ORLANDO, August 12, 2015 — Inc. magazine today ranked Savage Race NO. 266 with a 3-year growth rate of 1,709% on its 34th annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. Savage Race was also ranked the 7th fastest-growing company in the Orlando metro area. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs.
“We’re honored to be recognized as one of the fastest-growing companies in America,” says Sam Abbitt, CEO and Co-Founder of Savage Race. “From the very beginning, we’ve focused our efforts on sustainable growth and providing the best possible experience to our race participants. Our goal has always been to produce the world’s best obstacles, and we’re continuing to do that. The team behind me at Savage Race, including friends and family who have volunteered many hours to support our business, has been an invaluable part of the company and Savage Race wouldn’t be where it is today without them. We’re going to continue to grow, innovate, and offer an experience that you just won’t get anywhere else. We’re excited about the future of Savage Race.”
The 2015 Inc. 5000, unveiled online at Inc.com and with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc. (available on newsstands August 18 to September 22) is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. The average company on the list achieved a mind-boggling three-year growth of 490%. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue is $205 billion, generating 647,000 jobs over the past three years. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000.
“The story of this year’s Inc. 5000 is the story of great leadership. In an incredibly competitive business landscape, it takes something extraordinary to take your company to the top,” says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “You have to remember that the average company on the Inc. 5000 grew nearly six-fold since 2012. Business owners don’t achieve that kind of success by accident.”
About Savage Race
Savage Race, an Orlando, FL based premier obstacle course race featuring the world’s best obstacles, hosts more than a dozen events across the middle and eastern United States each year. Savage Race is a true test of courage and teamwork as over 100,000 attendees annually push themselves to their limits to defeat over 25 jaw-dropping obstacles forged with 65 tons of steel and drenched in 1.5 million gallons of water and 60,000 pounds of ice. Savage Race participants across the country train hard to complete the 5-7 mile race that tests stamina, strength, agility, and mental grit, culminating in victory stories and muddy hugs passed around amongst strangers and friends alike. To learn more about Savage Race, please visit www.savagerace.com.
For more information or to schedule an interview with Savage Race executives, please contact Carrie Brooks at [email protected].
More about Inc. and the Inc. 500|5000
The 2015 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2011 to 2014. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2011. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent–not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies–as of December 31, 2014. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2011 is $100,000; the minimum for 2014 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at http://www.inc.com/5000.
About Inc. Media:
Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Winner of the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 13,000,000 today. For more information, visit www.inc.com.
The Inc. 500|5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list of the nation’s most successful private companies has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual event that celebrates their remarkable achievements. The event also offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers, and evening functions.