Join us in one of the most remarkable destinations in the world: Iceland. Known for friendly locals, stunning scenery and endless adventure.

Challenge yourself on terrain that is both beautiful and harsh.

The choice is yours: Which distance will you dare?

5 MILES / 1 LAP

30 MILES / 6 LAPS

*Think you can keep pushing past 30 miles? Race for 24 hours and earn a coveted limited edition medal. The male and female warriors with the most miles will be crowned the Ultra World Champions.

5 MILES UNDER THE LIGHTS

SPRINT – 1 LAP/ 5 MILES / 20 OBSTACLES

Join the Ultra racers for 1 lap of the 5-mile course. Don’t be fooled, you will still get a grueling workout and endurance challenge in just 5 miles.

30 MILES OF HEART AND GRIT

ULTRA – 6 LAPS / 30 MILES / 120 OBSTACLES

To be an Official Ultra Finisher in Iceland, you must complete at least 30 miles/6 laps. You will receive your 2019 Iceland Ultra Finisher Belt Buckle and Finisher T-Shirt. However, the Ultra course is open for 24 hours, and you can keep racking up miles within that time frame.

KEEP PUSHING FOR 24 HOURS

If you are gritty enough to keep pushing, you have 24 hours to run as many laps as possible. The Iceland Ultra Champions will be the male and female warriors with the most miles racked up in the 24 hours. Everyone who meets the time requirements will receive an exclusive 24-Hour Ultra Finisher Medal and lifelong bragging rights.

A CHALLENGE FROM OUR CEO

Spartan Founder and CEO, Joe De Sena, has called out the ultimate challenge. If an Ultra Finisher can complete 100 miles of the looped course within the time limits, he or she will take home a $100,000 cash bonus. This challenge is only for one person. In the event that multiple people complete 100 miles, only the fastest finisher will receive the prize.

Race Info

LOCATION

Hamarshöllin Address : Vorsabæjarvöllur, 810, Hveragerði, Iceland

Fly into: Keflavik International Airport in Reykjavik (KEF).

TIMING

All competitors should arrive Friday morning, December 7 and fly out no earlier than Monday morning, December 10.

Mandatory Pre-Race Briefing: Friday evening, December 7

Ultra start time: Saturday, December 8, 12 PM

Ultra end time: Sunday, December 9, 12 PM

Sprint start time: Saturday 3PM and Sunday 7AM

KEY FACTS

  • 1 lap = 5 miles
  • Must complete at least 6 laps to get your Ultra Belt Buckle and Finisher Shirt
  • Keep racing for 24 hours to receive the 24-Hour Medal
  • To win, complete the most laps within the 24-hour time requirements
  • More than $125,000 in cash prizes awarded to the top 3 Male and Female competitors
  • Indoor heated festival for Spectators and Transition Area for racers between each lap
  • No support crew allowed
  • Sprint course = 1 lap. Offered on both Saturday and Sunday

 

FINISHERS RECEIVE

  • 2018 Ultra World Championship Finisher Belt Buckle
  • 24-hr Finisher Medal
  • Ultra 50-mile, 75-mile and 100-mile Finisher patches
  • 2018 Iceland Sprint Finishers Medal
  • Collector edition Iceland Finisher Shirt
  • Potential to share in more than 125,000 cash prizes
  • Free professional photos
  • A story of a lifetime and the chance to see the Northern Lights

 

Volunteers

We need your help to put on an exciting 24-hour endurance event. Iceland volunteers will receive the best perks and swag:

  • A free race per shift, redeemable in Europe, US, CA or UK
  • $50 merchandise credit, redeemable online
  • Volunteer hoodie
  • A free meal
  • Behind the scenes access to one of our most exciting Championship events

Registration

Anyone can register for the Ultra Open category or the Sprint, but you must qualify for the Ultra Elite and Age Group categories.

Questions? Read our FAQ.

Be Prepared

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

Gear up for Iceland’s technical terrain and unpredictable weather with performance gear from the Spartan x Craft collection. Craft has 40 years of experience creating functional sportswear that will keep you dry and at optimal body temperature in all weather conditions.

Where to stay

NEAR THE SPARTAN RACE VENUE

The town of Hveragerði, known as the hot springs capital of the world, has a variety of great accommodations just minutes from the race venue. Some traveler favorites are Hotel Örk or Frost & Fire Hotel, but there are several unique options in the area.

Schedule

All Ultra competitors are required to attend the pre-race briefing on Friday 15th in the afternoon. You should plan on departing Iceland no sooner than the following Monday morning. Specific details with transport information, locations and times will be provided to all registered competitors once the event is declared open.

Travel Packages

Spartan has collaborated with Iceland Travel to prepare exclusive travel packages to suit your budget, with 2 star up to 4 star options and the very best available rates. Upon booking, accommodation packages will be further customizable to give you the flexibility to plan the best Iceland experience possible.

Invite your friends and family to join you! Save 50% on accommodation by sharing one of the below packages with a friend. You also have the option of rounding up a team of 4 people to share this trip of a lifetime.

2 Star Hotel
*Starting At
$351

Hotel Package includes:

– 3 nights in Reykjavik 15th-18th

– Up to 2 people

– Breakfast

– All Taxes

3 Star Hotel
*Starting At
$513

Hotel Package includes:

– 3 nights in Reykjavik 15th-18th

– Up to 2 people

– Breakfast

– All Taxes

4 Star Hotel
*Starting At
$726

Hotel Package includes:

– 3 nights in Reykjavik 15th-18th

– Up to 2 people

– Breakfast

– All Taxes

Save 50% on accommodation by sharing one of the above packages with a friend. You have the option of rounding up a team of 4 to share this trip of a lifetime.

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