The ultimate challenge? Bozeman hosts the Spartan Trifecta

If you live in Bozeman and see a lot of incredibly athletic people around town on the weekend, don’t worry, they are here for a reason. The 2024 Montana Spartan Trifecta is happening this weekend and people from all over the country are coming to Bozeman to participate.

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Outdoor activities are common in Bozeman, and many residents participate in a variety of activities, but the Montana Spartan Trifecta takes it to a whole new level.

Athletes taking part in the weekend's celebrations will need to be at their best as this could be seen as the 'ultimate challenge'.

What is the Montana Spartan Trifecta?

According to the website, participants can expect the following:

Experience a rugged outdoor playground for adventure in the Bridger Mountain Range, about 20 minutes outside of Bozeman, Montana. An elevation course with challenging terrain, spectacular views, and wildlife waiting around every corner. Get ready to marvel and conquer Montana's wild beauty.

The event takes place this Saturday and Sunday. There will be several races over the weekend, including a children's race. Events include:

  • Sprinting 5K (with 20 obstacles) on Saturday and Sunday
  • Super10K (with 25 obstacles) on Sunday
  • Beast 21K (with 30 obstacles) on Saturday
  • Ultra 50K (with 60 obstacles) on Saturday
  • Children's race 1-3 km on Saturday and Sunday

What obstacles do the athletes have to overcome during the event?

Obstacles include climbing walls, jumping rope, monkey bars, rope climbing, push-ups and javelin throwing, among others. Of course, some of these activities are not for beginners and intense training is key.

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The challenge is to complete 3 races in a year. When a competitor completes a race, they receive a wedge that fits into their medal. Once you have completed the 3 races in the allotted time, the wedges are slotted together to form a complete piece.

If you would like more information about the event or would like to see the different race venues, Click here.

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