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Spartan Race returns to Edinburgh

by Press Release
Friday 30th June 2017
Tags  OCR   |   Spartan Race
On 22nd and 23rd July the beautiful Edinburgh hills will turn from a scene of peaceful tranquillity into a muddy stomping ground for fitness fanatics and outdoor enthusiasts, as racers take on their next life challenge in the form of the world’s best obstacle course race.
The impressive and challenging course promises to please weekend warriors, trail hunters and obstacle racers alike and will feature proper Scottish peaks that are sure to drain the energy from competitor’s legs. The Scottish leg of the Spartan Race season is well known for being the toughest and most challenging.

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Throw in the famous Spartan obstacles alongside some new blockades and you have an event that will test mental strength, endurance, grit and perseverance. With a Sprint (5k+), Beast (20k+) and an Ultra Beast (42k+) there really is something for all levels of experience, strength and fitness. Sign up as an individual and tackle your personal PB or share the motivation and take part as a team. As Spartans say, nothing forges friends like Burpees in the mud.
As well as the main races, the Edinburgh event will also include a fun obstacle course race for Junior Spartans where kids can be inspired to get outside and be active while racing against those their own size. Kids can run, jump and get muddy along the route and help one another to conquer miniature obstacles. You’re never too young to set goals and celebrate accomplishing them making this an epic race for all ages.
Situated in Midlothian, the course is truly a sight to behold. With countless historical structures and castles, individual Spartan racers and families will have more than enough history to keep themselves occupied while taking in the sights of one of Scotland's true treasures. Midlothian is also adjacent to one of Scotland's hippest cities: Edinburgh.
The Scottish capital features countless bars and restaurants for toting those medals around post- race, with plenty of museums and historical structures to keep Spartans busy during downtime before the race.
Sam Young – UK Marketing Manager of Spartan Race said of the event “It is always a pleasure to host events in areas of such natural beauty. Especially when we can combine it with an event that pushes each individual to their personal limits. Racers will no doubt find themselves drawn in to the picturesque surroundings of Spittal Farm which boasts stunning scenery. We’ve been delighted to see the UK races progressing so well and have no doubt this race will make a fantastic buzz, not only for those taking part, but also the beautiful city of Edinburgh.”
The race will take place at Spittal Farm in Midlothian and entries are now open.
Visit the website for tickets and more information on how to sign up here: www.spartanrace.uk

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