Abu Dhabi is all set to host the third Spartan World Championship

2023 Spartan World Championship (10)

Witness an elite gathering of athletes from across the world this December

Get ready to bring out that inner Spartan, because the most intense sporting event is returning to Abu Dhabi once more! 

Organised by Abu Dhabi Sports Council, the UAE capital is all set to host the third edition of the Spartan World Championship. Returning to the Al Wathba desert for the second consecutive year, here’s your chance to witness a gathering of the most elite athletes across the globe.



The individual and team championship events will run from 8-10 December just 30 minutes from the city.

This year, Elite Racers will test their championship pedigree on the 21K Beast course or on the all-new 3K course. The Age Group Racers meanwhile will compete on the 21K Beast Course.

Of course, you could always grab a friend and represent your country in the 3K Team Championship Event.

Since its launch in 2021, the first edition to be held outside the US and in the Middle East, the event has seen a staggering number of participants, with the 2022 edition seeing over 5,000 male and female competitors from at least 75 countries.

The opening day will be dedicated to receiving all participants in preparation for the start of the competitions the next day. 

The finalists will compete in the Men’s World Championship and the Women’s World Championship on 9 December, while the World Team Championship will take place the next day.

Want to be part of the adrenaline-pumping fun? The Abu Dhabi Sports Council and Spartan will also organise community races suitable for all age groups on the sidelines of the event. 

So get those running shoes on! 

For more information, visit race.spartan.com/en/race/championships/world



8-10 December 


Al Wathba Desert


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