NBC Sports, NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra to Present Six Reebok Spartan Races in 2015
Reebok Spartan Race World Championship to Air Sunday, December 20 at 3 p.m. ET on NBC
2015 Telecast Coverage to Debut Tuesday, July 21 at 11 p.m. ET on NBCSN
STAMFORD, Conn. – April 7, 2015 – NBC Sports Ventures, a division of NBC Sports Group, and Spartan Race Inc., the global leader in the sport of obstacle racing, today announced the 2015 Reebok Spartan Race television and digital media schedule.
Coverage will begin Tuesday, July 21 at 11 p.m. ET on NBCSN with the Montana Beast from Bigfork, Montana, and will culminate with the 2015 Reebok Spartan Race World Championship in Lake Tahoe on Sunday, December 20 at 3 p.m. ET on NBC. NBCSN will telecast four additional Reebok Spartan Races during the 2015 season.
All races shown on NBC and NBCSN will be streamed on NBC Sports Live Extra, NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices and tablets. Encore presentations of Reebok Spartan Races will also be available on NBCSN, NBC Sports Regional Sports Networks, and Universal Sports Network.
Following the success of its debut season, the Spartan Race Series returns with new obstacles, new race locations, and more of the world’s best athletes competing for $500,000 in cash and prizes, and the title of 2015 Reebok Spartan Race World Champion. During each telecast, viewers will be provided a front-row seat to competitors tackling a gauntlet of obstacles, including fire jumps, aerial traverses over water, challenging rope climbs and barbed wire crawls. In addition, the all-access experience will chronicle the inspiring stories of many of the amazing people overcoming obstacles in the race and in life.
REEBOK SPARTAN RACE TELEVISION SCHEDULE
|DATE||RACE LOCATION||NETWORK||TIME (ET)|
|Tues., July 21||Kalispell, MT||NBCSN||11 p.m.|
|Tues., August 18||Breckenridge, CO||NBCSN||10 p.m.|
|Tues., September 15||Palmerton, PA||NBCSN||10 p.m.|
|Tues., October 13||Washougal, WA||NBCSN||10 p.m.|
|Tues., November 17||Vernon, NJ||NBCSN||10:30 p.m.|
|Sun., December 20||Lake Tahoe, CA||NBC||3 p.m.|
NBC Sports Live Extra — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices and tablets — will stream all Reebok Spartan Races on NBC and NBCSN. For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra. The NBC Sports Live Extra app for mobile devices and tablets is available at the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and on select Android handset and tablet devices within Google Play and on Windows 8 and Windows mobile devices.
ABOUT NBC SPORTS VENTURES
NBC Sports Ventures, a division of the NBC Sports Group, is charged with acquiring and developing new and existing sports properties for NBC Sports and NBCSN. Properties under the NBC Sports Ventures umbrella include the Dew Tour, Red Bull Signature Series, World Series of Beach Volleyball and Reebok Spartan Race.
ABOUT SPARTAN RACE
Founded in 2010, Spartan Race is the global leader in the sport of obstacle racing. Spartan races cater to individuals looking to test their physical limits and change their frame of reference for what they can accomplish, from everyday people looking to get off the couch and lead a fitter lifestyle, to elite endurance athletes who seek the ultimate physical test. Currently, Spartan Race offers three primary race formats, “Sprint” (3+ miles; 20+ obstacles), “Super” (8+ miles; 24+ obstacles) and “Beast” (13+ miles; 30+ obstacles), along with a shorter format race for children. Unlike other obstacle-focused events, Spartan Races are always timed, and competitors are encouraged to complete each of the primary race distances to achieve “Trifecta” status, earning medals for each finish. With over 50 races slated for the United States in 2015 and an additional 83 races scheduled across 20 countries internationally, Spartan Race urges you to change your life today by signing up to race at www.spartan.com.
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–