Kuching, 16 July 2019
The Ministry Culture, Youth and Sports Sarawak today announced the collaboration with Spartan Race Malaysia to develop and curate a race in Kuching, Sarawak. This will be the time the world’s # 1 obstacle course racing brand has set foot in Borneo.
The inaugural race will be held at the Leadership Institute of Sarawak Civil Service, Kuching on 19 20 October 2019 and will races including the Sprint (5km), Beast (21km), feature a number Ultra (42km) and Hurricane Heat categories (12 Hrs). This is the first Hurrican Heat 12 Hevent is introduced in Malaysia time individuals are mentally and physically challenged over a period 12 hours non-stop.
YB Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah, Sarawak’s Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth & Sports, the Guest-of-Honour at the press conference today was delighted at the idea Sarawak of hosting the Spartan Race. “The Spartan Race represents a new global trend towards a healthy lifestyle embraced by a growing number of people. unique Spartan experience to all and will contribute towards sports tourism in the state.We expect over 3,000 participants have registration coming from Singapore, Japan, Australia and even far afield countries such as Andorra and Malta. We are confident Spartan Race Sarawak will grow event with in-bound participants spending more time exploring the various attractions and wonders that Kuching and Sarawak can offer”.
MUSE Group, the newly appointed licensee of Spartan Race for Malaysia, is the co-organiser of this event together with the Kuching Fitness Association. CEO of MUSE Group, Riduwan Matni said ‘we are very pleased to be able to bring the Spartan Race to Kuching. We appreciate the growing demand for a race in Borneo and we are happy to be able to do this, with the tremendous support from the Sarawak State Government.
Carter Wei, President of the Kuching Fitness Association remarked we have plans to develop and grow the Obstacle Course Racing sport and the brand Spartan Race in Sarawak, through a number of activations at malls, workouts and training programs at Cross Fit Kuching. We believe with such consistent programs and Sarawaki ans general love for the outdoors, the Spartan Race has a bright future in the state.
The Spartan Race Sarawak offers a challenge for all, from the introductory Sprint race covering 5km and 20 obstacles to the very demanding Ultra Beast with over 60 obstacles across a 42km distance.
Spartan Race Sarawak is currently offering attractive registration fees and one can register at www.spartanrace.my. Participants will receive a Finisher shirt and medal when they complete their respective races.
Regular updates are available at the Spartan Race Malaysia facebook page.
About Spartan Race
With more than 250 events across more than 40 countries on six continents, Spartan is the world’s largest obstacle race (OCR) and endurance brand.
Providing transformation through sport,Spartan attracts more than one million annual participants across all fitness levels, from beginners to elite.
More than five million participants have finished Spartan events, creating a lifestyle that extends beyond races including health and wellness products, training and nutrition programs, and popular media content, which has made OCR one of the fastest growing sports in the world.
Spartan events feature races at various distances: Stadion and Sprint, 5-km and 20 Obstacles; Super, 13-km and 25 Obstacles; Beast, 21-km and 30 Obstacles; and Ultra 42-kmand 60 Obstacles