800m to 3.2km


A fun and safe obstacle course experience for children aged 4-14. Young kids will gain confidence while having a ball running, jumping, climbing, and crawling. Older kids can increase the challenge, and even compete in timed heats against others.

Races for older kids increase the challenge, and offer timed heats to introduce them to competition.

These are family events – relatives and friends are welcomed!


All kids finishers get to take home special Spartan Kids swag, and proudly show their family and friends what they earned out on course. 10 to 14 year olds racing Competitive earn special medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.

Spartan Kids finisher T-shirt

Spartan Kids finisher medal and lanyard

Numbered headband

An experience of a lifetime

*Check the Athlete Guide for exact details for your event.
The Experience
“I never lose. I either win or I learn. When I fail an obstacle, I get up and try again, and get smarter, stronger and faster. I will never stop trying."
Conner S., age 12, California

*"I keep my kids active by doing Spartan races together! We run as a team and our backyard OCR course is coming soon. My son is still a wee bit small to be doing hikes together, but he's coming to each race and we both go home with brass."
- Michael

*“Spartan is more than an event, it is a mindset. It teaches children to look at obstacles from a different perspective. My daughter chooses to see the bright side of things, to ask for help instead of just saying she can’t do it, and to help others; her involvement with Spartan contributed to that.”
- Melanie

4 to 14 year olds can take part without specific training. There’s even Special Spartans heats for kids with special needs. Kids simply need a desire to run outdoors and have fun. They need not be fearless or fit; both those things will develop after taking part! There are kids of all abilities and mindsets out there, and they all get to call themselves Spartans.


Comfortable clothes suitable for exercise and sturdy footwear is all that’s needed - just be aware that your kid’s gear will get wet and muddy! Pack a hat and sunscreen if it’s hot, extra layers if it’s cold, and a change of clothes and a towel for afterwards regardless of conditions. After-race refuelling of food and drinks can be purchased in the festival.



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