After a year of waiting and wondering, Spartan Race has finally announced their 2022 Asheville Super location (not the actual venue). And what should come as no surprise based on the current Spartan Race situation, the location is nowhere near Asheville North Carolina. In fact, it’s not even in the same state. The 2022 “Ashville” Super and Sprint will be held in Newberry, South Carolina. Some two hours away from the town of Ashville. And sadly not offering the same terrain and challenge one would expect from the typical North Carolina venue.
Spartan Race Announces 2022 Asheville, North Carolina Location… In South Carolina
As you can imagine this announcement has ruffled the feathers of more than a few racers. With people having hotels, rental properties, and plans set for a weekend in Asheville for them and their families. Instead they will either have to drive 2 hours each way to the venue, or defer their race to next year (link with instructions below). Spartan is not offering races a refund for the late change to the average racer. Only if you are paying for Spartan +, which covers race insurance. IE they charge people to protect them from Spartan’s own business miss management. Which shouldn’t come as a surprise based on the reports of Spartan Races cash flow problem. And with moves like this, it’s easy to understand why.
Now I don’t mean for my criticism to come off as too harsh. But this is just another bad business decision in a long line of them for Spartan Race and owner Joe De Sena. Who has decided to spend his time advising other businesses on how to fix their problems on TV. Rather than fixing his own. Oh the irony. Which is sad, because I’m a long time fan of Spartan Race. I’ve raced dozens of their races. I’ve introduced dozens of people to their first Spartan Race with many drinking the kool aid and signing up for more. But even I have to admit that my confidence is wavering. And I have advised most people in my inner circle not to pre-sign up for races that are more than a month out. With no guarantee that the events will even happen based on the brand’s current situation. With all that said, I really hope hope that the business can get their
Transfering your race, provided directly from Spartan Race:
“Transfer your registration to another event, by following the instructions here https://spartanrace.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/115015992147-Can-I-Transfer-To-Another-Spartan-race-Another-Person-Or-Both-.
Please note, you will have up until August 1, 2022 to complete this transfer without any transfer fees. After August 1, 2022 standard transfer fees will apply. “
Spartan Race + members can follow these instructions for a refund:
If you are a current Spartan+ Member and you prefer a full refund for this event via our Ticket Protection benefit, log in to your account and request a refund in the Events section of your account. You have until September 30, 2022 to request a refund.