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Spartan City - San Diego

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Make history with Spartan's first ever City Race in California. Swap in mud and mess for pavement, but expect the same obstacle insanity that Spartan is famous for. This Sprint distance race is perfect for both seasoned Spartans and newbies, and promises to test your limits as surge to victory.
C-19 Plan
Spartan has confirmed that this event will be going ahead as planned on Saturday 27th Mar 2021 in accordance with the COVID-19 safety measures. Learn more

How to enter the Spartan City - San Diego

  1. Sprint - Saturday

    Run 5km
  2. Sprint - Sunday

    Run 5km

Spartan City - San Diego routes

Take on a brand new challenge in this city race with a twist. Spartan is proud to host its first ever City Race in California at Spanish Landing Park.

The Sprint distance length is the perfect length for seasoned Spartans looking to hone their skills, or for newly inspired athletes looking to start their Spartan journey. Covering 5K and 20 famous Spartan obstacles, you'll be climbing, carrying, crawling, and clawing your way to victory, all the while enjoying views of the sparkling North San Diego Bay.

After the race, enjoy free beer and celebrations with your fellow racers in the Spartan Festival, and head 10 minutes into the city for a day or night out on the town to refresh and reflect on your awesome achievement.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Badass Spartan City Finisher Medal
  • Free Beer
  • Craft Spartan City Finisher T-Shirt
  • Free Professional Photos
  • Bananas
  • Cold Can of FitAID
Raceday Logistics


06:30am: Registration opens

07:30am - 12:45pm: Morning start times - waves of 15 racers will be released every 15 minutes.

01:00pm: Afternoon start times begin - waves of 15 racers will be released every 15 minutes.

Please arrive at least an hour before your start time to give you plenty of time to park, pick up your packet, drop your bags and get warmed up.

Kit List
  • performance gear is recommended
  • any snacks or hydration you feel as though you need for the course

Please sign up here to volunteer for the Spartan San Diego Sprint:

Frequently Asked Questions

What does my registration fee include for the Spartan San Diego City Race?
The registration fee includes racer insurance, bag check, and merchandise discount.
Will there be water stations around the course at the Spartan San Diego City Race?
Yes, there will be marshals and water stations all around the course so that you are hydrated and safe the whole way around.
Will I be able to check my bag at the Spartan San Diego City Race?
Yes, bag check is included in your registration fee and will be available at the Spartan event venue. Make sure to arrive early to ensure enough time to take care of all check-in logistics.

Spartan City - San Diego weather forecast

Partly cloudy throughout the day.

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Spartan is a leader in the sport of obstacle racing, offering open heats for all fitness levels, as well as competitive and elite heats for those with something more to prove. The first of its kind to feature timing and global rankings, Spartan provides a proving ground for beginner and professional obstacle racers looking to test themselves in new ways across the world.



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