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Race at the Spartan Race World Championship in Lake Tahoe, USA

Lake Tahoe will host the Spartan Race World Championships in USA. (Twitter)
Lake Tahoe will host the Spartan Race World Championships in USA. (Twitter)

Spartan Race World Championships will be hosted in North Lake Tahoe at Squaw Valley Resort on Oct 1st-2nd, 2016.

Located a short ride from Lake Tahoe, this epic venue was once host to the 1960 Olympic Winter Games. The world’s top athletes will collide on the course with a shared goal: to be the Spartan Race World Champion.

The most anticipated obstacle racing weekend of the year will feature three Spartan Race distances to choose from over two days of racing: The Spartan Beast, the Spartan Ultra Beast and the Spartan Sprint. Which challenge are you ready to accept?

Race on high

On thin air as heights reach over 9,000 feet of elevation, Lake Tahoe is one of Northern California’s premier destinations and draws a healthy crowd year-round for its spectacular skiing, water sports, and outdoor activities.

With 72 miles of shoreline straddling the California-Nevada stateline, there’s always somewhere new to explore and plenty of terrain for Spartans to roam. Being a World Championship caliber venue, Spartans are in for an adventure filled with traverses, climbs, crawls and perhaps even some swims.


Why you should run at Lake Tahoe

1. Elevation is one of the most defining elements of the Tahoe venue, starting at a surface elevation of 6,224 feet and working upwards of 9,000 feet only means one thing: get those lungs and quads ready for the long haul.

2. Cozy cabins are a plenty. Just make sure you book one early so you can be as close to all the action as possible.

3. Grover Hot Springs: Drive South to Markleeville and soak in a natural thermal hot springs. Your leg muscles will thank us for this recommendation.

4. Kayak to Fannette Island: The small island in Emerald Bay is the only island in Lake Tahoe and is worth a kayak trip. At the top is the remnant of an old “tea house.”

5. Bike the 165-mile Tahoe Rim Trail or at least part of it for extended adventure off the course.

6. Take to the skies and launch out from Slide Mountain on a powered hang glider. The view of Tahoe is hard to beat.

Source: Spartan.com