Spartan Sprint 5K World Championships – Hvar, Croatia 2024

After a year that has already seen the biggest payouts in OCR history at Alula Infinity, there has been a new announcement that Spartan Race have launched a 100 Meter and a 5K Sprint World Championship for 2024.

The date is Saturday, October 12, 2024 for the Spartan Sprint 5K World Championship.

With a $100,000 in cash prizes given out across both races, and a $20,000 top prize for the 100 Meter alone, it will be sure to attract some of the best from the OCR, and Ninja communities.

For the remainder of this article, we will list information about the Sprint 5K. You can find additional information about the 100 M Championship here.

Spartan Sprint 5K World Championships – Hvar, Croatia – Payouts

There will be a total of $35,000 paid out to the top 3 men and women each.

🏅 1st place – $10,000
🥈 2nd place – $5,000
🥉 3rd place – $2,500

Spartan Sprint 5K World Championships – Hvar, Croatia – Qualifications

How can I qualify for the Sprint World Championship race?

Qualifying for the Sprint World Championship race is primarily determined by the category in which you wish to compete:

  1. Pro Championship category
  2. Age Group Championship category

What are the qualification requirements for the Pro Championship category?

To qualify for the Pro Championship category, athletes must meet the following criteria:

Finish within the Top 50 at a 2024 Regional Championship event in the Pro Championship category. Regional championship events include the European Championships, Pan American Championships, and APAC Championships.

Spartan reserves the right to issue wildcard invitations to athletes who demonstrate exceptional performance or circumstances.

Are there any exceptions to the qualification requirements for the Pro Championship category?

While the primary method of qualification is through regional championship events, Spartan may issue wildcard invitations to select athletes at their discretion. These invitations are typically reserved for athletes who have demonstrated exceptional performance but may not have met the standard qualification criteria.

What if I don’t qualify for the Pro Championship category?

If you do not qualify for the Pro Championship category or prefer not to compete at that level, you may consider participating in the Age Group Championship category.

Is qualification required for the Age Group Championship category?

No, there is no qualification required for the Age Group Championship category. Athletes of all skill levels and experience levels are welcome to compete in this category without the need to qualify.

Spartan Sprint 5K World Championships – Hvar, Croatia – Registration

Am I able to register for the Pro Championship category, or should I wait until I have qualified?

Yes, you are able to register for the Pro Championship category for the World Championship Sprint even if you have not yet qualified.

What are the benefits of registering for the Pro Championship category before qualifying?

Registering early for the Pro Championship category allows you to secure the best prices and ensure your participation in this category. It also provides peace of mind by guaranteeing your spot in the category before it reaches capacity.

What happens if I register for the Pro Championship category but do not qualify before the event?

If you register for the Pro Championship category but do not qualify before the event, you will be moved to the Age Group category. This ensures that all participants are placed in the appropriate category based on their qualification status.

Will I receive a refund or credit if I am moved from the Pro Championship category to the Age Group category due to lack of qualification?

No refund or credit will be provided if your registration will be moved to the Age Group category.

You can register on the Spartan Race website here.

You can find additional information about the 100 M Championship here.

Matt B. Davis

is the host of the Obstacle Racing Media Podcast and the author of "Down and Dirty-The Essential Training Guide for Obstacle Races and Mud Runs". He is also the only (known) #wafflehouseelite obstacle racer.
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