FROM THE MOUNTAINS OF TIROL TO THE HILLS OF THE CANARY ISLAND: TENERIFE EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP 2020
Because of the current restrictions and requirements set by the official authorities in Austria, which also includes an order that no mass sporting events is to be held in the near future, the European Championshop has to leave the mountains of Oberndorf/Tirol to land in a new undiscovered destination: TENERIFE – Canary Island, on December 12-13 2020.
Tenerife is one of the primary island of volcanic origin that is part of the archipelago of the Canary Island – Spain. Hills, seaside, vulcany terrain will be only a part of the challenges that nature will offer in this picturesque scenario – of course beyond all obstacles that a self-respecting Spartan will put on the way!
Beating the Beast in Tenerife will become legendary not only because you will face the challenges of the European Championship, but also because Spartan will conquer for the first time ever that unexplored terrain. Tenerife will be a true test for Spartan elite and age group racers who have their eye on the 2020 European Champion title.
Whoever will finish the Tenerife Beast will be a hero for lifetime!
The authentic volcanic island is a perfect canvas for developing a rugged and signature course, under the Sun of Summer during the Winter time.
Whether you’re an elite or first-time racer, this is an event you shouldn’t miss. Anyone can register for the open heats, and also taking part of the Spain National Series racing the Super on Sunday. Not only. This event will bring all format together and you’ll have the chance to run an Ultra and potentially the Trail and bring your little Spartan to race with you at the Kids race.
EARN YOUR CHAMPIONSHIP SPOT
Top Elite and Age Group racers from all European Spartan events will qualify for the 2020 Spartan European Championship.
Due to the situation around Covid-19 many qualifier races had to be cancelled or postponed to dates after the European Championship Event 2020. Therefore the qualification rules are updated so all Elite and AG racers that had qualified for the 2019 European Championship will automatically be qualified for the European Championship 2020. All 2020 races happening before the European Championship event in Tenerife (December 12-13) will still qualify with the same rules for the 2020 Championship event.
All races taking place after the European Championship event in Tenerife (December 12-13, 2020) are qualifier races for the 2021 European Championship. Also, races between the originally scheduled European Championships (September 12, 2020) and December 12 will qualify for both 2020 and 2021 European Championships
- ELITE QUALIFIERS: Top 10 male and top 10 female finishers from all Elite race heats will receive an invitation email with a code and instructions on how to register for the gated championship heat.
- AGE GROUP QUALIFIERS: Top 10 male and top 10 female finishers from each age bracket of all Age Group race heats will receive an invitation email with a code and instructions on how to register for the gated championship heat. For Spain as the new hosting country, Top20 male and Top20 female from each age bracket of all Age Group race heats will qualify.
COMPETE FOR GLORY
There’s more than just the championship title on the line. Elite and Age Group racers will be competing for awards and more prize money than ever before.
More details on how to qualify for the World Championship at the European Championship races can be found HERE.
For more information check out our European Championship FAQs