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If you are an avid sports person, enjoy getting dirty and muddy, love a challenge, like to push your own limits, then you will be thrilled to hear about this sport event coming to Switzerland! An amazing obstacle course will be held for the first time in Switzerland — Spartan will be held in Verbier in September!

With its unique panoramic view of the Alps, its demanding terrain and a route for all levels, Verbier will play host on Sunday, September 14 2019. If you have ever watched Steve Austin's Broken Skull Challenge, Takeshi's Castle, Gladiators, Wipeout, Ninja Warrior, or any similar obstacle course, then you will be the first to know how demanding this can be. Months of training and fitness routines are needed... some of the participants are avid Spartan followers who follow the organization around the world.

Barbed wire, fire, and a myriad of obstacles will be set for the inauguration. Three groups featured this year:

  • Sprint: with 20 to 25 obstacles over more than 5 km
  • Super: with 25 obstacles over 13 km
  • Spartan Kids: with a distance between 800m and 3.2km

Spartan events consist of races for athletes of all ages and levels, from beginner to elite runner, while the Spartan Kids race offers several options for children from 4 years old. 


Verbier will be the new playground for Spartans in Europe. With more than 120,000 participants and 23 races in 2018 in Western Europe, it's a whole new community that has joined this new sport. At the races, every participant is timed, judged and ranked, with a penalty of 30 burpees - sequences of movements to repeat in a loop including a pump - in case of failure on barriers so that rankings can be consistent and athletically ethical. The best will start in the Elite or Age Group series and thus aim for a national ranking and qualifying places for the European and World Championships, the others will start in Open Wave to exceed their limits individually or in group but still with the goal of getting out of their comfort zone and waking up the warrior within.

Sign-up are now open. Have a look at the website to know more. Or maybe you want to be in the crowd cheering the participants along! Either way, it will be a fantastic day.

To bring the Spartan franchise to Switzerland, the team composed of Michel Yazigi, Vadym Lupo, Alexis Carrara, and Switch Vibration, will act as Operating Partner Spartan in Switzerland, working with the brand to organize events and support the franchise in the region.

About Spartan Race, Inc.

With more than 250 events in more than 40 countries on six continents, Spartan is the world's leading obstacle and endurance racing company. Spartan attracts more than one million participants each year from beginners to elite. More than five million participants have completed the Spartan events, creating a lifestyle that extends beyond races: health and wellness products, training and nutrition programs, popular media content ... OCR one of the fastest growing sports in the world.

Spartan events include races at different distances:

  • Stadion and Sprint: 5km and 20 obstacles
  • Super: 13km and 25 obstacles
  • Beast: 21km and 30 obstacles
  • Ultra: 50km and 60 obstacles

All information and calendar: http://www.spartanrace.ch
For more information. Alexis Carrara, Head of Communication and marketing for Spartan Switzerland This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. +41 79 329 43 36