After a difficult year and having to cancel its inaugural series season because of the global pandemic, the Spartan Trail World Championships kicks-off in 2021 with “some of the most prestigious races in the world.” The reloaded series features new events and a new format designed to appeal to the world’s trail running community.
“The World Championship has 10 stops around the world, across four continents, which give points for a final leaderboard, split into two categories: ‘Trail Run Championship’ (up to 49 km distances) and ‘Trail Ultra Championship’ (50 km or more distances).” Elite runners will battle at each stop for an “unprecedented prize purse,” and collect points towards the series leaderboard prize purse. Age group runners will battle for prizes at each stop, and for a final bundle at the end of the Championship.
“After being side-lined in 2020, we can’t wait to comeback bigger than ever with some of the most prestigious trail running events on the new Spartan Trail World Championship. We are all about transforming lives through sport, and helping to grow not only the Spartan and Spartan Trail brands, but the sport of trail running is wholly important to our mission,” said Spartan Founder and CEO Joe De Sena.
Mariano Alvarez, CEO of Spartan Trail, added: “Spartan Trail World Championship is the perfect motivation to leave behind a year that kept us away from the sport we love the most. Ten absolutely challenging races, in wonderful places, shaping a Championship with options for both elite and amateur runners. An inaugural season that will travel throughout the year from America to Europe, Asia and Oceania and a growth plan to reach the whole world in the upcoming years.”