THE CITY

3 to 5K

20 OBSTACLES

The Spartan City takes place in major metropolitan centers, taking in great sights that are easy to get to. This is an ideal race for first-timers and returning Spartans looking to test their top speed over dirt-free, urban terrain.
STRENGTH
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City events aren’t that common, so if you spot one near you, give it a go. These races feature timing, and have Open heats only. They’re also different to both Sprint and Stadion events in both their layout, and the types of obstacles you’ll tackle.
FIND A CITY
WHAT YOU’LL EARN
City events feature a special collectible swag with City’s unique white color. This is some bling that you’ll rarely see around, so if you’re a return racer or just starting your Spartan collection, get your hands on it while you can.
Spartan City finisher t-shirt
Spartan City finisher medal, wedge, and lanyard
Hydration and recovery nutrition
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*Check the Athlete Guide for exact details for your event.
THE EXPERIENCE
“The Spartan City is the perfect challenge for anyone to take on. It's fast paced and fun, and the various obstacles were really unique!”
Sara, Ocean City
THE CHALLENGE

Spartan is a true all-round physical and mental test. Ideal for runners, weightlifters, functional fitness fans, and newbies alike, there are parts of each Sprint that push you in all areas. Focus training on areas you’re not so good at, and if that’s all of them, no problem. Spartan brings together world-class elite athletes, to people just trying to get active.

Training Center

City requires little more than standard sports attire. City is intense and of relatively short duration, so you may want to wear compression apparel to help you with the explosive movements and reduce muscle fatigue. A pair of shoes designed for pavement use will help with comfort and speed. You’ll have access to regular hydration points at aid stations.

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FAQ

Why are there only Open heats?
Is the City part of the Spartan Trifecta?
What is a Spartan Trifecta?
Can I race with friends?
I’m a pure runner / I’m not good at upper-body strength / insert excuse here.
What if I’m not fit enough to try this yet?