Spartan Ultra Race Iceland December 16th, 2017

Spartans face brutal challenge in Iceland

Iceland is in so many ways the perfect destination for event planners who like to step out of “the box” and experience something unique. We are always very enthusiastic when we get unusual requests but when we were approached by our friends at the Spartan Race, and they told us they wanted to organize 24 hours obstacles race in Iceland in the middle of December we weren’t sure they were serious.

But they weren’t kidding. On December 16th, 2017; 800 athletes from 35 countries faced 60 mile-per-hour winds, downpours, sleet, snow, below freezing temperatures and darkness as they raced through 6.8-miles (11.9-km) of unforgiving terrain, geysers and 20 signature Spartan obstacles with USD 25,000 in cash prizes on the line. The event began Saturday, December 16 at 12 pm and ended Sunday, December 17 at 12 pm.

Spartan Ultra Race Iceland December 16th, 2017

Spartan Ultra Race Iceland December 16th, 2017

Meet in Reykjavík partners DMC, Iceland Travel worked with Spartan on organizing the event and the Spartans are thrilled with the result.

“The display of the Northern Lights on Saturday night was a sign,” said Spartan Founder and CEO Joe De Sena. “As promised, the race delivered some of the most punishing conditions to ever to take shape during a Spartan event, making our first race on the Island one of the hardest obstacle races in history. Athletes who crossed the finish line on Sunday weathered some of the worst conditions I have seen during an endurance race and showed a true display of dedication, passion, and grit.”

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