Following the cancellations of Kodiak Big Bear in the US due to forest fires, and Patagonia Run due to COVID-19 restrictions, Spartan Trail has decided to focus on organizing the 2021/2022 season of its World Championship.
In a statement, the trail race company said: After a particular year that has hit everyone on the endurance sports industry very hard, where Spartan Trail with the help of all the Halo Partners tried every possible way to keep the events up, the decision of cancelling the 2020 edition of the Spartan Trail World Championship has finally arrived. The great start and development of the relaunch with Fjällmaraton gave us a window of hope and opportunity to keep the Championship rolling, but unfortunately, forest fires hit the Kodiak Big Bear race area hard, and the COVID-19 situation in Argentina didn’t allow Patagonia Run to be held in any sort of adapted format this year.
Mariano Alvarez, CEO of Spartan Trail, adds: “We’ve done everything to sustain the World Championship in its inaugural year, but truth is the COVID-19 pandemic was relentless with all our events and we were just able to do one of the six races we had planned, which would make a total lack of sense to the global concept of the World Championship.
Now we’ve decided to put all our focus on the 2021/2022 season, there’s a large list of important events that surely will bring surprise and expectation to the trail and ultra running community of the world”.
News regarding the new races, formats and locations of the Spartan Trail World Championship will be launched later this year, so they encourage everyone to follow their social media channels to stay up-to-date with all the news.