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Montana Spartan Race donates funds to FIRST DESCENTS

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Denver, CO— April 25, 2013 –FIRST DESCENTS, a Denver-based non-profit organization providing free outdoor adventures to young adults fighting and surviving cancer has partnered with the Montana Reebok Spartan Race to raise funds for participants to attend FIRST DESCENTS programs. The Reebok Spartan Race rallies thousands of competitors from all over the world and was voted Best Obstacle Race by Outside Magazine in 2012. The Montana race will gather competitors at Averill’s Flathead Lake Lodge in Bigfork, Montana to compete in a four mile battlefield of obstacles and mud. Montana Spartan Race has agreed to give a 15% discount and donate 50% of all registration fees to FIRST DESCENTS when racers sign up using registration code MTFD.

Brad Ludden, CEO and Founder of FIRST DESCENTS, and a team of FD alumni will be driving FDmobile to the event where they will compete in the race and be available to talk to about the program and how it has impacted their lives. To join their team and fundraising effort go here.

What: Montana Reebok Spartan Race

When: May 11th, 2013 at 8:00am

Where: Averill’s Flathead Lake Lodge, 150 Flathead Lodge Road, Bigfork, MT

Registration Code: MTFD

Pricing and Registration Schedule: After April 24th $95, online registration closes May 8th. Registration available here:

If you would like to learn more about FIRST DESCENTS check out the website here and help send young adults with cancer to an outdoor adventure program.


FIRST DESCENTS is a non-profit organization offering young adults with cancer a free week-long outdoor adventure experience designed to empower them to climb, paddle and surf beyond their diagnosis, defy their cancer, reclaim their lives and connect with others doing the same.

About Reebok Spartan Race

Reebok Spartan Race, voted Outside Magazine’s Best Obstacle Race in 2012, is the world’s leading obstacle racing series and the first of its kind to have global rankings. With 350,000 participants in 2012 and 60 events planned for 2013, Reebok Spartan Race is making this one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Reebok Spartan Race is a timed event series featuring races at four escalating distances in locations worldwide that culminate in a World Championship Finale with cash and prizes for the champions – with a half-million dollars in cash and prizes awarded in 2012 alone. While featuring competitive elite heats, Reebok Spartan Races are for athletes of all levels and abilities and are geared toward ripping people off their couches and into the outdoors.