FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, July 19th, 2016
NBC SPORTS GROUP’S COVERAGE OF THE 2016 SPARTAN RACE U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES DEBUTS TOMORROW WITH BIG SKY SPRINT FROM KALISPELL, MONTANA AT 11 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
NBC and NBCSN to Present Six Spartan Races in 2016
STAMFORD, Conn. – July 19, 2016 – NBC Sports Group kicks off its coverage of the 2016 Spartan Race U.S. Championship Series, tomorrow at 11 p.m. ET on NBCSN, with the Big Sky Sprint from Kalispell, Montana. Recognized as one of the most challenging courses of the year, 3000 athletes from around the world participated in the race, which traversed more than 12 miles and 20 obstacles across the shores of Flathead Lake.
Highlights include a head-to-head battle between 2015 Spartan Race Champion Robert Killian and elite competitor Ryan Atkins. In addition, the show features a compelling contest between women’s elite competitors Lindsay Webster and Faye Stenning.
NBC and NBCSN will telecast five additional races during the 2016 U.S. Championship Series. Following the success of its debut on NBCSN in 2014, the Spartan Race U.S. Championship Series returns for a third season 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 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.
2016 SPARTAN RACE U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES SCHEDULE ON NBC AND NBCSN
|DATE||RACE LOCATION||NETWORK||TIME (ET)|
|Wednesday., July 20||Kalispell, MT||NBCSN||11 p.m.|
|Tues., August 23||Monterey, CA||NBCSN||10 p.m.|
|Tues., August 30||Palmerton, PA||NBCSN||10 p.m.|
|Tues., September 27||Asheville, NC||NBCSN||10 p.m.|
|Tues., October 11||Breckenridge, CO||NBCSN||10 p.m.|
|Sun., December 25||Lake Tahoe, CA||NBC||5 p.m.|
All races shown on NBC and NBCSN will be streamed on the NBC Sports app, NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices and tablets. For more info, click here: http://stream.nbcsports.com/liveextra/
Encore presentations of Spartan Races will be available on NBCSN and NBC Sports Regional Networks.
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–