First Spartan race to thrill adventure lovers in Oman

Oman Tuesday 11/October/2016 21:48 PM
By: Times News Service
First Spartan race to thrill adventure lovers in Oman

Muscat: Muscat’s adrenaline lovers and sports enthusiasts are invited to participate in the Sultanate’s first Spartan Race, the world’s best obstacle race, to be held on October 21.
The event, which will be organised at the Jebel Sifah beach, will feature the ‘Spartan Sprint,’ a five plus-kilometre run with more than 20 obstacles, designed to be fun for participants of all fitness levels; the challenge will be divided into two categories comprising of the ‘Morning Open,’ and ‘Elite’ races.
Race for children
Additionally, the Spartan Kids Race will offer little ones, aged from 4 to 15 years, a kilometre filled with fun, fitness and outdoor excitement. Beginner and professional obstacle racers will be challenged to push themselves beyond their limits, test their endurance, and fully embrace the Spartan lifestyle.
Lot of demand
Rayyan Yacob Agha, Spartan Race Arabia’s managing director, said, “After organising our first three Spartan Races in the region, we received a lot of demand to bring the event to Oman.
“As the countdown draws near, contenders and spectators can look forward to tests of strength, challenges of endurance and a Spartan experience unlike any other.” To introduce Muscat residents and all prospective racers to the Spartan lifestyle, free Workout Tour sessions are taking place every Friday at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex.
With more than 2,500 participants and countless spectators expected to attend, the Spartan spirit will be on full display with a barbed wire, intense obstacles, and medals awaiting challengers.
As a recognised leader in the sport of obstacle racing, the XDubai Spartan Race offers open heats for all fitness levels, as well as competitive and elite competition, for more experienced contenders. With more than four million Spartans worldwide embracing the challenge, the event has quickly emerged as a global must-see event.
Prospective participants and volunteers are required to register online at