We Spartans love the Olympics (as you might expect), and we are delighted to announce the first ever Spartan Sprint to take place at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park! What better place to kick start the 2016 season, than racing at the site of the 2012 Olympic Games?
Live out your Olympic fantasies here with us when you run our 5+ km course with over 20 obstacles, which is perfect for anyone new to Spartan Race. Or any wannabe Olympian who wants to see how they would fare in our challenge. You can begin your Trifecta and earn the first wedge piece of the season, add a second wedge at Midlands Super the following month.
Success in the Ancient Olympics was one of the most important traditions of Spartan society, so why not follow in this storied tradition by signing up for this first event of the 2016 season? Many believe it was the Spartans who introduced the idea that all competitors at the Ancient Olympics compete naked. Luckily for most of you, we won’t be imposing this rule to Spartan Race.
Did we mention that finishers receive a free beer upon completion of the event? If that’s not a good enough reason to sign up, we don’t know what is.
Distance: Distance: 5km+
Start Times: Starting at 8:00 Elite Wave, 8:15 open waves of 150 athletes will be released every 15 minutes
Spectators: Want a front row seat to all the Spartan action? Spectator entrance for Spartan Race UK is FREE. Spectators are subject to standard parking fees. Bring CASH, limited ATM/Credit Card services. You'll receive entry to the rocking festival area, festival obstacles and not to mention the epic start & finish lines.
Bag Drop: Try and leave as much stuff as you can at home or in your car— but for the stuff you can't leave behind, or that you don't want covered in mud and water, we will have a secure place to check in your gear. Check in is £2/bag (CASH ONLY).
Junior Race: All UK Spartan races will host a Junior Spartan Race event. Click on the Junior Race tab for more info and registration.
8:00am Elite Wave
8:15am Open Waves Begin
Starting at 8:15am, waves of 150+ racers will be released every 15 minutes.
Plan to arrive 1 hour BEFORE your designated start time to allow enough time to pick up your packet, drop your stuff at bag check, and get warmed up. If you are one of those chronically late people, tell yourself you need to be there 2 hours early.
The following things are not allowed in the main village/race area: Coolers, Barbeques, Alcohol, Glass Bottles, Smoking, Camping or Pets. PLEASE MAKE CERTAIN YOUR GUESTS/SPECTATORS ARE AWARE OF THESE RULES.
Try and leave as much stuff as you can at home or in your car— but for the stuff you can't leave behind, or that you don't want covered in mud and water, we will have a secure place to check in your gear. Check in is £2 per bag.
We said "adventure" right? Well folks let's get adventurous! There’s no dress code, per se, but you’ll be running in mud and water, climbing hills and mountains, crawling under barbed wire and jumping fire. So choose wisely my friends.
Professional event day photos will be posted at www.spartanraceuk.uk a few days after the event, FREE OF CHARGE! You don’t have to stay up all night checking the site for this – we’ll email you when your photos are ready! Timing links will be up the next day on our social media channels.
If you have additional questions, visit our FAQ page.
Junior Spartan Races will be held in conjunction with all 2016 UK Spartan Race events.
Online Registration: £20
On-site Registration: £25 (CASH ONLY)
Race Date: Saturday April 9, 2016
Race Location: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
Start Times: Please arrive one hour before your child’s start time.
•10:00 am – 4-7 years old
•10:30 am – 8-10 years old
•11:00 am – 11-13 years old
•11:30 am – 4-7 years old
•12:00 pm – 8-10 years old
•12:30 pm – 11-13 years old
Registration: Junior Racers must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian whilst onsite. Racer’s accompanied by their parent/legal guardian must have a completed and signed Race Waiver form and the accompanying parent/legal guardian must show photo ID to check-in.
Racers who are accompanied by an adult other than their parent/legal guardian must have the following documents to check-in:
•Parental Consent Form – that specifies the accompanying adult - completed and signed by parent/legal guardian
•Race Waiver form – completed and signed by parent/legal guardian
•Accompanying Adult – authorized in item 1 above must present photo ID and be over 18 years of age.
Ages: 4-13 years old.
Finish: Every competitor receives a T-shirt and medal.
Spectators: Spectators can view select obstacles on the Junior and Adult courses and also have full access to the village areas.
Want to have fun, gain new skills and meet a lot of interesting people? Volunteer to spend an exciting day as part of the behind-the-scenes team that makes it all happen. It's easy!