Muscat: Oman Tourism Development Company (OMRAN Group) has partnered with ‘Spartan Arabia’ to host Spartan races at several prominent tourist attractions across the Sultanate of Oman. This comes as part of the Group’s continued efforts to bring some of the world’s most renowned sporting events and activities to the country. Such events draw in a large number of contestants and spectators from all over the world and contribute to the promotion and visibility of Oman as a prominent global tourist destination.
Under the partnership, two Spartan races will be held in two different locations before the end of the year, attracting adventure and challenge lovers from across the region. Timed to coincide with Al Sarb (the spring season) and with the support of the Dhofar Municipality, the Dhofar Governorate will host the first Spartan race on 14 October. The second will be held in the Governorate of Muscat as part of the Oman World Cup Programme on 16 and 17 December.
The CEO of the OMRAN Group, Hashil bin Obaid Al Mahrouqi, commented on the partnership, saying, “The partnership with Spartan Arabia embodies our efforts to provide visitors and residents with diverse tourism products in line with the National Tourism Strategy. Furthermore, these races represent the tireless efforts of several parties in developing Oman’s sports tourism sector, which in return contributes to the promotion of various tourist destinations across the country and attracts visitors from both inside and outside the Sultanate. This also further strengthens the tourism sector’s role in achieving the goals of Oman Vision 2040.”
Rayyan Yacob Agha, Managing Director of Spartan Arabia, said, “Our vision is to create a bright future for obstacle racing in the Sultanate of Oman, together with OMRAN Group.
We are confident that the Spartan races will become one of the Sultanate’s premier sporting events, inspiring both the local youth as well as tourists from all over the world.”
The first Spartan race will take place in the Wilayat of Salalah, adjacent to Ad Dahariz Beach, and is aimed at both individuals and families. It will feature several independent races, including a Spartan Sprint - 5 km, 20-obstacles, and a Spartan Super - 10 km, 25-obstacles. There will also be three Spartan Kids races exclusively for children.
Those interested in participating can register via the Spartan’s website https://arabia.spartan.com , no later than 12 October 2022. Registered participants will have the opportunity to join complementary workout tours at the Khor Ad Dahariz Beach on 30 September and 07 October 2022.
As part of its commitment to improving and enriching the tourism experiences offered in Oman, the OMRAN Group continues to partner with a range of local, regional and international institutions and authorities to identify priority projects and opportunities that can contribute to the growth of the tourism sector.