Telski & Mountain Village: Spartan World Championship, 10/8-10/11!

Telski & Mountain Village: Spartan World Championship, 10/8-10/11!

The world’s leading endurance sports brand Spartan will bring its 24-hour Spartan World Championship and other obstacle races to Mountain Village and the Telluride Ski Resort, Saturday, Oct. 9 – Monday, Oct. 11, 2021.

More about the Telluride Ski Resort here.

More about Mountain Village here.

The upcoming event in Mountain Village marks  the first time the world Spartan’s world championships have been held in the United States. The contest will bring some of the world’s best endurance athletes to the area where they will face more than 4,000 feet vertical elevation per loop and technical terrain.

In addition to the 24-hour Ultra World Championship, the event weekend features a 30-obstacle, half-marathon Spartan Beast® race Saturday, October 9 and a Spartan Vertical 300 Friday, Oct. 8.

The Spartan Vertical 300 is a one mile race up the ski mountain and will take place 3-4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 8. The 13-mile Spartan Beast Race and Ultra World Championships Opening Ceremony will take place on Saturday, Oct. 9.

The 24-Hour Ultra World Championships will begin at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 10 and run through the morning of Monday, Oct. 11. The start and finish line will be in Heritage Plaza located in Village Center. Neighbors should expect noise from the race throughout the evening of Sunday Oct. 10.

“The Ultra World Championship is the most grueling event of the season,” said Spartan’s Founder and CEO Joe De Sena. “24 hours with no sleep, mountainous terrain and hours of complete darkness puts athletes to the ultimate test of strength and sheer will, and I can’t wait for it to unfold here in the U.S. for the first time – especially in a location as epic as Mountain Village and Telluride Ski Resort.”

Residents should expect to see staffers, racers, volunteers and obstacle courses throughout the ski mountain and Village Center over weekend and are invited to spectate or even register to participate.

“While our area is best known for its unparalleled skiing, our diverse mountain terrain, high elevation, and extensive single-track trails will present a formidable challenge to even the most fit and seasoned athlete,” said Telluride Mountain Village Owners Associations President & CEO Anton Benitez. “Crossing the finish line in our Town’s Village Center will be an experience that races will never forget. TMVOA is excited to be sponsoring this endurance competition in Mountain Village.”

All parking fees apply throughout the Town of Mountain Village and the gondola will run 6:30 a.m. to midnight daily.

Note: Residents can reach out to Spartan VP Production Mike Morris at with any questions. Other details about the event can be found on Spartan’s website (link above).


Spartan is a global experiential sport and wellness brand with a 10 million+ strong community. The company creates transformational experiences, products, and content to help people, companies and teams tear down boundaries and expand what they believe to be possible. Spartan combines large-scale global events with a vibrant digital content and community platform. With 250 events across more than 40 countries on six continents, Spartan is the world’s leading extreme wellness and endurance brand.

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