What is the 2 Mile Competitive Heat?

The 2 Mile Competitive Heat is for racers seeking competition on our longest distance kids course.  The Two Mile Competitive Heat requires racers to attempt all obstacles and also includes a 15 burpee penalty for failed obstacles.  The top three male and female racers will be awarded and recognized with a podium ceremony, prior to the Elite Podium Ceremony.  Prizes include a trophy/plaque and merchandise voucher. 

Media Coverage

    • Photo session with the adult elite at Podium following awards
    • Documentation of top individuals' names and contact information
    • Social media postings of placing individuals
    • Individuals will agree to coverage as part of registration.

Rules Competitive division only

    • Order of starting position is determined by arrival time
    • Top 3 males to cross will podium
    • Top 3 females to cross will podium
    • Age Groups will be broken into two groups: 9-11 and 12-14.
    • All obstacles must be attempted
    • No helping from peers
    • No outside assistance
    • No circumventing obstacles
    • Failure to complete or unwillingness to complete results in a burpee penalty
      • Chest to ground feet in the air
      • Burpee penalties are enforced at 15 in the competitive division only
    • Mandatory completion obstacles
      • Mud and water obstacles
      • Sandbag carry
      • Farmers carry
      • Low crawls
      • A-frame cargo
    • Single attempt obstacles
      • Rope climb
      • Herc hoist
      • Spear throw
      • Traverse walls
      • balance beams
    • Multiple attempt obstacles
      • All vertical walls
      • Inverted wall
    • Automatic disqualification
      • Physical or Verbal
      • Spartan Staff have the authority to pull racers immediately from the course at their discretion
      • Onsite guardians of individuals will be located and informed of the incident
      • Skipping obstacles
      • Non-completion of burpee penalty
      • Cutting course intentionally
      • Unsportsmanlike conduct
      • Cheating
      • Outside help or receiving help from peers


In the event of a tie

    • Individuals will be given the chance to break the tie
      • Prior to the 10:30am .5 mile (800m) event, the individuals will race head to head on the .5 mile (800m) loop to determine their placing
    • In the case of a 3rd place tie, the losing individual will be automatically disqualified from the podium

Dissemination of rules

    • Rules and regulations will be posted on under racing guidelines
    • Rules and regulations will be sent in competitive confirmation emails
    • Rules and regulations will be verbally reinforced prior to race


    • Placing disputes can be brought to Staff’s attention after the heat has ended
    • Spartan Staff will listen to all disputes, however, the outcome is at their discretion.
    • Discourteous or abusive disputes will not be tolerated and could result in automatic disqualification of racer and placement, and removal from the event.
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