Studies show that kids are less fit today than their parents were as kids. At Spartan, we’re dedicated to making healthy the new normal for the next generation through our kids obstacle course races. Active youth benefit from better physical health, are at lower risk of developing depression and earn higher marks than their less-active peers. At Spartan, we strongly believe that kids should run, climb, jump and get muddy. We don’t give them medals, they earn it. We’re bringing it back to the basics. Put down the electronics and make time to move as a family.
“Yes, it’s about fitness but it’s also mental: Kids gain a huge amount of confidence from participating. You get a kid who is so shy and he comes out of one of our races and has done something he never thought possible. You can see the change in them after they finish a race.”
-Justin Ross, Kids Race Director, U.S.
You can race in one of those categories:
AGES 4-6 Distance: 800-1000m
AGES 7-9 Distance: 1600-2400m
AGES 10-14 Distance: 3200-4500m
Competitive Heat AGES 10-11 Distance: 3200-4500m
Competitive Heat AGES 12-14 Distance: 3200-4500m
For racers ages 10 to 14 seeking a heightened level of competition, the Competitive Heat requires racers to attempt all obstacles and includes a 15 burpee penalty for all failed obstacles. The top three male and female racers, in each Competitive Age category, will be awarded and recognized with a podium ceremony. Prizes include a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd Place Medal and Spartan Merchandise Voucher.
Spartan Kids can earn their very own Trifecta medal by completing three races of any kind within a calendar year.