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Spartan Virtual Races

RACE ANY OCR, TRAIL OR KIDS DISTANCE, ANY WEEKEND.

New challenges. New rewards. This season, virtual racing is back and better than ever — this time with Regional Challenges and Mountain Modes. You won’t want to miss out.These events are open to racers around the world. No registration is required.

Each Spartan Virtual Race consists of a run and obstacles. If running outside isn’t an option, you can also complete a cardio equivalent. You’ll take on push-ups, mountain climbers and more to finish. Earn a free global leaderboard spot and virtual medal, or buy a Virtual Race Upgrade and get rewards mailed to your doorstep.

The Challenge:

For each event that is cancelled or postponed, you can now partake in a virtual challenge to match that race. 

  1. Sprint: 5K run (or substitute) + the following 20 obstacles:
    • 10 pushups
    • 10 burpees
    • 10 mountain climbers (per side)
    • 10 jumping jacks
    • 10 air squats
    • 10 forward lunges (per side)
    • 10 hand-release pushups
    • 10 tuck jumps
    • 10 plank up-downs
    • 10 planks shoulder taps (per side)
    • 10 knee slap mountain climbers (per side)
    • 10 reverse lunges (per leg)
    • 10 glute bridges
    • 10 dips
    • 10 decline pushups
    • 10 single leg squats (per side)
    • 10 calf raises
    • 10-second plank
    • 10-second hollow hold
    • 10-second squat
  2. Super: 10K run (or substitute) + all Sprint obstacles + the additional obstacles below:
    • 10 situps 
    • 10 leg raises
    • 10 bicycle crunches (per side)
    • 10 v-ups
    • 10 supermans
  3. Beast: 21K run (or substitute) + all Sprint & Super obstacles + the additional obstacles below:
    • 10 walk out pushups
    • 10 burpee tuck jumps
    • 10-second wall sit
    • 10 flutter kicks (per side)
    • 10 diamond pushups
  4. Ultra: 50K run (or substitute) + Beast obstacles x2

Obstacles can be completed at any time throughout the workout, as long as they are completed. This means you can "stack" them and do them all at the beginning or end, spread them out throughout the workout, or any other combination. Just get it done!

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

  1. Treadmill / Air or Fan Bike - Distance requirements are the same as running or walking outside/inside.
  2. Bike / Stationary Bike / Peloton / Spin Bike  - Each run distance multiplied by 3. For example, a 5K run would be a 15K ride.
  3. Rowing Machine / Kayak - Each run distance multiplied by 1.2. For example, a 5K run would be 6K (6000 m) of rowing.
  4. Ski Erg - Each run distance multiplied by 1.2. For example, a 5K run would be 6K (6000 m) on a ski erg machine.
  5. Jump Rope - For Sprint, 2000 jump rope. For Super, 4000 jump ropes. For Beast, 8000 jump rope. For Ultra, 20,000 jump rope. 
  6. Stair Climb / Step Machine / Step Ups - For Sprint, 2000 steps. For Super, 4000 steps. For Beast, 8000 steps. For Ultra, 20,000 steps. 
  7. Swim - For Sprint, 1 mile (1600 m) swim. For Super, 1.5 mi (2400 m) swim. For Beast, 3.2 mi (5200 m) swim. For Ultra, 7.5 mi (12,070 m) swim. 
  8. Bear Crawl - Each run distance divided by 3. For example, a 5K run would be a 1 mi (1600 m) crawl.
  9. Lateral Bounds/Ice Skaters - Each distance is repetition based. For Sprint, 1000 bounds (500 per side). For Super, 2000. For Beast, 4000. For Ultra, 10,000. 

Battle Mode

Race anytime, anywhere, and earn points and prizes! For each race you complete between August 5, 2020 and September 20, 2020, you will earn points. No limit to the amount of points you can earn! There will be separate leaderboards for Virtual OCR events and Virtual Trail events. How many races can you do?

Virtual OCR Points

  • Sprint - 1 Point
  • Super - 2 Points
  • Beast - 4 Points
  • Ultra - 10 Points

Virtual Trail Points

  • Trail 10K - 2 Points
  • Trail 21K - 4 Points

Once you complete, submit your results and climb the leaderboards. Points are based on the amount of races completed, not your finishing time. The leaders at the end of the Battle Mode challenge will be eligible for prizes!

Results Submissions

Virtual races will be conducted on weekends, just like a Spartan Race! 

When you complete the race you will complete your info on the bottom of this page: https://www.spartan.com/en/virtual-race

We would just need your info and ANY link for your proof. This could be a link to your social media post, a link to your tracking app like Strava, a link to your youtube video. Any link showing basic proof of completion is fine. No need to over think it. We just want to see you out there having fun. 

For Trifectas, you do not need to complete all races on the same weekend. The virtual trifecta can be broken up into as many days or weekends as you want.

Trail: This zero-obstacle, 10K and 21K challenge will test your grit in the great outdoors. Note that Trail races cannot be completed with a cardio equivalent. Trail racers can only run or walk to reach the finish line.

Mountain Mode: Elevate your Virtual Race by competing in Mountain Mode. Racers must take on at least 500 m of elevation over the course of their race to join. This optional challenge is only offered on a handful of dates, so don’t miss your chance to join.

Super - 1650 ft / 500 m 

Beast - 3300 ft / 1000 m 

Ultra - 6600 ft / 2000 m 

Trail 10K - 1650 ft / 500 m 

Trail 21K - 3300 ft / 1000 m 

 

Virtual Prizes

  • All finishers will receive a personalized finisher's email certificate with the option to share on social media!
  • A Trifecta Virtual Medal will be available for those who complete a Sprint, Super, and Beast/Ultra (this will be sent about 2 weeks after you've submitted your final result). 

Finisher Upgrade Options

Single Race, Trifecta, and Kids Virtual Race Kits are available for purchase in the Spartan Shop.

http://shop.spartan.com/pages/virtual-race

For international orders, please head to the Spartan Global Shop.

http://globalshop.spartan.com/pages/virtual-race

There is no need to submit your proof before buying them. If you already completed a race, you can still buy them. Not all races need to be completed on any particular day or weekend. 


Common Questions

1) The virtual trifecta can be broken up into as many days or weekends as you want. There is no requirement to complete it on one weekend.

2) When you complete the race you will complete your info on the bottom of this page:
https://www.spartan.com/en/virtual-race
We would just need your info and ANY link for your proof. This could be a link to your social media post, a link to your tracking app like Strava, a link to your youtube video. Any link showing basic proof of completion is fine. No need to over think it. We just want to see you out there having fun.
You can also break this up event up in any way. You can do all the Cardio and the obstacles, or you can do some cardio and some obstacles and keep repeating. It is up to you.

3) If you are looking to purchase the upgrade we have two options:
In the US:
http://shop.spartan.com/pages/virtual-race

And Globally:

http://globalshop.spartan.com/pages/virtual-race

There is no need to submit your proof before buying them. If you already completed a race, you can still buy them. If you forget to upload your results it is ok, we will still send you your package.

4) Unfortunately you are not able to use any kind of race credit towards the purchase of the upgrade, as the race itself is free.

5) Virtual Trifecta badges (not the purchased upgrade) will be sent about 2 weeks after you complete your trifecta. 

6) Finally if you have submitted your results previously and do not see your results or they are wrong please contact us@spartan.com with:
Full name
Date of Birth
Gender
Distance completed
Date completed
Time

7) Spartan Virtual Races do not count towards the regular OCR Spartan Trifecta. The standard/OCR Trifecta is achieved by completing the live-in person Spartan events. For full details on the Trifecta, please visit this article.

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