Still time to register for Spartan World Championship 2023 in Abu Dhabi

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All your questions answered, how to register and all the training sessions you’ll need

PARTNER CONTENT: The Spartan World Championship 2023 is almost here and we have everything you need to know about this important event on the Abu Dhabi sporting calendar.

Runners and obstacle course enthusiasts across the UAE can still sign up to compete in what is widely regarded as the world’s leading endurance challenge as the Abu Dhabi Spartan World Championship arrives in the capital.

Al Wathba, in Abu Dhabi, plays host to the three-day event, which runs from 8 to 10 December, and there are various race options available, including the Open Heats, which provide an opportunity for all, regardless of ability, to take on the Spartan challenge.

Ticket holders will also gain entry to the Sheikh Zayed Festival, a huge celebration of Emirati culture, which takes place on the Friday and Saturday nights.

Here are some of the key pieces of information ahead of the pinnacle OCR (obstacle course racing) event of the season as the anticipation for this long-awaited event.


Is this the first time the SPARTAN Championship has been held in Abu Dhabi?


No. The gruelling event, combining strength, endurance, speed and time, is taking place in the UAE capital for the third time in its history.


Where will the Spartan Championship 2023 be held?


Competitors will be put through their paces in the Al Wathba desert venue, with Abu Dhabi still the only place outside the United States to host the event.


Are the Open Heats for everyone?


While elite athletes are invited to take part, the Open Heats provide an opportunity for anybody, regardless of ability, to take on the challenge.

Are there still places left for the Open Heats?


For those who are keen, there are still some places remaining for this year’s event. To register for the Open Heats, click here.


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Will there be anything new this year?


The Spartan World Championship, hosted by Abu Dhabi Sports Council, raises the stakes this year with the introduction of a new 3km obstacle course and the inaugural night race, both of which take place on the opening day.


Will participants receive anything for participating?


Not only competitors but spectators too will enjoy free entry to the Sheikh Zayed Festival, a celebration of Emirati culture featuring live music and entertainment, running across the first two nights of the event.


Are there any free-to-attend training sessions?


While the event may now be less than one month away, there is still plenty of time for competitors to ensure they are in prime shape for when race day arrives courtesy of a training session roadshow spearheaded by Joe De Sena, Spartan CEO and founder.

In partnership with leading fitness provider Vogue Fitness, the sessions will take place at various locations across both Abu Dhabi and Dubai. To register your place at the training sessions roadshow, click here.


What should I know about the Spartan as a brand?


Spartan is a global experiential sport and wellness brand with a 10 million+ strong community. Spartan creates transformational experiences, products, and content to help people, companies, and teams tear down boundaries and expand what they believe to be possible.

Spartan combines large-scale global events with a vibrant, digital content and community platform. With 250 events across more than 40 countries on six continents, Spartan is the world’s leading extreme wellness and endurance brand.


For more information and to register, visit spartan.com

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