By Mathias Eichler
The Trail Running Film Festival - Back on Tour for 2023.
Back in 2018, in ‘before COVID-times’, Spartan showed up on the trail running scene. Most of the races they offered had shorter distances, but a couple were ultras. Some races were new ones in new locations, others were partnerships with existing races, like the Lavaredo Ultra Trail in 2021. Spartan also tied these all together and called its circuit a “World Championship”. Not to confuse anyone.
Spartan probably felt the need to diversify into the growing segment of ‘trail running’. The OCR crave is waning and trail races offer a seemingly simpler way to host events. Less fire and less obstacles.
Now in 2022 it seems like Spartan Trail is still around.
Here’s how Spartan breaks down their current race offerings:
There’s not a single race in the Alps in the lineup, which is quite fascinating. Transgrancanaria seems to be the biggest name still on their global circuit. Is anyone running that circuit? Following the racers? Reporting on the events?