Spartan Race Types: Find the Right OCR for You

Spartan Race Types: Find the Right OCR for You
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What is a Spartan Race? We offer multiple Spartan Race types suitable for all levels of athletes. Most of our athletes start with a Sprint distance race or a course in our Stadium series. However, there’s nothing stopping someone who’s comfortable with their fitness level to jump right into a Super, or even the Beast. And, once you’re hooked, you won’t be satisfied until you earn your Trifecta.

Below, study up on our quick guide to the different Spartan race types and discern which one you want to tackle next!

The Ultimate Guide to Spartan Race Types


Spartan Race Types sprint

While the Sprint is the shortest of the Spartan races, it remains a favorite among returning Spartans looking to push themselves beyond previous performances. Delivering 20-23 obstacles over 3-5 miles, it serves as the go-to introduction to Spartan Race. Trust us: Once you finish your first Spartan Sprint, you’ll be looking forward to your next—whether you choose another Sprint or decide it’s time to push yourself even harder and sign up for the Spartan Super.

Perfect for:

  • First-timers
  • Experienced athletes
  • Runners, triathletes, and those looking for a new challenge
  • Health and fitness-focused individuals
  • Anyone who wants to change their life

Learn more and find a Spartan Sprint


Spartan Race Types stadion

Similar to a Sprint in distance, our Stadion Series allows athletes to challenge themselves in the unique environment of historic sports stadiums across the country. Generally, these races contain no mud, water, or barbwire. Spartan’s Stadium Sprints can be best described as a combination of a CrossFit endurance workout, stair climbing session, and indoor track race.

Perfect for:

  • First-timers
  • Experienced athletes
  • CrossFit and Parkour athletes
  • Sports fans
  • Anyone who wants to change their life

Learn more and find a Spartan Stadion


Spartan Race Types super

If you consider yourself a more seasoned athlete determined to push beyond excuses, you just might have the mettle for a Spartan Super. Serving up 24 to 29 Spartan Obstacles and 8 to 10 miles of rugged terrain, the Spartan Super spares no one. Developed as the second race in the Spartan Trifecta, the Super is where you prove to yourself you’ve got everything it takes to face the Beast.

Perfect for:

  • Seasoned athletes
  • Those who want more of a challenge

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Spartan Race Types beast

With 12 to 14 miles and 30 to 35 obstacles between you and the finish line, the Spartan Beast will test everything you’re made of — your strength, your endurance, your resolve. The unpredictable terrain and Spartan obstacles are masterfully designed to push you deep into your discomfort zone, and well past those self-imposed obstacles you once considered your limits.

Perfect for:

  • Those ready to test themselves
  • Those ready to push past their limits

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Spartan Race Types trifecta

Of all the Spartan race types, this is considered your king OCR collage. Once you do your first Spartan Race, you’re going to be hooked. The next step is earning your Trifecta medal by completing a Sprint, Super, and Beast all in one calendar year.

Learn more and sign up for a Spartan Trifecta

SPARTAN ENDURANCE EVENTS: Hurricane Heat, Ultra Beast, Agoge

Spartan Race Types edurance events

Not for the faint of heart, Spartan’s endurance events will push you past your limits.

  • Hurricane Heat: 3- 4-hour team-building event
  • HH12HR: 12-hour team-building and individual testing event
  • Ultra Beast: 26-mile (or more) obstacle race
  • Agoge: 60-hour event that builds physical, tactical, mental, and team-based strength through training, testing, and evaluation.

Learn more about Spartan's endurance events

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