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 level up and compete for prizes in the competitive kids heat

Spartan Kids medals are earned, not given. Kids can race different distances with progressively harder obstacles, and while it’s all about fun, they’ll also gain grit and mental toughness too. This is a family event - relatives and friends welcome!


All kids finishers get to take home special Spartan Kids swag, and proudly show their family and friends what they earned out on course. 9 to 14 year olds racing Competitive earn special medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.

Spartan Kids finisher medal and lanyard

Spartan Kids finisher T-shirt

Numbered headband

An experience of a lifetime

*Check your individual race day guide for exact details for your event.
The Experience
“I never lose. Either I win or I learn. When I fail an obstacle, I get up and try again; smarter, stronger, and faster. I never stop trying and I never stop learning."
Connor, California
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Kids can race different distances with progressively harder obstacles, and while it’s all about fun, they’ll also gain grit and mental toughness too.

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*"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. Kids need a desire to have fun and give it a go. They need not be fearless or fit; we run competitive and non-competitive waves. There are kids of all abilities and mindsets out there, and they all get to call themselves Spartans.

Spartan Kids is an all-inclusive event designed for all children to have fun and challenge themselves. Please contact our Customer Service at if you have any questions regarding your child's participation.


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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