The Spartan Race World Championship is coming and it is going to be epic. We love the Spartan Race. It encourages people to be more active, train hard, and it also pays tribute to the true camaraderie of what fitness is all about. If you’ve ever done a Spartan Race, then you know what I’m talking about and have had complete strangers help you when you really needed that extra push.

Spartan Race World Championship

That being said, we couldn’t have been more thrilled to hear that Spartan Race and NBC Sports Network are collaborating on a television special which will feature the Spartan Race World Championship and focus on the sport of obstacle racing. As a whole, obstacle racing seems to be getting bigger and bigger by the day. The Spartan World Championship will essentially be the culmination of the 2013 Reebok Spartan Race Series and will be going down on September 21-22, 2013 in central Vermont which is right by the Spartan Race headquarters in Pittsfield.

You can bet that tens of thousands of obstacle racing competitors and enthusiasts will be in attendance and will be traveling from afar. There will be $250,000 in cash and prizes at the Spartan Race World Championship and top-ranked Reebok Spartan Race athletes, Olympians, and amateur athletes alike will compete side-by-side. You can bet that this is going to be pretty epic and is definitely going to be something that you will want to see for yourself.

From what we hear, our friends at Spartan Race have let us know that NBC Sports Group will chronicle the amazing people and stories behind the race series and the Spartan Race World Championship. It will be a 90-minute TV special that will air on the NBC Sports Network on October 19, 2013.

We are pretty pumped about this and while we can’t say that we are surprised at how massive the Spartan Race has become, we are surprised and thrilled that they are getting more exposure. Hopefully, this will result in more people training more frequently and seizing the opportunity to put their fitness to use with challenges like the Spartan Race.