Inclusive Heats, a heat dedicated to our adaptive athletes

Everybody has an athlete within! 

Spartan Kids is proud to provide a dedicated 800 M course to meet the needs of participants with cognitive impairment and/or physical disability at all US events.

To sign up head to the Find an Event link and search for an event near you.

After choosing your event, click the orange Kids Race tab to be redirected to that event's Kids Race page where you can find the "INCLUSIVE HEAT" located on the Sunday 1/2 Mile Open registration option. (please see Screen Shot below) 

  • “Generally” ages 4-21
  • Sunday, 1:30 PM unless otherwise noted on the event page
  • The online registration fee is $25.99 not including processing 



Other Important Information: 

The (race-day) onsite registration fee is $35.
The registration fee includes entry to the event, a Finisher T-Shirt, an 800 M medal for the racer, and entry to the event for a parent or caregiver, along with an additional spectator pass.

Sports are a universal language that unites people on and off the field of play, cutting across lines of race, ethnicity, education level, social status, and economic background.

Although everyone is welcome to participate in any Spartan Kids heat, the Special Spartans heat will provide a race environment to meet the unique needs of participants with cognitive impairment or physical disabilities and provide them the spotlight, inclusion, and raise awareness that everybody has an athlete within.

We offer a safe and structured environment where individual differences are embraced and where children and families feel comfortable expressing themselves and engaging fully in the Spartan community.

Racers may participate with a parent and/or caretaker and additional motivational support by Staff and Volunteers will be made available.

Obstacle completion is encouraged but not required.
Please speak to a Kids Staff member prior to the start of the event if you’d like the Kids Staff to further accommodate your racer's needs. (A staff member may be found at the Kids Start Line, Kids Finish Line, or floating around the Kids Festival and Kids Course)

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