2022 SPARTAN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

Abu DHABI, UAE

Spartan returns to Abu Dhabi in 2022 for the pinnacle OCR event of the season: the Spartan World Championship, hosted by the Abu Dhabi Sports Council. Thousands of athletes and spectators will gather at this metropolis in the desert to compete for Spartan immortality. This year also brings a newly designed Championship Super course that will test every Elite athlete that dares approach the starting line, while Age Group racers will take on the grueling Beast Championship course.
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This December, join thousands of athletes in the world renowned deserts of Abu Dhabi for a weekend of OCR, cultural immersion and adrenaline-packed adventure.

This year, there’s something for every athlete, whether you’re an Elite, Age Group or Open heat racer.

Take on the Championship Super (Elite) or Beast (Age Group) courses that tear through the breathtaking Arabian landscape, celebrate United Arab Emirates National Day with the global Spartan community, explore the desert metropolis of Abu Dhabi and more.

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A Weekend of Events

The 2022 Spartan World Championship weekend is packed with more exciting events than ever before. Athletes will find an event that tests their mind and body, no matter their skill level. Choose from Sprint, Super, Beast and Kids courses, or take on the first-ever Trifecta Weekend in Abu Dhabi.

When you’re not racing, immerse yourself in rich Emirati culture in the festival area that spans towering sand dunes alongside a desert oasis.

Spartan World Championship Super 10K (Elite) and Beast 21K (Age Group)

Spartan 3K Team World Championship

Spartan Trifecta Weekend

Cash prizes (Elite) and awards (Elite and Age Group)

THE EXPERIENCE
DECEMBER 2-4, 2022
AL WATHBA, ABU DHABI, UAE

Saturday, December 3, 2022
9:00am: Beast – Age Group World Championship
11:00am: Beast – Open Heats Start
4:00pm: Super – Elite World Championship (male)
4:30pm: Super – Elite World Championship (female)
7:30pm: Parade of Nations
8:00pm: Awards Ceremony
Sunday, December 4, 2022
9:00am: 3K Team World Championship (Co-ed)
9:00am: Kids 2 Mile Competitive Race
10:00am: Super – Open Heats Start
11:00am: Kids 1 Mile and 1/2 Miles Races
12:00pm: Kids 2 Mile Open Race
1:00pm: Sprint - Open Heats Start

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Whether you’re seeking an adrenaline rush, craving adventure or simply want to soak up some rays and enjoy shimmering turquoise water, Abu Dhabi has you covered. Experience a one-of-a-kind long weekend full of off-course experiences infused with local Emirati culture, including the largest festival Spartan has ever created.

Al Wathba, this year’s venue, sits just 30 minutes driving from Abu Dhabi, making it convenient for local and international racers alike. We recommend flying into Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) and renting a car for the duration of your stay.

If you're looking to have all your travel details taken care of, check out our official Nirvana Travel Packages, which include hotel, transfers, and much more.

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