Spartan and GoFundraise Partner to Transform Lives Through New Virtual “Fit for a Cause” Charity Program


BOSTON, Mass. (May 23, 2020) - Leading extreme wellness and endurance brand Spartan has partnered with GoFundraise to create  “Fit for a Cause,” a 30 day virtual fitness challenge program designed to encourage Spartan participants around the world to get fit from home and raise funds for non-profit organizations in keeping with the brand’s spirit of community and supporting others. The program also aids in Spartan’s mission of transforming lives through its virtual 30 day fit challenge and line-up of health and fitness events and platforms.

“Spartan is dedicated to transforming 100 million lives, and we’re excited to enlist GoFundraise to join our mission,” said Spartan Founder and CEO Joe De Sena. “The Spartan community is passionate about helping others both on and off the course. Race for a Cause will empower organizations who support very worthy causes to generate the much-needed funds and attention to further their missions.”

In supporting Fit for a Cause, Spartan will provide a 30 day fitness challenge and thousands of complimentary race registrations for its Spartan obstacle course race (OCR) events across the country to 501(C)3 organizations, who will in turn use the race entries as a means to raise funds. With retail race prices averaging $100 per entry, the much-deserving organizations have an opportunity to raise significant funds. The non-profit organizations benefiting from the program are carefully vetted and selected by Spartan. Organizations already committed to the program include the American Cancer Society, Keep A Child Alive, the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation and Hope for the Warriors.

Charities who would like to apply to take part in Race for a Cause can do so here:

“Partnering with the world’s leading endurance brand on their fundraising efforts is incredibly exciting,” said GoFundraise CEO and Co-Founder Stuart Finalyson. “We know how passionate and driven Spartans are and we look forward to seeing that drive applied to fundraising for the important causes that are part of the growing GoFundraise network.”



With more than 250 events across more than 40 countries on six continents, Spartan is the world’s largest extreme wellness and endurance brand. Providing transformation through sport, Spartan attracts more than one million annual participants across all fitness levels, from beginners to elite. More than five million participants have finished Spartan events, creating a lifestyle that extends beyond races including health and wellness products, training and nutrition programs, and popular media content, which has made OCR one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Spartan events feature races at various distances, including the Spartan Stadion® and Spartan Sprint®: 5k and 20 obstacles; Spartan Super®: 10k and 25 obstacles; Spartan Beast®: half marathon and 30 obstacles; and Spartan Ultra™: 50k and 60 obstacles. Visit for more information and registration.

About GoFundraise

Since 2007, GoFundraise has worked closely with thousands of charities, events and corporates from countries across the globe including the U.S., Australia and New Zealand. GoFundraise’s mission is to make giving easier, lower cost and to rally people together to make a bigger difference. They achieve this through innovation in digital technology and empowering people to fundraise, donate and support their favourite causes. With GoFundraise, people can support any of the 1.5 million 501(c)3 US charities of their choosing. Funds are sent automatically to the verified charity and tax receipts issued instantly.