Get ready for the Spartan Race Bilbao!
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DATE: Saturday June 25, 2016
LOCATION: Bilbao- Artxanda, Spain. Carretera Artxanda-Santo Domingo Errepidea, 17. You can reach the location with the public Funicular and you will arrive right in the heart of the event coming from the city center.
DISTANCE: Sprint, 5+km race with 15+ obstacles; Fastest time should be around 30 minutes. Longest times will be over 2,5h hours. We use Timing Chips for accuracy.<
START TIMES: First Heat at 13.30. Please make sure to plan ahead and leave enough time to pick up your racer pack (1h). Please also bring your printed and signed race waiver to avoid long queing- you will receive the race waiver by email couple of days before the event.
HEATS/WAVES: 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 heat.Enter the 13h00 "Elite" heat if you want to be as competitive as possible and race against the best.
The Elite Category:
At the far end of the spectrum is the Elite category. These athletes are competing to test themselves against the best of the best, attract potential sponsors, and rise to the top of the Spartan Race Point Series.Elite Racers, like all Spartan athletes, commit to flawless sportsmanship and adhere strictly to the race rules and guidelines. Racers who fail to follow these guidelines risk disqualification.
The Competitive Category:
Our newest option, the Competitive category, is designed to address the gap between our Open class racers and our Elites. Competitive Racers will be expected to follow the same rules and standards as the Elite racers. These racers compete for glory and bragging rights. As a major component of the rapid evolution of obstacle racing as a sport, Competitive racers will start immediately following the elite waves, taking advantage of a wide open course. Competitive racers commit to sportsmanship, honoring rules and guidelines, and performing at their best.
The Open category is for everyone, period. Weekend warriors, novice athletes, first-time racers, and teams are all welcome here. The Open category offers the same opportunity as the Competitive and Elite categories to get far outside your comfort zone, test your body’s limits, and experience the awesome rush of the finish line. However, there’s no pressure to push your pace.
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. Additional risks may be caused by falls of other participants thus jeopardizing their co-runners. Therefore, we ask you to adjust your running speed and behavior based on what you see around you, the respective obstacle and to the rush on the course.
07h30-18h00: Spartan Festival
07h30-15h00: Race Pack pick up (for Sprint racers after 11h00)
08h00-18h00: Bag Drop
09h00: Spartan Super Elite heat, after heats every 15 minutes
09h15: Spartan Super Competitive Heat
09h45: Super Open Heats, every 15 minutes
11h00/13h00: Spartan Juniors
13h30: Spartan Sprint Elite Heat, after heats every 15 minutes
13h45: Spartan Sprint Competitive Heat
14h15: Sprint Open Heats, every 15 minutes
15h30: Spartan Elite awards ceremony
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 person or another race / event (until 14 days before the event)? All this you can manage yourself!
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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 some BURPEES. However, there are obstacles that are "no fail" obstacles - you will have to do the obstacle otherwise your are disqualified. Passing an obstacle without doing it or doing 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 elsewise announced on the course. However, we expect that you respect the other athletes.
Click here to read the rules & regulations for Spartan Race
There are aid stations on the course and at the finish (typically 1 for Sprint, and more for Super and Beast). But they are Spartan style aid stations so if you have specific needs for nutrition make sure to bring with you what you need. Carry extra hydration and fuel if you think you might be fatigued or pass out from dehydration.
You can drop your bag at our bag drop off tent and after the race you can pick it up.
Pre and post race there are showers and changing tents available.
Race photos are available online after the race. Post race you will will receive an email with details about how to find them.
There are parking areas at the venue, and there might be a charge on parking. So we ask you to use our Facebook page to arrange carpooling!
For more information, visit our FAQs section.
Spartan Junior Race Bilbao 2016:
Why obstacle racing for kids? Promote child-like adventure and instill a healthy lifestyle.
Spartan Race is not only limited to adult fun! Bring the kids (ages 4-13) who can participate in their very own Spartan Junior Race.
Spartan Junior promotes health, physical activity and FUN! Spartan Junior is about a return to the childlike sense of adventure that we have lost while getting sucked up into “normal life” of over-scheduled and over-organized activities. Spartan Race wants to keep this sense of adventure alive in our kids BEFORE they lose it.
Today, a typical child devotes an average 7.5 hours each day to entertainment media: TV, video games, cell phones, and movies. Get up, get out, and get gritty!
25 June, 2016
on event day in the Junior Race Welcome Booth, right next to the Juniors Race course or ONLINE
11:00 - 13:00
Heats of around 20 juniors, with several heats taking off in a row
12,- online / 15,- on site
Each child will receive a T-shirt and Finisher's Medal. All benefits of the Junior Race are handed over to a charity.
Several start times for each distance for the Spartan Junior Race provide adequate flexibility for the entire family to go race.
No medical certificate is needed- we will just ask the parents to read and sign a waiver during sign up. It is the sole responsibility of the parents or the legal representative to evaluate and decide on the participation of the child. The organizer undertakes all necessary actions to make the Junior race as safe as any possible.
Race with your friends or colleagues! It's probably the most extraordinary, fun experience you'll ever have!
Spectators are always welcome! You can experience an extraordinary day with various activities at the festiva area, try out our festival obstacles, bring your kids to the Junior Spartan Race or just enjoy watching your loved ones slip and slide through the course. Depending on venue obligations you may need to register at the entrance.
Conditions Of Participation: Spartan Races are open to everyone. All you need to be is 16 years of age on race day for the Sprint. 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.
Bilbao- Artxanda, Spain.
Carretera Artxanda-Santo Domingo Errepidea, 17. You can reach the location with the public Funicular and you will arrive right in the heart of the event coming from the city center.
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 Reebok Spartan Race the best obstacle racing series, and ensure a great experience for thousands of participants.
There are different volunteer areas to choose from like Festival, course or registration. You can choose your area when signing up as a volunteer. So what's next?
You will quickly learn while volunteering, add to your professional experience and probably meet new friends.