London UK: Registrations are now open for the Spartan UK Stadion race which will take place at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday 23rd November 2019.
The obstacle course event, which is the first of its kind to be held at such a major sports venue inside a sports stadium, is being organised by Spartan Race, the world's leading obstacle course race and endurance brand. It is the biggest new sporting event to come to London in recent years and gives competitors the chance to race at the iconic Twickenham Stadium.
The Spartan Stadion is a 5km obstacle course race and it is the perfect distance for those competing in their first obstacle course race, first time Spartans or the experienced racer, who is looking to race against the clock.
Competitors will weave their way through sloping walkways, navigate the winding corridors and scale the stadium stairs. The famous Twickenham rugby stadium will be packed with a combination of 20 unique and challenging CrossFit style obstacles, suitable for racers of all skills levels.
The obstacles include box jumps, stair climbs, low crawls and carries as well as some of the more traditional Spartan obstacles. It's a fun and exhilarating course which will test racers speed and agility over a short distance. The race course will be mud free and the famous 30-burpee penalty for missing an obstacle, synonymous with traditional Spartan race events, has been reduced to 15 as this is a fast-paced course.
The Stadion race on Saturday 23rd November will be open to members of the public and competitors will have the option to take part as an individual or with a group of friends. Completing the course as a group is a great way of adding some extra fun and excitement to the race and keeping motivation going all the way to the finish line.
Spartan are expecting the event to be a sell-out, with over 4,000 people heading to South West London to take part in the race. There will be food and drink on offer throughout the day and spectators are also welcome, ensuring friends and family can cheer on their loved ones as they tackle the course. This will help to create a festival atmosphere never seen before at a Spartan race.
Spartan General Manager for UK and Ireland Sam Lansdale said: "We are all absolutely thrilled to bring the Spartan Stadion race to this iconic location. Twickenham is steeped in history and it's incredibly exciting to be able to hold the first ever obstacle event here.
"The course will include a whole host of new obstacles and it's an amazing opportunity for people to race at a world-famous stadium. The event is accessible to people of all abilities and there will be a real festival atmosphere to keep everyone going right to the finish line!"
Nigel Melville RFU interim Chief Executive said: "We're excited to bring another new event to Twickenham Stadium and showcase the versatility of our venue. After having played host to the NFL and esports it's great to now have the Stadion 2019 obstacle race visit Twickenham later this year. We're looking forward to welcoming Spartan in November."
Spartan was founded by passionate adventure racer Joe De Sena in 2008 and has grown to become the world's largest obstacle race and endurance brand, with more than 200 events in more than 42 countries across the globe and over 1 million racers a year.
For further information and to register please visit https://www.spartanrace.uk/en/obstacle-course-races/stadion