What is Obstacle Racing? Obstacle Racing is an emerging sport and for Spartan, it’s a series of
Our races include two forms of competition. When registering you have two options: Individual and Team.
Individual: Each individual is given a racing chip where their official race time is captured. There are established competitive heats where times are used to award prizes and for the most competitive in the field but not every wave of competitors is showing up to compete. We have a place for everyone.
Teams: You can race with a team – build it as big and as bad as you like – your team’s first four finishers will be your official team time. You still get to race as an individual so you get your own time established as well. Fastest teams can race in any heat and their award will be determined at the end of the day once all teams have had a chance to race.
The Ultimate Spartan Challenge: The Spartan Trifecta
Take on each of our three obstacle racing distances in a year proving that you are the Ultimate Spartan!
There are three distances: Sprint, Super, and Beast.
Red Spartan Sprint: A Spartan Sprint is a 5K (3.1+ mile) race with a dozen or more obstacles designed to test your speed, agility, and strength. This is your Spartan Gateway. It’s an opportunity to see how quickly you can get through the race, or a first step into obstacle racing. You’ll never look at a 5K fun run the same way again after our Spartan Sprint.
Blue Spartan Olympic Distance (Super): The Spartan Olympic is an 8+ mile race with roughly 15 or more obstacles throughout designed to test your endurance and strength as you transition through even more obstacles. This is the second step in the Spartan Trifecta. It’s a chance to see how far your training has brought you and the added mileage will make you really push through and find the finish line.
Green Spartan Beast (Ultra Distance): The Spartan Beast is a 10 – 12+ mile race with roughly 20 or more obstacles throughout designed to test your endurance, your mental strength, and your ability to persevere. The Beast is considered our Ultra distance and is the third step in the Spartan Trifecta. The World Championship for Obstacle Racing will be a Beast, held in Vermont in September in 2012. This race will show you your weaknesses, your strengths, and your commitment to finishing what you start.
Spartan Race does have one more challenge for those of you bad enough and committed enough to face it: The Spartan Death Race. There is only one Death Race and it’s not a distance event but an ultimate test of endurance. Not an official part of the obstacle racing series, the Death Race is a pure mental, physical, and emotional challenge that seeks to break over 80% of the field to failure. It’s not for the faint of heart and the most recent event held in 2011 took 45 hours to finish with only 35/155 finishing and 6/155 finishing with all the required challenges completed. Please only consider this race if you have lived a full life.
Each Region of the United States will have a Sprint, Super, and Beast in 2012 giving Spartans a chance to race in their distance of choice, work towards a Spartan Trifecta, or even qualify for our World Championship. The Top 10 male and Top 10 Female Racers from each race will earn an invite to World Championships.
Want to join the Spartan movement that’s sweeping the globe and find your own Spartan Glory? You’ll know at the Finish Line.
Spartan Obstacle Racing 2012 Season