At Spartan, getting you safely back on course and overcoming obstacles is the highest priority for us. Over the past months, a dedicated Spartan team has worked judiciously to create a robust relaunch plan for events worldwide. This plan has been designed to keep all racers, volunteers and staff safe, meet strict Government requirements, and bring Spartan events back to as many people as safely as possible.

Our Unbreakable Code:
  1. Screening and Testing Requirements Including Arrival and Post Event Testing
  2. Cleaning and Sanitisation
  3. Face Coverings
  4. Event Adjustments
  5. Disclaimer
Cleaning and Sanitisation
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Reduced customer touch points to minimise physical interaction between racers, and racers and event staff. This will include going cashless at the Merchandise Tent, Registration and at Food & Beverage outlets.

Additional cleaning and sanitisation of customer touch-points throughout the event village including registration areas, toilets, medal and shirt collection, results, payment collection points, and at first-aid stations and obstacles.

Hand sanitiser will be available for use throughout events, including around high traffic areas, on course and around portable toilets. These will be refreshed by staff throughout the day.

Personal Protective Equipment
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  • In addition to social distancing measures, racers are requested to bring a mask or face covering with you onsite, as you will be required to wear this until you are out on course.
  • Bins will be provided when you enter the course or you can carry your mask with you (be aware that it will get dirty and wet).
  • Upon completion of the course, you will be provided with a disposable mask which you must wear until you are back in your car.
  • Reusable face masks and gloves will also be available for purchase on site.
  • All event staff and volunteers will wear face coverings at all times.

Transparent plastic shields will be installed at key interaction points, such as racer registration, to create separation between both racers and staff.

Social Distancing
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To manage the volume of racers onsite, each racer will be given a specific arrival for entry to the event to ensure total participant numbers at any one time are kept under strict control. You will not be permitted on-site until 60 minutes before your start time.

Customer throughput will be monitored to ensure the number of people within the event space is kept to acceptable levels at all times.

Heat sizes will be reduced, and courses themselves will be widened from previous standards to ensure safe spacing while running/walking and at obstacles where possible.

Dedicated lanes, along with designated waiting spots, will be provided at areas where racers tend to congregate, such as at registration and at obstacles. Where lines are formed, distancing markers will be used to ensure safe distancing (2 metres).

Screening and Testing Requirements (to enter site)

These protocols apply to all racers, staff and volunteers. As part of the roadmap back to the new normal, Public Health England encourages vaccination.

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  • A Lateral Flow Test must be taken 24 hours prior to arrival onsite.
  • Once you’ve taken the test, you’ll need to report the result HERE or call the phone number in your test kit’s instructions. Ensure you allow enough time to do this.
  • Once you have reported your result, you will then be emailed and sent an SMS of your result, which you will need to show on arrival to site. Please ensure you have this confirmation to hand (either on your phone or printed out) and ready to show the medical team. Remember - you need this to gain entry to the event.

You will also need to take a test 72 hours after the event. If you test positive after the event, you need to inform Spartan at immediately. Find out more here.

Each person entering the site - racers, volunteers and staff will be required to register on the NHS Track and Trace App. Anyone who refuses to do so will not be permitted on-site.

Event Adjustments

There will be adjustments to the following broad event components as necessary, on a race by race basis.

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There will be no on-site registration for all events. All tickets must be purchased and registered for in-advance.

Obstacles may be amended to support Covid-19 mitigation.

Cold wash and changing tents will be unavailable..

Spectators are permitted and must follow social distancing measures. All spectators must book their tickets in advance of the event.

Distancing guides placed for people waiting in line.

The site is cashless, please bring your debit or credit card for any purchases.

Food and beverage offerings will be pre-packaged. The festival area and food and beverage zones will not have seating or shade tents to enable adequate ventilation.

At Risk Persons
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  1. People over 65 years of age
  2. People who have chronic lung disease, moderate to severe asthma, or severe heart disease;
  3. People who are immunocompromised: those who have undergone or are undergoing cancer treatment, bone marrow or organ transplantation; anyone with immune deficiencies, poorly controlled HIV or AIDS, or had prolonged use of corticosteroids; and smokers;
  4. People of any age with class III or severe obesity; or
  5. Anyone diagnosed with the following underlying conditions: diabetes, liver disease, and persons with chronic kidney disease undergoing dialysis.


The information in this document is subject to change at Spartan’s discretion.