29 Jul AMAZING ATHLETES PARTNERS WITH SPARTAN RACE, INC.
July 29, 2019 – New York, NY – AMAZING ATHLETES, the nation’s premier youth multi-sport program, is partnering with SPARTAN RACE, INC. to provide training camps in conjunction with their upcoming Spartan Kids Races in New York and Chicago.
“We are very excited to offer Amazing Athletes Training Camps Powered by Spartan,” said John Erlandson, President of Amazing Athletes. “This pilot program is the first of its kind and will offer children a chance to exercise and train, combining best practices from both brands to form a content curriculum ideal for Spartan Kids Race preparation.”
Dr. Jeff Godin, CSCS, Spartan’s Head of Training Education, added, “Studies show that kids are less fit today than their parents were as kids. At Spartan, we’re dedicated to making healthy the new normal for the next generation through our kids’ obstacle course races, and now, Training Camps through Amazing Athletes. Active youth benefit from better physical health, are at lower risk of developing depression and earn higher grades than their less-active peers. We strongly believe that kids should run, climb, jump and get muddy. We don’t give them medals, they earn it.”
Amazing Athletes Training Camp Powered by Spartan is a four-week training program for kids ages 4-13, with classes held once a week. The program will launch in the Greater Chicago area, starting in early September, in preparation for the October 5th race, and will then move to the Greater New York area in advance of the November 23rd race in Long Island. This program is being presented in cooperation with The Spartan Kids Foundation, providing extraordinary experiences for underserved and challenged youth, to achieve healthier and more active lives.
About Amazing Athletes
Amazing Athletes, founded in 2003, uses a multi-sport program to benefit children physically, mentally, socially, and emotionally. The program introduces the fundamentals of 10 different sports (soccer, hockey, volleyball, basketball, tennis, lacrosse, football, track and field, baseball, and golf) in a non-competitive environment. Children in Amazing Athletes routinely gain greater confidence, learn to combine fitness with fun, and develop 6 key motor skills: balancing, running, jumping, throwing, catching and kicking. For more information and to find out about franchise opportunities, currently covering 30 states and over 50,000 kids annually, visit www.amazingathletes.com
About Spartan Kids
With the mission of helping the world’s youth create active, healthy lifestyles, Spartan Kids events bring the challenge and fun of the brand’s signature adult Obstacle Course Races (OCR) to kids ages four to thirteen. Spartan Kids events provide children with the opportunity to step outside of their comfort zones to run, climb and jump over signature Spartan obstacles designed just for them.
Jonathan Fine, Spartan
Head of Global Brand Communications
Howard Schwartz, Amazing Athletes
VP, Business Development