SPRINT

5K

20 OBSTACLES

A 5K that will change your life. The Sprint is the first stop for many in their Spartan journey. It’s also an event that some returning Spartans focus on for years to come for its challenges of speed and obstacle intensity over a shorter distance.
STRENGTH
ENDURANCE
SPEED
TIME
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A classic obstacle course racing experience. The Sprint combines relatively easy trail running with 20 obstacles, held on off-road terrain featuring water and mud. Climb walls, crawl under wire, traverse monkey bars, aim a spear throw, and more.
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WHAT YOU'LL EARN
Many medals are tossed in a drawer, but not these. Spartan medals are earned, not given. Your Sprint medal also comes with a special magnetic wedge that fits together with others to form the coveted Spartan Trifecta.
Check the Athlete guide for exact details for your event.
THE EXPERIENCE
“The sprint is my favorite race. It requires a mix of endurance and obstacle proficiency unlike anything else. there’s no room for error.”
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THE CHALLENGE

Spartan is a true all-round physical and mental test. Ideal for runners, weightlifters, functional fitness fans, and newbies alike, there are parts of each Sprint that push you in all areas. Focus training on areas you’re not so good at, and if that’s all of them, no problem. Spartan brings together world-class elite athletes, to people just trying to get active.

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WHAT YOU NEED

The Sprint is off-road, so you’ll need gear to get you through dirt, water, and mud. Wear a sturdy pair of trail running shoes with good grip. If you’re racing in the cold, you might consider layers or compression for warmth. Some Spartans cover their arms and legs for comfort during crawls and carries. You’ll have access to regular hydration points at aid stations.

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FAQ

What’s the difference between Stadion and Sprint?
Can I race with friends?
I’m a pure runner / I’m not good at upper-body strength / insert excuse here.
What if I’m not fit enough to try this yet?
What is a Spartan Trifecta?