Fayetteville, Arkansas to host the 2021 Spartan Trail US Championship

April 20, 2021

In partnership with Experience Fayetteville, Spartan Trail gives its first step towards their full induction into the trail running world on October 30-31, 2021

BOSTON (April 20, 2021)– The picturesque town of Fayetteville, Arkansas will host the 2021 Spartan Trail US Championship, the foundation of the long-term vision Spartan has for its trail business. Four distances in total, with two championship distances that will split a prize purse of over $12,000.

Nestled in the Boston Mountain range of the Ozarks, Fayetteville is a favorite landing place for outdoor lovers. The 620 acres Kessler Mountain Regional Park offers a variety of mixed trails, from fast to technical, for runners from all around the country. Distances for all ability levels are open, starting with a fun 10k Night Run on the sunset of Saturday, October 30 to begin the experience, and the main distances in the morning of Sunday, October 31. Runners can choose to sign up for a 10k, a Half Marathon (Trail Run Championship) and 50k (Trail Ultra Championship).

“We’re thrilled to partner with Spartan Trail and look forward to welcoming visitors from all over the country,” said Molly Rawn, CEO of Experience Fayetteville. “Our trail infrastructure makes Fayetteville a premier destination for trail running events and we can’t wait for these athletes to experience it.” Fayetteville’s Historic Downtown Square and Gardens will be the epicenter of the race, being the finish line of all distances and providing a fun environment for both athletes and spectators.

Mariano Alvarez, head of Spartan Trail, says “We’re proud of partnering with Experience Fayetteville to create this pillar of our business, which is the first step towards the growth of Spartan Trail in the world. We believe their support and belief in outdoor sports and lifestyle is the perfect match for this event, which is one of the most important in our calendar”.

 Fayetteville will be home to the trail running community as the race is also partnering with the US Trail Running Conference that is being hosted at the Fayetteville Town Center that same week. The conference is a resource for the trail running community, providing high quality content, networking and actionable practices to help race directors grow and develop successful trail races. Additionally, trail runners of  all abilities can receive tips and techniques on how to further enjoy and excel in the sport. Special discounts are offered for those who register in the race to be a part of the conference.

Registrations are now open and a limited number of early bird spots are available on all distances. For more information & registrations for the Spartan Trail US Championship, visit www.spartantrailuschamps.com


Spartan is a global experiential sport and wellness brand with a 10 million+ strong community. We create 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 endurance sports and wellness brand. Visit spartan.com for more information and registration.


Experience Fayetteville is the convention and visitors bureau for the city of Fayetteville, Arkansas. It is responsible for marketing the city to visitors and achieving a positive economic impact through tourism. It is the first point of contact for convention and meeting planners, sports tournament coordinators and tour operators. Experience Fayetteville oversees the visitors bureau and Experience Fayetteville Visitors Center as well as the Fayetteville Town Center, and historic Walker Stone House. The Fayetteville Advertising & Promotion Commission is the governing body of Experience Fayetteville. For more information on Fayetteville, Arkansas, visit experiencefayetteville.com.