Spartan Sprint Duisburg

Matsch, Schweiß und Feuer – das Reebok Spartan Race Ruhrgebiet kehrt erneut nach Duisburg zurück. Ein Jahr nach der erfolgreichen Premiere der bekanntesten Hindernislauf-Serie der Welt erwartet die schnell wachsende Community des Obstacle Course Racings 2017 ein erweitertes Programm, vollgepackt mit Abenteuer, Fun und Action: Auf dem Gelände rund um die Regattabahn im Sportpark Duisburg finden mit dem Spartan Junior Race, dem Spartan Sprint und dem Spartan Super so gleich drei spannende Wettkämpfe statt. Bereits die Erstauflage im vergangenen Jahr hatte gewaltigen Eindruck hinterlassen: Über 2.800 mutige Läuferinnen und Läufer stellten sich damals – angefeuert durch den lautstarken spartanischen Schlachtruf „AROO!“ – den anspruchsvollen Herausforderungen auf dem größten Hindernisparcours des Ruhrgebiets. Im Rahmen des Spartan Festivals gingen zudem 150 Kids im Alter von vier bis 13 Jahren beim Spartan Juniors Race an den Start.   Auch in diesem Jahr ist es dabei die einmalige Kombination aus Ausdauer, Kraft, Beweglichkeit, Schnelligkeit, Geschicklichkeit und Spaß, die alle Spartan Challenges auszeichnet. Auf den Strecken werden dabei die bewährten Spartan-Race-Hindernisse „Spear Throw“, „Rope Climb“ und „Barb Wire Crawl“ eingebunden. Um die Teilnehmer für die Aufgaben entsprechend fit zu machen, wird es deshalb bereits am Freitag vor dem Rennen ein Spartan Obstacle Workout geben.
Spartan Race Inc.
Spartan Sprint Duisburg
Regattabahn, SportparkKruppstraße 30 a Duisburg47055
Spartan Sprint Duisburg

Spartan Sprint Duisburg

The Sprint may be our shortest distance race, but it’s still a favorite amongst 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 fan 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.
Regattabahn, SportparkKruppstraße 30 a Duisburg47055

IMPORTANT PRE-RACE INFORMATION: Click here to download the document

Date: Saturday July 08, 2016

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

Schedule:

07h30-18h00: Spartan Festival

07h30-14h00: Race Pack pick up (for Sprint racers after 11h00)

08h00-16h00: Bag Drop

09h00 Spartan Super Elite heat, after heats every 15 minutes

11h30 Spartan Super Elite awards ceremony

11h00: Spartan Juniors

13h00: Spartan Sprint Elite Heat, after heats every 15 minutes

14h30 Spartan Sprint Elite awards ceremony

START TIMES: First Sprint Heat at 13h00, after heats every 15 minutes. Please make sure to calculate enough time to pick up your racer pack (min. 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.

CATEGORIES:

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.

Open:

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.

LOCATION

 

Kalkweg 52, 47055 Duisburg, Germany

RACE COURSE

 

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.

ALREADY SIGNED UP?

 

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 event/race (until 14 days before the event)? All this you can manage yourself!
SIMPLY LOG IN TO YOUR ACCOUNT HERE.

RULES & REGULATIONS

 

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 elsewise announced on the course. Also at obstacles. However we expect that you respect the other athletes.

Click here to read the rules & regulations for Spartan Race

WHAT TO BRING

 

Signed race waiver (event pass), Photo ID, towel

WHAT TO WEAR

 

We suggest trail running shoes or sneakers, however we strongly suggest not running in bare feet due to the terrain, we recommend lightweight apparel, and a camelback for longer events. We also recommend a towel and a plastic bag or two for your muddy clothes post-race. We sell gear onsite so you can change and wear Spartan gear while you walk around the festival sporting your finisher medal.

WHAT DO I RECEIVE?

 

 

AID STATIONS

 

There is water stations on the course and at the finish. But this is Spartan style water 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.

BAG DROP

 

You can drop a bag at our bag drop off tent. After the race you can pick it up again.

SHOWERS & CHANGING

 

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.

RACE PHOTOS

 

You will receive after the event an email with a link to your personal race photos for you to order. Also we’re sharing event photos on our facebook page during and after the event. You will also see videos going up on our youtube channel.

PARKING

 

There are parking areas and there might be a charge for the parking. So we recommend to coordinate yourself with friends to for carpooling. You will receive some weeks before the event detailed instructions by email on how to get to the venue best and where to park.

SPECTATORS

 

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.

VARIOUS

 

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

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.

 

The Spartan Race is not for adults only!

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 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!

Date:
09 July, 2016

Distances/Ages:
4-7 years, 8-10 years, 11-13 years. Distances: depending on age group juniors will complete a distance of 400m - 1.2km.

Registration:
online here and now! and on site at the registration booth in the Spartan Festival area.

Schedule:
11.00.

Heats:
Heats of around 20 juniors

Entry Fee:
Online: 12,- /// on site 15,-
Each child will receive a 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.

Rules:
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!

Team Results

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.

* registration service fee not included, prices are in €

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.

REGATTABAHN DUISBURG- WHAT'S WAITING FOR YOU

 

A venue that has hosted several international events already and offering an exiting mix of water and forrest- and this in the middle of the city. What better can you hope for on a hot summers day than a Spartan Race with mud, water and forrest.

Volunteers

 

Volunteer for this Race

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.