Obstacle attempts are required and encouraged for all racers. Spartans always try!
Obstacle completion is not required.
If a racer cannot complete an obstacle we encourage them to problem-solve and/or seek help before they decide to try again another day.
If your racer is competing in the Two Mile Competitive Heat, they must attempt all obstacles. If they cannot complete an obstacle a penalty loop assigned to that obstacle must be completed before continuing their race. Penalty loops will be marked with RED tape, as opposed to Kids' course tape which is orange.