VIRTUAL RACE – BY SPARTANS, FOR SPARTANS

The season’s on hold, but that won’t stop us from racing.
Run and crush obstacles, send in your times and compete with the world.

Even though the season is on hold, we’re still giving Spartans a way to race.

For every event we postpone, we’ll hold a Spartan Virtual Race — same weekend, same distance, same obstacle count. These free events are open to racers worldwide, with adult and kids events available. No registration is required.

Each Virtual Race consists of a run or running equivalent (e.g. biking, swimming, etc.) and obstacles. Instead of cargo nets and barbed wire, racers will take on push-ups, mountain climbers and more. Earn a global leaderboard spot (adult and 2-Mile Kids events only), virtual medal, certificate and unlimited bragging rights.

Click below to learn more, or scroll down to find an upcoming Virtual Race for yourself or your Spartan Kid.

#SpartanVirtualSprint

SPRINT

5K, 20 Obstacles

#SpartanVirtualSuper

SUPER

10K, 25 Obstacles

VIRTUAL RACE INSTRUCTIONS

The following alternate exercises for running are available to all competitors who are currently unable to run outside:

  • Treadmill/Air or Fan Bike
    Distance requirements are the same as running or walking outside/inside.
  • Bike/Stationary Bike/Peloton/Spin Bike
    Run distance multiplied by 4. For example, a 5K run would be a 20K ride.
  • Rowing Machine / Kayak
    Run distance multiplied by 1.2. For example, a 5K run would be 6K (6000 m) of rowing.
  • Ski Erg
    Run distance multiplied by 1.2. For example, a 5K run would be 6K (6000 m) on a ski erg machine.
  • Jump Rope
    Distance is repetition-based. For Sprint, 2000 jumps. For Super, 4000 jumps. For Beast, 8000 jumps.
  • Stair Climb/Step Machine/Step Ups
    Distance is repetition based. For Sprint, 2000 steps. For Super, 4000 steps. For Beast, 8000 steps.
  • Swim
    For Sprint, 1 mile (1600 m) swim. For Super, 1.5 mile (2400 m) swim. For Beast, 3.2 mile (5200 m) swim.
  • Bear Crawl
    Run distance divided by 3. For example, a 5K run would be a 1 mile (1600 m) crawl.
  • Lateral Bounds/Ice Skaters
    Each distance is repetition based. For Sprint, 1000 bounds (500 per side). For Super, 2000 bounds (1000 per side). For Beast, 4000 bounds (2000 per side).

The Spartan Virtual Sprint consists of a 5K run or equivalent, and the following 20 obstacles:

  • 10 push-ups
  • 10 burpees
  • 10 mountain climbers (per side)
  • 10 jumping jacks
  • 10 air squats
  • 10 forward lunges
  • 10 hand-release push-ups
  • 10 tuck jumps
  • 10 plank up-downs
  • 10 plank shoulder taps
  • 10 knee slap mountain climbers
  • 10 backward lunges
  • 10 glute bridge raises
  • 10 dips
  • 10 decline push-ups
  • 10 single-leg squats
  • 10 double leg calf raises
  • 10-second plank
  • 10-second 6-inch leg hold
  • 10-second iso-squat
  • 10 forward lunges (per side)
  • 10 plank shoulder taps (per side)
  • 10 knee slap mountain climbers (per side)
  • 10 backward lunges (per side)
  • 10 single-leg squats (per side)

The Spartan Virtual Super consists of a 10K run or equivalent, and the following 25 obstacles:

  • 10 push-ups
  • 10 burpees
  • 10 mountain climbers (per side)
  • 10 jumping jacks
  • 10 air squats
  • 10 forward lunges
  • 10 hand-release push-ups
  • 10 tuck jumps
  • 10 plank up-downs
  • 10 plank shoulder taps
  • 10 knee slap mountain climbers
  • 10 backward lunges
  • 10 glute bridge raises
  • 10 dips
  • 10 decline push-ups
  • 10 single-leg squats
  • 10 double leg calf raises
  • 10-second plank
  • 10-second 6-inch leg hold
  • 10-second iso-squat
  • 10 sit-ups
  • 10 leg raises
  • 10 bicycle crunches
  • 10 v-ups
  • 10 supermans
  • 10 bicycle crunches (per side)
  • 10 forward lunges (per side)
  • 10 plank shoulder taps (per side)
  • 10 knee slap mountain climbers (per side)
  • 10 backward lunges (per side)
  • 10 single-leg squats (per side)
#SpartanVirtualKidsHalfMile

Half Mile, 10 Obstacles

Ages 4-6

#SpartanVirtualKids1Mile

1 Mile, 15 Obstacles

Ages 7-9

#SpartanVirtualKids2Mile

2 Miles, 20 Obstacles

Ages 10-14

KIDS RACE INSTRUCTIONS

The following alternate exercises for running are available to all competitors who are currently unable to run outside:

  • Instead of a ½-mile run, do 20 air squats, 20 jumping jacks, 20 high knees
  • Instead of a 1-mile run, do 20 mountain climbers (per side), 20 tuck jumps, 20 burpees
  • Instead of a 2-mile run, do 2 rounds of 20 burpees, 20 hands-off push ups, 20 ice-skaters (per side)

The Spartan Virtual Kids Half-Mile consists of a ½-mile walk or run and the following 10 obstacles:

  • 10 foot bear crawl
  • 10 sit-ups
  • 1 target throw (from 6 feet away, toss a ball or anything you have at any target)
  • 10 alternating toe touches
  • 10 foot egg-and-spoon carry
  • 10 broad jumps
  • 10 pillow case/sack jumps
  • 10-second jog in place
  • 10 foot heavy item carry (eg. gallon bucket, laundry basket)
  • 10 foot crab walk

The Spartan Virtual Kids 1-Mile race consists of a 1-mile walk or run and the following 15 obstacles:

  • 10 foot bear crawl
  • 10 sit-ups
  • 1 target throw (from 6 feet away, toss a ball or anything you have at any target)
  • 10 alternating toe touches
  • 10 foot egg-and-spoon carry
  • 10 broad jumps
  • 10 pillow case/sack jumps
  • 10-second jog in place
  • 10 foot heavy item carry (eg. gallon bucket, laundry basket)
  • 10 foot crab walk
  • 10 leg raises
  • 10 bicycle crunches
  • 10 v-ups
  • 10 supermans
  • 10 second wall sit
  • 10 second plank
  • 10 alternating lunges (5 each side)
  • 10 foot bear crawl
  • 10 ball catches (throw to self or someone)

The Spartan Virtual Kids 2-Mile race consists of a 2-mile walk or run and the following 20 obstacles:

  • 10 foot bear crawl
  • 10 sit-ups
  • 1 target throw (from 6 feet away, toss a ball or anything you have at any target)
  • 10 alternating toe touches
  • 10 foot egg-and-spoon carry
  • 10 broad jumps
  • 10 pillow case/sack jumps
  • 10-second jog in place
  • 10 foot heavy item carry (eg. gallon bucket, laundry basket)
  • 10 foot crab walk
  • 10 leg raises
  • 10 bicycle crunches
  • 10 v-ups
  • 10 supermans
  • 10 second wall sit
  • 10 second plank
  • 10 alternating lunges (5 each side)
  • 10 foot bear crawl
  • 10 ball catches (throw to self or someone)
  • 10 burpees
  • 10 leg raises
  • 10 flutter kicks
  • 10 tuck jumps
  • 10 supermans

SPARTAN VIRTUAL RACE SCHEDULE

VIRTUAL RACE 1
MAY 9 – 10
SPRINT AND KIDS RACES
VIRTUAL RACE 2
MAY 30 – 31
SPRINT, SUPER & KIDS RACES
VIRTUAL RACE 3
JUNE 20 – 21
SPRINT, SUPER & KIDS RACES

To submit your Spartan Virtual Race, you must do the following:

Complete a Spartan Virtual Race. You may complete any distance on a given race weekend, regardless of whether you registered for the in-person event.

Post proof that you finished on social (video, photo, GPS tracker, Strava activity, or other proof.). Tag @SpartanRaceCanada and use your event’s corresponding hashtag. Sprint finishers should tag with #SpartanVirtualSprint, Super finishers should tag with #SpartanVirtualSuper, etc.

Submit your information to the form below by Sunday at 11:59 PM local time on the weekend of your event.

After that, you’ll earn a virtual medal, certificate and spot on the global leaderboards.

By submitting content publicly online by tagging @SpartanRaceCanada and using your event’s corresponding hashtag, you hereby consent to Spartan Race using such content for the purposes, without limitation, of posting on Spartan's official social and digital channels.