THE ULTRA

50K

60 OBSTACLES

With foundations in traditional ultrarunning, the Spartan Ultra merges the sport of obstacle course racing along with 50K courses and 60 obstacles to create a truly unique and brutal challenge. This is a serious ultra-distance athletic challenge.
STRENGTH
ENDURANCE
SPEED
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The Ultra almost always features formidable elevation gain, darkness, extreme weather, and unexpected challenges. Ultra events are a great place to meet equally crazy people. Each year, a 24hr Ultra World Championship sorts out the world’s best.
FIND ULTRA
WHAT YOU’LL EARN
Swag for the Ultra is collectible and coveted worldwide. Every finisher receives a belt buckle custom made for the race, and an Ultra wedge that can form a special Trifecta. The Ultra finisher t-shirt is one that only a select few get to wear.
Spartan Ultra finisher belt buckle, lanyard and t-shirt
Spartan Ultra finisher wedge
Ultra competitor pinney
Professional photos
*Check the Athlete Guide for exact details for your event.
The Experience
"The camaraderie was awesome! Every Ultra pushing each-other through the course."
Rea Kolbl
THE CHALLENGE

It may seem impossible at first, but if you made it this far down the page, with your determination and the right prep you can probably finish an Ultra. For starters, check out Spartan’s curated training plans for Ultra newbies. Once you’ve completed a few Ultras successfully, like any other sport your focus should switch to improving upon your previous efforts.

Training Center

Les besoins en équipement varient en fonction du terrain, des conditions météorologiques et selon le fait que vous soyez en montagne ou non. Quoi qu'il en soit, vous aurez besoin de plus d'équipement pour l'Ultra étant donné la distance. La plupart des coureurs de l’Ultra s'en remettent à une boîte de dépôt à mi-chemin. Prévoyez des couches imperméables, des chaussures et des chaussettes de rechange, une protection solaire, un sac ou un gilet d'hydratation, des aliments, une lampe frontale, une petite trousse médicale et d'autres articles pour les longs trajets.

GEAR UP
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FAQ

I’m a purist ultra runner. I’m dubious about this.
What are some of the harder things about the Ultra?
Can I race with friends?
I’m a pure runner / I’m not good at upper-body strength / insert excuse here.
What if I’m not fit enough to try this yet?
What is a Spartan Trifecta?