Spartan Race has officially announced the location of the 2021 Spartan Ultra World Championship. And what was a surprise to everyone, the 2021 location will be Telluride CO! That’s right. It’s going to be cold and getting there isn’t going to be easy for most. But having spent some time in he Telluride area, I can say this is going to be an incredible race.
- The 2021 Spartan Ultra World Championship will be held in Telluride, CO, offering a challenging course with 10 miles and 25 obstacles.
- There are three race groups: Elites, Age Group, and an Open group for those without qualification.
- Qualification for Elites and Age Group requires top finishes in specific race waves.
- Spartan Race’s choice of Telluride showcases a stunning yet challenging location for the event.
2021 Spartan Ultra World Championship – Telluride CO
What We Know so Far
It would be a lot easier to write about what we don’t know but I will keep this updated once more info comes out. For now the info released only gives out one big clue about the course. And that is that it mentions a 10 mile course with 25 obstacles. This would be a long lap for most 24 hour events so it will be interesting to see what what the final distance comes in at.
There will be three race groups. Both Elites and Age Group will need to qualify and there will be an Open group for anyone that want to sign up.
As I mention above I’ll keep this page up to date with more info as it comes out. Below is a link to the official Spartan Race page, announcement video, and video from Obstacle Racing Media with a lot of great info.
The Official Announcement Video
Obstacle Racing Media Announcement
How to Qualify for the 2021 Spartan Ultra World Championship
For the 2021 Spartan Ultra World Championship you will need to qualify for both Elite and Age group categories. With a certain number of elite spots reserved for specific regions (North America, Europe, Australia, ect.).
- To qualify for Elites you will need finish top 10 in the elite wave at another race.
- To qualify for Age Group you need to finish top 5 in your age group wave at another race.
- There is an Open Group that does not require qualification to sing up.
Spartan Race continues to find ways to push the locations of these Ultra World Championship events. And with most travelers going to have to stay close to home. This was a good choice by Spartan Race. It won’t be cheap or easy to get to as far as a location in the continental US goes. But I can attest first and that this is one of the most beautiful places in the country.
Let’s us know your thoughts on the location in the comments below!