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Spartan Race – Twickenham

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The Spartan Stadion race comes to the home of English Rugby, Twickenham Stadium. Thousands of Spartans will compete and get the adrenaline rush of completing the 5k race with 20 challenging obstacles.

How to enter the Spartan Race – Twickenham

  1. 5K (Elite)

    Run 5km
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  2. 5K (Age Group)

    Run 5km
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  3. 5K (Open – Morning Heats)

    Run 5km
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  4. 5K (Open – Afternoon Heats)

    Run 5km
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  5. Kids Race

    Run 2km
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  6. 5k - Team (Morning Heats)

    Run 5km
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  7. 5k - Team (Afternoon Heats)

    Run 5km
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The 5k course has 20 different obstacles, each with their own fresh challenge. The course places the adrenaline of a normal Spartan race into the cauldron and spectacle of a stadium. Twickenham Stadium has hosted sporting legends throughout its history, so this is your chance to join the pantheon.

Course Record: 40 Minutes

Kids Races


  • 4 - 6 years old: 800-1200m
  • 7 - 9 years old: 1600-2400m
  • 10 - 14 years old: 3200-4500m


Kids are encouraged to get involved and race at Twickenham, the home of England Rugby! The kids will be required to climb and crawl over and under obstacles, and will even try out spear-throwing!

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Photos
  • Race number and timing
  • Finisher's medal
  • Finisher's t-shirt
  • Post-race refreshments
Raceday Logistics

Location - Twickenham Stadium, Whitton Rd, Twickenham TW2 7BA, UK


  • Bib number: In order to be assigned a bib number on race day, all athletes are required to bring the registration bar code with them. This will be emailed to you after entering the event.
  • Packet pickup: Please arrive approximately 1.5 hours before your start time to navigate parking, registration, bag drop, and warm up!


  • 7:00am - Registration Opens


  • 8:00AM - Elite Male*
  • 8:15AM - Elite Female
  • 8:30AM - Age Group Male
  • 8:45AM - Age Group Female
  • 9:00AM - 13:00PM: Morning Heats
  • 13:15PM - Afternoon Heats
  • TBD: Final Heat (confirmation will be given 7 days before the event).

Racers will be released every 15 minutes in waves of 150+. A few days before race day, you will discover your precise start time in the group you registered for.
*NB: these timings are a guideline and are subject to change.

Kids race

  • 9:00am: 10-14 Competitive
  • 9:45am: 10-14 YO
  • 10:30am: 7-9 YO
  • 11:00am: 4-6 YO
Kit List

What to wear:

Although there is no dress code in Spartan races, wear what you think will be most comfortable during a race where you will be required to run, crawl, climb, roll under barbed wire and jump through fire.

Some guidelines are:

  • Avoid cotton if possible
  • Trail running shoes and lightweight apparel that will drain water and mud quickly
  • Bring a water pack and race fuel
  • It is not recommended to wear new shoes on the day
  • Nothing inappropriate please, this is a family event.

What to bring:

  • Pre-race: Your photo ID, signed waiver form, and registration Barcode (on your phone or printed off)
  • After the race: Cash, a towel and a fresh set of clothes.
  • Things not to bring: outside food or drink (you are allowed to bring fuel for the race), your pets, a negative attitude.

What to collect on the day:

You will receive your Registration Packets, Bib Numbers, Finisher shirts, medals etc. on site at the event. These will not be mailed out before the event.


Spectators are welcome in the Stadion, and can view select obstacles on the Kids and Adult courses. Spectators have full access to the Festival area. It will be just like watching England on match day!


Volunteers are more than welcome to get involved.

Morning or Afternoon shift timings are:

  • Sprint/Super Shift: 0600-1400 or 1200-2000
  • Beast Shift: 0600-1400 or 1300-2100

Morning or Afternoon volunteers will receive:

  • Free parking
  • Free bag drop
  • Free volunteer T-Shirt
  • Free food bag
  • Free camping
  • Free race pass to be used at any 2019 Open Heat

Full day volunteers receive:

  • Free duffel bag
  • Free volunteer patch
  • Free beanie
  • Free patch
  • Free hoodie

What Spartan Heat is right for me?

  • Elite Category: this is a real test against the best Spartan racers trying to climb the table of the Spartan Race Point Series. There is money and potential sponsorship at stake, so it gets competitive. There is a code of good sportsmanship though, and all elite athletes honour the strict race rules and guidelines. On-course referees will monitor the elite heats, and rule-breaking athletes risk being disqualified.
  • Age Group Category: This category gives you the chance to try the challenge and get an idea of your ranking amongst other people your age. There is a points series for these runners as well, including podiums, prizes, and rankings.
  • Open Category: Anybody can get involved in the Open Category. From first-time Spartan Racers, to weekend regulars and teams, everyone is welcome. The course will push your limits, taking you out of your comfort zone, but you are under no time pressure to get ranking points or win prizes. Enjoy the experience at your own pace!

Can I take part as a team?

Yes, a lot of teams take part in Spartan races in the Open heats. There are discounts and offers available for teams, so get a group of friends together for the challenge! Your friendship might be tested in some of the difficult stages, but it will be stronger than ever afterwards once you've been through it all together.

Why not sign up with a team from work and show off in front of your employees or your boss? The mud, hills, and obstacles will be a great scene change from the office desk. There is a special corporate package, giving an amazing opportunity to boost team morale.

What are the age limits for the kids races?

Kids from ages 4-13 are allowed to take part. Kids are separated according to age groups, but we can stick with friends or siblings if you want to compete together. Parents and guardians aren’t obliged to accompany their children around the course but you can if your child wants support…that's if you can keep up with them!

Can I skip an obstacle? Is there a penalty?

NO. Skipping obstacles is not part of the Spartans' ethos. Obstacles are there to be overcome!

Spartan races strongly discourage skipping obstacles without at least giving them a try, as it is unfair to others that do attempt them.

However, if there is an obstacle that you simply cannot overcome despite your effort and you NEED to miss it out, the forfeit is completing a set of burpees before you are allowed to move on. That can add up to a lot of burpees if you have to miss every obstacle, so come with a positive mindset that you can overcome any obstacle on the course.

Can I buy Spartan memorabilia?

If you want all the correct kit and to be fully branded in Spartan merchandise, or you want a souvenir of your achievement, there is a whole range of clothing and equipment available at the Spartan Shop.

  • When you register you will have the option of adding the following to your package:
    Save £5 and purchase your venue tee to avoid disappointment
  • Venue T-Shirt: You can save £5 on this if you purchase during registration
  • Spartan Tab: you can purchase a special plaque for the back of your medal that proudly displays your name, finish time and a custom message. This will be mailed to you after the race.

Will there be photos?

5-7 days after the event, the event page will display professional photos from the event completely free of charge! You will be emailed when your personal photos are ready.

Questions & answers

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    Nick P
    How many members are there in a team?


    Steph E
    Hi there. Thanks for getting in touch. There is no limit to how many team member you can have!! :)

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