THE SUPER

10K

25 OBSTACLES

If you’ve completed a Spartan Sprint or 10K+ on the road, you’re ready for Super. Here, trail running meets obstacles, with courses set in incredible locations around the world. The Super is the most demanding and fun 10K you’ll complete, anywhere.
STRENGTH
ENDURANCE
SPEED
TIME
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Super obstacles are more difficult compared to shorter Spartan events, and with a distance of 10K (6.2 miles), you’ll need a pace strategy. There are Super-specific obstacles to tackle, and elevation gain will often be more demanding.
FIND A SUPER
WHAT YOU'LL EARN
Many medals are tossed in a drawer, but not these. Spartan medals are earned, not given. Your Super medal also comes with a special magnetic wedge that fits together with the Sprint, Beast and others to form the coveted Spartan Trifecta.
Spartan Super finisher t-shirt
Spartan Super finisher medal, wedge, and lanyard
Hydration and recovery nutrition
Professional photos
*Check your individual race day guide for exact details for your event.
The Experience
"A super is a real test of speed and endurance. It’s taking the next leap upwards from a sprint, but challenging yourself to hold that sprint pace for a longer period of time"
Lindsay Weber
THE CHALLENGE

If you’re new to this sport, one of best preparations is to complete a Spartan Sprint. You’ll get a solid understanding of the demands of obstacle course racing. If you’ve raced before, 10K training plans are a good start. You’ll also want to practice actual heavy carries, and work on overhead grip strength. Spartan has specific training plans to help you.

TRAINING CENTER

The Super is off-road, so you’ll need gear to get you through dirt, water, and mud. Wear a sturdy pair of trail running shoes with good grip. If you’re racing in the cold, you might consider layers or compression for warmth. Some Spartans cover their arms and legs for comfort during crawls and carries. You’ll have access to regular hydration points at aid stations.

Gear up

FAQ

Is the Super much harder than the Sprint?
What are Super specific obstacles?
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?
What is a Spartan Trifecta?