AUGUST IS HERE. RACE ANY OCR, TRAIL OR KIDS DISTANCE, ANY WEEKEND.

New challenges. New rewards. This summer, virtual racing is back and better than ever — this time with Regional Challenge and Mountain Modes. You won’t want to miss out.

Every weekend, we’re hosting a different Spartan Virtual Race distance. 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.

Scroll down to see what’s new, and join this weekend’s Virtual Race.

VIRTUAL RACE UPGRADES

Don’t miss this season’s limited-edition Upgrade merch.

FREE

UNLIMITED VIRTUAL RACE ENTRIES


ALL DISTANCES


$20 USD
PLUS

MEDAL (NEW), MEDAL WEDGE (NEW), FINISHER T-SHIRT (NEW)


SPRINT, SUPER, BEAST, ULTRA, TRAIL


$65 USD
TRIFECTA

3 MEDALS (NEW), 3 TRIFECTA WEDGES (NEW), 3 FINISHER T-SHIRTS (NEW), TRIFECTA DISPLAY


SPRINT, SUPER, BEAST


$18 USD
KIDS

MEDAL (NEW), FINISHER T-SHIRT (NEW)


KIDS ½ MILE, 1 MILE, 2 MILE


WHAT’S NEW IN VIRTUAL RACING

TRAIL

It’s time to hit the Trails. 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.

COMPETITION

What’s a race without some friendly competition? We’re adding in State vs. State and Country vs. Country competition to this season’s Virtual Race. Whichever country and U.S. state have the most entries each week will be declared the weekly Virtual Race Champs. Rally your whole squad and get ready to rep your home turf.

VIRTUAL RACE INSTRUCTIONS

The Spartan Virtual Sprint consists of a 5K run or equivalent, and the following 20 obstacles:

  • 10 push-ups
  • 10 burpees
  • 10 mountain climbers (per side)
  • 10 jumping jacks
  • 10 air squats
  • 10 forward lunges (per side)
  • 10 hand-release push-ups
  • 10 tuck jumps
  • 10 plank up-downs
  • 10 plank shoulder taps (per side)
  • 10 knee slap mountain climbers (per side)
  • 10 backward lunges (per side)
  • 10 glute bridge raises
  • 10 dips
  • 10 decline push-ups
  • 10 single-leg squats (per side)
  • 10 double leg calf raises
  • 10-second plank
  • 10-second 6-inch leg hold
  • 10-second iso-squat

The Spartan Virtual Super consists of a 10K run or equivalent, and the following 25 obstacles:

  • 10 push-ups
  • 10 burpees
  • 10 mountain climbers (per side)
  • 10 jumping jacks
  • 10 air squats
  • 10 forward lunges (per side)
  • 10 hand-release push-ups
  • 10 tuck jumps
  • 10 plank up-downs
  • 10 plank shoulder taps (per side)
  • 10 knee slap mountain climbers (per side)
  • 10 backward lunges (per side)
  • 10 glute bridge raises
  • 10 dips
  • 10 decline push-ups
  • 10 single-leg squats (per side)
  • 10 double leg calf raises
  • 10-second plank
  • 10-second 6-inch leg hold
  • 10-second iso-squat
  • 10 sit-ups
  • 10 leg raises
  • 10 bicycle crunches (per side)
  • 10 v-ups
  • 10 supermans

The Spartan Virtual Beast consists of a 21K run or equivalent, and the following 30 obstacles:

  • 10 push-ups
  • 10 burpees
  • 10 mountain climbers (per side)
  • 10 jumping jacks
  • 10 air squats
  • 10 forward lunges (per side)
  • 10 hand-release push-ups
  • 10 tuck jumps
  • 10 plank up-downs
  • 10 plank shoulder taps (per side)
  • 10 knee slap mountain climbers (per side)
  • 10 backward lunges (per side)
  • 10 glute bridge raises
  • 10 dips
  • 10 decline push-ups
  • 10 single-leg squats (per side)
  • 10 double leg calf raises
  • 10-second plank
  • 10-second 6-inch leg hold
  • 10-second iso-squat
  • 10 sit-ups
  • 10 leg raises
  • 10 bicycle crunches (per side)
  • 10 v-ups
  • 10 supermans
  • 10 walk-out push-ups
  • 10 burpee to tuck jumps
  • 10-second wall sit
  • 10 flutter kicks (per side)
  • 10 diamond pushups

The Spartan Virtual Ultra consists of a 50K run or equivalent, and the following 30 obstacles, repeated twice (60 total):

  • 10 mountain climbers (per side)
  • 10 jumping jacks
  • 10 air squats
  • 10 forward lunges (per side)
  • 10 hand-release push-ups
  • 10 tuck jumps
  • 10 plank up-downs
  • 10 plank shoulder taps (per side)
  • 10 knee slap mountain climbers (per side)
  • 10 backward lunges (per side)
  • 10 glute bridge raises
  • 10 dips
  • 10 decline push-ups
  • 10 single-leg squats (per side)
  • 10 double leg calf raises
  • 10-second plank
  • 10-second 6-inch leg hold
  • 10-second iso-squat
  • 10 sit-ups
  • 10 leg raises
  • 10 bicycle crunches (per side)
  • 10 v-ups
  • 10 supermans
  • 10 walk-out push-ups
  • 10 burpee to tuck jumps
  • 10-second wall sit
  • 10 flutter kicks (per side)
  • 10 diamond pushups

Mountain Mode is an optional mode of Virtual Races that consists of the following elevation requirements. Obstacles are the same as non-Mountain Mode distance equivalents. Note that the Sprint and Kids events do not have Mountain Mode options.

  • 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

Mountain Mode may be completed by doing the following exercises:

  • Running/Biking in outdoor hills
    • Use a GPS exercise app (Apple Watch, Garmin, Strava, etc.) to keep track of elevation.
  • Treadmill:
    • Super/Trail 10K: 5% incline for duration
    • Beast/Trail 21K: 4% incline
    • Ultra: 4% incline
  • Stair Climb (Real stairs, indoor step-ups, stair machines, etc.)
    • Super/Trail 10K: 2,700 steps
    • Beast/Trail 21K: 5,300 steps
    • Ultra: 10,600 steps

The Spartan Virtual Trail consists of a 10K or 21k run or walk.

  • No cardio equivalents are allowed for Trail. Participants must run or walk.
  • No obstacles are required to complete the Trail event.

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

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

KIDS RACE INSTRUCTIONS

THE SPARTAN VIRTUAL KIDS HALF-MILE CONSISTS OF A ½-MILE WALK OR RUN AND ONE OF THE FOLLOWING SETS OF 10 OBSTACLES:

OPTION 1:

  • 10 alternating high knee claps
  • 10-foot forward bear crawl and back
  • 10 double leg forward jumps
  • 10 partner alternating plank high fives
  • 10 military sit-ups
  • Your age in burpees
  • 10-second handstand hold
  • Numbered 1-20 hopscotch (1-2-1 pattern)
  • 10-foot crab walk forward and back
  • 10 air squats

OPTION 2:

  • 10 forward arm circles/10 backward arm circles
  • 10 shoulder raises
  • 10-second toe touches
  • 10-foot sit and stands
  • 10 calf raises
  • 10 water bottle arm curls
  • 10 water bottle lateral raises
  • 10 water bottle shoulder presses
  • 10 seated paddle rows (right)
  • 10 seated paddle rows (left)

OPTION 3:

  • 10 tummy twists
  • 10 weighted lateral raises
  • 10 tricep dips
  • 10 weighted arm curls
  • 10 weighted figure eights (5 on left, 5 on right)
  • 10 weighted shoulder presses
  • 10 toe touches
  • 10 seated paddle rows (right)
  • 10 seated paddle rows (left)
  • 10 weighted overhead tricep extensions

THE SPARTAN VIRTUAL KIDS 1-MILE RACE CONSISTS OF A 1-MILE WALK OR RUN AND THE FOLLOWING 15 OBSTACLES:

  • 10 tuck jumps
  • 10-foot forward and back partner wheelbarrows
  • 10 single leg forward jumps on left leg/10 forward jumps on right leg
  • 10 partner alternating plank high-fives
  • 15 military sit-ups
  • Your age in burpees
  • 10-second handstand hold
  • Numbered 1-20 hopscotch (1-2-1 pattern)
  • 10-foot crab walk forward and back
  • 10 air squats
  • 20 lb carry, 10 feet forward and back
  • 5 cartwheels
  • 10 squat jumps
  • 5 push-ups
  • 10 leg raises

THE SPARTAN VIRTUAL KIDS 2-MILE RACE CONSISTS OF A 2-MILE WALK OR RUN AND THE FOLLOWING 20 OBSTACLES:

  • 10 tuck jumps
  • 10-foot forward and back partner wheelbarrows
  • 10 single leg forward jumps on left leg/10 forward jumps on right leg
  • 20 military sit-ups
  • Your age in Burpees
  • 10 alternating plank partner high-fives
  • 10-second handstand hold
  • Numbered 1-20 hopscotch (1-2-1 pattern)
  • 10-foot crab walk forward and back
  • 10 air squats
  • 10 squat jumps
  • 20 lb carry 10 feet forward and back
  • 5 cartwheels
  • 5 push-ups
  • 10 leg raises
  • 20 alternating split squat jumps
  • 5 hand-walk to push-ups
  • 10-foot forward and back lateral moving planks
  • 5 handstand push-ups
  • 10 star jumps

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

For all distances, the running alternative request is one minute of high knee jumping jacks before each obstacle as well as one minute following the final obstacle.

HOW TO SUBMIT

To submit your Virtual Race, you must do the following:

  1. Complete a Virtual Race.
  2. Post proof that you finished on social (video, photo, GPS tracker, Strava activity, or other proof.). Tag @Spartan and use #SpartanVirtualRacing
  3. Submit your information to the form below by the end of the day Sunday local time on the weekend of your event.

After that, you’ll earn a virtual medal, certificate and spot on the global leaderboards.

VIRTUAL RACE SUBMISSION FORM

HOW TO DO THE WORKOUTS

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6-Inch Leg Hold | Spartan Virtual Race

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THE GLOBAL FINISH LINE

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