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This summer, Bozeman will host Spartan Race for the first time



Bozeman, Montana – Athletes from all around the world will descend on Crosscut Mountain Sports Center this summer to partake in Bozeman’s inaugural Spartan Race.

“This year it’s going to be held May 30th through June 2nd. It will bring about 10,000 to 11,000 visitors, so a lot of international travelers. The Yellowstone International Airport — it’ll be a busy time for them,” says Briana Wolfe, director of tourism and sales for the Bozeman Area Chamber of Commerce.

The Bozeman Chamber claims that the event will give the city’s economy a large, sustained boost.

“You’re looking at seven to ten million dollars of an economic impact with that many people able to come in,” says Bozeman Chamber of Commerce CEO Daryl Schliem.

The Spartan Race is renowned for its difficult obstacles and dedication to testing participants’ mental and physical limits.

The race in Montana has been held in Bigfork for the past ten years, but the Bozeman Chamber is thrilled to be entering into a ten-year collaboration with the event.

“To have different businesses and events advocate for event sponsorship, that helps promote tourism and community engagement as a whole,” says Wolfe.

According to chamber officials, this collaboration will help the area’s eateries, lodging facilities, and companies overall by boosting tourism and even creating jobs.

Wolfe says, “We do plan on having race stations set up at the Crosscut Mountain. As well as some food trucks. So, people will be able to watch the event throughout and we’re excited.”

Businesses all around the county are anticipated to profit economically from this event as competitors get ready to take on Montana’s untamed beauty.

Visit the Spartan Race website to find out more and to register.

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