Spartan Points System


 At each Spartan Race, an Elite, Age Group or Open competitor may, upon completing the course, receive a score that is calculated using our Spartan Points System. These scores are then tabulated into various leaderboards for many of our global annual Spartan Series. In this document, the Spartan Points System is explained in detail.


Calculating your score: Elites

When racing in the Elite category, an athlete’s race score is calculated using what we call the “Fixed 300” point system. Points are assigned based on finish place per gender. Example: the 1st place M and F athletes are awarded 300 points, 2nd place M/F are awarded 299 points, 3rd place M/F are awarded 298 points, and so on. Note that elite athletes finishing below the 300th place will receive no points.


All races are scored evenly regardless of course distance. i.e. 1st place M/F elite is awarded 300 points regardless of whether he/she is racing a Sprint, Super or Beast/Ultra event (there is no weighting factor adjustment). There is also no age group division in Elite.


Calculating your score: Age Group

When racing in the Age Group category, an athlete’s race score is calculated using what we call the “Standard 300” point system. Points are calculated based on the difference between the athlete’s overall gender finish time and the overall same gender fastest finish of the day (up to 100 points), plus the difference between the athlete’s age group finish time and the fastest same age group finish time of the day (up to 200 points). This ensures every athlete who finishes a race has a score while at the same time giving more emphasis on the athlete’s age group finish position.


The total score is then adjusted by a weighting factor that depends on the race distance: Sprint events are adjusted by .94 (94%), Supers are adjusted by .96 (96%), and Beast/Ultra events get no adjustment (1 or 100%).


Here is the formula:

(first place overall gender time / your time) * 100


(first place age group time / your time) * 200


Race Distance Weighting Factor



2nd place gender overall, 1st age group 40-49 age group female on a Beast race with a 180min finish: (first place gender overall finished with 175min):

[ [(175min/180min) * 100] + [(180min/180min) * 200] ] * 100% = 297 points.


More information on the age group brackets for Age Group category can be found HERE


In order for your results to be properly tabulated into rankings for our Spartan Point Series, you will need to “claim” all your results through Athlinks and make sure all your relevant races are grouped under one Athlinks profile. You can find out how to do that here, as well as fix common Athlinks profile problems.


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