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What is the Spartan Trifecta? How do I earn it?

A member of the Spartan Trifecta Tribe finishes one of each Spartan distance - Sprint, Super and Beast - in a calendar year (January 1st - December 31st), anywhere in the world. You can earn multiple Trifectas in a single year, however only one lap per day, per event will count toward this accomplishment. 
(If you run in both the Elite and Open series, still only ONE run through the course, per day, per event will count towards a trifecta.)

The Hurricane heat does not count toward a Trifecta.
Racers that complete an Ultra Beast will be able to count that as a "Beast" for their Trifecta.
Racers that complete any stadium event, or Cornell College Classic, will be able to count that as a "Sprint" toward their Trifecta.

You can run the races in any order, the sprint does not need to be the first event.

There is nothing special that you will need to do to "claim" a trifecta medal, as you will earn the three pieces of it, as you complete your races during the season. Once you have your third piece, the medals will fit together to complete one big Trifecta medal. If you are earning your 2x, 3x, etc. Trifecta medal, they are available on site at the event. Please complete your race, then see our results tent and/or our announcer booth to be presented with your multi-Trifecta medal.

Trifecta merchandise (shirts, medal holders, etc.) will be available for sale at the merchandise tent at all events, but no additional merchandise, other than medal pieces, will be provided to Trifecta finishers.

Please note: Starting in 2015 all races in the world will award the Trifecta medal pieces. There are no single trifecta medals for any country. 

*You do not need the trifecta pass to earn the Spartan Trifecta.

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    Luke Rutherford

    I believe that the Ultra Beast also counts as a Beast Race toward the Trifecta.

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    Aja Varney

    Luke, that is correct! The Ultra Beast event will count as a Beast toward your trifecta. So, if a person completes a Sprint, Super and Ultra Beast, they'll be all set!
    Thanks for adding that!

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    Fernando C

    If I complete the three events in a year, what do I need to do to get the Trifecta medal?

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    Luke Rutherford

    They just know...
    They keep track of your registration and completed races and there is usually a booth near (after) the finish line that verifies your completion and rewards you with the trifecta medal.

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    Aja Varney

    In 2014, there is nothing special that you will need to do to "claim" a trifecta medal, as you will earn the three pieces of it, as you complete your races during the season. Once you have your third piece, the medals will fit together to complete one big Trifecta medal!

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    Fernando C

    Thank you all for your comments... I guess I missed the piece of medal on the previous Super Spartan I completed, will look for it this next time. Thanks!

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    Fernando C

    I ran the Miami Super Spartan a couple years ago... and I didn't realize I should have gotten the piece of medal. Still, I'm planning to do the three distances this same year, can't wait to complete the Trifecta!!

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    Aja Varney

    Fernando,
    Oops, sorry for the confusion, I should clarify: The piece medals are only for 2014. In previous years we had given out the full round medals for each event and then a separate medal for the trifecta.

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    Fernando C

    No problem, thanks for all your help Aja. Look forward to earn those three pieces this year then!!

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    Luke Rutherford

    I do have a related question. Is it possible to change race types on the day of the race? For instance, I am currently registered in the Vermont Sprint, but if I decided to change to the Ultra Beast the morning of the race, would this be possible? Right now I don't think I could complete the Beast on Saturday and then the Ultra Beast the next day, but if I wake up and feel ever so possessed to change to the Ultra Beast, would this be possible?

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    Aja Varney

    Luke,
    You can check on more information regarding our transfers here: https://spartanrace.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/202328928

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    Adamsmith9

    For 2014, is there a way to still get the separate Trifecta medal? I like that much more than the individuals pieces ...

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    Aja Varney

    Adam,
    At this time we will not be providing a separate Trifecta medal, since all three pieces join together to form it. Thanks for your feedback, though!

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    Charles Le

    Is there still a full bigger trifecta medal when completing multiple trifectas in a year?

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    Aja Varney

    Charles,
    There is! While the single trifecta medal is made up of your "pieces" there are still separate medals for Multiple Trifecta Finishers! These can be claimed at the Merch Tent and/or Future Registration tent at any event, after you complete your required events!

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    Luke Rutherford

    But there is still a way to get the seperate trifecta medal! If you complete your final race in Canada you should be able to receive the full trifecta completion medal as we have not changed to the pie piece style. Also, the medals this year for the Sprint, Super, and Beast are AWESOME! I'd recommend coming to Ottawa for the Beast in several weeks :) One thing I'm not certain of though is whether the other, non-Beast races would have the trifecta medal available at them, as the Ottawa Beast is Canada's first and only Beast race...unfortunately. Bottom line, we're still using the old style trifecta medal format!

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    Luke Rutherford

    Correction...there is also a Beast at Sun Peaks, which is in BC.

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    Akdocbruce

    I read somewhere to complete Trifecta, it wasn't a calendar year, but 12 months after your first race...has this changed? Some people begin their first Spartan race in November or December

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    CorandTim

    We will be completing our Trifecta in Red Deer, Canada, at the Super. When I clicked on "claim" after the Salt Lake City Beast, it doesn't show us also having completed the Flathead Lake sprint in Montana this past May, it only shows we completed the Beast. How will they know to add us to the 2014 Trifecta Tribe list, after we complete the Super then? As well, in Montana instead of the usual red spartan metal that accompanied our 1/3 of the trifecta medal, we got the black head with the spikes around it. What's this?

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    Ed McKenna

    Hello, I did an invitational on April 14, 2014 at the Reebok Complex in Stoughton MA will that be considered as a sprint? Also I did a super in Quebec on June 22, 2014 so I can a get a different medal so they all can fit together? Thank you, Ed McKenna

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    Aja Varney

    Everyone, as noted in the article above, if you do a single event towards your trifecta in a country other than the US, you will need to contact us (email) to receive the "piece" medal, as our international partners are only providing the previous round medal.

    International races WILL be taken into account for 2014 Trifecta standings as long as they are associated with your Athlinks Profile. Please see this related article, regarding the Spartan Point Series, for more information on Claiming your results through Athlinks, and making sure they're all associated with your profile: https://spartanrace.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/202641333-Spartan-Point-Series-and-Ranking

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    Aja Varney

    @Ed,
    Our Invitational Event, as well as any Stadium Series events will absolutely count as Sprint towards your trifecta.

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    Robin Ubaldini

    My husband has just participated in his second death race. I am inspired by him and now want to set the goal of completing a trifecta. Could you please clarify 1. do stadium races count towards the trifecta and 2. Is a trifecta by calendar year or by the date of your first race? Thank you!

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    Aja Varney

    Hi Robin,
    As noted in the article above, Stadium Races count as a Sprint towards your trifecta. Additionally, Trifecta is Calendar Year only - you must complete all three distances in one calendar year.

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    Frank Treto

    I have 2 questions. I read all of the posts on here but did not find anything on what I want to know. I keep reading about the 3 pieces "fit together" to make a bigger medal. I'm sure they'll fit together. My first question is, is there anything being given to us to hold all 3 pieces together? or do the medals somehow connect to each other and stay in tack?

    My second question is, I did my Spartan Sprint using 1 email account and I'm going to do the Spartan Beast in Ottawa with a different email. Is Spartan going to keep track of those 2 races towards my trifecta or is there something special I have to do so you guys can track?

    Thank you.

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    William Brumbach

    I'm going for multiple trifectas this year. I notice that only one lap per event counts towards an "official" trifecta. Since Ohio is offering all three events on the same day and I already have one trifecta so far, if I run each distance that day, will that count towards an additional trifecta for one of the larger multiple trifecta medals?

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    Aja Varney

    Hi Frank!
    The three wedge pieces are actually magnetized, so they stick together, once you get all three, to make a full trifecta medal!
    In regard to your three trifecta races, we will keep track and can verify based on your date of birth, etc. For future reference, it is easier all around if you choose one email address and stick with it all race season - BUT, we'll get you either way.

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    Aja Varney

    Hey Bill!

    You're exactly right. If you run Ohio for the Trifecta-in-a-day, it is a full "official" trifecta (as you will have run all three distances). SO, if you already have one trifecta completed and then you do Ohio Trifecta-in-a-day, we will VERY proudly award you your Double Trifecta medal at the end of the day!

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    Reymart Carandang

    For the trifecta, If I do the San Francisco Sprint in August, do I have to do the Super and Beast in this calendar year to get the trifecta, or do I have until next August to get it?

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    Aja Varney

    Hi Reymart, per the article above:
    "A member of the Spartan Trifecta Tribe finishes on of each Spartan distance - Sprint, Super and Beast - in a calendar year (January 1st - December 31st), anywhere in the world."
    So, if you do the Sprint in August, you have until December 31 to do a Super and a Beast to finish your Trifecta!

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