Spartan athletes will have become familiar with North Lake Tahoe in California. It was home to the Spartan World Championship. Then, it hosted the North American Champs. Now, during the weekend of September 24-26, North Lake Tahoe will host the Spartan 24-Hour Ultra World Championship. Athletes will have the opportunity to be the first to conquer the new course at Palisades Tahoe – ‘the toughest Spartan course ever in Tahoe’. Elite athletes will be competing for a share of US$45,200 in prize money and the title of Spartan Ultra World Champion. The weekend will also feature the Beast 21K race.
“Tahoe courses have been the pinnacle of OCR racing and this course will bring new challenges to what is already the most gruelling event of the season,” said Spartan founder and CEO Joe De Sena. “Twenty-four hours with no sleep, an epic course in Tahoe – I can’t wait to see what this course brings out in our Spartan athletes.”
The weekend, hosted by North Lake Tahoe, kicks off with the Beast 21K on Saturday (September 24), with the Ultra World Championships scheduled for Sunday through Monday (September 25-26). “North Lake Tahoe is thrilled to host the 24-Hour Ultra World Championship for the first time, welcoming Spartan athletes, their families and friends back to our region,” said Tony Karwowski, North Lake Tahoe Resort Association CEO. “September is the perfect time for a late summer 24-hour event in North Lake Tahoe. Typically at this time of year warm weather sticks around and summer visitation tapers off, creating so many opportunities to reconnect with nature in the region. We can’t wait to inspire and be inspired by the athletic talent we’ll see at the Ultra World Championship.”