Spartan Race will be crowning the 2017 Spartan U.S. Championship Series winners AND first-ever age group champions here at the Summit Bechtel Reserve on August 26 and 27, 2017. The Spartan U.S. Championship Series will crown both individual race winners and an overall series champion based on cumulative points earned across the five race series and award more than $100,000 in cash and prizes. The Emmy-nominated series will once again be televised on NBCSN. As the final race in the Spartan U.S. Championship Series, The Ascent presented by Wild, Wonderful West Virginia will bring the most competitive field of athletes to test themselves on the most challenging course of the series. The Reebok Spartan Race: It's an event of pure primitive craziness that you'll never forget!
Davis & Elkins College alumnus and former trustee Hank Steinbrecher will be the featured speaker for Celebrate D & E’s Athletics, the focus of the second day of inauguration week activities, at 7 p.m. Monday, March 27 in Myles Center for the Arts. Following the theme of “The Journey” for the inauguration of Davis & Elkins College’s 15th president Chris A. Wood, Steinbrecher’s speech is titled “Lessons Learned from My Journey.” As Secretary General of U.S. Soccer from 1990-2000, Steinbrecher was instrumental in bringing soccer to prominence in the United States and oversaw the staging of two of the most successful Men’s and Women’s World Cups in the United States. The event is free and open to the public.