Volunteering Details

Volunteering Details

What does a Spartan Volunteer Do?

Spartan Volunteers are the backbone of every Spartan Race. As a Spartan Race volunteer, you will ensure that our racers and spectators have an epic experience.

Spartan Volunteers work closely with Spartan Race staff in the following areas:

  1. Obstacle enforcement
  2. Building the course and festival area
  3. Registration
  4. Spartan merchandise sales
  5. Start and Finish Line operations
  6. Bag check for racers
  7. Kids race operations

What’s in it for me?


  • A free* or discounted** entry to any US Spartan Sprint, Super or Beast. You can use your free race at the event you volunteer, or at any future race. You will just need to pay the $14 insurance fee.
  • A Spartan Volunteer tee shirt
  • Snacks and lunch
  • Festival entry
  • Additional exciting perks for full day volunteers may be offered
  • A fun, action filled day helping to put on the best obstacle course race in the world!

*Continental US Volunteers receive (1) Free Race Code per Shift (must pay $14 insurance fee);
**Hawaii Volunteers receive (1) 50% Race Discount per Shift (must pay $14 insurance fee)

How do I sign up?

Volunteering is easy – follow these simple steps!

Step 1: Be sure to read through the Spartan Volunteer FAQ.

Step 2: Select the race you are interested in from the drop down, and fill out your information. Make sure to pay special attention when typing your email address, because this is how we will get in touch with you.

If you sign up under the “General Sign-up Link” (which is posted when we are more than a month out from the race), you will hear from your Volunteer Coordinator when it is time to pick your specific shift.

If the race is within about a month, you will be able to sign up under a specific task. You will receive periodic updates and final information from your Volunteer Coordinator the week of the race.

STEP 2 and a Half: If you would like to race for free at the event, just make sure to indicate that when you sign up to volunteer. That is ALL YOU NEED TO DO to secure your free race (do not pay upfront, as we can’t issue refunds).

If you would like to race at a future event, just check out with your Volunteer Coordinator when you are finished with your shift.

STEP 3: Pay close attention to your email, especially as the race gets closer. Your Volunteer Coordinator will send you all final details, parking passes, etc. via email.

STEP 4: BURPEES. Make sure you know how to do a proper burpee!

STEP 5: Show up! If you sign up, we expect you to show up. We need you!

I have a question that wasn’t answered in the FAQ, how do I contact the specific Volunteer Coordinator for my race?

All Volunteer Coordinators can be reached at volunteer@spartan.com. Just make sure to include the race location you are interested in when you email.

Thank you, Spartan Volunteers!

We couldn’t do this without you!