After the cancellation of the Spartan US National Series in 2020, the USNS is back in full swing in 2021.
The five-event OCR series, presented by USANA, features some of the sport’s best female and male athletes at some of the most challenging outdoor venues across the country. The US National Series (USNS) kicked off on Feb. 28 in Jacksonville, Fla. with a 5K, 20-obstacle Spartan Sprint.
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5 Stops Across the United States
Following the Jacksonville event, Spartan’s USNS continues to Huntsville, Utah, on July 17, where racers will experience additional elevation and steep, technical descents during a 21K, 30-obstacle Spartan Beast. Two weeks later, on July 31, it's onto Asheville, North Carolina for a 10K, 25-obstacle Spartan Super.
On Aug. 28, the series heads to the hills of West Virginia for a Spartan Beast at the Summit Bechtel Reserve, the former site of the Spartan North American Championship. The final stop of the 2021 USNS is Big Bear Lake (October 17) for an epic Spartan Super on unpredictable mountain terrain.
Spartan USNS winners are decided by cumulative event points, with the best three out of five races counting towards the final leaderboard. Following the series, athletes from the U.S, Canada, and Mexico will compete in the Spartan North American Championship, with all roads leading to the 2021 Spartan World Championship in Abu Dhabi. The World Championship — the first to be held outside of the United States — will take place Dec. 3-4.
Athletes of All Skill Levels Can Compete (and Win)
In addition to the qualified elite field, competitive athletes will enter 10 women’s and men’s age group categories: 14-17, 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, and 60+. Each Spartan USNS race weekend also features open heat events for athletes of all skill levels.