How I can qualifiy for the European Championship 2020

The European Championship 2020 will be hosted in Oberndorf/Tyrol in Austria, on September 12, 2020.

The European Championship event will offer Championship Heats in the categories Elite and Age Group only (The Open heats are no European Championship heats). In order to race in Elite or Age Group category at the European Championship you will need to qualify.

The qualification system for the European Championship for 2020 is as follows:

  • Elite Racers qualify for the Championship by placing top 10 in category Elite at any Spartan Race in Europe between July 1st, 2019 and September 6th 2020.
  • Age Group Racers qualify for the Championship by placing top 10 in their Age Group category at any Spartan Race in Europe (Top 20 for all Races in DE/AT/CH)  between July 1st 2019 and September 6th, 2020.
  • For both qualifications we use the "roll down"* system. (* If the first place already got a qualification, the second will get his code and so on. that means also place 11 or 12 can be qualified)
Therefore, all events in Europe with races in categories Elite and/or Age Group until September 6th 2020, offer the possibility to qualify for the European Championship 2020.
Every qualified racer will receive an email invitation with his/her personal qualification code that is then to be used in order to sign up for the Championship event. It is not possible to register without your personal qualification code. The email invitation will be sent latest 3 weeks after the event where the qualification was accomplished.

IMPORTANT: you have to hold a passport of a European Country or be a permanent resident in a European Country in order to be eligible for prize money, awards and podium recognition. If you are not holding a passport of a European country or a permanent resident of a European Country you can qualify and race and are considered a "exhibition competitor".  It means if you are you classified as "exhibition competitor" you are not eligible for prize money, awards, and podium recognition.

WARNING : only racers 18 or older on the day of the race can take part in the Euro Champs! 

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