50 per cent of registrations have already sold out with only 10 weeks to go to Spartan Beast in UAE. (Shurooq)

50 per cent of registrations have already sold out with only 10 weeks to go to Spartan Beast in UAE. (Shurooq)

The first-ever ‘Spartan Beast’ in the Middle East, deemed the toughest race in the Spartan Race series, will be held in UAE on November 18.

In partnership with Reebok and XDubai, Sharjah will host the gruelling 20km Spartan Race dotted with 30 obstacles in the ancient Maliha area, aimed at seasoned athletes trained physically and mentally for tougher terrain and bigger obstacles. There will also be a ‘Spartan Sprint’ section aimed at people of all endurances and abilities.

Thousands of participants will run, climb, push, pull, throw and crawl through unknown terrain, through “130 years of unspoilt Bedouin culture preserved in breathtaking natural landscapes”, said race host Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq).

Maliha has been in existence since the Palaeolithic Period, and its attractions are being developed by the Maliha Archaeological and Ecotourism Project.

Mahmoud Deemas, project manager of the Maliha project, said:

“Over the years, the Spartan Race has proved to be fun, challenging and extremely rewarding for competitors. Since it is intended to test the perseverance and overall balance of an individual, participants can choose challenges according to their preferences and can throw down the gauntlet to their families, friends and colleagues with an offer of friendly competition.”

Rayyan Agha, Managing Director, Spartan Race said:

“Sharjah is home to the Maliha Archaeological and Ecotourism destination, which, thanks to its remarkable and natural mountains, dunes and hills, supports the type of environment we want to deliver to all our participants to help them triumph in the races in the best and most premium standards.”

Online bookings for the Spartan Race is now open and can be made through the event’s official website, www.spartanarabia.com.

Source: Gulf News