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Most frequent questions and answers

About Borneo Trail Classic

In that scenario, most likely this event would be postponed and when that happens, we will defer your credit for the next date. 

The payment method available are via online payment with VISA and Mastercard. Kindly  note that ticket sales are not refundable.

This will be updated soon. Stay tuned!

Cut Off Time

*subject to change*

100km40 hours
50km20 hours
21km12 hours
10km7 hours
7km5 hours

About Spartan Trail World Championship

The Spartan Trail World Championship (STWC) is a global championship with multiple stops around the world. Each World Championship race will feature multiple distances. Elite runners will compete for prize money at each event then win points on the leaderboard for the final prize purse payout, and Age Group runners will compete for unique prizes at each event and points for the final leaderboard of their age.

They’re premier events around the globe offering points for the championship leaderboards and increased prize money for the top finishers in the Elite category. For the inaugural season, there will be 10 championship races tagged by labels by different levels. Each race will feature a Trail Ultra Championship distance and a Trail Run Championship distance.

There will be two separate championships held side by side, with a distance for each championship at every event, a Trail Ultra Championship (50k and more) and a Trail Run Championship (up to 49k). A Spartan Trail World Championship season does not stay within a calendar year, the inaugural season will begin in February 2021 and end in February 2022.

The inaugural season of the STWC will feature race labels that will mark the difference of prize money and points delivered of each race. Race labels, colors and icons are:

  • Crown Label  crown label badge
  • Blue Label
  • Green Label green label badge
  1. Spartan Trail World Championship: Canary Islands (Western Europe)
  • Transgrancanaria: February 24-27, 2021
  • Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain
  • Crown Label
  • Trail Ultra Championship distance: 129K
  • Trail Run Championship distance: 42K

  1. Spartan Trail World Championship: Patagonia (South America)
  • Patagonia Run: April 9-10, 2021
  • San Martín de los Andes, Neuquén, Argentina
  • Crown Label
  • Trail Ultra Championship distance: 100 Miles
  • Trail Run Championship distance: 42K

  1. Spartan Trail World Championship: Dolomites (Central Europe)
  • Lavaredo Ultra Trail: June 24-27, 2021
  • Cortina D’Ampezzo, Italy
  • Crown Label
  • Trail Ultra Championship distance: 120K
  • Trail Run Championship distance: 48K

  1. Spartan Trail World Championship: Australia (Oceania)
  • Brisbane Trail Ultra: July 10, 2021
  • Brisbane, Australia
  • Green Label
  • Trail Ultra Championship distance: 110K
  • Trail Run Championship distance: 30K

  1. Spartan Trail World Championship: Fjörds (Northern Europe)
  • Fjällmaraton: August 7, 2021
  • Äre, Sweden
  • Blue Label
  • Trail Ultra Championship distance: 100K
  • Trail Run Championship distance: 45K

  1. Spartan Trail World Championship: Pyrenees (Western Europe)
  • Ultra Pirineu: October 1-3, 2021
  • Bagà, Catalunya, Spain
  • Crown Label
  • Trail Ultra Championship distance: TBD
  • Trail Run Championship distance: TBD

  1. Spartan Trail World Championship: Asia Pacific (Asia)
  • Borneo Trail Classic: TBD
  • Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia
  • Blue Label
  • Trail Ultra Championship distance: TBD
  • Trail Run Championship distance: TBD
  1. Spartan Trail World Championship: Golden State (North America)
  • Golden Gate Trail Classic: Fall 2021
  • San Francisco, California, USA
  • Blue Label
  • Trail Ultra Championship distance: TBD
  • Trail Run Championship distance: TBD

  1. Spartan Trail World Championship: Lantau (Asia)
  • TransLantau: November (TBD)
  • Lantau Island, Hong Kong
  • Blue Label
  • Trail Ultra Championship distance: 104K
  • Trail Run Championship distance: 25K

  1. Spartan Trail World Championship: The Andes (South America)
  • Aconcagua Ultra Trail: February 2022 (TBD)
  • Los Penitentes, Mendoza, Argentina
  • Green Label
  • Trail Ultra Championship distance: 100K
  • Trail Run Championship distance: 42K

There will be two separate championships held side by side, with a distance for each championship at every event, a Trail Ultra Championship (50k and more) and a Trail Run Championship (up to 49k). A Spartan Trail World Championship season does not stay within a calendar year, the inaugural season will begin in February 2021 and end in February 2022.

Runners will have the option to choose between participating as an Elite or an Age Group racer. There will be eligibility requirements to participate as an Elite, while everyone can participate in Age Group.

The difference between Elites and Age Groups are prizes and leaderboards. Elites will be eligible for prize money on each individual STWC Halo Event and will rank in a unique, not-divided by age, gender leaderboard that will also have a final Prize purse. Age groups won’t have prize money, but will participate on each individual STWC Halo Event for exclusive prizes and also will have their individual leaderboard for their Age Group, with a final bundle of prizes for the winners of each division at the end of the Championship.

To participate as an Elite on the STWC and any of the Halo Events, you need to apply and be accepted. Please read the requirements and standards below before applying.

A runner that participates as an Elite on a STWC race, will be considered an Elite throughout the whole season and won’t rank on its Age Group leaderboard or awards. Same rule applies to those who choose to race as an Age Group.

If you participate in any of the Halo events as an age group, you will be automatically added to the STWC Age Group leaderboard on your corresponding age. Please make sure all your details are correct and revised once you sign up for the race, as we won’t make changes if there are any mistakes made by the runner.

Each STWC race will have an Elite category separated from the Age Groups. An athlete who chooses to participate as an Elite on any of the STWC races, won’t be allowed to “downgrade” to an Age Group during the rest of the season and will have to participate as an Elite in all the STWC races. Same rules apply for Age Group athletes.

To be considered an Elite you need to match any of these standards, and apply to the races you would like to participate in the form linked below:

 

Standard A

Trail Ultra Race Category
(ITRA M / L / XL)

Trail Race Category
(ITRA XXS / XS / S) 

 

ITRA Points

ITRA Points

Male

850+

850+

Female

750+

750+

 

Standard B

Trail Ultra Race Category
(ITRA M / L / XL)

Trail Race Category
(ITRA XXS / XS / S) 

 

ITRA Points

ITRA Points

Male

800+

800+

Female

700+

700+

 

If you don’t match any of these standards, please read the Alternate Standard below.

 

Alternate Standard

For each STWC race, we will review applications that do not meet any of the Standard A or Standard B results and will accept those runners based on the sole discretion of the STWC organizers. If an athlete believes their results match the general competitiveness of the standards above, such as a podium finish at a race with a higher average difficulty level or an FKT where your ITRA points may not accurately match you to the published standard, you may submit an application.

Year count for Applications

  • For season 2021, results from 2018, 2019 and 2020 will count for applications.
  • For season 2022, results from 2019, 2020 and 2021  will count for applications.
  • From season 2023 on, results from the past two years will count for applications (2021, 2022).

Elite Application

To apply as an Elite Athlete for the 2021 Spartan Trail World Championship, please complete the form linked HERE.

Doping Policy

We’re reviewing proposals and alternatives for the application of doping controls on the 2021 Spartan Trail World Championship. They will be communicated as soon as it’s decided.

To apply as an Elite Athlete for the 2021 Spartan Trail World Championship, please complete the form linked HERE.

Doping Policy

We’re reviewing proposals and alternatives for the application of doping controls on the 2021 Spartan Trail World Championship. They will be communicated as soon as it’s decided.

How does the points system work?

Point system works the same way for both Elite and Age Groups.

Two separate points leaderboards will be tracked, a Trail Ultra Championship Leaderboard, and a Trail Run Championship Leaderboard. Points are not combined between the two leaderboards.

  • Trail Ultra Championship Leaderboard– Only Trail Ultra Championship distances will be counted. 
  • Trail Run Championship Leaderboard– Trail Run Championship Race distances will be counted. 

Points are assigned based on an athlete’s final place and their gender, within their specified STWC category. Every label will have a different top score according to their hierarchy:

  • Crown Label- 1000 Points
  • Blue Label- 800 Points
  • Green Label- 600 Points

Integration with Regular Season Races

Spartan Trail Regular Season (Worldwide) races will be integrated in the STWC leaderboard, using Ultra races (50k) as part of the Trail Ultra leaderboard, and Half Marathon races as part of the Trail Run leaderboards. 10k races will not be counted:

  • Regular Season – 100 Points

Regular Season Elite and Age Group athletes will be counted on the final STWC leaderboard. A maximum of 8 Regular Season races will be counted. If an athlete races more than 8 Regular Season races, the best 8 races will be counted.

Points calculation

Using a Crown Label race as an example, points are calculated using the following formula:

1st Place Gender/Championship Finishers Time (Minutes)/Your Finish Time (Minutes) x 1000 = Total Points Score

Example:

  • 1st Place Gender/Championship Time – 60:00 Minutes
  • Your Time – 72:00 Minutes
  • 60/72 x 1000 = 833 Points

Bonus per position

To reduce the possibility of ties, we will add bonus for the first five position of each division (elite or age group) the following way:

  1. 100 Points
  2. 70 Points
  3. 50 Points
  4. 30 Points
  5. 15 Points

Leaderboard scoring races

Elites

A runner can participate in as many races as wanted, but the four best results will be counted. There will be a minimum of two races of any level to enter the Final Leaderboard, each athlete will be able to create its own strategy to score more points towards the end of the season.

Regular Season points can be counted as a wildcard, in case an athlete has one race missing to point for the final leaderboard.

  • IE: Has participated in only one STWC race, needs a second to qualify to the final leaderboard, uses Regular Season points. 
  • IE: Has two/three STWC races, wants to scale up on the final ranking, uses its Regular Season points.

Age Groups

Age Groups will be divided the following way (Male & Female)

  • Under 29
  • 30-39
  • 40-49
  • 50-59
  • 60+

A runner can participate in as many races as wanted, but the four best results will be counted. To qualify for the final leaderboard, an athlete will have to participate in at least two races.

Regular Season points will be counted as a wildcard, in case an athlete has one race missing to point for the final leaderboard.

  • IE: Has participated in only one STWC race, needs a second to qualify to the final leaderboard, uses Regular Season points. 
  • IE: Has two/three STWC races, wants to scale up on the final ranking, uses its Regular Season points.

Tie Rules

If there’s a tie at the final leaderboard in any podium / prize position:

For Elite Athletes, awards will be unified and will be distributed equally as a tie for each athlete.

For Age Group Athletes, the sum of positions on each STWC race will count to untie.

If there’s an athlete (Elite or Age Group) that has the same amount of points in less races, it’ll be considered as the winner towards the tier with more races.

If there’s a double tie (Only Age Group), where both points and positions match, there’ll be a coin toss between the athletes to untie.

 

Crown Label STWC Event

Trail Ultra

Trail Run

Male

Female

Male

Female

1

$2,500.00

$2,500.00

$2,300.00

$2,300.00

2

$2,000.00

$2,000.00

$1,500.00

$1,500.00

3

$1,000.00

$1,000.00

$800.00

$800.00

4

$800.00

$800.00

$600.00

$600.00

5

$600.00

$600.00

$400.00

$400.00

TOTAL

$6,900.00

$6,900.00

$5,600.00

$5,600.00

TOTAL: $25,000

 

Blue Label STWC Event

Trail Ultra

Trail Run

Male

Female

Male

Female

1

$2,000.00

$2,000.00

$1,500.00

$1,500.00

2

$1,500.00

$1,500.00

$1,000.00

$1,000.00

3

$800.00

$800.00

$600.00

$600.00

4

$600.00

$600.00

$400.00

$400.00

5

$400.00

$400.00

$200.00

$200.00

TOTAL

$5,300.00

$5,300.00

$3,700.00

$3,700.00

TOTAL: $18,000

 

Green Label STWC Event

Trail Ultra

Trail Run

Male

Female

Male

Female

1

$1,200.00

$1,200.00

$1,000.00

$1,000.00

2

$1,000.00

$1,000.00

$600.00

$600.00

3

$600.00

$600.00

$400.00

$400.00

4

$400.00

$400.00

$300.00

$300.00

5

$300.00

$300.00

$200.00

$200.00

TOTAL

$3,500.00

$3,500.00

$2,500.00

$2,500.00

TOTAL: $12,000

 

2021 STWC Final Leaderboard

Trail Ultra

Trail Run

Male

Female

Male

Female

1

$3,500.00

$3,500.00

$3,000.00

$3,000.00

2

$3,000.00

$3,000.00

$2,500.00

$2,500.00

3

$2,000.00

$2,000.00

$1,500.00

$1,500.00

4

$1,500.00

$1,500.00

$1,200.00

$1,200.00

5

$1,000.00

$1,000.00

$800.00

$800.00

TOTAL

$11,000.00

$11,000.00

$9,000.00

$9,000.00

TOTAL: $40,000

All values shown in US Dollars

The STWC passes are still not available, and will be updated as soon as they are. Stay tuned!