At Spartan Race, our mission is to inspire children to develop a love for fitness at an early age. Our "Jr. Spartans" obstacle course races for kids 4-8 are about a 1⁄2 mile and our 1 mile kids spartan races are for older "Varsity Spartans" aged 9-13. Both kids races are filled with obstacle styles and amounts tailored just for them.
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.
So remember, Spartan Races are not only limited to adult fun! Bring your kids ages 4-13 and they can participate in their very own Jr. Spartan Race. Just like you, 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!
Spartan Kids Races are about a return to the childlike sense of adventure that we’ve lost while getting sucked up into "normal life". Spartan Races wants to keep this sense of adventure alive in our kids BEFORE they lose it.
Today, a typical child devotes an average 7.5 hours each day to entertainment media: TV, video games, cell phones, and movies.
Physical activity is essential in helping children control weight, build lean muscle, reduce fat, and develop strong bones, muscles and joints. The challenges in a Spartan Kids Race are ideally suited to building a fitter, stronger, and healthier youngster.
More importantly, the sense of fun and camaraderie inherent in our races will help instill within your kids a sense of excitement and respect for fitness.
Spartan Races are about building a healthy and active community of people. Spartan Kid Races allow us to help build stronger families.
Want to see a Kids Spartan Race near you? Use our Contact Us page and let us know.
It is as easy as you signing up for a Spartan Race. You can either sign your child up the day of the race at the registration area OR even easier, cheaper and better, sign them up online when you sign up. To register your child online:
1 - Pick a USA race from our Event page at SpartanRace.com
2 - On the event specific race page you picked, click the yellow REGISTER button on the top right for the race day you want (Saturday or Sunday)
3 - During page 1 of the Registration process pick the appropriate age group under the "Jr. Spartan Kids Race" heat/heading and register for it
Spartan Race is not only limited to adult fun! These pictures of little spartans racing say it all. There are even more on our Jr. Spartan Pinterest page.
If you want to send us a message specific to Spartan Race Kids Races, you can use this form. Before contacting us, please consider reviewing our FAQ if your question is not already answered here.
If you or your kids or your school would like to see a Spartan Kids race in your area, let us know - give us your Location below and drop some comments in the Comment section.