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What is a Spartan Trifecta? How do I earn it?

A member of the Spartan Trifecta Tribe finishes one of each Spartan distance - Sprint, Super and Beast (or Ultra), anywhere in the world. One of each distance must be completed within the Trifecta qualification year, which runs between our Spartan Trifecta World Championship event each year, taking place the first weekend of November. 
2019 Trifecta Year: All events within calendar year 2019
2020 Trifecta Year: Begins Monday, November 4th 2019 and concludes Sunday, November 8, 2020.

For the 2019/2020 Trifecta Season ONLY, there will be a limited transition period, as we switch away from calendar year qualification and to the Trifecta season year. 
An event completed between Nov. 4, 2019 and Dec. 31, 2019 falls within this crossover period and WILL count toward BOTH the 2019 and 2020 trifecta years, in order not to shorten one year or the other.

You can earn multiple Trifectas in a single year, however only one lap per day, per event will count toward this accomplishment. All athletes trifecta status resets to 0 at the end of each Trifecta Year.
(If you run in both the Elite and Open series, still only ONE run through the course, per day, per event will count towards a trifecta.)

  • The Hurricane Heat does not count toward a Trifecta.
  • Trail events do not count toward a Trifecta.
  • Stadion events do count as a "Sprint" towards the Trifecta.
  • The entire Ultra course needs to be completed for it to count. Only completing half does not result in a "Beast" towards your Trifecta. 
  • You do not need the trifecta pass to earn the Spartan Trifecta. (But it can be a great deal!)


You can run the races in any order, the Sprint does not need to be the first event.

There is nothing special that you will need to do to "claim" a trifecta medal, as you will earn the three pieces of it, as you complete your races during the season. Once you have your third piece, the medals will fit together to complete one big Trifecta medal*. If you are earning your 2x, 3x, etc. Trifecta medal, they are available on site at the event**. Please complete your race, then see our results tent and/or our dedicated Trifecta Tent to be presented with your multi-Trifecta medal. 

Trifecta merchandise (shirts, medal holders, etc.) will be available for sale at the merchandise tent at all events, but no additional merchandise, other than medal pieces, will be provided to Trifecta finishers.

Please note: Starting in 2015 all races in the world will award the Trifecta medal pieces. There are no single trifecta medals for any country. 

*Trifecta wedge pieces (awarded with a finisher medal at every event) will remain tied to the calendar year in which they were earned. 2019 and 2020 wedges work interchangeably to form a 1x Trifecta medal and fit in the standard delta and trifecta plate. 
**Racers who may earn a Multi-Trifecta Medal (2x, 3x, etc.) for the 2020 season, during the limited crossover period in 2019 will NOT be able to pick up their 2020 Trifecta Season Multi Trifecta medal on site at the event. 2020 multi-trifecta medals will be available in early 2020 and will be shipped to eligible racers when they are available. Eligible racers should submit a request to customer service (info@ca.spartan.com) with their complete mailing address and qualifying races for verification.

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