Taranto Sprint

Spartan Race Inc.
Taranto Sprint
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Taranto Sprint

Taranto Sprint

The Sprint may be our shortest distance race, but it’s still a favorite among both new and returning racers. It’s the perfect distance for those looking to start their Spartan journey. The Sprint also allows returning racers a manageable distance to see how far they can push themselves. Delivering 20-23 obstacles over 3-5 miles, you'll never run the same race twice. Once you complete the sprint you are 1/3 on your Spartan TRIFECTA: The ultimate Spartan achievement.
Spartan Race Inc.
TarantoParco Cimino TarantoTaranto

Date:  Saturday, October 29th 2016

Distance: Sprint, 5+km race with 15+ obstacles. We use Timing Chips for accuracy- the chips are provided by organization.

Start Times: First Heat (Elite Heat) at 12.30 pm. Please make sure to calculate enough time to pick up your racer pack (min. 1h before). Please also bring your printed and signed race waiver and your id document, to avoid long queing- you will receive the race waiver by email couple of days before the event.

Heats: Spartan Race operates with heat starts. Heat size depends on the race course but will be between 150 and 250 athletes. Heats will leave every 15 minutes after the first one. Register yourself at the "Elite" heat if you want to be as competitive as possible and race against the best.

ADDRESS: Taranto (TA), Italy



It's a 5+km and a 15+ obstacles course. That's all you need to know...expect the unexpected. But please consider the following: the course is a cross country course which will lead you through woods and bushes, moats, and climbing obstacles as well as uneven ground with potential hidden roots or wires and water and/or slippery surfaces. We therefore point out that injuries may occur through falls, stumble, twists, slips etc. when overcoming the obstacles or on the course. Furthermore, dangers may be caused by falls of other participants thus jeopardizing their co-runners.Therefore we ask you to adjust your running speed and behavior to the visibility conditions, the respective obstacle and to the rush on the track. 

BUY YOUR TRIFECTA PASS: Sprint+Super+Beast - earn your Italian Trifecta!



You will receive a bib number, but it is not mandatory to wear it. However it increases your chances to get nice pics from the race afterwards...You are not allowed to pass your bib number to another participant. You can only participate in the race if you have handed in your signed waiver when you pick up your racer packet. You will also receive a timing chip. It is mandatory to wear the timing chip at all times during the race, otherwise you cannot be timed. You are not allowed to pass your timing chip to another athlete, as it is linked with your bib number. If you can't complete an obstacle you will have to suffer 30 BURPEES. However there is obstacles that are "no fail" obstacles- you will have to overcome the obstacle otherwise your are disqualified. Passing an obstacle without overcoming it or doing the burpees will lead to disqualification. At each obstacle and along the course we have marshals checking that every athlete is following the course and obstacles. You are not allowed to cut the course. You can overtake others anywhere unless otherwise announced on the course. Also at obstacles, however we expect that you respect the other athletes.



You want to edit your participant information? You want to change heats? You want to transfer your entry from individual to a team or back? You want to transfer your registration to another format (e.g. from Sprint to Super)? You want to transfer your registration to another person or another race? All this you can manage yourself!

Log in with your confirmation number and date of birth to the THIS PAGE (you have received the confirmation number with your confirmation email after signing up). Then click on "edit" to edit your personal data. Click on "transfer" to join a team or to change to another format or race or person (here you will then also select your new heat time). Note, that you will be charged for the price difference from what you've paid to a potential higher entry fee. Also a service fee will apply if you transfer to another event or person.

You have lost your confirmation email? You can resend your confirmation email by looking up your entry here. Look up.

You want to manage your team? Log in to your RaceIt Account here: Log In.






There is water stations on the course and at the finish. But this is Spartan style aid stations so if you have specific needs for nutrition make sure to take that with you. Carry extra hydration and fuel if you think you might bonk or pass out from dehydration.



You can drop a bag at our bag drop off tent. After the race you can pick it up again.This service is included in your entry fee.



After the race you can have an easy shower just to get the dirt, mud and blood from your body. After and before the race you can use the changing tents provided by the organizer.



After the race you will be able to find photos from the race and from you online. You will receive an email with more emails on that.



There will be a parking area near the venue. However this will be limited. You will be charged 5 Euros for the parking (cash only) so we ask you to arrange carpooling to reduce the number of cars. Please don't park on the roads, access to the venue would be blocked. This applies to anyone (spectators, racers etc.)



Spectators are welcome to the event and you can experience an extraordinary day with various activities at the Spartan Race Festival. Try out our Festival obstacles, bring your kids to the Juniors Race or just enjoy watching others fighting through the race. Access is for free, but you might need to register at the entrance depending on the venue obligations.



Pic-nic and barbeques are not allowed in the race area. You can find food and beverage at the Spartan Race Festival Area.



Your children will have the opportunity to try what Spartan Race really is, thank to the Spartan Junior Race. You can register them directly before the start and the registration fee is 15€ each. You can register your little Spartans here: http://bit.ly/SRjunior_MilanMXP



Are you enthusiastic, outgoing, motivated and excited about spreading the word about Spartan Race? Join the Street Team and be amongst more than 5,000 Street Team members around the world. We are looking for result-orientated people with a sense of community who share our values of getting people off their couches and trying something new. Must be at least 18 years old and reside in Italy.


Do you have what it takes? streetteam-it@spartanraceeurope.com



For more information, visit our FAQs section or write us an email to the following address italia@spartanraceeurope.com

Junior Spartan Race is for all ages! Children over 4 years old are encouraged to compete in a Junior Spartan Race to have fun in nature, learn something new and receive a medal like adults.

Registration online: available soon

Race with your friends or colleagues! It's probably the most extraordinary, fun experience you'll ever have!

Team Results

Be part of our behind the scenes team by volunteering to help at a race. You will learn a thing or two and experience what it's like to be part of the Spartan Team. Your efforts make the Spartan Race the best obstacle racing series, and ensure a great experience for thousands of participants.





For infos please contact: volontari@spartanraceeurope.com

* registration service fee not included, prices are in € and include IVA.

Conditions Of Participation: Spartan Races are open to everyone. All you need to be is 16 years of age on race day for a Sprint, and 18 for a Super or Beast. You do not have to be a member of any kind of sports club and you do not need any license. The participant declares to be physically healthy and that no medical concerns exist which prevent him/her from participating in a long distance obstacle course.For the Spartan Juniors kids between 4 and 13 years can participate.