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Spartan Races featured on NBC Sports come to Sun Peaks
September 20, 2013: Qualified media invited to participate in Spartan Sprint or Spartan Beast races

Suggested Tweet: Around 4000 ppl coming to @SunPeaksResort next wknd for @SpartanCanada races!

Sun Peaks, BC - An estimated 4000 people will make their way to Sun Peaks next weekend as the resort community hosts the world’s premier obstacle race company, Spartan Races. About to be a major US television event airing the upcoming World Championship in Vermont this weekend, Spartan Races have become the pinnacle of obstacle course racing.
Sun Peaks’ mountain terrain will be utilized to its full potential during the Spartan Beast race on Saturday, September 28. As the only location in Western Canada for competitors to run the challenging 21 km obstacle race, the event is drawing a large and diverse crowd of athletes from across Canada, the Pacific Northwest, and other parts of the United States.  
The weekend also includes the popular 5 km Spartan Sprint race with 15 obstacles on Sunday, September 29. Qualified media are invited to participate in either Saturday's or Sunday’s event or to preview the course on Friday, September 20. Please email to register.
Competitors are traveling hundreds of miles to tackle a gauntlet of exciting obstacles, including throwing spears, leaping through fire, aerial traverses over water, challenging rope climbs, and barbed wire crawls. Reebok Spartan Races are known for their creative use of terrain, and Sun Peaks will be no exception.
Spartan Race has recently partnered with NBC Sports Group to chronicle the amazing people and stories behind the race series and the World Championship, culminating in a 90-minute TV special that will air on the NBC Sports Network on October 19, 2013. The $250,000 Spartan Race World Championship in central Vermont is the focus of September 21- 22 taping.


About Sun Peaks: Sun Peaks Resort is interior British Columbia’s largest four season destination resort, located 45 minutes northeast of Kamloops. Recently declared the 2nd Best Ski Resort in Canada and 13th Best in North America by Condé Nast Traveller Magazine readers, Sun Peaks offers spectacular alpine and Nordic skiing amidst three unique mountains which surround an intimate ski-through village. The community is both vibrant and welcoming. In warmer months, Sun Peaks offers a diverse range of leisure activities including 18 holes of golf, a legendary bike park, scenic alpine hiking as well as numerous sporting events and music festivals. Sun Peaks Resort was the first ski resort in North America and remains the sole resort in Canada to receive the ISO 14001 designation recognizing the resort’s environmental policies and practices. Sun Peaks can be accessed by two airport gateways - Kamloops (45 minutes) and Kelowna (2 1/2 hours) and by car, only a 4 ¼ hour drive separates Sun Peaks and Vancouver, B.C. For further information contact:

Brandi Schier
Media Specialist
Tourism Sun Peaks
direct: 250-578-5387
cell: 250-318-3633

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