KUCHING, SARAWAK: One of the most anticipated endurance sport events, The Spartan Race Sarawak supported by the Ministry of Tourism, Creative Industry & Performing Arts Sarawak will be coming back to Sarawak on the 11th and 12th of June 2022 at the Agriculture Institute, Sarawak and Leadership Institute of Civil Service Sarawak. Spartan is the world’s largest obstacle course race and endurance brand with more than 250 events held in over 40 countries on six continents. It attracts more than one million participants annually across all fitness levels from beginners to the elite. The Spartan Race Sarawak was hailed as the toughest Spartan race in Southeast Asia by Spartan racers after the inaugural event held in Sarawak in 2019. This year’s race will be no different and will feature the two most popular categories, the 5km Sprint (20 obstacles) and 10km Super (25 obstacles). The Spartan Race Sarawak was originally planned to resume in April 2020 but due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the race was postponed until 2022.
Every racer that completes the Spartan Race will earn themselves a unique 2022 Spartan finisher shirt and medal earned the right to be called a Spartan warrior. As of today, the number of registered participants for the upcoming race is 1,058 racers. The race is anticipated to attract 2500 participants with 1000 from outside Malaysia. The Spartan Race Sarawak 2022 will place Sarawak on the map as an international tourist destination as the event is expected to attract racers from around this region. Alongside with the race, there will also be a Spartan Asia Pacific Owners & Racers Summit conference where race owners from this region will be attending.
For those who have registered for the Spartan Race Sarawak 2020, they will be eligible to transfer and defer their tickets to this year’s race. They can simply email [email protected]
In October 2022, Spartan will also bring The Borneo Trail Classic, a part of the Spartan Trail World Championship Series (STWC) stop to Sarawak. STWC has 9 stops around the world, across four continents including Sarawak. Borneo Trail Classic is the only stop in the whole of Asia. Borneo Trail Classic will host two world championship race categories, which are the 50KM Trail and the 100KM Trail Ultra with a total prize purse of over USD $18,000.00. Elite runners will battle at each of the 9 stop in the world for an unprecedented prize money and collect points towards the STWC series leaderboard. The Borneo Trail Classic will be held in Redeems Center, Kampung Apar, Kuching on the 14 – 16th October 2022 where runners will race through jungles, hills, and rivers to the finish line where official Spartan Trail World Championship swag and medal will be earned. For more information, visit www.borneotrailclassic.com.
Ministry of Tourism, Creative Industry and Performing Arts Sarawak (MTCP)
18th April 2022 (Monday); 10:00 AM