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Edith Sanford Breast Foundation named Spartan Race charity partner

Funds raised support genomics research

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Edith Sanford Breast Foundation announced today that it will be the official charity partner of the 2016 Nashville Reebok Spartan Sprint at Fort Campbell on Aug. 20. The Foundation invites athletes to race with its national charity team, TeamEdith, and compete while raising funds and awareness for the mission to end breast cancer. Every dollar raised will advance cutting-edge genomics research.

Edith Sanford’s goodwill ambassador and TeamEdith captain, Thad Beaty, guitarist for Grammy Award-winning band Sugarland, will train with members online in advance. Beaty, along with his wife and fellow musician, Annie Clements, both Nashville locals, will also compete with TeamEdith on race day.

“Edith Sanford is honored to team up with Spartan Race and challenge athletes to do something huge for themselves and for the fight to end breast cancer,” said Micah Aberson, president of the Edith Sanford Breast Foundation. “We share Spartan’s commitment to inspiring and empowering women and men of all ages to embrace fitness as a lifestyle.”

Spartan Race is the world’s leading obstacle race company. The Nashville Spartan Sprint will feature a distance of three to five miles with more than 20 obstacles to test participants mentally and physically.

“We are thrilled to partner with the Edith Sanford Breast Foundation for our Nashville race to help raise awareness for their mission to end breast cancer,” said Ian Lawson, vice president of sponsorship at Spartan Race. “We are moved by the Foundation’s mission to invest every dollar raised to help find cures faster. We look forward to TeamEdith completing our rugged race packed with obstacles to excite and challenge the already accomplished national charity team.”

Registration for the Nashville Spartan Sprint is open now. TeamEdith race bibs are available for a $150 donation to the Edith Sanford Breast Foundation. Members who join will also be eligible for VIP perks on race day. Details are available at edithsanford.org/teamedith.

About the Edith Sanford Breast Foundation

The Edith Sanford Breast Foundation is pioneering a bold new comprehensive approach to breast cancer, with a mission to unlock each woman's genetic code, advance today's prevention and treatment, and end breast cancer for future generations. To learn more, please visit edithsanford.org.

About Spartan Race

Spartan Race is the world’s leading obstacle race company and the first of its kind to feature timing and global rankings. With more than 170 events in 25+ countries planned for 2016, Spartan Race has more than 1 million global participants, and offers open heats for all fitness levels as well as competitive and elite heats. With nearly 5 million passionate social media followers, health and wellness products, as well as the popular NBC television series, Spartan Race has made obstacle racing one of the fastest growing sports—and lifestyles— in the world. Spartan Race features races at three distances, 3+Mile/20+ Obstacle “Sprint,” 8+ Mile/25+ Obstacle “Super” and 12+ Mile/30+ Obstacle “Beast,” culminating each year in the Reebok Spartan Race World Championship. Visit http://www.spartan.com for more information, a schedule of events, and to register for a race.


Tim Gerszewski

Sanford Health Media Relations

24/7 Media Line: (605) 366-2432 / timothy.gerszewski@sanfordhealth.org

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