2021 Spartan Ultra World Championship

2021 – $35,000 Payout – Spartan 24 Hour World Championship

The 2021 Spartan Ultra World Championship has been scheduled for Telluride, Colorado the weekend of October 9-11.  After 3 years abroad, the 2020 Spartan 24 Hour Ultra World Championship was supposed to happen in  Killington, Vermont in September of 2020. However, Covid cancelled that event.

Spartan introduced their 24 hour version of an obstacle race back in Iceland back in 2017. It took place again there in 2018., In 2019 the event moved to Sweden.

You can register for the 2021 event and learn more details here.

Learn how to qualify here.

2021 Ultra World Championship Male and Female Payouts

1st  $ 8,000
2nd  $4,000
3rd  $ 2,500
4th  $ 1,000
5th  $ 800
6th  $ 600
7th  $ 400
8th  $ 300
9th  $ 200
10th $ 100


History Of The Spartan 24 Hour Race

2017   Iceland Participants
Men Women
Joshue Fiore Morgan McKay 379 Elite 86 Open 293
Pavel Paloncy Vanessa Gebhardt
David Dietrich Allison Tai
2018   Iceland 387 Elite 82 AG 117 Open 188
Ryan Atkins Janka Pepova
Radek Padour Morgan McKay
Sigyrjon Sturluson Anette Sande
2019 Sweden 255 Elite 47 AG 92 Open 116
Ryan Atkins Rea Kolbl
Sebastian Haakannsson Myriam Guillot-Boisset
Aaron Newell Janka Pepova


Complete Press Release

Spartan®, the world’s leading endurance sports and wellness brand, will bring the 24-hour “Spartan Ultra World Championship” to the United States for the first time, to Telluride Ski Resort in the town of Mountain Village, Colorado. October 10-11, 2021.

The brand’s most challenging event kicks off Spartan’s Obstacle Course Race (OCR) World Championship Season, bringing some of the best endurance athletes in the world to the picturesque destination, where they will face more than 4,000 feet of vertical elevation per loop, technical terrain and unpredictable weather conditions.

The fourth annual Spartan Ultra World Championship will challenge the mental and physical capacities of racers as they complete multiple laps on a 10-mile course featuring at least 25 obstacles per loop – nearly double that of its previous format — for the 24-hour period. The male and female athletes who complete the most laps in the 24-hour time period will be crowned champions – with the top 10 in each category sharing more than $35,000 in prize money. The ultra-endurance race is gated at the Elite and Age Group levels, with 300 spots available for Elite and 1000 spots available for Age Group categories. An Open heat is also available for non-qualified participants, with limited spots available.

In addition to the 24-hour Ultra World Championship, the event weekend features a 30-obstacle, half-marathon Spartan Beast® race Saturday, October 9.

Registration for the 2021 Spartan Ultra World Championship opens Friday, February 19 at noon ET.


Matt B. Davis

is the host of the Obstacle Racing Media Podcast and the author of "Down and Dirty-The Essential Training Guide for Obstacle Races and Mud Runs". He is also the only (known) #wafflehouseelite obstacle racer.
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