Up until a year ago I had no clue there was such a thing until my buddy told me he thinks he might get a coin today! I was like ,”a coin”? What’s that?
Sure enough my good friend Mike Bartoszek who I met at the 2015 NJ Beast ended up winning his coin and it was pretty awesome to be there for that. He won his 2017 coin last weekend at Tuxedo as well! Congrats man! In fact I am using his pictures in this post because a coin is something I have not won… not yet at least 😉 Shout out to K Shan Performance where he trains! Awesome place http://www.kshantraining.com/
Also a shout out to Cali Schweikhart who I met at the Tuxedo Sprint a few weeks back. She won her coin that day too! Great work!
You can always click here to read what Spartan has to say, but who knows if their page will work…
Basically There Are 4 Ways To Earn A Spartan Coin In 2017
- The Top 5 racers in the Men’s and the Top 5 in the Women’s Elite Heat at any Spartan event in the US and Canada, who do not already have a coin, will earn a coin.
- The Top 10 racers in the Men’s and the Top 10 in the Women’s Elite Heat at any Spartan event outside the US and Canada, will earn a coin.
- The Top 50 racers in both the US Elite Point Series standings and the World Elite Point series (the main standings not the Stadium series) after the last event before the World Championship event will earn a coin.
- Top Athletes from across the world will be invited by Spartan. We are talking Olympic gold medalists…winning your local 5K will not count.
Some Tips To Getting A Coin
You also have to remember that if someone has already earned a coin then they do not get another one. So let’s say the Top 5 Elite male finishers in a race already have a coin then the 6th, 7th – 10th will get coins.
So the point is don’t feel like you won’t ever earn one. You can also be strategic about it as well. If you know there is going to be a big race with a lot of pros, then most of them will have coins and you have a better chance at getting one even if you finished 20th. Make sense?
Now if you get your coin then you will be moved into a Coin Holder World Championship Heat prior to race day. If you are signed up for Elite heat at World Championships and do not have a coin you will be placed in a second elite wave. The non-coin holder wave will NOT be eligible for cashe prizes, but will get overall points towards their rankings.
Well if you did not know about getting a coin now ya do! And hey… if you can’t win one you can always buy one on EBAY!! What?!! Yeah really LOL. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Spartan-Race-qualifier-coin/262809558469
So.. have you won a coin? We would love to hear about it! Let us know below!