💪Spartan Race Malaysia, The Reebok Sprint 2017 – The Review
Event | Spartan Sprint
Date | 12 March 2017
Venue | Semenyih Eco Venture Resort
Type | 5km Route with 20+ Obstacles
Wave Flag-Off | From 7:30am onwards
Total Spartans | 6,000 approx.
Title Sponsor | Reebok
The history of Spartan Race Malaysia began auspiciously on 10-10-2015 (read about it HERE) to coincide with Malaysia’s first Hari Sukan Negara (National Sports Day). On Saturday and Sunday, a legion of 10,000 Spartans descended upon the Setia Alam venue in Shah Alam for Malaysia’s first taste of the world famous Spartan Obstacle Course.
This pioneering band of Malaysian Spartans, had to crawl, jump, climb, and run through all the Spartan trademark purpose-built obstacles under the searing heat. When we eventually crossed the finish line, our bodies were aching and muddy, and that made our victory celebrations so much sweeter.
Welcome To The Spartan Family
The most valuable lesson that the Spartan Race had taught us, was not about determining how strong we can be, but rather, it demonstrated how amazingly powerful we can be when we help one another in challenging situations.
What makes the Spartan Race popular in so many countries across different continents is the strong feeling of belonging and camaraderie among the Spartan family. Spartans are united in their quest to overcome a common obstacle, and new friendship is easily forged during their joint struggles. Most importantly, every Spartan enjoys the same status and privileges regardless of their socioeconomic status. In other words, it doesn’t matter if you are a Brain Surgeon or a School Janitor, all Spartans are equally important and they are all treated equally.
Malaysians, Are You Tough Enough?
Once again, Malaysians will have the chance to challenge the Sprint Course, as well as to unite with like-minded Spartans, and for the first timers, it is an ideal opportunity to be part of the big Spartan Family.
So, if you’re looking for a challenging and fun group activity to pursue with your gym buddies, your office colleagues, or perhaps you are looking for a new family bonding activity, then the Spartan Sprint is the right choice. At the same time, for those recreational athletes or sporting individuals who are fit and competitive, they can race in the Elite Category.
🌴Greener Pastures Beckon
Previously, the Spartan Race Sprint, Super and Beast were held in Shah Alam, Klang and Putrajaya respectively.
This time, the latest race venue at the Semenyih Eco Venture Resort will offer a mixed environment of fruit orchards, farmland, palm oil plantation, natural streams in one of Selangor’s favourite green belt.
Furthermore, a new venue offers the intriguing prospect of new route and new backdrop with its own unique characteristics to surprise and challenge us further.
We All Can Be Heroes
Come 12th March, we can temporarily forget our mundane lives and act-out our fantasy of being a Spartan Superhero marching courageously to battle amidst the famous Spartan battle cries of AROO, AROO, AROO!!!
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To the best of my knowledge, all of the information provided herein is accurate at the time of publishing and the views expressed are based on my own personal opinions and findings, and they don’t necessarily reflect the views of the Product Manufacturer, Event Organiser or any Third Party unless explicitly specified otherwise.
About The Author
Gus is the Founder of Running Toons and a HIIT Fitness Coach. As a freelance WRITER, he has contributed numerous insightful articles to The Star newspaper, Running Malaysia magazine, Cycling Malaysia magazine, Cycling Evolution magazine, Swim Bike Run magazine and more. LIKE Happy Runner for RUNNING UPDATES, Gus Rider for CYCLING NEWS, Gus Ghani for SPORTS INFOTAINMENT and FOLLOW gusghani @IG for LIFESTYLE.