Spartan Volunteers

Our Volunteers Race for Free

As a Spartan Race volunteer, you will be instrumental in ensuring that our racers and spectators have an epic experience at the event.

What's In It For Me?

Along with a sense of extreme pride and sheer joy from helping out a ton of people you've never met before, there's a lot to gain from becoming a Spartan Volunteer.

  • - Free or discounted entry* to any qualifying Sprint, Super, or Beast heat in the United States.
  • - A free Spartan Volunteer tee, snacks, and festival entry on the day you volunteer.
  • - A chance to get a "behind the scenes" look at Spartan and interact closely with our staff.
  • - A fun, action-packed day helping to put on the best obstacle course race in the world!

What are the shifts?

You will have the option to choose your own shift time, as well as which area you would like to be involved in at the race. The exact shift times vary per event, but there are half-day and full-day shifts available at each race.

Registration: Checking in racers

Festival: Assisting at the start & finish lines, merchandise and bag check area

Course: Cheering on racers and encouraging them to finish their course

Course Marshall: Officiating the elite heat

Kids Race: Motivating our little Spartans!

Steve, Tahoe Volunteer 2017

"Volunteers were VERY helpful and encouraging to me when I was racing, so I figured I'd pass it on!"


If your question is not answered in the Spartan Volunteer FAQ, you can contact the specific Volunteer Coordinator for your race. All Volunteer Coordinators can be reached at Please make sure to include the race location you are interested in when you email so we know which specific coordinator to connect you with and get your questions answered.

*Continental United States Volunteers receive (1) free race code per shift. You can use your free race at the event you volunteer, or at any future race. You will just be responsible for the $14 insurance fee and processing fees during sign-up.

Thank You Spartan Volunteers!