2021 ULTRA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

TELLURIDE,

CO

After three brutal years in the Nordics, the Ultra World Championship comes to the United States for the first time. The course with 25 obstacles will test racers day and night for 24 hours at altitude, along with the longest loop in UWC history of 10k.
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This fall, the peaceful ski Town of Mountain Village, CO transforms into a brutal battle ground. The action starts on Saturday at the Telluride Ski and Golf Club as obstacle racers compete on an epic mountain Beast course. Then, on Sunday morning, Elite racers will fight it out during the first Spartan Ultra® World Championship on American soil. Don’t miss your chance to be part of this historic Championship weekend.
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What You’ll Earn
The coveted Spartan Ultra World Championship swag is as unique as the brave souls who endure the race. Finisher shirts, lap pins, the elusive Spartan Ultra belt buckle and more await on the other side of the finish line. Do you have what it takes?
2021 ULTRA WC Special Edition Finisher T-Shirt
2021 ULTRA WC Finisher Belt Buckle
Ultra Lap Finisher Pins
Cash prizes (Elite) and awards (Elite and Age Group)
Check the Ultra Championship Event Page for exact details of the event.
THE EXPERIENCE
TELLURIDE SKI AND GOLF CLUB TOWN OF MOUNTAIN VILLAGE, CO
OCTOBER 9-11, 2021
Weekend Schedule

Friday, October 8th:
3:00 pm: Vertical 300m Heat

Saturday, October 9th
7:30 am: Beast Heats Begin
4:00 pm: Spartan Parade of Nations and Opening Ceremony
6:30 pm: Athletic Brewing Athlete Dinner

Sunday, October 10th:
10:00 am: Ultra World Championships Race Starts (all categories)

Monday, October 11th:
9:00 am: Ultra Start Line Closes
11:30 am: Finish Line Closes after 24+ hours of racing.
6:00 pm: Award Ceremony at Telluride Conference Center

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Telluride may be tucked away in the Southwest corner of Colorado, but it is easily accessible by several means of transportation. Whether you’re road tripping or flying in, there are options that fit every Spartan’s budget. All local airports have door-to-door ground transportation to Mountain Village. Once in town, enjoy free transportation with Dial-A-Ride.

Lodging and accommodations are abundant, ranging from luxurious vacation homes to affordable hotel and rental options. Spartan has partnered with several lodging partners to offer fully loaded travel packages at a discounted rate. Stay tuned for the release of these packages.

Make the most of the holiday weekend and enjoy everything Telluride has to offer.

MTJ
Montrose-Telluride Regional Airport
75 minute drive

GJT
Grand Junction Regional Airport
2.5 hour drive

BOOK TRAVEL
SPARTAN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
2021 World Championships
Sep 25 2021
North American Championship
Dec 03 2021
Spartan World Championship
Nov 05 2022
Trifecta World Championship

FAQ

Do I have to be a pro or qualify to race the Ultra World Championship?
I’m a purist ultrarunner or trail runner. Is this for me?
What are some of the harder things about the Spartan Ultra?
Can I race with friends?
I’m a runner / I’m not good at upper-body strength / insert excuse here.
What if I’m not fit enough? This is a championship right?
Does this count toward the Trifecta?