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Spartan Race lines up Tough Mudder merger

Competitors participate in the Barbed Wire Crawl task during a Spartan Race Asia-Pacific in Hong Kong (by Billy H.C. Kwok/Getty Images)

Spartan Race has announced it has an exclusive option to acquire Tough Mudder’s UK, Canadian and German events in a deal that would herald the merger of the two leading entities in the obstacle course racing market.

US-based Spartan Race said that under the proposed deal, Tough Mudder events in the three countries will continue to be operated by the same team and under the same brand, but will be part of the larger Spartan family of brands and events.

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