NBC to show Montana Spartan race
WESTERN MONTANA — Viewers around the country will be able to experience the intensity of obstacle racing in the Flathead Valley. On Tuesday, July 21, at 9 p.m. NBC Sports Network will broadcast the 2015 Montana Spartan Race, held May 9-10 on the grounds of Averill’s Quarter Circle Ranch south of Bigfork.
The broadcast tracks the athletes as they conquer the Spartan Beast, a 14.2-mile course over harsh terrain, 5,000 feet of elevation gain and 38 obstacles; as well as the 4-mile, 24-obstacle Spartan Sprint.
The Montana Sprint and Beast races drew 7,000 competitors this year, representing 48 states, the District of Columbia, four Canadian provinces, Japan and New Zealand.
Produced by Reebok, the Spartan Race inspires extreme athletes and everyday people to test their fortitude and physical ability to jump over fire, crawl under wire and conquer numerous adrenaline-pumping obstacles. In 2016, more than 50 Spartan races are scheduled nationwide and 83 across 20 other countries. The Montana race — now in its third year — is the only Spartan Race in the northern Rocky Mountain states and is one of only six races featured this year in the Spartan television broadcasts.
Next year’s Montana Spartan Beast and Sprint weekend will be held May 7-8, 2016. Registration is currently open at spartan.com.
For additional broadcast information, go to: http://www.spartan.com/en/community/video/official-nbc-race-videos.