Studies show that kids are less fit today than their parents were as kids. At Spartan, we’re dedicated to making healthy the new normal for the next generation through our kids obstacle course races. Active youth benefit from better physical health, are at lower risk of developing depression and earn higher grades than their less-active peers. At Spartan, we strongly believe that kids should run, climb, jump and get muddy. We don’t give them medals, they earn it. We’re bringing it back to the basics. Put down the electronics and make time to move as a family.
“Yes, it’s about fitness but it’s also mental: Kids gain a huge amount of confidence from participating. You get a kid who is so shy and he comes out of one of our races and has done something he never thought possible. You can see the change in them after they finish a race.”
-Justin Ross, Kids Race Director, U.S.
Spartan Kids Race is for children ages 4-13. Family and friends are welcome to cheer on their mini-Spartans as spectators.
The Spartan Kids Obstacle Course Race Comes In Three Sizes
AGES 4-6 Distance: 1/2 Mile
AGES 7-9 Distance: 1 Mile
AGES 10-13 Distance: 2 Miles
For racers ages 10 to 13 seeking a heightened level of competition, the Competitive Heat requires racers to attempt all obstacles and includes a 15 burpee penalty for all failed obstacles. The top three male and female racers will be awarded and recognized with a podium ceremony. Prizes include a 1st, 2nd or 3rd Place Medal and Spartan Merchandise Voucher.
Spartan Kids can earn their very own Trifecta medal by completing three races of any kind within a calendar year.
On December 7, 2019, the top Spartan Kids athletes from around the world will compete for the title of World Champion. Join Spartan in Castaic, California for the biggest event in youth obstacle course racing ever.
To qualify, Kids racers must compete in a 2-mile competitive heat and place in the top 3 males or females. Kids racers in the U.S. may also qualify via a points system based on placement. Secondary international qualification rules vary by country.
Will your kid be a World Champion? There’s only one way to find out.