Spartan announces 2021 race calendar

18 Sep 2020

By: Sport Industry Group

Spartan has announced its UK race calendar for the 2021 season, which will see races take place on five race weekends throughout England, Scotland and Wales.

The obstacle course race and endurance brand has a further two races already planned to end 2020 - with events in Windsor and the South East in October and November respectively - but has now announced the schedule for 2021.

The 2021 season will begin in June, with an event in the Brecon Beacons in Wales, with further race weekends in July at Market Harborough in England, September in Edinburgh in Scotland, in October in the South East of England before finishing with Spartan’s second Stadion event in November at Twickenham Stadium in London.

“We are really excited to announce the schedule for the highly anticipated 2021 race season, showcasing five of our most stunning venues to our Spartan community as well as any new racers looking to join us along the way,” said Spartan UK and Ireland Managing Director, Matt Brooke.

“It is our mission to inspire as many people as possible to realise their fitness goals by offering a variety of new and exciting experiences, such as our brand new trail series, each season. It’s been a difficult year for everyone but looking ahead to 2021 and what we have planned, we can’t wait for our loyal racers, partners and volunteers to experience the Spartan race day they have been longing for and deserve.”

Each 2021 event will feature a new set of guidelines to ensure the welfare and protection of participants with hand sanitisation stations, temperature testing and screening for racers, volunteers and staff as well as reduced heat sizes for those taking part as well as strict capacity monitoring.  

For the first time in three years, Spartan will also feature two ‘Trifecta weekends’ - at the Brecon Beacons and Edinburgh events - with Sprint (5K, 20 obstacles), Super (10K, 25 obstacles) and Beast (21K, 30 obstacles) races all taking place in one weekend. The brand says most racers will attempt one distance over the weekend, but competitors can compete in all three, with those who successfully complete the feat eligible to join the ‘Trifecta Tribe’ and earn a spot to represent the UK at the Trifecta World Championships in Sparta, Greece on 4-7 November 2021.