The Ultra World Championship

November 8 - 10, 2019

Join us for a legendary race through the village of Åre and mountains that surround it, hosted at the world-famous Holiday Club Åre.

Want to qualify for the 2019 Ultra World Championship?


For the first time ever, Spartan moves the Ultra World Championship from Iceland to a new destination: Sweden! Join us this November for a journey of Viking proportions, in the land where only the toughest survive. Hosted by Destination Åre, this endurance event will give participants access to the resources and accommodations of an internationally renowned resort. Push yourself for 24 hours on epic terrain, knowing that once you’re done, there’s an outdoor hot tub with your name on it. If you’re lucky, you’ll spot the Northern Lights.

Get ready for the great expedition. An adventure that will push your body and mind.


For the first time ever, Spartan is bringing the Ultra World Championship to the sky-scraping peaks of Sweden. Join us this November for a journey of Viking proportions, hosted by Destination Åre.

Whether you race in the Elite, Age Group or Open heat, you’ll push yourself for up to 24 hours on an epic course. Open racers do not have to qualify to the compete, but they’ll take on the same challenges and adventures as Elite and Age Group racers. Once you finish, there’s an outdoor hot tub with your name on it at Holiday Club Åre.



If you are gritty enough to keep pushing, you have 24 hours to run as many laps as possible. The Ultra World Champions will be the male and female with the most miles racked up in the 24 hours.

As you continue through the course, you may rest at our 24-hour transition area for racers and spectators. Between each lap, racers have the opportunity to regroup before heading back out for another lap. This lively festival will be a place for racers to replenish and warm up, and give spectators an indoor location to eat, drink and support their fellow Spartans.


Finishing any course in Sweden is no small feat. Whether you run an Elite, Open or Age Group event, you’ll have to conquer a rugged mountain course lined with obstacles to reach the finish line. But the rewards for reaching the end are sweet.

Ultra finishers who complete 30 miles will receive the exclusive 2019 Ultra World Championship Finisher Belt Buckle. Those who complete additional miles will earn an Ultra Lap Pins for each additional lap. Finishers also receive a collector-edition Ultra World Championship shirt, free professional photos and, of course, unlimited bragging rights. Elite Ultra competitors can also compete for up to $8,000 USD in cash prizes.


Join us in Sweden for a one-lap dash on the Championship course. Even though the Super is a shorter event at 8 miles and 25 obstacles, it’s an ideal way to experience this incredible landscape firsthand.

This is a perfect option for those who want to join the Ultra World Championship but can’t commit to 30+ miles just yet. It’s also a great opportunity for spectators traveling to Sweden to hit the same course as their Ultra-running friends.

Get outside, experience a lap of the course and go home with an exclusive Finisher Medal, Shirt and memories to last a lifetime.



Holiday Club Åre

Spartan has teamed up with Holiday Club Åre hotel to give you the ultimate Ultra World Championship experience.

This world-class resort is the hub for all things Ultra World Championship. Get access to the hotel spa overlooking Åresjön lake, training classes, dinner designed to boost your energy and more. Holiday Club Åre also is the home of the athlete briefing and post-race celebration. Plus, the convenient location is a short walk away from the Spartan start line.

Åre, Sweden

Åre is a locality and one of the leading Scandinavian ski resorts situated in Åre Municipality, Jämtland County, Sweden. This cozy, traditional mountain village offers alpine and nordic skiing, hiking, trail running, biking, restaurants and bars, shopping and more.

With an airport less than one hour away and a railway station in the middle of town, Åre is easily accessible no matter where you’re coming from. Learn more about traveling to Åre, Sweden here.

Ultra Schedule:

Ultra racers should arrive Friday morning, November 8 and depart no earlier than Monday morning, November 11. There is a mandatory pre-race briefing for Ultra racers: Friday afternoon, November 8 in Åre, Sweden.

  • Friday, November 8, 3 PM, Parade of Nations and mandatory Ultra pre-race briefing
  • Saturday, November 9, 12 PM, Ultra starts
  • Sunday, November 10, 1:30 PM, Ultra ends
  • Sunday, November 10, 7-9 PM, Post-race Party and Awards Ceremony

Super Schedule:

  • Saturday, November 9, 3 PM, Saturday Super starts
  • Sunday, November 10, 7 AM, Sunday Super starts

Ultra Finishers Receive:

  • 2019 Ultra World Championship Finisher Belt Buckle (for 30-mile Ultra Finishers)
  • Ultra Lap Pins for each lap completed after 30 miles
  • Collector-edition Finisher Shirt
  • More than $35,000 in cash prizes (Top Elite finishers only)
  • Free professional photos

Super Finishers Receive:

  • 2019 Sweden Super Finishers Medal
  • Collector-edition Finisher Shirt
  • Free professional photos

Besides an epic journey to Sweden, volunteers at the 2019 Ultra World Championship receive:

  • Free Super race in Sweden; OR free 2019 or 2020 race valid in Europe, US, UK and Canada
  • $50 merch credit for Spartan Shop
  • Volunteer Hoodie
  • Volunteer Delta Wedge
  • Volunteer Shirt
  • Complimentary lunch and snacks
  • Behind-the-scenes access to the most elite Spartan Ultra event in the world