24 Hours/100 Miles/ $100K

Can you do it?

Spartan invites you to enter the 2018 Ultra World Championship in Iceland. 24 hours of non-stop action on and off the course, in one of the most incredible destinations in the world.

100 Mile Challenge

Spartan founder Joe De Sena is raising the stakes at this year’s Iceland Ultra World Championship. If an Ultra Finisher can complete 100 miles of the looped course, he or she will take home a $100,000 cash bonus. This offer is only for one person, so in the event that multiple racers complete 100 miles, only the fastest finisher will receive the prize. The 100-mile-winner must cross the finish line before 12 pm on Sunday and be a certified Finisher in order to win the bonus.

RACE FORMAT - ULTRA

24 hours, non-stop, as many miles as you can.

The Spartan 2018 Ultra World Championship is a first-class sporting event on the global calendar that takes ultra-endurance racing to a new level. All athletes will be strictly timed, ranked, and officiated. Support crews will have access to a secure heated indoor transition area.

Registration

Anyone is eligible to register for the Ultra Open category or Sprint but you must pre-qualify for the Ultra Elite and Age Group categories.

HOW DO I REGISTER?

Click Here For Ultra | Click here for Sprint

SPRINT

Sprint competitors ready to attack 1 lap of the course can now register above.

SUPPORT CREW

Support crew are free.

CATEGORIES

-Elite

-Age Groups (New Category)

-Open

Race Info

LOCATION

Hamarshöllin Address : Vorsabæjarvöllur, 810, Hveragerði, Iceland

Nearest International Airport: KEF

KEY FACTS

$100,000 up for grabs to the first to complete 100 miles in 24 hours
24hrs non-stop Ultra course
1 Lap Sprint course
Indoor heated festival and transition area
1 Support Crew Allowed

FINISHERS RECEIVE

Limited edition 2018 Spartan Ultra World Championship Finisher’s Belt Buckle
Ultra 50 mile, 75 mile, and 100 mile finisher patches
Limited edition 2018 Iceland Sprint Finishers Medal
Collectors’ Edition Iceland Finisher T-Shirt
Potential to share in more than $125,000 cash prizes
Free Professional Photos
A chance to see the Northern Lights

Volunteers

We need your help to put on an exciting 24-hour endurance event. Iceland Volunteers will receive additional perks and swag.
Iceland Volunteers receive:
-A free race per shift, redeemable in Europe, US, CA, or UK
-$50 merchandise credit redeemable online
-A volunteer hoodie

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.

FAQ

CAN ANYONE PRE-REGISTER? I HEARD I NEED AN INVITE.

Anyone anywhere is able to sign up for the sprint. There are qualifications that need to be met prior to racing the Ultra. Read more about the qualifications here

I ALREADY REGISTERED FOR THE ULTRA. CAN I DO THE AGOGE?

Yes. If you have already registered and paid for the Ultra, you can add on the Agoge for no extra cost. Please contact us@spartan.com and let our friendly support team know. If you haven’t registered for the Ultra yet and wish to do the Agoge, click here.

HOW MUCH MILEAGE DO I NEED TO DO TO FINISH?

In order to get an Ultra Finisher’s Belt Buckle and officially finish the race, you must complete at least 30 miles.

HOW MANY MILES AND HOW MANY OBSTACLES WILL THERE BE PER LOOP?

Approximately 5-8 miles per loop. Expect 15+ Spartan obstacles, as well as many natural obstacles such as single track, scree slopes, and some shallow thermal river crossings.

WILL THERE BE BURPEE PENALTIES FOR FAILING AN OBSTACLE?

Yes. The quantity is TBD. There will also be penalty loops

CAN I BRING A SUPPORT CREW?

Yes. Details to come.

WILL IT BE COLD?

Iceland in winter isn’t as cold as it sounds. Temperatures compared to the American northeast, for example, are relatively mild. You can expect December averages from -1°C to +4°C (30 to 39°F). Be prepared though for high winds, rain, snow, sun, fog, darkness, thermal river crossings, stray Vikings and lots more. A mandatory gear list will be provided at a later date.

WHAT KIND OF SHOES SHOULD I WEAR?

We recommend bringing several pairs, including one pair with an aggressive tread pattern suitable for slippery and muddy conditions. Use of spikes, cleats or shoe chains is not permitted.

HOW CAN I VOLUNTEER?

Please send a request to volunteer@spartan.com, and let us know you’re interested in volunteering for Iceland. One of our friendly team members will be in touch. Iceland promises to be an experience that is just as special for volunteers. Thanks for your support!

WHAT IF MULTIPLE PEOPLE FINISH 100 MILES?

In the event multiple people break 100 miles, the prize money for that accomplishment goes to the first person to finish 100-miles. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Mens and Womens Elite will be awarded in a podium ceremony following the race.

Other Questions?

Feel free to post your questions on the official Iceland Event page on Facebook or use the Live Chat feature on the bottom right side of this website and we’ll answer you as quickly as possible.

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