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FAQ

General

There is no race in my area, how do I Demand It!

First, you need to go to our Event page and if there is no race there, you will see on right side block with question "Where do you want next SR?" Click To "Demand It" and provide us your suggestion include your email and we will keep track of the state and if the demand is high enough, we will add that state to our next step... the Possible Locations page.

I have questions about my race, should I contact the venue?

Please DO NOT CALL the venue with questions about Spartan events. They will not have any answers. Please send all race-related questions via our Contact Page.

How do I get bib numbers, race waivers, the athlete guide, packet pickup info for my race?

The best way is to visit your specific race events page. On that page is a section titled "Important Race Documents" and as your race gets closer, we will add the downloadable .pdf files to that section that will have what you need. This typically happens the week of the race. Also, it is just good practice to visit your race events page often as it has updated race information, updated packet-pickup information, hotel and boot camp updates, etc. So check back often as it is not uncommon your races event page will get updated with more current information than seen when you registered as the race gets closer.

How do I dominate a Spartan Race and claim my free entry?

If you place in the top 3 as a male or female for any previous race, you will receive a free entry into the next level race. E.g. If you win a Spartan Sprint, you will receive a free race entry for the Super Spartan of your choice. The month after each race, the winners will be contacted via email with instructions on how to redeem the voucher.

What is Spartan Race?

Simply, Spartan Race is the world’s leading obstacle race series. It’s an event of pure primitive craziness that you’ll never forget!

Spartan Race has:

  • - Races all over the globe!
  • - Different distances for different levels and styles or racing.
  • - A unique culture and community of athletes striving together to overcome any and everything
How do I register for a Spartan Race?

Look for the buttons on each races specific event page. You can get to each races specific event page by clicking the button found on the home page OR found on the Events page. You can also click on the map on the Events page, find your location, and click the big red REGISTER button.

Why is it that Spartan Race is the greatest obstacle event on the planet?

All over the country we put on different kinds of events, all designed for specific styles of racing and fun. Whatever your level or goals, whether you are a determined champion looking to take home top honors or a member of a team of 30 friends looking to just have a blast, Spartan Race is the venue for your extreme pursuits.

Events are clearly defined on our Events page where you can find a race near you.

What else makes Spartan Race extreme and unique?

The clock! If our courses do not kill you outright, our clock will. This is not just a "trail run" or any old "mud run", it's a race. Most anyone can manage 10 miles and some obstacles. We present you with the ability to hit the course hard and see how you rank. Not just against the competition, but yourself. We want you to be shooting for PERFORMANCE and have you reach it.

What kind of obstacles are at a Spartan Race?

There are some staples in our repertoire. There are also some venue specific and terrain inspired obstacles.

We will not, however, spell it out for you. As well, you will get no course map to inspect.

There is fire, mud, water, barbed wire, and occasionally Hell on Earth.

There WILL be obstacles to catch you off guard. Curve balls, so to speak.

Get over it.

We’re here to rip you from your comfort zone. If you need a road map for each step of the way, then maybe this race isn’t for you.

What's the difference between Spartan Sprint, Super, Beast, and Death Races?

Distance and, in general, extremeness. You can learn more about each kind of Spartan Race by clicking on links below.

Spartan Sprin tWhat is a Spartan Sprint? 5+ KM / 15+ OBSTACLES

Super Spartan What is a Super Spartan? 13+ KM / 21+ OBSTACLES

Spartan Beast What is The Spartan Beast? 20+ KM / 26+ OBSTACLES

The Death Race What the #$%! is The Death Race?

What do I get with my entry fee?
  • - Event Race Shirt (If you finish)
  • - Chip Timing and individual race time
  • - Awesome Finisher Medal
  • - Post Race Party – music, food to purchase, and beer*!
  • - Bragging rights

*Beer where applicable and following all drinking age laws. See events page for details.

Can I transfer my registration to another person?

Yes, you can do it. Go to your profile and use "SUBSTITUTE" link to change required personal data with new person. These changes can be done not later then  10 days before race. After this period this kind of service will be disabled.

When is a Spartan Race coming to my area?

Check out our Events page for details on our full race schedule.

Is there Team racing?

YES! Everything you could want to know about team racing is right here on our Team page.

Where can I find a course map?

We do not have course maps. Each Spartan Race strives to surprise the athlete. Preparation for the unknown is a must.

Where can I find results and photos from my race?

As soon as they are available after the race weekend, you will find both the RESULTS and PHOTOS links....

  • On our 2012 stand alone Race Results page.
  • On our 2012 stand alone Race Photos page.
World Rankings, Ongoing Season Points and Cash Prizes?
  • See 2014 season points right here
  • See 2013 season points right here
  • See 2012 season points right here
  • See our 2011 World Rankings here
  • Read all about our 2012 Spartan Point Ranking System (SPR) adopted in 2012 here
Can I volunteer at a Spartan Race?

Yes, we have setup an official Volunteer page with all the details.

Click here to get all of the information.

How can I find out more about the Street Team?

If you are a current Street Team member, you can login here.

Want to become a Street Team member? Rip at least 4 people off the couch and sign them up for a Spartan Race. Apply here.

What is the Spartan Trifecta? How can I earn my Spartan Trifecta status?

Spartan Trifecta. A member of the Spartan Trifecta Tribe finishes one of each Spartan distance - Sprint, Super, Beast - in a calendar year anywhere in the world. In doing so, they get added to the coveted Spartan Trifecta Tribe wall for all to see and aspire to and they get sent the official Spartan Trifecta patch.

Think you have what it takes? See all of the Spartan Trifecta Tribe members and learn more HERE.

Probably not, but if you know someone that is tough, send them to this page: Ultra Beast

How do I learn more about obstacle racing?

With our FREE eBook you can get here.

Our FREE eBook, In You'll Know at the Finish Line, was written by Spartan Race founders Joe Desena and Andy Weinberg and they present a thrilling alternative to mundane, sedentary life in the form of a sport that anyone - yes, anyone - can do. They outline the Spartan training philosophy, inspired by the courage and discipline of the Ancient Spartiates and dedicated to functional exercise, which requires neither equipment nor gym membership - just a body, a will, and the great outdoors.

Registration

How much does it cost to race a Spartan Race?

The prices of each event are listed on the specific races event page in a pricing table. The prices vary based on the type of race your doing - Sprint, Super, Beast - and by when you sign up. Prices listed on the various event pages are per person, not per team. (However, the more people that join your team, the larger the discount you receive once registration closes!). Prices are final and included VAT. Anyway, prices in registration form (Active) begin without VAT and tax will be added to the final step with payment.

Are the prices listed per person or per team?

Prices listed on the various event pages are per person, not per team. However, the more people that join your team, the larger the discount you receive once registration closes!

Can I register by mail or phone?

No, all registrations must be completed online.

Do you offer refunds?

No. We do not issue refunds, regardless of circumstance, nor do we issue partial refunds.

I'm injured and can't run, can I get a refund?

No, sorry. No refunds will be issued due to any type of injury.

I want to race Sunday, but only Saturday is open to register.

Only registration for Saturday's race is initially opened until we reach a set percent of registrants, whereupon we will open Sunday Registration. So, if you click the Sunday registration link and only see Saturday, we have not reached a full enough amount for Saturday to justify opening the Sunday race. Check back and watch the "percent full" icon under the Saturday race as the fuller the Saturday race gets the greater likelihood we will open Sunday.

If you are experiencing issues/problems with the online registration process...

If you are having issues during the online registration process you might try opening the web page in a different browser. Also please ensure that your browser has cookies enabled.

Explain the wave start time system please...

Waves of max 250 athletes will be released every 30 minutes.

“Elite Men & Women” Start at 9am. Elite Heats are +10€.

“Open Start Time” Waves Start at 9:30am.

 

How do I register my kid for the Jr Spartan Adventure?

You can register your kids on race day at the registration tent. Simply pick up a blank waiver and sign it for your children and hand it to one of our staff at the registration tent. Once you have paid for the event your children will get their bibs. Kids Registration and check-in closes at noon so please be early.

I want to race on Saturday or in a heat that is closed.

Sorry, but once a day is sold out or a heat is sold out, we cannot add you in. We list and promote our races for many, many months and so once a race day is sold out or a heat time is sold out, it is gone.

If heat is password protected, that means the heat is not availble to the public. These spots are reserved and we do not give out the passwords.

I found a discount code after I registered, can I use it?

Spartan Race does not issue refunds or partial refunds regardless of circumstances. Discounts cannot be applied to current registrations.

Is there an age limit or minimum age to participate?

Yes. The minimum age to race a full Spartan Race is 15 in Europe, the maximum age is 99. We have a Jr. Spartan Adventure Race at every Spartan Race for the kids.

How do I get a deal on registration?

Form a team and build it up! The larger the team, the larger discount you will receive. Everything you need to know about teams is right here.

You can also consider buying a 2015 Season Pass. (comming soon)

You can also watch for promotions on our site, on Facebook, Twitter or within our WOD or Newsletter signups.

 

What is a Season Pass?

A Season Pass allows you to race any and all races in your region of choice (there is a pass for the USA and a separate pass for the UK and a separate pass for Europe) at a greatly reduced price. Once you purchase your Season Pass a unique disocunt code will be issued to you, allowing you to register for each race.

You can learn more and buy a Season Pass here.

Can kids enter your races?

We have a Spartan Kids racing events at every EU venue Spartan Race. The kid’s race is a much tamer version of our adult race, about 0.5 miles of small obstacles. The race kicks off between 12pm and 1pm on race day. Your kids will LOVE it! All Spartans ages 4 -13 are welcome to get signed up! 4-8 year olds will run a course nearly 750 m, while 9-13 year olds will take on a 1.5 km course! For events on Saturday and Sunday, there will be a Jr. Spartan Race held on each day. We even have a SpartanKids.com website just about Spartan Kids racing, details, gallery, videos, how to register details, and more to come!

How do I create or join a team?

When you go to the registration link there will be an “Individual” and “Team”. Click on the “Team” tab and continue through the registration process.

I've lost my confirmation email, can I get another?

Log in to your account and click on 'Your registrations and receipts' under Event Registration. Here you can view all of your informaions.

Can I transfer to another Spartan Race?

Unfortunately we don't allow transfers from race to race. You can sign up as a volunteer at a future race and race for free on the same day! Please go to the volunteer page to register as a volunteer!

Can I edit my participant info?

Yes, you can edit everything except your name and email. To change the name or email write email to us.

Do I get a discount for a student?

Yes! Students have 20% discount if they show valid student ID - ISIC.  We are not providing student discount for season 2014.

Is there a deadline for race registration, and how do I see if there's room left?

Yes. Each events specific race page & it's corresponding registration page lists when registration for that event will close. However, most all of our events sell out before that close date, so it is important to register as early as possible. Prices increase as the day of the event approaches.

Each race page has a "Percent Full" icon in the upper right above the yellow REGISTER button, so watch that and make sure not to delay if you want to race as races do sell out. Also, our splash page has a ticker that announces sell out percents. But once a race sells out, it sells out and you're SOL.

Team

Tell me about team competitions with prizes: Fittest Box, Biggest Team, etc.

Learn about the Fittest Box competition here

Learn about the BIGGEST Team competition here

Are there Team discounts?

The more people you can get to join your team, the more money you will get in your pocket! Team rebates are as follows:

  • Teams of 4-14 members each receive a 10% discount
  • Teams of 15 and more members each receive a 20% discount

Want a fast way to build a team? Click here

Can we add people to our team after initial registration?

Yes! You can always add participants to your team as long as they sign up for the same day the rest of the team is registered for. The new member must click on the register button on the Spartan event page you will be attending. Sign up by choosing your team’s login data.

Make sure everyone on the team signs up for the same day. If Saturday is sold out. we will not switch anyone from Sunday to Saturday.

Can team members start at different times?

Yes.

Can I switch my registration from individual to a team that already exists?

Yes! Send us an email through the contact page. Give us the race date, your name, your reg ID and the team name and we'll add you to the team! We cannot move you to a different day. E.g., if you're registered for Sunday and the team for Saturday, we cannot move you to a different day. Also we are not guarantee you will get the same heat with team.

How can I manage my team and invite others?

Yes, You can send your login data to your friends and they can register themself under your team with group discount. 

A couple other racers and I registered as individuals and now want to combine into a team, can we do this?

Yes, you will have to have a new person sign up for the race and create the team. Once the team is created, email us through the contact page with a list of names that need to be added to the team.

How do I Join or Create a Team?

If you're the first member of your team to register, please go to the races event page and hit the red Register button. When prompted, please pick a start time and proceed to the next page.  You will then have the ability to pick a team name and password for your team. You can send out an email to your friends, family, and co-workers to join the team you have created. If potential team members want to join your team they must know your team name and password.  This will ensure that you are all on the same team.

Strength comes in numbers! Become a part of a team to help you and others get through the event, save money, and support our troops. Click HERE for our Events page to start building your team before time runs out!

If Saturday is sold out can teammates still sign up for Sunday and race with the team?

Unfortunately, if Saturday is sold out, we can not accomodate any more racers for that day. If your friends are tough, they will register for Sunday and race solo.

Do you have custom team t-shirts?

Yes! You can get your customized team t-shirts right here. Stick togther, stand out and outfit your team with a custom t-shirt.

*The team t-shirts are provided by our 3rd party partner whom you deal directly with, all issues and questions should be directed to them.

Event day

What time do I arrive on race day & what should I bring?

Two hours is a safe bet. This way any traffic issues or unforeseen circumstances will only be a pleasant obstacle on the way to much more severe forms of torture.

What should I wear?
  • Shorty shorts, monkey suit, or Lycra.
  • Bikinis, compressions shorts and socks, or tiara.
  • Marathon gear, triathlon gear, or spelunking gear.
  • You’re choice really. Depends on how fast you want to go?
  • Will suggest trail running shoes or sneakers, however.
What about the weather?

Generally speaking, we race rain or shine, heat or snow. For us to not have a race, it must be a severe act of God such as a hurricane, forest fire, flood, blizzard, etc.. So, if you get up and it is pouring rain, we are racing. If it is snowing a bit, we are racing. If it is hot, we are racing. If it is cold, we are racing. IF for some reason we must cancel an event due to uncontrollable weather conditions, like the hurricanes in 2011, emails will go out and announcements will clearly be made here on the site and via social networking channels.

Where can I find medical help?

There will be numerous volunteer paramedics and EMS personnel at every event. If you get injured, we will radio them immediately for help.

Is there a time limit for each event?

There will not be a time limit for each event. Take your time and finish. Sign up, show up, and do NOT give up!

What if there is a water obstacle and I can't swim?

Some of our events will have water elements. Most of them will be in water that you can walk in if you can?t swim. If there are water obstacles that require swimming, tell a Spartan official if you cannot swim and you can skip the obstacle and instead complete a set of burpees.

Can I bring my dog?

Yes, but only for spectators areas. Pets are not allowed at the track of the race.

Are water and aid stations on the course?

We have water and aid stations on every course. During a three mile Sprint course we may only have one aid station halfway through. During longer races like a Super or Beast we will provide up to 4 aid stations. We do not provide gels or food, so bring some with you. Make sure to hydrate as much as you can the night before the race. You can also bring a camelbacks or water bottles. If you think you might need it, bring it.

Are spectators allowed, do they pay for admission and can they roam the course?

Yes, we are open for spectators! Not all of them but some European venues will be charging for spectators so check on the races specific event page to see if there will be charge. Kids under 15 are free. There are some perks to spectators including something to sip on while your friends and family suffer through the course. If there is a fee for spectators for that race, they are sold onsite (please bring cash, limited Credit Card services are available). So enjoy the live music and watching your friends and loved ones slip and slide through the Spartan course in the safety and comfort (and relative mudlessness) of the Spartan Race festival ground areas! Raffles, entertainment, free muddy hugs from Spartan athletes, and all the other festival perks make this the best money you'll ever spend and we promise the next ticket you will want to buy will be a race entry!


As for roaming the course or watching each obstacle; each course will have different restrictions. On some ski mountains, you can take a ski lift to the top where there will be obstacles to watch. At ALL events, the festival area is situated within sight of at least 6 obstacles where you can catch your family and friends. The fan favorite "Gladiator Pit" is just before the finish line and provides many Kodak moment photo finishes!

Can I skip an obstacle or what if I skip an obstacle, is there a penalty?

NO. Spartans don't skip obstacles, we overcome them! We strongly discourage skipping obstacles without attempting them as it is unfair to others that do attempt them. As well, what is the point of doing an obstacle course race then? However, if you must skip an obstacle that you DO first at least try but simply cannot complete it, there will be a mandatory set of burpees that you must complete before moving on. This is the case with ALL obstacles.. so that can be a lot of burpees - so try hard and complete those obstacles.


*Spartan Race reserves the right to modify or change it's venues, dates, register company, timing company, start times, prizes, courses, fees, number/size/type of waves, results algorithms, merchandise, and any other event details, website content or policies it sees fit as needed with no prior advanced notice. You agree to these terms upon registering for an event or using this website. We update our website daily so this is generally your best source for the most current and up to date information. Check back often as it is not uncommon your races event page will get updated more current information than seen when you registered as the race gets closer.



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