The Trifecta is an exclusive reward earned after finishing three different Spartan race distances. To earn it, racers must complete one 5K Sprint or Stadion, one 10K Super and one half marathon distance Beast or 50K Ultra before November 6, 2020.
The Trifecta season ends on this date with the 2020 Trifecta World Championship in Sparta, Greece. If you earn your Trifecta within this timespan, you automatically qualify for the Trifecta World Championship.
You do not have to register with the Trifecta Pass in order to earn a Trifecta. However, Trifecta Pass holders earn some seriously awesome perks you won’t want to miss.
Shaun T is a man of many hats. He’s a motivational speaker, fitness guru, choreographer and father of twins. In 2018, Shaun decided to add another title to his resume: Trifecta Tribe member.
Join Shaun as he works towards his first-ever Trifecta. This four-part video series follows his journey through injury, triumph, rope climbing fails and plenty of mud.
Will he overcome these challenges and join the Tribe?
Completing six Trifectas in one year is no small task. Doing so while navigating the challenges of Cerebral Palsy is a feat in of itself.
But Georgie Ly is doing it. The Queens-born math professor is set to conquer 23 courses across the country in 2019.
Ly embraces the hardship of conquering each course, and pushes through with the support of his fellow Spartans.
“I’m just going to go and go and go,” said Ly, “because I know people will always help me.”
There’s no easy way to earn a Trifecta. But committing with the Trifecta Pass holds you accountable to finish, and earns you some pretty sweet perks along the way.
The Trifecta Pass is valid for any heat entry in 2020 to one Sprint or Stadion, one Super and one Beast. The Pass is not valid for Ultra events.
Trifecta Pass holders also earn an exclusive pass holder t-shirt and hat, free spectator passes, merch discounts, an annual subscription to Global Rescue’s Basic plan for travel assistance and free access to the Spartan Expo Series.
After each race of your Trifecta, you’ll earn a medal with a wedge attached to it. Once you complete all three races and earn three wedges, you’ll have a fully formed, unique Trifecta medal. You’ll also earn your name on the 2020 Trifecta finisher flag, a banner that celebrates the achievements of all 2020 finishers. The flag will be available for purchase after the 2020 season is complete.
But the real prize after you earn the Trifecta isn’t swag or a medal. Once you finish, you will become a part of the Trifecta Tribe. This tight-knit community of Trifecta finishers will have your back through thick and thin. Joining their ranks is a massive achievement, and deserves to be on every Spartan’s bucket list.
A member of the Spartan Trifecta Tribe finishes one of each Spartan distance — Sprint or Stadion, Super and Beast or Ultra. You may complete these races anywhere in the world. However, you must complete all three races before November 6, 2020, the date of the 2020 Trifecta World Championship.
You can earn multiple Trifectas in a single year, however, only one lap per day, per event will count toward this accomplishment. You do not need the Trifecta Pass to earn the Spartan Trifecta.
If you run in both the Elite and Open series, still only ONE run through the course, per day, per event will count towards a Trifecta.
The Hurricane Heat does not count toward a Trifecta. The entire Ultra course needs to be completed for it to count. Only completing one half of an Ultra does not count as a “Beast”.
You can run the races in any order. The Sprint or Stadion does not need to be the first event. There is nothing special that you will need to do to "claim" a Trifecta medal, as you will earn the three pieces of it as you complete your races during the season.
Once you have the third piece, the medals will fit together to complete one big Trifecta medal. If you are earning your 2X, 3X, etc. Trifecta medal, they are available on site at the event. To claim it, see our results tent and/or our announcer booth after you race. Trifecta merchandise (shirts, medal holders, etc.) will be available for sale at the merchandise tent at all events, but no additional merchandise, other than medal pieces, will be provided to Trifecta finishers.
Please note: All races in the world will award Trifecta medal pieces. There are no single Trifecta medals for any country.
Once you earn a Trifecta, you’re ⅓ of the way towards a Spartan Delta. This elite reward is comprised of nine wedges earned across three pillars of the Spartan lifestyle:
Mind: Knowledge, selflessness and community. Centered around training, coaching and giving back to the Spartan community by helping others. Wedges can be earned at Workout Tour classes, by volunteering, or at other community events.
Body: Athleticism, strength and competition. This is the Trifecta, earned by completing 1 Stadion or Sprint, 1 Super and 1 Beast or Ultra before the Trifecta World Championship.
Spirit: Grueling tests of character and transformation through adversity. Spartan’s Endurance events are found here, including the Hurricane Heat and Agoge.
Download the 2020 race schedule