Spectator Guide

COVID-19 Update: Please note at this time spectators may not be permitted at events. Please check your specific event page for information.  

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Spartan loves Spectators 

Most USA venues will require one to purchase a Festival Pass to gain entry as a spectator, so check on the race's specific event page for pricing.  Typically, the fee is $20 if purchased online prior to the event (please note online registration closes at 5pm eastern time on Friday prior to the race), and $25 when purchased on race day. Kids 13 and under are free. There is no spectator age limit. 

With the Festival Pass, you get a coupon at registration (redeemable at the merchandise tent). Additionally you will have viewing access of some obstacles, the start and finish line, the vendor tents, and hot food for sale on the grounds. Enjoy music while watching your friends and loved ones slip and slide through the Spartan course, from the Spartan festival grounds. Raffles, entertainment, spectator challenges, free muddy hugs from Spartan athletes, and all the other festival perks makes spectating all worth while. The next ticket you will want to buy will be a race entry.

Yes, but can I get on the course to watch my racer?

As for roaming the course or watching each obstacle, each course will have different restrictions. On some ski mountains, you can take a ski lift to the top where there will be obstacles to watch. At ALL events, the festival area is situated within sight of at least 6 obstacles where you can catch your family and friends. 

My Junior Spartan(s) are in the Kids Race, do I need to purchase a Festival Pass?

Each Kids Race registration includes two free Festival Passes per FAMILY. If you have one child registered, you'll get two free passes. If you have two children registered, you'll still only receive two free passes. There is no need to register these spectators online ahead of time - just show up with your mini-spartans and check in with them at the Kids Race registration line. 

What can I bring into the race with me?

You'll want to check the Athlete Guide and/or Event Page for your specific event for any special guidelines on what you may/may not bring into an event. However, as a general rule, outside food and drink, coolers, and tents are not allowed. You are welcome to bring folding chairs, backpacks, etc. 

How do I purchase a Festival Pass Online?

  1. Go to the race event page and click the "Register" button for the Festival Pass. 
  2. Log into your Spartan Tickets account or continue as a guest. 
  3. Enter the name of the spectator who will be using the pass. 
  4. You can add additional passes under the "Order Details" with the numeric drop down menu. If you are purchasing multiple passes, you can put them all under one name/email. 
  5. Review your purchase and complete the purchase by entering your CC information. 

You may print your receipt and bring it with you to the Spectator Tent on race day to pick up your passes. No physical passes will be emailed or distributed to you.

Please note: online Festival Pass registration closes at 5pm eastern time on the Friday prior to the race. After this time passes are only available in person on race day for $25.



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