May 28, 2016
Aston Down Airfield
http://www.mudrunguide.com/event/midlands-united-kingdom-spartan-race-spartan-super-2016/ Aston Down Airfield, Aston Down Airfield, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom Spartan Race [email protected] use-title true MM/DD/YYYY
Starting at 8:00 Elite Wave, 8:15 open waves of 180 athletes will be released every 15 minutes
Venue:Aston Down Airfield
Aston Down Airfield
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom - View Map
|Overview||Multi-distance Obstacle Race, Worldwide locations|
|Events||(29) 2012, (36+) 2013, (65) 2014, (85+ Worldwide) 2015|
|Upcoming||See all upcoming events at the bottom of the page.|
|Kids||Yes. Jr. Spartan: ages 4-9, Varsity Spartan: ages 10-13|
Become a member of the Spartan TRIFECTA Tribe by finishing one of each Spartan distance: Sprint, Super and Beast, in a calendar year (January 1 – December 31st), anywhere in the world.
|Obstacles||More than a dozen. Course layout not revealed before race."It's like life, you don't know what's coming next"|
|Terrain||Varies by location depending on topography; course will use any and all natural obstacles and elements to make a demanding and interesting course.|
|Hardest Obstacle||Spear Throw; If (or when) you miss the target, 30 burpees are waiting for you. There are many more physically demanding obstacles on the course, but the failure rate at the spear throw is extremely high.|
|Penalties||Failing or skipping any obstacle results in a penalty of 30 burpees.|
|Gear||Wear athletic gear that will allow movement in any direction as you will be climbing over and scurrying under obstacles, lifting and pulling heavy objects and running trails, through water, mud, and jumping over fire. Gloves may help with some rope-based obstacles, well-fitting athletic shoes should help minimize blisters.|
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Use discount code MUDRUNGUIDE15 for 15% off your registration
Registration:Visit Event Website
This event has passed, registration is closed.
|Morning Cost||Afternoon Cost||Until|
|£70||£60||Tier 1 (First 100 Spots)|
|£90||£80||May 25th, 2016 (registration closes)|
|£100||£90||Race Day Registration|
Elite wave has an additional cost. Prize purse available in some locations for winners of elite waves
|Registrations are final. No changing start waves. We do not issue refunds, regardless of circumstance, nor do we issue partial refunds. We also do not allow registrations to transfer from person to person. If you are injured and cannot race, you can volunteer at the race for a future race credit.|
|Team Discounts are available|
|NOTE: Discount Codes will not apply during Pre-Registration period.|
What You Get:
- Spartan Race Finishers medal
- A trifecta medal wedge piece
- Free race photos
- Spartan Race T-Shirt
- Free beer ticket
- Racer headband
As part of the Gatcombe Park and Aston Farm estate, we're running the first Spartan Super of 2016. Just a month after our Sprint at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, we have another event with a royal twist. This muddy Super race will be held in the in the heart of the beautiful Cotswolds, at Aston Down Airfield, just six miles from Prince Charles’s family home in Tetbury and at the home of Peter and Zara Phillips and their families.
It is always a pleasure to hold Spartan events in places with such gorgeous scenery. You will come to see why the royals are so keen to live among the rolling hills of the south Cotswolds and you are sure to be especially appreciative when you are caked in mud and ready to shower.
We hope you are feeling ready to be challenged by a course which has over 20 obstacles over 13km+. It is perfect for anyone new to Spartan or a seasoned athlete looking for a new challenge with a truly muddy race. Do not let the relative flatness of Aston Down airfield (where the festival site is located) mislead you. This will be a real challenge!
Imagine yourself enjoying the customary free post-race beer in lovely Aston Down. It’s not every day you can say you’ve drank beer in such royal surroundings. You can start the 2016 season off in style, by earning your first Trifecta wedge piece at this challenging Super. The following month we have a Stadium Sprint at Old Trafford, where you can continue earning wedge pieces.
There are some staples in our repertoire. There are also some venue specific and terrain inspired obstacles. We will not, however, spell it out for you. We do not have course maps. Each Spartan Race strives to surprise the athlete. Preperation for the unknown is a must.
There is fire, mud, water, barbed wire, and occasionally Hell on Earth. There WILL be obstacles to catch you off guard. Curve balls, so to speak. Get over it.
We’re here to rip you from your comfort zone. If you need a road map for each step of the way, then maybe this race isn’t for you.
3-4 aid stations on course with water, maybe some other goodies. We’ll finalize this as we get closer to race day. All racers should carry extra water and energy sources as this course will be very challenging.
Awards ceremony for the top finishers of the Spartan Race
All racers are chip timed for race results
Spartan Race prizes awarded to teams
Free! Want a front row seat to all the Spartan action? Spectator entrance for Spartan Race UK is FREE. Spectators are subject to standard parking fees. Bring CASH, limited ATM/Credit Card services. You'll receive entry to the rocking festival area, access to some of the obstacles on course, and not to mention the epic finish line. Enjoy the music and watch your friends and loved ones slip and slide through the Spartan course in the relative safety and comfort of the Spartan Race festival grounds! Also, come and enjoy a Spartan burger, fresh off the grill!
£5 per car (CASH). Collected onsite at parking location. Do not park on roads or in unauthorized areas. If you will be checking a bag be sure to collect your plastic Spartan bag drop bag from parking attendant.
Post Race Party – music, food to purchase, and beer*!
*Beer where applicable and following all drinking age laws.
Junior Spartan Races are held in conjunction with all 2016 UK Spartan races. This race was created to help Junior Spartans foster a life-long commitment to fitness and health. These events provide an opportunity for young athletes to develop and test their fitness in an exciting, outdoor environment where having fun and getting dirty is mandatory! Racers of all athletic abilities are encouraged to connect with their inner warrior as they run, walk, crawl and climb their way through a fun-filled obstacle course that helps them discover just how Spartan Strong they really are!
Try and leave as much stuff as you can at home or in your car— but for the stuff you can't leave behind, or that you don't want covered in mud and water, we will have a secure place to check in your gear. Check in is £2/bag cash. Please make sure all items stored at Bag Drop fit inside the plastic Spartan Bag you will receive at parking. No other bags will be accepted at bag drop.
There’s no dress code, per se, but you’ll be running in mud and water, climbing hills and mountains, crawling under barbed wire and jumping fire. So choose wisely my friends.
Professional event day photos will be posted on the event page 5-7 days after the event, FREE OF CHARGE! You don’t have to stay up all night checking the site for this – we’ll email you when your photos are ready
Challenge Your Friends for a Spartan Race
Build a Team!
Strength comes in numbers! Become part of a team to help yourself and others get through the event, save money, and support our troops.
How does it work? Create a team or join a team! The more people on a team, the more money everyone will get back in their pocket! Each team member will receive a discount, refunded to the method of payment used, a few days prior to race day. The discount escalates as the team size increases, so get more friends to join your team and everyone saves more money!
How many people are needed to make a team?
Teams are unlimited with a minimum of four people! Team members are timed individually and are not required to cross the finish line together.
Which team takes home the prizes?
The fastest 4 times of the team will be used to calculate the team's finishing time. Prizes will be awarded to the team who finishes on top!
Coupons / Discount Codes:
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