Death Race Impresario Announces International 'Spartan Race Series' Launching
May 16, 2010, in Burlington, VT


    



    
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<p>PITTSFIELD, Vt., <span class="xn-chron">March 22</span> /CNW/ -- <span class="xn-person">Joe Desena</span>, the uber-sports guru from Pittsfield, VT, who created the legendary, obstacle-laden Death Race (<a href="http://www.peakraces.com">www.peakraces.com</a>), announces the new Spartan Race Series <a href="http://www.spartanrace.com">www.spartanrace.com</a>.</p>
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<p>"The Death Race is about pushing competitors out of their comfort zones and into new realizations about their physical and mental potentials," said Desena. "It is for one percent of the population. Spartan Race is a unique, fun event for 99 percent of the population."</p>
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<p>The series launches <span class="xn-chron">May 16</span> in <span class="xn-location">Burlington</span>, VT, with subsequent Spartan battles in <span class="xn-location">Montreal</span> <span class="xn-chron">July 4</span>; <span class="xn-location">Toronto</span> <span class="xn-chron">July 11</span>, <span class="xn-location">New York City</span> <span class="xn-chron">Aug. 15</span>, <span class="xn-location">Boston</span> <span class="xn-chron">Sept. 5</span>, Cambridge, UK <span class="xn-chron">Sept. 19</span> and Norwich, UK <span class="xn-chron">Oct. 3</span>. Plans call for adding dates in <span class="xn-location">Atlanta</span>, <span class="xn-location">Chicago</span> and in a Texas city.</p>
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<p><span class="xn-person">Brian Duncanson</span>, a nine-year event producer, is Spartan Race Series director. Site-specific managers will be announced.</p>
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<p>He said a race that may take place on a two-mile course will feature what he termed "crazy obstacles" en route, creating challenges and taking "perhaps up to 45 minutes to complete. Obstacles may include a wall climb, tunnel crawl, mud pit, wading through water, spear throw and more.</p>
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<p>"It's a metaphor for life; you never know what's around the corner. You just have to deal with the challenge presented to you and move on," said Duncanson.</p>
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<p>From the thousands of competitors who engage in the Spartan Race Series, one percent are expected to make the cut to become eligible to compete in the annual Death Race held in Pittsfield.</p>
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    Who does Duncanson see as Spartan Race competitors?

    
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<p>"Everyone, really. The Spartan Races are designed for participants to have fun and cross the finish line. You need a little physical conditioning and a taste for some adventure," said Duncanson. The per-person entry fee per event is <span class="xn-money">$50</span>.</p>
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<p>He said the finish line/expo arena will be designed for a hero's welcome and the celebration includes a post-event feast along with such medieval events as spear throwing and fire breathing.</p>
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<p>"This is not an extreme sporting event that will scare people away. It's about the fun, getting dirty, getting down in the mud, something exciting and new," said Duncanson.</p>
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    For sign-up information please see www.spartanrace.com.






    

For further information: For further information: Brian Duncanson, Race Director, Spartan Race Series, +1-772-77- 8259, or Cell +1-203-232-9615, brian@genesisadventures.com or Press Contact: Sara Widness - 802.234.6704 - sara@widnesspr.com Web Site: http://www.spartanrace.com

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