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OverviewMulti-distance Obstacle Race, Worldwide locations
Launched2010
KidsYes. Jr. Spartan: ages 4-9, Varsity Spartan: ages 10-13
Distances

Become a member of the Spartan TRIFECTA Tribe by finishing one of each Spartan distance: Sprint, Super and Beast, in a calendar year (January 1 – December 31st), anywhere in the world.

ObstaclesVaries by distance; Sprint features 10-12, Beast contains over 30.
TerrainVaries by location depending on topography; the course will use any and all natural obstacles and elements to make a demanding and interesting course.
Hardest ObstacleSpinners: A spinning, corkscrew “monkey bar” designed to really test upper body and grip strength. If you fail, 30 burpees are waiting for you.
PenaltiesFailing or skipping any obstacle results in a penalty of 30 burpees.
GearWear athletic gear that will allow movement in any direction as you will be climbing over and scurrying under obstacles, lifting and pulling heavy objects and running trails, through water, mud, and jumping over fire. Gloves may help with some rope-based obstacles, well-fitting athletic shoes should help minimize blisters.

Spartan events are timed competitions that are orchestrated over standardized distances and feature natural and man-made obstacles specifically designed to test mind-body fitness. Every race at every distance will have you climbing, lifting, crawling, rolling, carrying, running, swimming, balancing, throwing, and jumping. All Spartan courses are deliberately designed to leave you exhausted and exhilarated; the completion of any of our courses is an accomplishment that deserves to be recognized, and each finisher has truly earned their Spartan medal. Their motto is “You’ll Know at the Finish Line” is not just an empty marketing phrase, but a sentiment that is shared by all of our athletes who have been bonded through the collective challenge of completing one of the world’s best obstacle courses.



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    London United Kingdom Spartan Race Stadion Stadium 2020
    Twickenham Stadium, Twickenham, United Kingdom
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Jan 05, 2020 by richard viren jr
Event Name: Spartan race 

why not have by age categories, 40+ requires a 60 or 70 compete with a 40,


Aug 07, 2019 by John Luna

Best organized OCR event I've ever been to. Great obstacles, layout, amazing location! Festival area was fun, great merchandise store. We had a blast.


Colorado Rockies Worst Spartan Ever

Aug 06, 2019 by Former Loyal Spartan Racer

Total fail. Spartan manages to land the most beautiful venue in North America with the new Snowmass location, and they completely fuck it up. I’ve done over 20 spartan races and the mountain series races are clearly the best venues, but this beast was the worst race I’ve ever done. Spartan, my kid could’ve designed a better course map with two fucking crayons. Up, down, up, down. No obstacles forever, no shade, no usage of an existing beautiful trail system. I’m guessing Snowmass wouldn’t allow spartan to use the trails?? Was there even a course designer at all, or were they milking off what Tough Mudder has done in this same venue the last few years? Spartan got kicked out of Breckenridge, and this may be their first and last stab at Snowmass, esp since some poor guy DIED at the top of the mountain in front of the Armer obstacle and like 50 people. But I’m guessing Spartan is hiding this little bit of info. Seeing 5+ medics using defilibrator and CPR on this guy repeatedly was heart wrenching and infuriating that the straight up boring ass course did this to that guy. That’s on you, shitty race director. I’ve never heard so many complaints from fellow racers and while running the sprint the next day, EVERY SINGLE PERSON I spoke with who also did the beast, including volunteers and staff, said it was the single most boring spartan race ever. But I’m sure Spartan doesn’t give a shit what the actual Spartan community thinks, as long as Robert Killian is raking in the wins and media attention. Such a decline in Spartan over the years, there’s no way participation is up. Get back to the obstacles, Spartan, I don’t need to pay money for a boring ass hill climb up a ski mountain, I live in Colorado, I can do that on my own. Oh, I’ll come back every year to run trails in Snowmass and but not on Spartan weekend


Got lucky at the beast

Jul 19, 2019 by Quagmire

met a chick on the course, and after the race, we hung out, drank a 12 pack, went back to the hotel room and fucked our brains out. Overall, good race. Thank you Spartan organization for always having hot, fit sluts at these races.


Jul 19, 2019 by Ronny

I did this race in 2017, skipped last year, but doing the ultra this year in Killington. When I did the beast in '17, i did it with some out of shape_pussy_fuck, and out of respect, i hung with the loser the whole time, so my time blew_cock. This year, i told everyone who asked me to run it with them to_fuck off. I'm doing this by myself because I'm much better than the group of weak_asses that want to do it as a group.


Apr 30, 2019 by Alec

It was a good event but compared to the Goliath since I did Goliath two weeks before this race, I was honestly expecting waaaay better from Spartan because of the name and all the publicity and I can say I was very disappointed honestly.

I felt like the obstacles were not as creative and cheap, it was more about carrying sand or rocks (felt like a CrossFit exercise) rather than a mix of exercises and or agility obstacles. We were also next to a lot of water and I was surprised there wasn’t too many obstacles with water, and the ones that had water it was just walking through it with above knee water .... nothing special.

I believe they could have done a heck of a lot better for the price and I will book my whole corporate team with Goliath next year since it was way more engaging and fun unlike Spartan which was a lot a lot of just cardio with many spots without obstacles and just walking running sections (I can do that at home)


Arizona Spartan Sprint 2019

Feb 13, 2019 by KMS

This being my 3rd OCR race, but first Spartan, I had an idea on what to expect, and I wasn't disappointed. It was a chilly start, and had 23 obstacles to conquer. Every one of them had at least one volunteer stationed at it to give pointers for first timers on how to attempt a new challenge. There was A TON of mud! No joke, hair to toe was caked at one point...and that was after completing an obstacle, not failing it. Burpees sucked, as always, but you do them because that's what you signed up for. And as SGX coaches will tell you, "Spartan's do their burpees." I did all of mine, but I witnessed a lot of people, particularly on rope climb, who skipped them. Very disappointing. Overall, it was a fantastic experience, and will certainly sign back up for it again next year. AROO!


Canadian Spartan cheap skates

Jul 26, 2018 by Sam

Stick to the US Spartan races. The Ontario Canada race hasn't even begun and they suck. MudRunGuide's advertised 10% off code wasn't working but Spartan's site said only 6 slots available until "Sold out" so I registered anyway. The next day the site said 94 slots open (same price/time frame, etc.). So I then contacted Spartan looking for either a 10% credit or at least a token (Spartan bucks or parking pass). They said they sometimes open up more slots and they have no deal with MRG and only offered an undisclosed discount to a future Canadian event, which are much more spread out than US so I'd have to fly to take advantage of their future race discount. They refused to do anything else, even just a parking voucher. Cheap skates!! When I pointed out that going from showing 6 slots "until sold out" to 94 seemed more like a marketing ploy than adding a few for slow enrollment...no response. And to think how cheap it would've been to keep me quiet.


WASTE OF TIME

Jul 15, 2018 by Money Hungry Wankers

I’ve really been looking forward to this event. Seeing I couldn’t do it last year due to a foot injury. Had a nice drive to the event that was the only positive. Parking staff was completely rude as fuck! Telling me how to position my car. They want all the cars very close to each other, like I couldn’t get out properly. Then they were laughing.

Check In: Went well / did the mobile lockers

As I was waiting an announcement was made that they’re only holding off the Men’s Elite won’t start at 7:30AM. Kept on mentioning bad weather. Then another announcement was made that they’re holding off all waves. Then a few seconds later another announcement said “Everyone head back to your cars. We’ll let you know if the race is on.”
How are we suppose to know and nobody cell phone has any service. I knew it was going to be canceled. I stayed in my car and waited for the rain to ease. The rain wasn’t letting up, I left around 9AM.
This company preaches they’re the best and talks like they provide great customer service. BULLSHIT. Nobody knew what the fuck was going on! When I got home, checked the Social Media’s. Race wasn’t canceled but an announcement was going to come across the Facebook event page at 12PM. No announcement, other racers informed the event page the event was canceled.
No refunds or our parking fee refunded. They had plenty of time to know about the weather. Got everyone to attend just to find out hours later the race is canceled.

Save your money and go with an affordable different company. Spartan is a bunch of money hungry ass bitches. It’s a big business for them, they don’t care about the people. I had another race scheduled with Citizens Bank Park going to defer and give the coupon code to someone else.

Fuck them! Worst company ever! If I could give zero stars I would! A waste of everyone’s time.


Oct 18, 2017 by Eff Joe $partan$$$$$
Event Name: All races 

First of all, $partan races are the best OCR out there. The regular people that run the races are what makes $partan great. The company seems like all assholes who think they are better than everyone. If you have any kind of issue to be resolved be prepared to jump through hoops with little to no resolution. $partan is now so money hungry its pathetic. I am all for changes they have made to uniform the races in hopes of OCR becoming an Olympic sport but the other changes in pricing and other $partan issues have become a headache. I'm not just the only one noticing this. I won't go into detail but I can assure you I was charmed by all things $partan and then I realized the code that is preached is not upheld by the company when they have screwed me over on several issues ranges from trivial to important. $partan does not care because they are growing and growing. I'm not saying people shouldn't run $partan races, but don't be fooled by all the other bullshit. The races are great and a challenge. Not one time have I ever complained about a race being too hard or too easy or too much mountain. I only complain about the poor customer service I have received. I assure you that I have been involved in many areas in $partan and ran over 60 races. But I am done.....maybe Id reconsider if $partan showed some integrity to the customers who have made the company the best on OCR. Try listening to us and giving us what we want.


The Ultimate Mud Run, Obstacle Race and Adventure Race Guide , USA 3.8 5.0 88 88 why not have by age categories, 40+ requires a 60 or 70 compete with a 40,
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