Spartan Race Announce Spartan Trail Series

Spartan Trail Series Will Feature 11 Races of 10 and 21k

Forefather of obstacle racing and by far the largest brand in the “adventure race” market, Spartan has announced they will be moving into the more traditional race format of trail running for 2019 with an 11 race (for now) series of what they brand as “Spartan Trail, where the only obstacle is the great outdoors”.

Spartan state, “We’re ditching the barbed wire and setting you loose on the most rugged terrain for an epic run you’ll never forget.” But are quick to remind “Spartan Trail isn’t your average Spartan Race. We’ve taken away all of our traditional obstacles, and replaced them with technical terrain, churning rivers, and lush forests for you to explore.”

Spartan Trail Series Launch
Photo – Spartan.com

Spartan Founder and CEO Joe De Sena commented to SGB Media “The ancient Spartans were known to run on the mountainous trails of Sparta, so it’s a natural extension of our brand as we work to motivate people everywhere to step outside of their comfort zones and learn there’s no limit to what they can achieve. Spartan Trail will provide a new opportunity for our racers while offering the trail running community an event like they have never experienced before.”

The Races

The Spartan Trail Series will series will kick of April 14th in Seattle and will offer 10k distances at all events and 21k distances a select events. 

According to the Spartan website:

The 10k (6.2 mile) race is offered at each of our Trail events, as it’s the perfect way to dive into the world of trail running. Whether you’re a roadrunner new to the Trail, or a seasoned Spartan ready for a new challenge, the 10k‘s the perfect competition for a wide variety of ability levels.

The 21k (13 mile) is an exclusive course offered at select Trail locations, with double the challenge and beautiful views. It’s the ultimate test of endurance and willpower. You’ll be fighting for your place in the rankings while competing against your own stamina.

Age Group competitors will fight for pride and a finisher medal while Elite racers will have a purse with money paying three deep of $250, $100, and $50. 

SeattleApril 14 201910K
SoCalMAY 19 2019
AustinMAY 19 201910K and 21K
MonterreyJUNE 2 2019
Palmerton JULY 14 2019
10K and 21K
Fort CarsonJULY 14 2019
10K and 21K
AshevilleJULY 28 2019
TahoeSEPT 29 2019
VirginiaOCT 27 201910K and 21K
SoCalOCT 27 201910K
Tri-State NJNOV 2 201910K and 21K

Find more information on the Spartan Website at https://www.spartan.com/en/trail




Jimmy Archer

Founder and Editor at DirtTRI.com. Jimmy has been a professional athlete for over 18 years as a runner, cyclist, mountain biker, cross country skier, and primarily, triathlete. Jimmy has a degree in exercise science from the University of Colorado and is a USA Triathlon and USA Cycling certified coach. Jimmy became a freelance writer in 2000 while competing and covering the ITU Winter Triathlon World Championship. Since that time Jimmy has been head editor at two magazines, been published in numerous publications within the endurance sport, recreation, and travel segments. Currently Jimmy is competing professionally in off-road multisport. In his spare time Jimmy passionately follows Formula 1, Moto GP, and is an avid cook.

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