Every Spartan races for different reasons. For some, it means competing at the highest athletic level, for others it’s a way to get back into shape, others like the social aspect. Regardless of your motivations, we have race category options to ensure you have the best experience possible.
The Elite Category
These athletes are competing to win prize money, test themselves against the best of the best, attract potential sponsors, and rise to the top of the Spartan Race Point Series.
Elite Racers, like all Spartan athletes, commit to flawless sportsmanship and adhere strictly to the race rules and guidelines. Racers who fail to follow these guidelines risk disqualification.
To run in this category athlete must pay additional fee 15€. If you have to ask yourself if you are elite, you probably aren’t.
The Age Group Category (formerly Competitive Category)
The Age Group Category, formerly known as “Competitive” is a series of heats placed immediately after the Elite category. Age Group racers will follow the same rules and standards as the Elite racers.
Age Group heats will be officiated by on-course referees, video review, and feature an Age Group points series with exciting prizes, podium awards, and athlete rankings. Age Group Racers believe they could win or place in a given race when stacked against only the best of the best within their designated age group. To run in this category athlete must pay additional fee 10€.
The Open category is for everyone, period. Weekend warriors, novice athletes, first-time racers, and teams are all welcome here. The Open category offers the same opportunity as the Competitive and Elite categories to get far outside your comfort zone, test your body’s limits, and experience the awesome rush of the finish line. However, there’s no pressure to push your pace. To run in this category very first OPEN heat athlete must pay additional fee 8€. Other Open heats are without extra entry fee.
Spartan Races are timed, judged and ranked. And there is rules that need to be respected by all racers. There is Elite & Age Group racer rules and there is Open racers rules. HERE you can find the obstacle rules and HERE you can find the general race rules.
Regardless of which category you race in, all finishes will count toward the completion of a TRIFECTA or Spartan DELTA.