Spartan Arabia in collaboration with the Abu Dhabi Sports Council launched the Spartan Stadion and their first event to be staged at the Zayed Sports City Stadium from April 12, it was announced in a press conference on Wednesday.
The Spartan event consists of three categories, for beginners, intermediate and elite in obstacle races.
HE Aref Hamad Al Awani, General Secretary of ADSC, emphasised on the organisation’s efforts and contributions in promoting healthy lifestyle through sports and exercising.
“The Spartan Stadium in cooperation with Spartan Arabia is the first of its kind launched in Abu Dhabi and offers adventure and challenges for every level,” he said.
“Our wise leadership pay great attention to enhancing social interaction in sport activities and we at the sports council execute them by encouraging the community to adopt a healthy and active lifestyle.”
Bader Khalaf, operations manager of Spartan Arabia, thanked ADSC for their support.
“The adventure sports are challenging and quite popular around the globe, and we are delighted we now have the support of ADSC,” he said.
Spartan’s obstacle races consist of short course events of 5km and 20km obstacles which the competitors have to complete at their own pace. If a competitor fails an obstacle along the way, they have to complete 30 burpees before continuing.
The other competitions are: The Super is 13km+, 25+ obstacles, and often hosted on a tougher terrain.
The hardest of the three races is the Beast: 20km+ and 30+ obstacles. We’ll leave the challenges of the course to your imagination.
For kids between the ages of 4 to 14, it offers the Spartan Kids races, which are of two types, competitive and non-competitive.
Competitive Wave – is for kids from ages 10-13. Those in our competitive wave have the chance to win a place on our podium and the top three will earn a special medal.
Non-Competitive Wave –is broken down into three categories; 800m for 4-6 year olds, 1.6km for 7-9 year olds and 3.2km for 10-14 year olds.
Young Spartans get to develop their confidence, teamwork skills all while having fun and getting muddy.
All those wishing to participate in the Spartan Stadium can register online at www.spartanarabia.com.