What is the Two Mile Competitive Kids Heat?

The Two Mile Competitive Kids Heat is for racers seeking competition on our longest-distance kid's course. This 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 on race day with a podium ceremony, prior to the Elite Podium Ceremony.  Prizes include a trophy/plaque and merchandise voucher. ($30 voucher- 1st place, $20 voucher- 2nd place, $10 voucher- 3rd place)***

***Winners MUST be present at the time of the award ceremony to receive their award. No awards will be given or mailed out after race day.

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Media Coverage

Start Times



Media Coverage

    • Documentation of top individuals' names and contact information
    • Social media postings of placing individuals
    • Individuals will agree to coverage as part of their registration

Start Times Saturday & Sunday

  • 9:00 am Male competitive
  • 9:15 am Females' competitive

Rules Competitive division only

    • Order of starting position is determined by arrival time
    • The top 3 males to cross will podium
    • The top 3 females to cross will podium
    • Age Groups will be broken into 9-11 and 12-14.
    • All obstacles must be attempted
    • No help from peers
    • No outside assistance
    • No circumventing obstacles
    • Failure to complete or unwillingness to complete results in a 15-burpee penalty
      • Chest to ground feet in the air
      • Burpee penalties are enforced 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 altercations 
        • 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...

  • First place tie
    • 2 golds are awarded and the podium is shared
    • 1 Bronze is awarded
    • Silver is eliminated
  • Second place tie
    • 1 gold is awarded
    • 2 silver are awarded and the podium is shared
    • Bronze is eliminated
  • Third place tie
    • 1 gold is awarded
    • 1 silver is awarded
    • 2 bronze are awarded and the podium is shared

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 the 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 the racer and placement, and removal from the event.


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