What are the World Championships?

To run in the World Championship Heat for prize money and awards, you will need to earn a Spartan Coin.

There are 3 ways earn a Spartan Coin in 2017: 

  1. The Top 10 racers in the Men's and the Top 10 in the Women's Elite Heat at any Spartan event will earn a coin. 
  2. The Top 50 racers in both the US Elite Point Series standings and the World Elite Point series (the main standings not the Stadium series) after the last event before the World Championship event will earn a coin.
  3. Top Athletes from across the world will be invited by Spartan. We are talking Olympic gold medalists...winning your local 5K will not count. 


On top of getting a physical coin in 2017 all qualified racers in 2017 will earn a virtual coin so you can brag on Social Media.

How Do I Register for the World Championship Heat?

All Elite Racers should sign up for the Elite Heat in the World Championship Event, as usual. Coin holders (regardless of when the coin is earned) will be moved to the specific coin holder World Championship Heat automatically, prior to race day. 

Any racers signed up for the Elite heat that do NOT earn a coin will be placed in a second Elite wave for non-coin holders. The non-coin holder Elite wave will NOT be eligible for World Championship cash prizes, but will earn Elite Series points toward their overall points-ranking for the year. 

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