Spartan World Champs Back In Tahoe – Confirmed

After teasing us two weeks ago, with a non-announcement, yet visible posting on the Spartan website…


then a change to the website, a few days later…


We can now confirm, straight from the Spartan’s mouth, that next year’s Spartan World Championship Race will in fact, be back in Tahoe for the 3rd straight year.

The website as of right now, does not use the word championship. The site does have a new feature showing “X number of Spartans are viewing this race”. Readers will want to qualify and register as soon as possible as the current price is $159 and rising.

Complete Spartan Press Release Follows:


World’s Leading Obstacle Race Series to Host International Field of Elite Athletes Competing For Over $500,000 in Cash and Prizes in 2017

Spartan Race, the world’s leading obstacle race company, announced today that the internationally renowned mountain destination Squaw Valley, Lake Tahoe will host the Reebok Spartan Race World Championship at North Lake Tahoe, on September 30, 2017. This will be the third straight year that North Lake Tahoe has hosted obstacle racing’s preeminent championship event.

The weekend will feature races for all types of athletes and families to participate in. The World Championship Beast, as well as the Elite, Competitive and Open category Beast races will take place on Saturday, September 30th. Sunday will play host to the Beast and 26+ mile Ultra Beast.

The Reebok Spartan Race World Championship is obstacle racing’s pinnacle event and the premier event in the global Spartan Race series. In order to qualify for Saturday’s World Championship heat, men and women racers must finish in the top 5 at any Spartan Race around the world during the 2017 qualifying season. Once someone has qualified and finishes in the top 5, the qualification will go to the next finisher.

Known throughout the world for its pristine lake and impressive panoramic mountain peaks; Lake Tahoe features many attractions, world class restaurants and great places to stay, making it ideal for elite athletes, fitness enthusiasts, weekend warriors, and families alike.

“I am thrilled to announce that Squaw Valley, Lake Tahoe will once again host the 2017 Spartan Race World Championship,” said Joe De Sena, Founder and CEO of Spartan Race. “We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Squaw Valley and the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association for a third year and look forward to working together to deliver a world class event for our racers. With its Olympic roots and significance in the world of sports, it’s the perfect stage for racers to test themselves against some of the best athletes and most challenging terrain in the world.”

About Spartan Race, Inc.

Spartan Race is the world’s leading obstacle race company and the first of its kind to feature timing and global rankings. With more than 200 events in 30+ countries in 2017, Spartan Race has more than 1 million global participants, and offers open heats for all fitness levels as well as competitive and elite heats. With more than 5 million passionate social media followers, health and wellness products, as well as the popular NBC television series, Spartan Race has made obstacle racing one of the fastest growing sports—and lifestyles— in the world. Spartan Race features races at three distances, 3+Mile/20+ Obstacle “Sprint,” 8+ Mile/25+ Obstacle “Super” and 12+ Mile/30+ Obstacle “Beast,” culminating each year in the Reebok Spartan Race World Championship. Visit for more information, a schedule of events, and to register for a race.

About North Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe is a crown jewel of the Sierra. Formed approximately two million years ago, it is the largest alpine lake in North America and the second deepest in the United States. North Lake Tahoe spans two states and boasts two dozen beaches, twelve ski resorts, hundreds of miles of biking trails, half a dozen communities, and a growing number of nationally recognized human-powered events, races and festivals. North Lake Tahoe is a 45-minute drive from the Reno Tahoe International Airport, two hours from Sacramento International Airport and just over three hours from San Francisco International Airport. Visitor information centers are located at 100 North Lake Boulevard in Tahoe City and 969 Tahoe Boulevard in Incline Village. For the latest deals, check out the Deals tab on





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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