Spartan Cash Payouts (Non-Series Races)

1/31/22 – We have some updates to this article, which you can find here.


The latest zendesk update has just been released from Spartan Race concerning prize money. In prior years, every race had prize money attached to all distances. In a recent interview with Spartan, they informed us that moving forward, there were going to be some changes.

In this video, we learned that Spartan was moving some cash towards a higher elite series payout and travel money for the new “tiered pro system”

Today, Spartan Race posted a list of the races where cash is still available. If a race distance is not listed here and is not part of the North American Elite Series, then it does not have an elite wave. The list of races covers all regions and includes distances from Stadion to Ultra.

In 2022 we will be removing the Elite heat from select Spartan events. 

While we are reducing the amount of Elite heats in 2022, the prize money from those events will go towards increasing both the individual and overall prizes for the brand new North American Elite series, compared to the prior year’s elite series. We will also be providing “non cash” prize packages for the overall 2022 USNS Age Group series, which is a brand new offering from Spartan.

The following events will pay $500 for First, $300 for Second, and $200 for Third for both the Elite Male and Female competitors.

*This list is up to date as of 1/24/2022 and is subject to change. 

RaceSat. DateSaturday Sun. DateSunday
SOCAL 11/29/22Super 1/30/22Sprint
ARIZONA2/26/22Super 2/27/22Sprint
JACKSONVILLE2/26/22Super 2/27/22Sprint
ATLANTA3/19/22Super 3/20/22Sprint
SAN ANTONIO3/26/22Super 3/27/22Sprint
SAN DIEGO4/2/22Sprint   
CITI FIELD4/9/22Stadion   
PALM BEACHES4/23/22Sprint   
TRI-STATE NJ 14/30/22Beast   
MONTANA TRIFECTA5/7/22Ultra 5/8/22Super
MONTEREY6/4/22Super 6/5/22Sprint
TRI-STATE NY6/11/22Sprint   
AT&T STADIUM6/18/22Stadion   
PALMERTON7/9/22Super 7/10/22Sprint
MICHIGAN7/16/22Super 7/17/22Sprint
LOS ANGELES STADIUM7/23/22Stadion   
ASHEVILLE7/30/22Super 7/31/22Sprint
NEW ENGLAND8/13/22Super 8/14/22Sprint
VERMONT9/10/22Beast 9/11/22Sprint
MIDWEST (CHICAGO)9/17/22Beast 9/18/22Sprint
TRI-STATE NJ 2 TRIFECTA10/1/22Ultra 10/2/22Super
DALLAS10/22/22Beast 10/23/22Sprint
SAN JOSE11/12/22Super 11/13/22Sprint
BOSTON STADIUM11/12/22Stadion   
CAROLINAS11/19/22Beast 11/20/22Sprint
LOS ANGELES12/10/22Sprint  

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.
  1. There’s elite heats still live on Spartan’s website like the Tri-state sprint on June 12 – that aren’t listed here. If there are still live on the website, what does this mean then for Spartan? I paid for and have a ticket for the June 12 elite Sprint, so confused.

    1. Send a message to the Spartan Zendesk. They are typically good at responding. Let us know what you find out. 🙂

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