The Ultra World Championship

November 8 - 10, 2019

Join us for a great expedition through vast boreal forests and glaciated mountains at one of the leading Scandinavian ski resort, SkiStar Åre.


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.


You must complete at least 30 miles to be an Official Ultra Finisher in Sweden and to receive your Finisher Medal and Finisher Shirt. However, the looped Ultra course is open for 24 hours and you can keep racking up the miles within that time frame. You have the opportunity to stop in the transition area between each lap.

As the event nears, you will receive details like a suggested gear list and course map, but be prepared for a gritty 30 miles in challenging conditions. This is where you find out how far your body and mind can go.


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.

Thanks to the great facilities in Åre, there will be a 24-hour transition area for racers and spectators. Between each lap, racers have the opportunity to come inside and 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 Spartan.

Want to qualify for the 2019 Ultra World Championship?



Join the Ultra racers for one lap of the course. Don’t worry, the Super is still a great workout with approximately 8 miles and 25 obstacles. How else can you truly experience Sweden?

This is the perfect option for someone who wants to be a part of the Ultra World Championship excitement but can’t commit to 30+ miles. It’s also a great opportunity for spectators who are traveling to Sweden to support their long-distance-loving friends. Get outside, experience a lap of the course, and go home with your own Finisher Medal and Shirt.



Åre, Sweden

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Åre is a traditional mountain village where the wide range of skiing, shopping, restaurants and bars on offer are creating a real metropolitan vibe. The ski slopes and vistas are familiar from the many World Cup events that have been hosted here.

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: Friday afternoon, November 8 in Åre, Sweden.

  • Friday, November 8, Mandatory pre-race briefing
  • Saturday, November 9, 12 PM, Ultra starts
  • Sunday, November 10, 12 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

Finishers Receive:

  • 2019 Ultra World Championship Finisher Belt Buckle (for Official Ultra Finishers)
  • Ultra 50-mile, 75-mile and 100-mile Finisher Patches (if you hit those)
  • 2019 Sweden Super Finishers Medal (Super registrants only)
  • Collector-edition Finisher Shirt
  • Potential to share in more than $35,000 cash prizes
  • Free professional photos

Spartan needs your help to put on an exciting 24-hour endurance event. Sweden volunteers will receive the best perks and swag. Keep an eye out for more information and registration.

  • A free race per shift, redeemable in Europe, US, CA or UK
  • A free meal
  • Behind the scenes access to an exciting Championship event