Let their imaginations run wild!
Run. Jump. Swing. Climb.
Get ready for the most fun obstacle course you’ve ever seen.
This course is made for you to have the time of your life.
The course will have junior versions of some of the adult obstacles. The Spartan Kids race is about 2-4kms depending on the course and your age. Spartan Juniors who are 4-9 years old will complete 1 lap, approximately 2km’s. Parents are encouraged to accompany their little ones on the course, to give them a hand when the obstacles get a little tricky.
Kids aged 10-14 in the Competitive Heat will complete a lap of approximately 3km-3.5km.
To get an idea of what a Spartan Kids Race is like, check out this video. Racers run, balance, walk, crawl and climb their way through a fun-filled obstacle course that helps them discover how Spartan Strong they really are.
Ages: Racers from 4-9 and 10-14
Heats: Heats are age specific. Racers MUST meet the minimum age requirement for a heat in order to qualify for that heat. If a child misses the start of their heat, they must wait until the next start time for their age category. Please be sure to have your child to the start line at least 10 minutes before their scheduled start to avoid disappointment.
Please note online registration will close at 11:59pm AEST Tuesday the week of the race. Registration on the day will be available.
Spartan Kids racers are able to run additional laps within their 45 minute session time (before we need to clear the course for the next wave).
Every Spartan Kids racer receives a headband, racer’s T-shirt and Medal.
Parents also have the option to run with their kids or spectate. If they do choose to run with their kids they need to be ‘extremely mindful of other people’s kids on course’. They don’t have to register or pay extra to run, they do require a spectator wristband to be on course which can be collected from the kids registration tent on race day.
Introducing Spartan Kids Competitive Wave
Spartan is pleased to introduce the Competitive Wave in 2020, starting at the Latrobe Valley event in April.
Kids aged 10-14 years old can enter the competitive wave. There is only one competitive wave per Spartan Kids event and will always be the first wave of the first day.
There will be two categories for the competitive wave: 10 to 11 yrs and 12 to 14 yrs.
Officials will be on site to ensure racers complete the course.
Medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd for both boys and girls are up for grabs and a merchandise voucher.
Merchandise Vouchers: 1st – $30, 2nd – $20 & 3rd – $10
Presentations of medals will take place on the official podium, just like the adults.
Competitive Wave kids will earn points for the World Championships.
Points table will be updated for World Champs qualification.
Burpees: do the kids have to do them is they can’t pass an obstacle? Yes, 15 Burpees
Do they get a second chance on the obstacle? No, in Kids Competitive Waves, if they fail/ miss the obstacle its 15 Burpees on any Single Attempt or Multiple Attempt Obstacle.
They can only get a 2nd go at a Multiple Attempt Obstacle until they get it or do 15 Burpees to move on.
Please see Kids Rule Book.
Spartan Kids Trifecta medals
In 2020, Spartan Kids will also have the chance to earn their Trifecta for 2020!
The 2020 Trifecta Year is from 04 Nov 2019 til 08 Nov 2020.
Kids can race any 3 paid events in one day or over multiple events to achieve a Trifecta.
Can my child race in both Kid and Adult?: Once a 14yr old transitions over to an Adult Race, they are not allowed to go back and race in the Kids races.
The racer may qualify for another Trifecta by gaining an additional 3 registered completions. No limit to amount gained.
The Kids Finisher Tent will handle all of the Trifecta finisher medals.
The Kids Trifecta is a stand-alone kids trifecta medal, it will not have wedge pieces like the adults.
For tracking purposes please ensure that you use the same name and email for the child during registration for each race.