Spartan Trail Making Its Debut
5 Nov, 2020
The Spartan Trail is a new discipline in the Spartan wheelhouse. It features classic trail running, no obstacles and many distances. Each race takes place on beautiful, rugged trails around the world. Spartan also hosts the Spartan Trail World Championship series, with some of trail running’s most iconic events and athletes.
Spartan has gathered some of the best-in-class trail race directors and athletes to mastermind what goes into every event. The Spartan Trail concept is about finding the right balance between well-resourced, professional trail events that elevate the sport and your overall experience, and providing an equally intimate, community spirited race - the things that make smaller trail races so fun.
This is traditional trail running. Sometimes you might end with a fire jump, but this is celebratory and not any different to jumping over a small fallen tree. You can also circle around it.
Spartan has its roots in trail running, and the trail division at Spartan is run by highly experienced and dedicated trail runners. While Spartan is one of the biggest endurance race companies, putting on incredible events is the goal - as is bringing the magic of trail running to more people globally, adding to trail running what’s been missing for years, while keeping all the things that make trail running great. All that said, we don’t put on races from the back of a van.
There are both regular Spartan Trail races held around the world and of various distances, as well as big time champs races with a pedigree (eg. Patagonia Run, Fjällmaraton, Lavaredo). All races feature prize money and awards for top runners, as well as cool swag. There’s a friendly, community atmosphere at all Spartan Trail events, and you’re likely to meet some great folks. Spartan Trail Championship events will usually feature a larger and tougher field, course, and more cash up for grabs.