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Spartan Race, the world's leading obstacle race company, will host the 2015 Reebok Spartan Race World Championship Oct. 3-4 at the internationally renowned mountain destination Squaw Valley, Lake Tahoe.

Set on the same hallowed ground as the 1960 Winter Olympics, 10,000 athletes from around the world will scale some of the most challenging mountain terrain to compete for more than $100,000 in cash and prizes. This comes as part of the $500,000 in cash and prizes Spartan Race will award during the 2015 race season — the largest amount in race history.

"Continuing to challenge our athletes is part of the Spartan DNA," Spartan Race CEO and Founder Joe DeSena said. "Bringing our world championship to one of the nation's most spectacular and rugged backdrops will make for the most challenging event the obstacle racing community has ever experienced, and an unforgettable test of mental and physical strength."

Obstacle racing's ultimate test of endurance and strength, the two-day World Championship weekend, situated at the crest of the striking Sierra Nevada mountain range in North Lake Tahoe, will include the Reebok Spartan Race World Championship Beast (13+ miles/ 30+ obstacles) on Oct. 3, in addition to a Spartan Sprint (3+ miles/ 20+ obstacles), a Spartan Beast, Ultra Beast (26+ miles/ 60+ obstacles), and Charity Challenge (3+ miles/ 20+ obstacles) on Oct. 4. Spartan children's races will take place both days.

Some of the world's best obstacle racers will be competing in the Reebok Spartan Race World Championship Beast on Saturday including defending World Champions Johnathan Albon and Claude Godbout, 2013 World Champion Amelia Boone, Rose Wetzel, Matt Navokovich, Orla Walsh and others from around the world.

Spartan Race, with over one million racers in more than 20 countries, has made obstacle racing one of the world's fastest growing participatory sports.

For additional information about Squaw Valley and the extended North Lake Tahoe region, please visit www.GoTahoeNorth.com or at 530-581-9600.

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