2018 Spartan World Championship Schedule
Friday, September 28 4pm - Pre-Race Press Conference The weekend’s top elite competitors from around the world will discuss the road to Tahoe and the race ahead.
Saturday, September 29 7:30am - Elite Championship Beast In the Elite Championship Beast, each racer that stands at the start line has earned the right to compete through qualifying events along the 2018 Spartan Global Championship Series. The race also serves as the first leg of the Spartan $1 Million Trifecta – in which Spartan will award $1 million to the Elite Championship Beast winner in Tahoe if they can replicate 1st place finishes at the Spartan Trifecta World Championship in Sparta, Greece in November and the 24-hour Ultra World Championship in Iceland in December.
Locked and Loaded 24 Hours (LL24H) A 24-hour Isolation Challenge created by the Whiteboard Project in support of mental health, veterans, and first responders. LL24H will see three endurance athletes stepping inside a shipping container where they will run on a TrueForm Runner in an environment deprived of light, sound and any other typical data used to gauge and monitor performance. The athlete running the furthest during the 24-hours will walkaway the winner. Athletes include Retired United States Marine, Major Brian Chontosh (aka “Tosh”); three-time Ironman, John Witzing; and one of Canada’s top personal trainers, Josh Chessman.
Sunday, September 30 Team World Championship The Team World Championship unfolds along an 8-mile Spartan Super course with more than 25 signature obstacles. The second annual event features athletes on more than 20 country-specific male and female teams of three, competing for more than $10,000 in cash prizes.
WHEN: Friday, September 28 Friday, 2:30 pm: Panel discussions (Main Stage) Friday, 4:00 pm: Pre-race press conference (Main Stage) Friday, 5:45 pm: Spartan x Craft Fashion Show (Main Stage) Friday, 6:00 pm: Beast Feast Pre-Race Dinner (Olympic Village Lodge)
Saturday, September 29 Saturday, 2:00 pm: Locked and Loaded 24-Hour Isolation Challenge Saturday, 7:15 am: World Championship Beast Elite Heats begin Saturday, 8:00 am: World Championship Beast Age Group Heat begins Saturday, 8:45 am: Beast Open Heats begin Saturday, 9:00 am: Kids Races begin
Sunday, September 30 Sunday, 6:00 am: Ultra begins Sunday, 7:30 am: World Team Championship Sunday, 7:55 am: Fit CEO Challenge Sunday, 9:00 am: Kids Races begin
WHERE: Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows 1960 Squaw Valley Road, Olympic Valley, CA