Spartan race comes to Abu Dhabi sports stadium

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Spartan race comes to Abu Dhabi sports stadium

Say the phrase ‘Spartan Race’ and many of you might start to picture huge muscly men, battling through hostile terrain and crawling through patches of mud.

So, quite understandably, you may well have decided that a Spartan Race certainly isn’t for you quite a while ago.
However, Abu Dhabi is about to host a different (but equally tough) type of endurance race that might just change your minds.

The Abu Dhabi Stadion Race is a 5km, 20-obstacle challenge taking place at Zayed Sports City Stadium on April 12.

Organised by Spartan, the race is described as being like a combination of a CrossFit endurance workout, stair-climbing session and indoor track race.

It definitely sounds like you’ll need to keep your wits about you if you want to complete this challenge. The sprints will take you down narrow hallways, through sharp turns and up and down what will seem like endless flights of stairs.

Many of the exciting obstacles are new to the series, so even if you think of yourself as a bit of a Spartan Race pro, you’ll still find something unfamiliar to test you.

Sure it sounds tricky, but imagine how good you’ll feel at the end?

Competing on tracks where professional athletes have previously run is bound to give you an awesome buzz, and we bet you’ll be surprised by how far you can push yourself.

Running alongside the main competition is the Spartan Kids race, covering 3.2km and eight to 15 obstacles. It’s open to children aged four to 14, and there’s also a competitive wave for ten to 13 year olds already desperate to earn themselves a place on the podium.

All competitors get a T-shirt, medal, post-race banana (very important), and best of all, money-can’t buy bragging rights from getting to the end.

If your finisher’s selfie doesn’t get you more likes than ever before on social media, well, we don’t really know what will.

From Dhs257. Apr 12, 8am onwards. Zayed Sports City, Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum Road. Register at

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