A race that takes place in Atlanta, Georgia this Sunday night is being referred to as the Spartans race.
The event, which will be broadcast live on NBCSN and simulcast on NBC Sports Network, will see two teams racing each other for a $5 million purse.
The two teams are set to compete in a 10-race, $1 million purse that includes a purse of $1.3 million for the championship.
The Spartann race, which is being held at Atlanta’s Philips Arena, is being billed as the first sanctioned Spartanna race of its kind.
While the event will take place at the same venue as the race itself, the race will take up a full five days, with the races taking place at varying points along the way.
“It’s going to be a very fast race, very fast,” said Dan Gagnon, the CEO of the Atlanta United soccer team.
According to Gagnont, the team will be able to run an aggressive style of play.
“[The race] is going to take place in front of the Philips Arena and it will be a little bit more than normal,” Gagnone said.
“But the main thing is, the Atlanta soccer team is going be able make it to the championship.”
This will mark the first time the two races have competed together since the first Spartana race in 1997, when the Atlanta Silverbacks competed at the Atlanta Coliseum.
Spartans are race-oriented, meaning each race is an opportunity for both teams to compete and earn points.
For those interested in racing this weekend, the Sparthans race will be televised live on Saturday, March 5, at 7 p.m.
ET, with coverage beginning on Sunday, March 6 at 9 p.s.m., with highlights and interviews streamed live on the SparNation website.