March 7th, 2014
MOHEGAN SUN TO BE THE PRESENTING SPONSOR AND VENUE HOST FOR THE FIRST SPARTAN RACE HELD IN CT ON JUNE 28TH
UNCASVILLE, CT (MARCH 07, 2014) – Mohegan Sun announced today it will be the presenting sponsor and venue host for the Connecticut Reebok Spartan Race on June 28, 2014. This will be the first event for Spartan Race, the world’s leading global obstacle race series, held in Connecticut and pairs one of the fastest growing lifestyle sports with a world leader in entertainment and gaming.
The Connecticut Spartan Sprint presented by Mohegan Sun will stretch 3+ miles through the breathtaking Connecticut woodlands, combined with 15+ obstacles that include a spear throw, barbed wire crawls, rope climbs, and fire jump. The Mohegan Sun landscape offers everything from single-track trails to running along the scenic Thames River. Those who fail to complete an obstacle are required to perform 30 burpees, Spartan Race’s signature exercise.
Kevin Brown, Chairman of the Mohegan Tribal Council, is excited about hosting the Reebok Spartan Race. “I am very glad to hear that our reservation land has been chosen for the Reebok Spartan Race. Let’s face it – the Mohegan Tribe traces a lineage and a heritage of brave Native American warriors who lived, worked, and fought in these Eastern Woodlands. The Race will bring a modern challenge into historic territory – it’s a great fit.”
Bobby Soper, the President and Chief Executive Officer for Mohegan Sun added, “We are thrilled to be the presenting sponsor and venue host for the first-ever Spartan Race held in Connecticut. This will be a great event for the state and region, drawing in visitors throughout New England and New York – with early estimates of up to 8,000 competitors and 5,000 spectators.”
To assist athletes in preparation for the race, Mohegan Sun will be hosting a Free Reebok Spartan Race Workout on March 30th at the Mohegan Sun Arena led by certified Spartan Coaches. The training session is open to both first timers and Spartan alumni, which will provide insight on how to survive the race. To register for the free Spartan Race Workout log onto http://www.spartanraceworkout.com.
“Mohegan Sun is a world-class venue on scenic, but challenging, terrain that will offer our athletes an exciting new course against which to test themselves,” says Joe De Sena, Spartan Race CEO and Co-Founder. “We are excited that Mohegan Sun is supporting our race series and the sport of Obstacle Racing as we rip southern New Englanders off their couches to see what they’re capable of achieving.”
Tickets go on sale Friday March 14th at www.spartan.com
About Spartan Race, Inc
Spartan Race, voted Outside Magazine’s Best Obstacle Race, is the world’s leading obstacle racing series and the first of its kind to feature timing and global rankings. In 2013 people participated at 60 events in what for many was a transformational experience. Spartan Race also offers an event for Junior Spartans ages four through thirteen who race on obstacles made just for them.
With over 130 events in 17 countries planned for 2014, Reebok Spartan Race is making obstacle racing one of the fastest growing sports in the world. The global event series features races at three distances, 3+Mile/15+ Obstacle Sprint, 8+ Mile/20+ Obstacle Super and 12+ Mile/ 25+ Obstacle Beast, culminating each year in the Spartan World Championship. With competitive Elite heats and Open heats for all fitness levels, Reebok Spartan Races offer something for everyone. The Spartan lifestyle continues its goal of ripping people off their couches and helping them lead happier, healthier, and more productive lives.
Log onto http://www.spartan.com for more information, a schedule of events, and to register for a race.
About Mohegan Sun
Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, is one of the largest, most spectacular entertainment, gaming, dining and shopping destinations in the United States. Situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is home to three unique casinos, a 34-story, 1,200 room luxury hotel, a world-class spa and golf course, over 75 shops, restaurants and bars as well as three award-winning entertainment venues including a 10,000-seat Arena. Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country. More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting mohegansun.com. Connect with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and view us on YouTube.