World Championship

World Championship

2016 Spartan Race World Championship returns to Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe has become a spring of Spartan champions and a nexus of competition. For this year’s World Championship, Spartan returns to the same waters that baptised men’s champion Robert Killian, of the United States and the women’s winner, the Czech Republic’s Zuzana Kocumova into the highest ranks of Spartan honor.

Despite its familiar name, Lake Tahoe will take racers through a fresh network of trails this October. With open, competitive, and elite racers representing an unprecedented number of countries from across the globe, this year’s Spartan Race World Championship will require more tenacity and lift spirits higher than ever before.


Place top 5 at any US or international Spartan Race. If top 5 finishers have already qualified, a roll down to the next applicable racer will take place.

More than $100,000 in Cash and Prizes:

Top 5 Men’s and Women’s finishers

  • 1st $15,000
  • 2nd $10,000
  • 3rd $5,000
  • 4th $4,000
  • 5th $3,000

Payout goes to the top 20 men’s and women’s finishers.


Saturday, October 1st:

  • Spartan Beast: World Championship Beast
  • Spartan Beast: Elite, Competitive and Open Categories
  • Spartan Kids Race

Sunday, October 2nd:

  • Spartan Sprint
  • Spartan Beast
  • Spartan Ultra Beast
  • Spartan Charity Challenge
  • Spartan Kids Race

Congratulations to our 2015 Winners





Qualifying for the Elite Heat

Here is everything you need to know about qualifying for, and then registering for, the World Championship Elite Heat.

What you need to do:

  1. Place top 5 at any Spartan event worldwide
  2. Register for the Saturday Beast – Elite
  3. Compete for prize money!

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Earn Your Coin

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Prize Money

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