what is spartan race

Spartan Race is the toughest, most competitive obstacle race series in the world. With 50+ events across America, Canada, Europe and now Australia, it has become a truly global race series. You will run, jump, crawl and climb over a selection of custom-built obstacles designed to test your overall strength, balance and endurance!

The Spartan Race Promise

Every obstacle is a real challenge, no expense spared, no lameness.


The obstacles are only half of the test, we go the extra mile to find locations that will blow you away. Hills, trails, creeks, gulleys, even roos! You’ll know you’re not in Kansas any more.


We design our courses to avoid bottlenecks and strictly limit numbers to ensure your time is your BEST time. We will never spoil your race experience to make an extra $. Racing rocks, queuing sucks!


The 4 distances consist of the 7K+ Spartan Sprint, the 10k+ Super Spartan, the 20k+ Spartan Beast, and now the 40k+ Ultra Beast. Each region gets a taste of our races starting with a Sprint and working up to an Ultra Beast.


Spartan Race is on a mission to get you active, healthy, excited about change.. A return to our ancient roots, when running through woods, getting dirty, and facing physical and mental challenges was part of everyday life reminds us of who we are and what we are capable of. Our events are all about challenging today’s perception of normal.