The European Championship 2020 will be hosted in Oberndorf/Tyrol in Austria, on September 12, 2020.
The European Championship event will offer Championship Heats in the categories Elite and Age Group only (The Open heats are no European Championship heats). In order to race in Elite or Age Group category at the European Championship you will need to qualify.
The qualification system for the European Championship for 2020 is as follows:
- Elite Racers qualify for the Championship by placing top 10 in category Elite at any Spartan Race in Europe between July 1st, 2019 and September 6, 2020.
- Age Group Racers qualify for the Championship by placing top 10 in their Age Group category at any Spartan Race in Europe between July 1st, 2019 and September 6, 2020.
Therefore all events in Europe with races in categories Elite and/or Age Group between July 1st, 2019 and September 6, 2020 offer the possibility to qualify for the European Championship 2020.
Every qualified racer will receive an email invitation with his/her personal qualification code that is then to be used in order to sign up for the Championship event. It is not possible to register without your personal qualification code. The invitation emails will be sent automatically and do not need to be claimed by the qualified racer. If qualified at a race between July 1st, 2019 and November 17, 2019 the invitation email will be send until latest November 30, 2019 to all those that registered in that time period. For all other races starting from November November 18, 2019 the email invitation will be send latest 3 weeks after the event where the qualification was accomplished.
Registration for the European Championship Event 2020 opens on December 1, 2019.
IMPORTANT: you have to hold a passport of a European Country or be a permanent resident in a European Country in order to be eligible for prize money, awards and podium recognition. If you are not holding a passport of a European country or a permanent resident of a European Country you can qualify and race and are considered a "exhibition competitor".