The Spartan Race, reality/competition show that was first announced last August is finally here. Excitement has been building about this show produced by A. Smith, the same folks behind American Ninja Warrior.
The competition will feature teams of 4 all lead by a Spartan “Pro” through this one of a kind obstacle course. We were able to witness some of the taping, and many of these obstacles are on a massive scale that you have not seen at any Spartan Race to date.
There is some ANW crossover, and you will recognize some Ninja favorites on this program, including co-host Evan Dollard. Since being taped in Atlanta last December, many athletes have posting about their upcoming appearance on this program.
A portion of the press release by NBC Universal tells us that:
Following previews on June 13 and June 20 with “American Ninja Warrior” as its lead-in, “Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge” will shift to its regular 9 p.m. timeslot on Thursday, June 23.
Inspired by Spartan Race — the creators of the world’s most demanding obstacle course races — “Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge” raises the bar on team competitions. Groups of friends, families, co-workers and more must work together as they race across specially designed Spartan courses engineered to test their determination, endurance and will. Teams of five will compete on one the most demanding courses ever devised and will have to push through the pain to win $250,000.
“Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge” is executive produced by A. Smith & Co. Productions’ founders Arthur Smith and Kent Weed (“Hell’s Kitchen,” “Unsung,” “Ellen’s Design Challenge”), along with Anthony Storm.
*Event photos courtesy NBC Universal