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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. Come for a unique 5K experience in one of the UK's largest stadiums.
Elite Men, Elite Women, Age Group, and 6 more
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Sat, 11 Dec 2021
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Twickenham, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Twickenham Stadium, Whitton Rd, Twickenham TW2 7BA, UK
Start times
Sat, 11 Dec 2021
Elite Men:
7:00am |
Elite Women:
7:15am |
Age Group:
7:30am |
8:15am |
12:15pm |
3km Competitive Kids Race:
9:00am |
3km Open Kids Race:
9:45am |
1.5km Open Kids Race:
10:30am |
1km Open Kids Race:
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Spartan Stadion - Twickenham Stadium
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1km Open Kids Race
1.5km Open Kids Race
3km Competitive Kids Race
3km Open Kids Race
Route information
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!
What's included
  • Photos
  • Race number and timing
  • Finisher's medal
  • Finisher's t-shirt
  • Post-race refreshments
  • Kids finisher's medal
  • Kids finisher's t-shirt
How to get there
Twickenham Stadium, Whitton Rd, Twickenham TW2 7BA, UK
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Address: Twickenham Stadium, Whitton Rd, Twickenham TW2 7BA, UK
  • From the M25: head onto the M3 add Junction 12. When this becomes the A316, turn off the Whitton Road roundabout and the stadium is next to the car dealership.
  • From London: turn off the A316 at Whitton Road roundabout. There may be traffic around here at peak times.
There is free parking in the stadium car park. The Main car park can be accessed by the main gate on Rugby Road.
  • Train: Twickenham, Whitton, and St Margaret's rail Stations are all a 10 minute walk away
  • Tube: Richmond tube is an 8 minute train away
The nearest stops are the 281, 481, and 681 routes. The H20 route is 5 minutes away, while 267 is an 8 minute walk away.
Event day logistics
  • 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!
  • 07:00am - Registration Opens
  • 08:00AM - Elite Male*
  • 08:15AM - Elite Female
  • 08:30AM - Age Group Male
  • 08:45AM - Age Group Female
  • 09:00AM - 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
  • 09:00am: 10-14 Competitive
  • 09:45am: 10-14 YO
  • 10:30am: 7-9 YO
  • 11:00am: 4-6 YO
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Spartan UK and obstacle course racing truly go hand-in-hand. Whether you’re looking to enter your 1st or your 50th obstacle course race, Spartan UK has a course and event for you. Known for their thriving atmospheres and immense obstacles, Spartan have pioneered the global OCR market. Now, Spartan UK are now branching out into trail running events which are all set to be just as epic as their OCR events. In terms of location, they offer events up-and-down the entire country.
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Spectator Info
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.
What to bring
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.
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.
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Recent Questions
Amy Smith
Are tickets still available for this event? I can't find the event on the Spartan website. Can I buy them anywhere else?
Otto Kis
The event was CANCELLED long time ago (mid september-ish). Everyone who already bought a ticket was offered a deferral code, a merchandise voucher or a refund. Sorry, no Stadion this year :(
Nick Pettie
How many members are there in a team?
Stephy Dennis
Hi there. Thanks for getting in touch. There is no limit to how many team member you can have!! :)
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