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:

  • Sprint 5K WC (Saturday, Oct 12)
  • 100M WC (Friday-Saturday, Oct 11-12)

Also on show:
Besides the WC heats, there will be Super & Kids races on Sunday.

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)

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.

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

Thursday, October 10:
8:00 - 18:00 - Open Practice 100m

Friday, October 11:
08:00 - 18:00 - World Championship 100m - Qualification Rounds
18:00 - 20:30 - Opening Ceremony & Parade of Nations (including athlete briefing for 100m and Sprint WC)

Saturday, October 12:
9:00 - 14:00 - World Championship 5K Sprint

  • 9:00 Pro Championship Heat Men
  • 10:00 Pro Championship Heat Women
  • 10:20 - 11:40 Age Group Championship Heats Men/Women
  • 11:50 - ~14:00 Open

16:30 - 18:30 - World Championship 100m - Finals
19:00 - 20:00 - Award Ceremony - World Championship 100m & 5K Sprint

Sunday, October 13:
9:00 - 9:30 - 10K Super - Competitive
9:40 - 13:00 - 10K Super - Open
14:00 - 16:00 - Kids Race
17:00 - 18:00 - Closing Ceremony

*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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