the 2020 Middle East Spartan Regional Championships and are working hard towards attracting additional sporting events in the future.”
To receive the ultimate Trifecta medal, Spartans should complete three races within the same calendar year: the Beast, the Super and the Sprint, which include a series of obstacles, offered over the same weekend in Jebel Sifah, where competitors can sign up for the obstacle course of
Perfect for both new and returning Spartans, the Sprint course, a 5+ kilometre sprint with over 20 obstacles, is ideal for athletes of all levels. The Super race includes a 13+ kilometre-long course, hosting over 25 obstacles, designed for those looking to compete with a blend of athleticism and endurance.
The Beast race, a 20+ kilometre-long course with over 30 obstacles, includes a swim at the Jebel Sifah beach. In addition to the list of adult courses, is the Spartan Kids Race, suitable for the youngest of Spartans with the following distances for each age group: 800 metres for 4-7 years, 1.2kms for 8-11 years and 3kms for 12-14 years.
Omid Hamed, Managing Director of Spartan Arabia, said, “We look forward to hosting the region’s first Spartan Trifecta in Jebel Sifah, pushing participants to their limits, while allowing them to embrace the Spartan lifestyle. Our solid partnership over the last three years has enabled us to position Oman as a leading Spartan destination with enhanced offerings each year, making Oman an international destination for those looking to join the Spartan Trifecta tribe. I’d like to thank Jebel Sifah and the Ministry of Tourism-Oman for their on-going support and contribution to making this international event a success in Oman.”
Open to those of all ages and with different abilities, everyone can take the first step to becoming a Spartan.
The nature of the race encourages all members of Oman’s community to participate and successfully accomplish the race, finishing with a sense of pride and discipline. The Spartan Race is also perfect for companies looking to challenge their teams, pushing them to work together and build on their relationships. Companies with large groups can contact [email protected] for corporate packages.
To take the first step or for more details about the race, visit www.spartanarabia.com. Participants can register online and stay tuned for more details on the Spartan Workout Tour Session, with six weekly sessions to be announced at a later date. These sessions aim at helping participants reach their target fitness level for the day of the race.
Since its launch in 2008, Jebel Sifah has become one of Muscat’s premier destinations boasting excellent facilities and world-class infrastructure close to Oman’s natural wonders. The development is a burgeoning community that hosts a wide variety of freehold properties, the 9-hole Jebel Sifah Golf Course, designed by Peter Harradine; the Bank Beach Club; Sifawy Boutique Hotel, and a range of restaurants, shops and first-class entertainment facilities.