The Ultra may be set on a beautiful course, but it will demand strength of body, mind, and spirit to finish. With 50K and 60 obstacles, this is a true test of resilience. It is the longest timed distance in Spartan racing and the epitome of endurance.
There are only a few Ultras each year, so the event has an exciting, unique, and electric atmosphere. From Hawaii to Andorra to Iceland, the Ultra is held in some of the most epic locations around the world. With leg-crushing climbs, breathtaking views, technical running sections, relentless obstacles, and tough cutoff times, you’ll hate it and love it all at the same time.
Expect the unexpected when it comes to the Ultra. At grueling 50K, the course is longer than a marathon. Mix rugged terrain and 60 obstacles into the equation, and the Ultra race becomes a force of nature. Spartan race directors use every bit of the landscape to create a uniquely beautiful challenge. You are going to be on course for a while, (so bring your headlamp). While we strongly recommend wearing a hydration pack and bringing some energy fuel, you’ll also have a checkpoint station to refuel.
The Ultra is the toughest race that can count towards a TRIFECTA (in the place of a Beast). Complete three races: Either one Stadion or Sprint, one Super, and either one Beast or Ultra in a calendar year and you will join the TRIFECTA Tribe.
Finishing a Spartan Ultra is an amazing feat and the most rewarding feeling. What you thought was impossible now seems within reach. It will change your frame of reference.
When you cross that finish line, we're going to reward you with high fives, athletic recovery fuel, and some great finisher SWAG. You’ll get a Spartan Ultra finisher athletic shirt, and an Ultra TRIFECTA wedge - bringing you one step closer to your TRIFECTA medal. Instead of the standard Spartan medal though, Ultra finishers will receive a signature Ultra finisher belt buckle. You’ll also get free professional photos (available post race), race performance statistics and unlimited bragging rights.
There are three different race categories for the Spartan Ultra:
Regular Season Ultra Races (Top 3 Male & Top 3 Female):