The world's best obstacle race is now in Bahrain on April, 2016. Spartan up and be part of our 5+ Km / 20+ OBSTACLE Sprint. It's fun for everyone from beginners to seasoned athletes.
I have never heard of Spartan Race – what is it?
A Spartan is not your average race! While you are certainly familiar with everyday run-of-the-mill road races, the Spartan Race is like their adventurous, adrenaline-junkie friend who thrives on excitement. Not only will you be running, climbing, and crawling across some of the most gorgeous terrain the world has to offer, but you’ll also get to splash through mud, tackle many unique and challenging obstacles, test your overall strength, balance, mental tenacity and endurance, and finish with a fiery leap of victory! It’s probably one of the most exciting, invigorating and thrilling ways you can choose to spend your weekend.
Waves of 200 athletes will be released every 15 minutes across 2 groups (Elite and Morning).
Racers: If you want to race for a prize, show up for the elite heat.
Callout your friends, co-workers and loved ones to get off the couch and into the mud.
Whether they’re helping you over the wall or chasing you up the mountain, make sure they’re with you at the starting line.
Teams can be any size but must have at least 4 members to be included in the team rankings.
The best way to ensure that you are starting at the exact same start time as your friends is to create a Team during registration (or have your friends Join your team!).
Any racers that are registered as part of a team, on the SAME DAY in the SAME TIME BLOCK (Elite vs. Morning vs. Afternoon), will be moved to the common team start time in each block when start times and bib numbers are assigned (about 10 days prior to the event).
Team times are NOT determined by the captains start time. Team members will be grouped together within each block (Elite, Morning OR Afternoon), based on the preferred time that the majority of team members in that block choose.
Racers that are registered for Elite or Morning start times will NOT be grouped with racers in the Afternoon start times or vice versa.
For more detailed team information please see: 2016: Team Registration and Start Times.
Let's decrease our carbon emissions. Space is available, but limited.
Bring your friends and family to the race to watch you conquer obstacles, dominate the finish line and receive your medal!
All racers will receive two complimentary spectator pass. Each additional spectator pass will be $5. Extra spectator passes can be purchased onsite at the spectator tent.
Bahrain International Endurance Village
8:00AM Elite Heat
8:15AM – 11:45AM Morning Heat Times
12:00PM – 12:15PM Afternoon Heat Times
Last Heat Time: Check here 10 days prior to event day
Waves of 200+ racers will be released every 15 minutes.
YOUR exact start time in the group you registered for will be posted under the Race Day tab approximately 10 days prior to the events date.
Arrive an hour and a half before your start time. This gives you plenty of time to park, pick up your packet, drop your stuff at bag check, and get warmed up. Please minimize the items you are checking in at bag check.
Registration opens at 6:30am.
Badass Super/Sprint Finishers Medal
A trifecta medal wedge piece (run a Beast and Super to collect your remaining two pieces!)
Sprint Finisher t-shirt (your other one should be pretty dirty)
Free Professional Photos (to frame and flaunt)
Bananas at the finish line
Your bib #
Towel & extra (dry) clothes
What not to bring:
Outside food and drink (racers, fuel for the race is OK)
There’s no dress code, but you’ll be running in mud and water, climbing hills and mountains, under barbed wire and jumping fire.
Our elites recommend: performance gear (NOT COTTON), water packs, compression underwear, Clif bars and energy gel. Visit shop.spartan.com to gear up for your race.
Advice from experience: is to race in what you train in - new shoes on race day are NOT recommended.
Professional event day photos will be posted on the event page 5-7 days after the event, FREE OF CHARGE! We’ll email you when your photos are ready!
Kid size obstacles. Spartan size hearts.
Why should adults have all the fun? Bring the kids (ages 4-13) who can participate in their very own Spartan race.
Our mission is to inspire children to develop a love for fitness at an early age. We provide safe, age appropriate obstacle course race venues to build participant confidence, while enjoying a thrilling outdoor activity. We encourage kids to jump, run, get muddy, help each other and have a good time, while conquering obstacles that mimic the adult race.
Kids aged 4-13 | 1 mile
4-7 do only 30% of it, the 8-11 do 70% and 12-14 do all of it. If your kid is capable enough the kids race, manager will encourage them to do another lap.
Kids Race Start Times: Friday - 10am, 10:30am,
Each child will receive a T-shirt and Finisher's Medal.
Kids Registration and check-in day of the event closes at 11am on Friday so please be early.
To register, click the REGISTER button on the top right of the page.
Note that all kids’ races are the same in difficulty and distance.