Adventure Racing Organization Commends Article on Dalton Man’s Plans for Death Valley Trek

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Adventure racing organization Spartan Race applauds an article published by The Daily Citizen on Dalton man’s plans to hike the entire length of Death Valley National Park.

On January 15, adventure racing organization Spartan Race commends an article in The Daily Citizen on Dalton man Chase Norton’s plans to travel the entire length of Death Valley National Park.

According to article published by The Daily Citizen, “The Death Valley project is truly one of a kind, being a fully self-contained and solo backpacking trek across the entire park from north to south over 228 miles of the most rugged terrain imaginable.”

A former student in meteorology, Norton began his career hiking around Hawaii and recently founded Chase LIFE, a company dedicated to influencing people to lead “a more healthy and active lifestyle,” The Daily Citizen reports. As a part of this initiative, Norton is documenting his expedition through Death Valley in a short film titled “Death Valley: Chase’s Way” and using it as a source of inspiration for his motivational speeches to schools and businesses.

Spartan Race founder Joe Desena applauds Norton’s commitment to motivate the public towards improving their lives and says, “Chase Norton inspires everyone by showing that anyone is capable of overcoming obstacles to accomplish their goals.” He adds, “Spartan Race challenges you to push past your limits and evolve into a healthier person willing to take life by the horns and go after their dreams.”

Spartan Race, voted Outside Magazine’s Best Obstacle Race in 2012, is the world’s leading obstacle race series and the first of its kind to have global rankings. Spartan Race is a timed event series featuring races at three escalating distances in locations worldwide that culminate in a World Championship Finale with cash and prizes for the champions. While featuring competitive elite heats, Spartan Races are for athletes of all levels and abilities and are geared towards ripping people off their couches and into the outdoors. Go to spartanrace online for more information, a schedule of events or to register for a Spartan Race. For videos, please visit spartanrace.

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