Spartan race comes to Wyndham


Werribee Racecourse will be transformed from a horse racing track into an obstacle course this August when Spartan race events come to the venue.

Billed as “an event of pure primitive craziness that you’ll never forget”, Spartan is the

world’s leading obstacle race series and promotes a unique culture and community

of participants working together to overcome obstacles.

Spartan Australia has signed a three-year agreement to host its events

at Werribee Racecourse with the first to be held on August 3 and 4.

Wyndham mayor Jennie Barrera, said this announcement was a

testament to council’s reputation for delivering and attracting major events.

“We are excited and honoured that Spartan Australia will be delivering events right

here in Wyndham over the next three years,” Cr Barrera said.

“This weekend-long event is the perfect opportunity for participants to enjoy all the

great accommodation, food, nature and cultural experiences that Werribee and

surrounds has to offer. I’m looking forward to seeing participants in action down at Werribee Racecourse and cheering them on as they work together to tackle each obstacle.”

Spartan Australia CEO Russell Nelms said the decision to host their events in Werribee was a strategic one, aimed at combining a great racing experience with all the other attractions Wyndham had to offer.

“It’s a winning combination that ensures every Spartan event is not just a race but a

retreat in style.”

Adult competitors have the choice of a five kilometre sprint race featuring

20 obstacles, or a 10 kilometre super course with 25 obstacles.

There’s also a kid’s race featuring obstacles over one to three kilometres and is open

to children aged from four to 14.

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