SPARTAN TRAIL 2021: TEN RACES. TRANSGRANCANARIA, LAVAREDO, ULTRA PIRINEU, PATAGONIA RUN, ACONCAGUA ULTRA AND MORE…
Spartan, the world’s leading endurance sports and wellness brand, has stepped up to the trail running world in a complicated year. Having cancelled its inaugural season as a result of the global pandemic, the Spartan Trail World Championship kicks-off with some of the most prestigious races in the world. The reloaded series features new events and a new format, reaching the world’s trail running community.
SPARTAN TRAIL 2021
The Spartan Trail 2021 will take place on four continents. It has been sought to create a circuit of interest for both elites and popular runners. The Spartan brand made the big leap into the world of trail running in a difficult year, 2020. Having cancelled its inaugural season as a result of the world pandemic, the Spartan Trail returns to the track with some of the most prestigious races in the world.
SPARTAN, WORLD SPORTS EVENTS BRAND.
Spartan is a global experiential sport and wellness brand with a 10 million+ strong community.
They create transformational experiences, products, and content to help people, companies and
teams tear down boundaries and expand what they believe to be possible. Spartan combines
large scale global events with a vibrant digital content and community platform. With 250
events across more than 40 countries on six continents, Spartan is the world’s leading extreme
wellness and endurance brand.
Regarding mountain racing, Spartan has a long-term growth plan of its brand in trail running, which highlights the expansion off the current circuit, integrating the races of its regular season worldwide.
SPARTAN TRAIL 2021, CALENDAR: CROWN, BLUE, GREEN.
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 49k distances) and “Trail Ultra Championship” (50k 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 important prizes at each stop and for a final bundle at the end of the Championship. Each stop is categorized by three different labels, which separate from each other by the amount of points and prize money they give,based on events hierarchy and antiquity:
The renewed championship will have new events and a new format divided into two categories on one side and three levels on the other.
Two categories, Trail Run and Trail Ultra: The circuit has 10 appointments throughout the world, on four continents, which will award points for the final ranking and will be divided into two categories:
“Trail Run Championship” (races up to 49k) and “Trail Ultra Championship” (Races of 50k or more).
Three modes: Crown, Blue and Green. The stops will carry three different labels, which differ from each other by the amount of cash points and prizes they award, based on hierarchy and age
THE 10 EVENTS:
The 2021 Spartan Trail World Championship calendar includes some of the best trail running festivals in the world, as well as young races that will be boosted by the Spartan brand and with the help of their World Championship companions. From a Hispanic point of view, four careers stand out: The Spanish Transgrancanaria and Ultra Pirineu, which are placed at the top, CROWN modality. As well as Argentina’s Patagonia Run (Crown) and Aconcagua Ultra Trail (Green).
Runners can participate as an Elite or as an Age Group athlete. Elite runners must apply and be
accepted by matching standards, which can be found on the 2021 Spartan Trail World
Championships FAQ page, while everyone can participate as an Age Group athlete. The 2021
Spartan Trail World Championship points system aims for a clear way of ranking both Elite and
Age Group runners. Points will be calculated based on a maximum quota for the winner (male
or female), and distributed by an equation which is time-based. To avoid ties, bonus per
podium (1st to 5th) will be awarded.
SPARTAN TRAIL 2021: ORGANIZATION COMMENTS.
“In 2019, we saw the inaugural Spartan Trail season bring some of the best runners in the
world to our courses alongside intermediate runners and newcomers to the sport,” said
Spartan Founder and CEO Joe De Sena. “After being sidelined 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.”
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
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