Spartan is a Way of Life.

Born in the gritty green mountains of Vermont by Joe DeSena, world-class adventure racer, Spartan is a frame of mind.

Gritty. Resilient. Passionate. Spartans aren’t soft. Spartans overcome obstacles. And yes, Spartans burpee.

Spartan is a sport, community, a philosophy, a training and nutrition program – with daily advice, a podcast, a series of books, an activity for kids, workout gear, a media channel, a digital magazine, and a timed obstacle race.

Spartan Race is innovating obstacle racing on a global scale. With more than 130 races around the world annually – we offer three core races each escalating in distance, obstacle count and challenge level. The Spartan Sprint (5 km / 20 Obstacles), the Spartan Super (13 km / 25 Obstacles) and Spartan Beast (21 km / 30 Obstacles). Courses are riddled with signature obstacles: mud, barbed wire, walls, rope and fire. Challenge yourself to complete all three and become part of the TRIFECTA tribe.

We also offer a kids race (800-1600-3200 m), and for those who looking to push themselves even further, the Hurricane Heat and the Ultra (50+ km, 60+ Obstacles).

Spartan is the world’s best obstacle race. Period.