What are the Spartan Races?

Spartan Race is a series of obstacle races of varying distance and difficulty ranging from 3 miles to marathon distances. The series include the Spartan Sprint (3+ miles of obstacle racing), the Super Spartan (8+ miles), the Spartan Beast (12+ miles), and the Ultra Beast (26+ miles).


Spartan racers can obtain a Trifecta medal after completing a Spartan Sprint, Spartan Super and a Spartan Beast in one calendar year. As of the 2014 season, the finisher medal includes both the traditional circular medal and a “pie piece”—one third of a larger Trifecta medal— engraved with the year it was earned. A participant can earn multiple Trifectas i.e. Double Trifecta, Triple Trifecta etc. in a given year by completing another set of events (Sprint, Super, and Beast).

Kids Spartan Races

Kids ages 5-13 can participate in the Kids Spartan Race, which feature cargo nets, balance beam, and mud. The “Jr. Varsity” mini-obstacle courses (for the younger kids) is usually about a half mile long, with the “Varsity” children completing two laps to make a 1-mile course.

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