2020: What is the Spartan Trifecta?

Updated March 17, 2020: The 2020 Trifecta Year has been extended through the end of 2020. So all races from November 4th, 2019 - December 31, 2020 will count towards the 2020 Trifecta. 


The Spartan Trifecta is a badge of honour, earned by pushing your mind, body, and spirit to achieve greatness. To become a member of the Trifecta Tribe, one must complete one of each Spartan distance - Sprint, Super, and Beast (or Ultra). You can earn multiple Trifectas in a single trifecta year, however only one lap per day, per event will count. 

New Trifecta Calendar for 2020: The Spartan Trifecta is no longer based on a calendar year (January - December). Now, the time frame to complete an official Trifecta will be based on the year between the Spartan Trifecta World Championships. The 2020 Trifecta Year will be between November 4th, 2019 and the date of the 2020 Trifecta World Championships on 5 November 2020. After the 2020 Trifecta World Championships, the Trifecta count will reset to zero for all racers. 

Crossover Period: With the change of the Trifecta calendar, there will be a crossover period, occurring from November 4th, 2019 until December 31st, 2019. Any races occurring in this time period can be applied to both a 2019 Trifecta AND a 2020 Trifecta. 

A Spartan Stadion race will count as a Sprint towards the Spartan Trifecta, however from 2020 onwards a City Sprint does not count towards a Spartan Trifecta.

A Spartan Ultra race will count as a Beast towards the Spartan Trifecta, so you may complete your Trifecta by doing the Beast OR the Ultra. Please note, the entire Ultra course must be completed in order for it to count. Only completing half will not count as a Beast towards your Trifecta. Completion of the Ultra will count as 1 Beast towards your Trifecta. 

Hurricane Heats, Agoge, Spartan Trail events, and Spartan City Sprints do NOT count towards the Spartan Trifecta. However, the Hurricane Heats and Agoge can be applied towards the Spartan Delta. 

You can complete the races in any order, the Sprint does not have to be completed first. 

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 visit our Future Race tent to be presented with your multi-Trifecta medal. If you're not able to collect your medal at the event, you'll be able to pick it up at your next event.

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.

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