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Trail World Championships

Spartan Trail is classic trail running without the obstacles! Get off the pavement and into the wild to explore some beautiful landscapes around the globe. More information can be found on this page. 

The Spartan Trail World Championship is a global championship with multiple stops around the world. Each World Championship race will feature multiple distances. Racers will compete for points on the leaderboard and prize money. There will be two separate championships, a Trail Ultra Championship and a Trail Championship. 

Regular Season vs Trail Championship Events

Regular Season Trail Event - Any Spartan Trail event that is not part of the World Championship series. Racers will have the opportunity to earn points towards the championship leaderboard. 

Championship Trail Event - Premier events around the globe offering increased points for the championship leaderboards and increased prize money for the top finishers. There will be 7 championship races. Each race will feature a Trail Ultra Championship distance and a Trail Championship distance. 

What Events Are Part Of The Championships?

1. Spartan Trail World Championship South America

  • Patagonia Run: April 3-4, 2020
  • Argentina
  • Trail Ultra Championship - 100 Miles
  • Trail Championship - 42K

2. Spartan Trail World Championship Southern Europe

  • Lavaredo Ultra Trail: June 25-27, 2020
  • Cortina, Italy
  • Trail Ultra Championship - 120K
  • Trail Championship - 48K

3. Spartan Trail World Championship Northern Europe 

  • Fjällmaraton: July 25 - August 1, 2020
  • Aré, Sweden
  • Trail Ultra Championship - 100K
  • Trail Championship - 42K

4. Spartan Trail World Championship North America

  • Kodiak Big Bear: August 14-15, 2020
  • Big Bear, California
  • Trail Ultra Championship - 100 Miles
  • Trail Championship - Half Marathon

5. Spartan Trail World Championship Asia Pacific

  • TBD - Stay tuned for more information

6. Spartan Trail World Championship Central America

  • La Ruta Trail: November 14, 2020
  • Costa Rica
  • Trail Ultra Championship - 100K
  • Trail Championship - Half Marathon

7. Spartan Trail World Championship Transgrancanaria

  • Transgrancanaria: March 4-8, 2021
  • Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain
  • Trail Ultra Championship - 128K
  • Trail Championship - 42K

Eligibility Requirements

World Championship Requirements - No prior entry qualifications are required to participate in the points leaderboards or to be eligible for prize money. 

Qualified Athlete Invitational - Complimentary registration and lodging support is available for athletes that meet the following requirements:

  • Male Athletes - 850+ ITRA points
  • Female Athletes - 750+ ITRA points
  • No exceptions to these requirements, please contact trail@spartan.com for verification. 

Individual Event Eligibility - Individual races may have entry qualifications or participant caps. These must be complied with before entry on an individual basis directly with the individual Championship race organizers. 

Doping Policy

  • Doping and banned substance control will be mandatory for athletes competing in all Championship distance categories in order to be eligible for points and prize money.
  • Athletes that are currently banned from competition in any sport are subject to individual review and approval before being allowed to compete in any Championship distance. 

Points Series & Leaderboard

Two separate points leaderboards will be tracked, a Trail Ultra Championship Leaderboard and a Trail Championship Leaderboard. Points are not combined between the two leaderboards. 

  1. Trail Ultra Championship Leaderboard - Only Ultra Trail Championship distances will be counted. See above "What Events Are Part Of The Championships" for what distances at each Championship race are included. 
  2. Trail Championship Leaderboard - Trail Championship Race distances AND Regular Season Trail Events will be counted. Trail Championship Races provide increased points totals. See above "What Events Are Part Of The Championships" for what distances at each Championship race are included. 

Points leaders are required to participate in a minimum of 2 Championship events, including the final Championship race in order to be eligible for points and awards. 

Trail Ultra Championship
(50K to 100 Miles)
Trail Championship
(21K to 49K)
Spartan Trail Regular Season Events
(21K to 50K)
Ranking Points Ranking Points Ranking Points
1 100 1 100 1 20
2 86 2 86 2 18
3 78 3 78 3 16
4 72 4 72 4 14
5 68 5 68 5 14
6 65 6 65 6 14
7 63 7 63 7 12
8 61 8 61 8 12
9 60 9 60 9 12
10 59 10 59 10 12
11 58 11 58 11 12
12 57 12 57 12 12
13 56 13 56 13 12
14 55 14 55 14 12
15 54 15 54 15 12
16 53 16 53 16 10
17 52 17 52 17 10
18 51 18 51 18 10
19 50 19 50 19 10
20 50 20 50 20 10
21 49 21 49 21 10
22 48 22 48 22 10
23 47 23 47 23 10
24 46 24 46 24 10
25 45 25 45 25 10
26 44 26 44 26 8
27 43 27 43 27 8
28 42 28 42 28 8
29 42 29 42 29 8
30 40 30 40 30 8
31 39 31 39 31 8
32 38 32 38 32 8
33 37 33 37 33 8
34 36 34 36 34 8
35 35 35 35 35 8
36 34 36 34 36 6
37 33 37 33 37 6
38 32 38 32 38 6
39 31 39 31 39 6
40 30 40 30 40 6
41 30 41 30 41 6
42 30 42 30 42 6
43 30 43 30 43 6
44 30 44 30 44 6
45 30 45 30 45 6
46 30 46 30 46 4
47 30 47 30 47 4
48 30 48 30 48 4
49 30 49 30 49 4
50 30 50 30 50 4
51-100 25 51-100 25 51-100 2
101-200 20 101-200 20 101-200 2
201-300 15 201-300 15 201-300 2
301-400 10 301-400 10 301-400 2
401-500 5 401-500 5 401-500 2
501+ 1 501+ 1 501+ 1

 

Prize Money & Awards

Individual Trail Ultra Championship Race

  • 1st Male/Female - $5,000
  • 2nd Male/Female - $2,500
  • 3rd Male/Female - $1,000
  • 4th Male/Female - $600
  • 5th Male/Female - $300
  • Top 3 Male/Female Overall also receive a commemorative plaque
  • Top 3 Male/Female in each age group also receive an additional medal. Please note, the top 3 overall are not eligible for the age group awards. 
  • Age Groups: 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+

Individual Trail Championship Race

  • 1st Male/Female - $3,000
  • 2nd Male/Female - $1,200
  • 3rd Male/Female - $800
  • 4th Male/Female - $400
  • 5th Male/Female - $200
  • Top 3 Male/Female Overall also receive a commemorative plaque
  • Top 3 Male/Female in each age group also receive an additional medal. Please note, the top 3 overall are not eligible for the age group awards. 
  • Age Groups: 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+

Final Leaderboard Trail Ultra Championships

  • 1st Male/Female - $10,000
  • 2nd Male/Female - $6,000
  • 3rd Male/Female - $3,000
  • Top 3 Male/Female Overall also receive a commemorative plaque

Final Leaderboards Trail Championships

  • 1st Male/Female - $6,000
  • 2nd Male/Female - $3,000
  • 3rd Male/Female - $2,000
  • Top 3 Male/Female Overall also receive a commemorative plaque

Trail Championship Passes

1. Trail Ultra World Championship Pass

  • Unlimited access to all US Regular Season Events (even when sold out)
  • Unlimited access to all Global Regular Season Events (even when sold out)
  • Unlimited access to all Spartan World Trail Championship Ultra distances (50K or longer)
  • Access to all Spartan World Trail Championship Trail distances (49K or less)
  • 2 Free Festival Passes (US only)
  • 10% off Spartan merchandise (online only)
  • Annual subscription to Global Rescue 

2. Trail World Championship Season Pass

  • Unlimited access to all US Regular Season Events (even when sold out)
  • Unlimited access to all Global Regular Season Events (even when sold out)
  • Access to all Spartan World Trail Championship Trail distances (49K or less)
  • 2 Free Festival Passes (US only)
  • 10% off Spartan merchandise (online only)
  • Annual subscription to Global Rescue 

3. 2020 US Trail Season Pass

*All passes are non-refundable or transferable to other persons. Passes are not valid for any non-Trail Spartan events. Individual administrative fees may be due at the time of registering for each individual race. 

Other Details

  • All registrations will be made through the individual race organizer's website. For questions/concerns about registrations or specific event questions, please contact the individual race organizer.
  • Each race organizer is responsible for setting their own rules regarding cancellations, refunds, transfers, etc. Championship races cannot be transferred to another Championship race, no exceptions. 
  • For Spartan Trail Regular Season registration transfers, please visit this link

 

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