WHAT DOES A SPARTAN VOLUNTEER DO?

Spartan Volunteers are the backbone of every Spartan Race. As a Spartan Race volunteer, you will ensure that our racers and spectators have an epic experience.

Spartan Volunteers work closely with Spartan Race staff in the following areas:

  1. Obstacle enforcement
  2. Building the course and festival area
  3. Registration
  4. Spartan merchandise sales
  5. Start and Finish Line operations
  6. Bag check for racers
  7. Kids race operations

What’s in it for me?

Pre/Post Race Shift: Complete a full-shift and earn a FREE race entry to any Canadian Spartan Sprint, Super or Beast.

Half Race Day Shift: Complete a full-shift and earn a FREE race entry to any Canadian Spartan Sprint, Super or Beast.

Full Race Day Shift: Complete a full-shift and earn a FREE race entry to any Canadian Spartan Sprint, Super or Beast & a FREE hoodie!

*You can use your free race at the event you volunteer, or at any future race
**Additional exciting perks for full day volunteers may be offered

All volunteers will also receive:


  • A Spartan Volunteer tee shirt
  • Snacks and lunch
  • A fun, action filled day helping to put on the best obstacle course race in the world!

How do I sign up?

Follow these simple steps!

Step 1: Be sure to read through the Spartan Volunteer FAQ.

Step 2: Register your email to volunteer at an event.

STEP 3: Keep an eye out for an email one month before the event to choose your shift. You are not registered as a volunteer until you’ve selected a shift. Once you’ve selected a shift, the volunteer coordinator will contact you a couple of days before the event with final details/information

STEP 4: BURPEES. Make sure you know how to do a proper burpee!

STEP 5: Show up! If you sign up, we expect you to show up. We need you!

I have a question that wasn’t answered in the FAQ, how do I contact the specific Volunteer Coordinator for my race?
All Volunteer Coordinators can be reached at volunteers@spartanrace.ca. Just make sure to include the race location you are interested in when you email.


Thank you, Spartan Volunteers!

We couldn’t do this without you!