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St. Luke’s University Health Network presents Palmerton Spartan Race Event


Are you tough enough?

Spartan, the world’s leading endurance sports and extreme wellness brand, has announced St. Luke’s University Health Network will be the official and exclusive health system and hospital provider of the 2022 Palmerton Spartan Race Event to be held July 9 and 10.

The weekend’s Spartan events will include a 5K sprint with 20 obstacles, a super 10K with 25 obstacles, kids races from ½ to 2 miles with obstacles, and a 12-hour Hurricane Heat, a team-based event taking mental and physical capabilities to new limits. It also will feature a Spartan Trail race on pristine single-track trails too narrow and inaccessible for obstacle building. All races will take place on Blue Mountain.

Those wishing to register for events can visit the Spartan website at

During the event, Physical Therapy at St. Luke’s and St. Luke’s Sports Medicine team members will be available at the “St. Luke’s Spartans” tent where participants can go for assistance with recovery. The tent will include post-race stretching and recovery tools to help speed the body’s recovery from the intense event. St. Luke’s also will provide snacks and drinks to help participants rehydrate during and after their events. All finishers receive a T-shirt, medal and professional photos.

Experts from St. Luke’s Fitness Centers, Physical Therapy and Running Institute and members of the SLUHN medical staff will provide training and racing tips to participants and help coach teams. Spartan Training Classes will be held at 8:30 a.m. every Saturday through July 2 at Blue Mountain Resort. Classes are 90 minutes.