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Heats start at 8am with up to 200 racers and continue every 15 minutes throughout the day. Enter the 8am “Elite” heat if you want to be as competitive as possible and race against the best.
Venue:Raymond James Stadium
4201 N Dale Mabry Hwy
Tampa, FL, United States - View Map
Special Ops Spartan Sprint distance will be approximately 4 miles give or take a few extra special forces surprises!
|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.|
Remember when you were a kid—when you would not only walk toward a puddle, but stomp right in the middle of it, making as big a splash as you could? Kids who aren’t yet brainwashed by electronic media go outside to play, explore, and get dirty. They squat down to dig in the sand with impeccable flexibility and balance. They climb and swing and tumble for the sheer joy of their own movement. When was the last time you went through the mud instead of around it, were overcome with exhilaration at your own power, or felt giddy just by being alive? We are building a global sport and community around the Spartan model of obstacle racing because we want to give millions of people the opportunity to push themselves to be their best; to race with others who share this passion; and to embrace the Spartan Code for training and competition in their lives. Just like people say, “I’m a runner,” or, “I’m a triathlete,” hundreds of thousands of people are now saying, “I’m a Spartan Racer.” – Selica Sevigny (Member of the Founding Few) Spartan Races are timed competitions that are orchestrated over standardized distances and feature natural and man-made obstacles specifically designed to test mind-body fitness. Every race at every distance will have you climbing, lifting, crawling, rolling, carrying, running, swimming, balancing, throwing, and jumping. All Spartan Race courses are deliberately designed to leave you exhausted and exhilarated; the completion of any of our courses is an accomplishment that deserves to be recognized, and each finisher has truly earned their Spartan Race medal. Our motto is “You’ll Know at the Finish Line” is not just an empty marketing phrase, but a sentiment that is shared by all of our athletes who have been bonded through the collective challenge of completing one of the world’s best obstacle courses.
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Use discount code MUDRUNGUIDE15 for 15% off your registration
Registration:Visit Event Website
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|$100||$100||August 17th, 2013|
|$110||$100||September 17th, 2013|
|$115||$105||October 17th, 2013|
|$120||$110||November 17th, 2013|
|$125||$115||December 17th, 2013|
|$130||$120||January 17th, 2014|
|$140||$130||January 31st, 2014|
|$150||$140||January 12th, 2014 (Online registration closes)|
ELITE WAVE: additional $30 - Our Elite wave will start at 7am, on both Saturday and Sunday. A portion of additional charge to enter the ELITE wave will be used to pay out our Cash Purse. Cash paid out to TOP 10 Finishers male and female, Saturday AND Sunday.
|Armed forces and students receive a $10 discount during registration|
|Registrations are final. No refunds. No changing start waves.|
|Team Discounts Available - See the Team section below|
What You Get:
- Unique Special Ops Spartan Sprint Medal
- Free Beer ticket for anyone 21 and over
- Bragging Rights
- Free Mud
- High Pressure Water to the Gut
- Roasted Shoelaces
- Scrapes and bruises
- Awesome stories to tell
This Special Ops Spartan Sprint will be a mix of mud and gnarly outdoor obstacles combined with the challenge of the signature Spartan stadium obstacles all with maneuvers and strategy created by Special Ops Forces. Each finisher will receive a unique Special Ops Spartan Sprint Medal with bragging rights of accomplishing the most unique Spartan event.
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. As well, you will get no course map to inspect.
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
None… hydrate before and/or carry your own water on the course. Or plan on drinking nasty retention pond water while you are sloshing through it (not recommended).
Awards ceremony for the top finishers of the Spartan Race (varies by location, not always applicable)
Spartan Race prizes awarded to teams
Spectators are welcome (subject to same parking fee).
$10 per car
Post Race Party – music, food to purchase, and beer*!
*Beer where applicable and following all drinking age laws.
Spartan Kids Race
Jr. Spartan , 0.5 miles
Varsity Spartan , 1 mile
Spartan Race is not only limited to adult fun! Bring the kids ages 4-13 who can participate in their very own Jr. Spartan race. They will enjoy the thrill of the run, a variety of scaled down obstacles and their own mini festival area filled with games and children's challenges! Our mission is to inspire children to develop a love for fitness at an early age.
The course is about a 1⁄2 mile filled with junior obstacles for Jr. Spartans and 1 mile for Varsity Spartans. Each child will receive a T-shirt and Finisher's Medal with 100% of the Jr. Spartan Adventure proceeds benefiting the Kids Fit Foundation.
As a leader in the movement to help children learn life-long health and fitness habits, the Kids Fit Foundation strives to raise awareness and develop programs that educate, empower and inspire kids to become and stay fit.
Spartan Kids’ heats go off between 12pm and 1pm.
Pre-Register: $25 / Day of Registration: $30
Please note that pets, coolers, or grills are not allowed within the main event area.
Challenge Your Friends
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!
The more people you can get to join your team, the more money you will get in your pocket! Team rebates are as follows
- Teams of 4-15 members each receive a $5 rebate.
- Teams of 16-29 members each receive a $10 rebate.
- Teams of 30+ members each receive a $15 rebate
Coupons / Discount Codes:
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