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Alert: Important information about Nebraska Event

A letter to registered participants for the Nebraska Sprint: (Posted: September 15, 2014)

Dear Nebraska Spartan Sprint Participants:

You know your backyard better than we do, and we’ve been listening. Spartan is committed to providing the best race experience possible to our athletes, and apparently, the chilly damp that is November in Nebraska is not the most ideal time for wall-scaling, mud-crawling, rope climbing and countless other obstacles.

Due to the concerns many of you have voiced over the less than optimal racing conditions, we are postponing the Nebraska Spartan Sprint Race scheduled for November 8, 2014 at the Ethel S. Abbot Sports Complex in Lincoln, NE. The Nebraska Spartan Sprint will be rescheduled for the summer of 2015 and will remain in the Lincoln/ Omaha area. For those of you who are unable to race next summer we are offering you the ability to put your race entry fee towards any other 2014 or 2015 Spartan Race.

If you have any questions or need further assistance, please contact us@spartan.com.

Thank you for understanding.

—The Spartan Race Team

Alert: Important information about SoCal Event

See below for new information as it becomes available...

A letter to SoCal participants: (September 14, 2014)

SoCal Spartan Racers,

First of all, thank you all for supporting our race this weekend in Temecula. A ton of effort goes into training for these events and a lot goes into putting them on too. Unfortunately, this weekend's extremely hot weather (106 degrees at times) meant that not everyone got to race as planned...a portion of the Saturday heats were disrupted, and Sunday's Spartan Sprint and related events did not take place as scheduled. The health and safety of our racers is always our primary concern and please know that we acted with your best interests in mind. Since last night, we've been working feverishly on a number of different options to get you out on the course.

All SoCal Beast racers that attended on Saturday and were impacted by the shortened course due to extreme heat have been automatically registered for a NEW Spartan Beast event on Saturday, January 17th, 2015. Due to the cancellation of the SoCal Sprint, all registered racers have been automatically registered for a NEW Spartan Sprint event on Sunday, January 18th, 2015. Additional details will be forwarded as they become available.

We realize this is not an ideal situation, but with every obstacle comes an opportunity to rise above it. That said, we don't want to leave you hanging until January. Please join us for a special Spartan workout next Saturday (9/20) at Vail Lake. As many of you suffered in the brutal heat of Temecula, we're calling it "Hurricane Heatwave". Starting at 6am on Saturday, our team will take racers out on sections of the Beast and Sprint course that we designed for this weekend. Expect 10-12 obstacles, plenty of trail running, and a raw Spartan workout that will bring us back to our roots. This event is for those registered for the SoCal Beast and Sprint on9/13 and 9/14 only.

Everyone that completes the workout with us next weekend will receive a ONE-OF-A-KIND Hurricane Heatwave t-shirt and dog tag...don't miss out!

This is how the original Hurricane Heat started, maybe we'll be onto something even better! You can register for 6am, 7am, or 8am start times.

What: Hurricane Heatwave
When: September 20th, 2014 at 6AM
Where: Vail Lake, CA
Cost: FREE!!

Hurricane Heatwave registration info has been sent to all SoCal participants via email

—The Spartan Race Team