New Spartan US National Series Dates

New Spartan Dates
New Spartan Dates

Spartan Race have announced that the USNS Spartan Race originally scheduled for San Luis Obispo on Sunday, April 11, has moved to the fall. The new date will be Sunday November 21st.

Here is what Spartan released regarding the SLO weekend for 2021.

This race has officially been postponed to November 20th (Spartan Beast, Spartan Ultra) and 21st (Spartan Super, Spartan Trail), 2021 and will take place at the same location as previously scheduled: Santa Margarita Ranch in Santa Margarita, CA. FInd all event details here

The Spartan Super on Sunday, November 21st, 2021 will be a National Series Race. For more details regarding the Spartan US National Series events please visit the FAQ here.

If, however, you are not able to attend the new date and would like to transfer to a new event in 2021, you will have until May 1st, 2021 to defer your event without a transfer fee. After that time, standard transfer fees and terms will apply. If you defer, a credit will be applied for the retail value of your registration at the time you registered, toward your new race. You will be responsible for any price difference on the new event.

US National Series

The following races make up the 2021 US National Series:

  • Jacksonville Sprint – Sunday February 28, 2021
  • Big Bear Super – Sunday May 16, 2021
  • Utah Beast – Saturday July 17, 2021
  • West Virginia Beast – Saturday August 28, 2021
  • San Luis Obispo Super – Sunday, November 21, 2021

US National Series Rules:

  • Your best 3 out of 5 races will count towards your final series ranking.
  • All race levels are scored the same. There is no weighting between race levels, for example Sprint vs Super, or Sprint vs Beast.
  • Only the specific USNS race distance will count towards the series ranking. Other races held on a USNS weekend do not count towards your series score.

World Championship Qualification:

On Monday October 25th 2021 at 12pm EDT, all Elite and Age Group leaderboards as they stand on this date for all global National & Regional Series, will be used to determine qualifying spots for the World Championship during.

If any series events take place after this date and standings are affected by said events, World Championship invites will not be rescinded from competitors, however any new qualifiers will be extended an invitation to World Championship.

The following table provides an overview of the 2021 World Championship qualifying system and spots allocated.



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Matt B. Davis

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