2024 Sprint & 100M World Championship



In 2024, Hvar, Croatia's coastal jewel, will host the first ever Spartan Sprint World Championship and the new format 100M World Championship, marrying thrilling sport with the island's captivating beauty. Known for its vibrant culture, historic allure, and stunning scenery, Hvar is the perfect backdrop for this new format high-energy event. Here, athletes will challenge themselves in one of Europe's most beloved destinations.
October 10-13, 2024
Hvar, Croatia
2024 Sprint & 100M Championship Weekend

This October, join Spartan in Hvar, Croatia, for a weekend of OCR, cultural immersion and a chance to etch yourself in Spartan history at the first ever Championship for the Sprint 5K & 100M distances.
Embark on a journey through various swims, challenging floating obstacles, and a climb to the iconic fortress. The race includes technical running on rocky shores, stunning beaches, and 30% city running, integrating the event seamlessly into the small city offering a unique immersive experience in Hvar's beauty.

The Main Events:
100M WC (Friday-Saturday, Oct 11-12)
Sprint 5K WC (Sunday, Oct 13)

Also on show:
Besides the WC heats, there will be Beast 21k (Saturday 12th) Super 10k (Sunday 13th) & Kids (Friday) races on .

100m course is also available for ‘open practice for all athletes’ on Sunday 13th.

Spartan Trifecta Weekend
Earn a Trifecta on the island of Hvar, alongside the 100m and Sprint World Championships. Take on the Sprint, 5K Super, and Beast 21K races to earn championship medals and the coveted Trifecta Weekend medal, adding a tally to your Trifecta count. Race through stunning trails, ancient ruins, and pristine beaches in one of the world's most picturesque locations. Enjoy a weekend of celebrations with Hvar's perfect climate, rich culture, and vibrant nightlife. Conquer world-class obstacles and forge new friendships. Competitive heats available on Beast 21K and Sprint 5K only.

Sprint World Championships

Compete at the first ever Spartan Sprint World Championship event. 5K, 20 Obstacles, and a place in Spartan history is on the line. The Sprint races take place Saturday, Oct 12th:

  • Pro Championship Heats Men & Women
  • Age Group Championship Heats Men & Women


  • Open Heats

Pro Champs Heat: Finish Top 50 Overall in the Pro Championship Heat of a Regional Champs Race.

Age Group Champs Heat: Qualification is not required.

What’s on the line:
Pro Championship athletes will compete for a place on the podium and their share of the championship prize purse (1st $10,000 / 2nd $5,000 / 3rd $2,500). Age Group Championship athletes will compete for their place on the Age Group podium.

100M World Champs

Be among the first Spartan’s to attempt our fastest and most intense OCR format yet – the 100M World Championship.

100M, 12 Obstacles:
The 100M World Championship is all about speed, strength and agility. With only a few meters between each obstacles, this event will be all action. Finals will entail a merciless head-to-head knockout format. Expect rivalry, suspense, falls, unseen athletic feats and a one-of-a-kind show to crown the best obstacle specialist in the world.

The 100M course will start in the historical city square of Hvar, facing the Adriatic Sea, culminating with the classic Spartan race finish line on the mediterranean pier.


  • Top 5 Finish at a 2024 National Series Sprint (Pro Championship Heat)
  • Top 5 Overall Finish at a 2023 Elite Series (PANAM, EU, PH)

Nominations via OCR National Federations: National Federations have the opportunity to nominate athletes to compete in the Spartan Race 100M Championship by submitting a nomination form to Spartan Race. Applications will be reviewed by Spartan, and all those accepted will receive an email invitation to enter. Please contact your OCR National Federation for further details on nominations.
A limited number of wildcard slots will be available - stay tuned for more info.

What’s on the line:
100M athletes will compete for a place on the podium and their share of the championship prize purse (1st $20,000 / 2nd $10,000 / 3rd $2,500).

How to get there

Hvar, the coastal gem of Croatia, is the island destination of Croatia. Click here for even more information on how to get to Hvar. Discover also all information in our dedicated Hvar Travel Guide HERE.

The best option for flying to Croatia is the Split Airport (SPU) - 42km from Hvar.

From the airport, take the Split -> Hvar ferry. The ferry has 10 journeys per day, approx €6 -€20 per foot passenger, duration ranging between 50 minutes - 2 hours 25 minutes. Car transport is available.

Renting A Car:
You won’t need a car in Hvar, but if you’d like one, the best place to rent a car is through CARWIZ, use code ‘CWHVAR’ for 20% off.
Cars can be picked-up in Split on two locations:

  • Split Airport
  • Split City Center
Where to stay

We highly recommend indulging in the unparalleled hospitality and luxury offered by these esteemed hotels, book with us and save:

  • Amfora Hvar Grand Beach Resort
  • Adlana Hvar Spa Hotel
  • Riva Marina Hvar Hotel
  • Pharos Hvar Bayhill Hotel
  • Palace Elisabeth Hvar Heritage Hotel

Book here, with code ‘SPARTAN2024’ for a 25% discount.

Weekend Schedule

Friday 11th October
0800-1800 100M Qualifications
16:00-18:00 Kids
19:00 -20:00 Opening ceremony - 100M Final Athlete Brief / Nation Parade

Saturday 12th October
06:30-21:00 Spartan Festival
08:00 - 8.20Spartan Beast Competitive
08:30 - 9.30 Spartan Beast Open
12:30 Beast Competitive Award ceremony
14:00 - 18:00 100M Final (Final schedule TBC)
19:00 Sprint WC Athlete Briefing | Festival Stage
19:30: 100M WC award ceremony | Festival Stage

Sunday 13th October
06:30-18:30 Spartan Festival
08:00 Spartan Sprint 5k WC Men Elites
09:00 Spartan Sprint 5k WC Women Pro Championship
09:10 - 9.40 Spartan Sprint WC Age Group
09:50 - 10:40 Spartan Sprint WC Open
12:00-12:30 Award Ceremony Sprint WC
12:30-18:00 Open practice 100m
12:30 - 14:00 Start Super Open
18:30 Closing of the Festival

**All Timings Subject To Change
Tentative Weekend Schedule. 100M Schedule subject to change based on TV Broadcast requirements. 100M participants should be available for the full weekend.

The Experience

3 days, 2 NEW World Championships, festival celebrations, cash prizes, and championship hardware is the line in this unique destination event.

The Main Event

Spartan Sprint 5K & 100M World Championships

Historic Trails

Race through historic city streets. Surrounded by buildings 1,000s of years old coming from all the major European civilizations (Greek, Romans, Venetians, Ottomans, Napoleon, Austro Hungarian)

Stay in paradise

Indulge in unparalleled hospitality and luxury on the coast of the Adriatic Sea. Book here, with code ‘SPARTAN2024’ for a 25% discount.

Cash & Awards

Medals, cash prizes (pro) and awards (pro and age group)


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