STEWART IS CO-FOUNDER OF THE OBSTACLE COURSE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, PIONEER IN THE WORLD OF OBSTACLE COURSE RACING
MESA, Ariz. – Legacy Sports USA has tabbed Brett Stewart as its new Director of Endurance for Legacy Sports Park, a 320-acre, multi-use family sports and entertainment complex that features a five-acre obstacle course complex and is set to open in January of 2022.
Stewart literally wrote the book on Obstacle Course Racing (OCR), penning the “Ultimate Obstacle Course Training”, which was published in 2012 prior to races like Tough Mudder and Spartan Race becoming household names. A pioneer in the world of OCR, Stewart has published 12 additional books worldwide that cover topics such as running, triathlons, and fitness and diet. He also co-founded Mudrunguide.com, and is one of the founding four of the OCR World Championships, where he serves as event director for OCR events in North America and the U.K.
As an athlete, Stewart has completed more than two dozen marathons, multiple ultramarathons, and more than 75 triathlons including Ironman Arizona. He also created and hosted 36 episodes of his own head-to-head racing series called “OCR Warrior”.
“Brett is truly a pioneer in the world of Obstacle Course Racing and endurance events, we are beyond thrilled to have him running our endurance programming at Legacy Sports Park,” said Brett Miller, President of Legacy Sports USA. “He brings an extensive knowledge of endurance events, from design and construction of military courses, to multi-stage and multi-sport events. We can’t wait to see what he will create and develop in 2022 and beyond.”
Legacy Endurance will focus on delivering an unmatched experience with its SEAL-inspired military O-course, 5k Obstacle Course, Low Rope Course, and Junior OCR Course. Legacy Endurance programming will include OCR World Championships 3k Qualifiers, Legacy 5k OCR events, 10-week OCR and Trail Running Leagues, Low Ropes Course, Corporate Team Building and more.
“I’ve been extremely fortunate throughout my entire career in sports to be surrounded by the best and the brightest, especially when we are all ‘jumping into the fire’ to create something new and exciting,” Stewart said. “Obstacle Course Racing instantly became my passion back in 2011 while researching for my book, and I’ve never looked back. I am truly honored to be a part of the Legacy Sports team and can’t wait to develop an endurance program in Arizona that is second to none.”
Legacy Sports Park is a privately owned, 320-acre multi-use family sports and entertainment complex in Mesa, Ariz., currently under construction with plans to officially open to the public in January of 2022. Legacy Sports Park will create more than 1,500 jobs and generate hundreds of millions of dollars in direct economic impact back to the surrounding community, with an expected three million visitors annually. Legacy Sports Park is the vision of Randy J. Miller, Chairman of Legacy Sports USA, Chad J Miller, CEO of Legacy Sports USA, and Olympic Gold Medalist Dan O’Brien, Director of Performance Training at Legacy Sports Park. In addition, Legacy Sports Park also will feature a multi-purpose arena and outdoor amphitheater which Oak View Group will schedule live events, family shows, exhibitions and conventions.
The project will be developed in one single phase constructing outdoor and indoor team athletic
facilities geared to high energy entertainment, sports venues. For more information on Legacy Sports Park, visit www.legacysportsusa.com. For a virtual tour, visit https://www.legacysportsusa.com/virtualtour. Follow @LegacySportsUSA on Facebook and Instagram for additional updates and announcements.