Many of us have probably heard of the Spartan Race and seen our friends posing with their medals on Facebook and Instagram. In case you weren’t sure what it’s about, it’s basically a series of obstacles with different levels of difficulty. For the first time ever, the Spartan Race will be coming to Kuching.
The event will be held on the 19th and 20th of October this year and more than 3,000 people are expected to participate. Furthermore, multiple locations have been chosen to host the physically challenging event.
Venues include the Leadership Institute of Sarawak Civil Service, Rajah Charles Brooke Memorial Hospital and more. There are also different levels of intensity being offered that participants can sign up for.
Look out for the Sprint (5km), Beast (21km), Ultra (42km) and Hurricane Heat (12 hours). Each race will have a different number of obstacles that need to be overcome. The Hurricane Heat race begins at 7pm and ends at 7am the next day.
As of now, 1,500 participants from around the world have registered. They come from Singapore, Japan, Australia, Andorra, and Malta.
Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah is confident this will boost tourism. It is expected that many of the foreign participants will then spend time exploring the beauty of Sarawak.
The Spartan Race is jointly organised by MUSE group and Kuching Fitness Association (KFA). Carter Wei, president of KFA, says there are plans to grow and develop the sport of Obstacle Course Racing.
Meanwhile, there are also plans to continue developing the Spartan Race in Sarawak. In fact, there are hopes that the event will become an annual event in Sarawak.
More details about the event can be found here.