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.

Spartan formed a taskforce to design multiple blueprints that meet various guidelines and legislative requirements. These blueprints determine the types of event modifications and transmission mitigation protocols, and are deployed based on government and expert guidance, local rules and regulations, existing industry best practices, and customer feedback.

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 festival area, including check-in 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.

The use of sealed, bottled water at aid stations instead of cups and spigots.

Increased safety and hygiene procedures for staff and volunteers including regular hand sanitisation.

Personal Protective Equipment
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All event staff and volunteers will wear face coverings at all times. In addition to social distancing measures, racers are requested to wear a face covering in the festival area while not on course. Reusable face masks and gloves will also be available for purchase on site.

Transparent plastic shields will be installed at key interaction points, such as racer check-in, 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 and departure time for entry and exit from the event to ensure total participant numbers at any one time are kept under strict control.

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, 50~60 racers per 5-minute interval of starting time to reduce the concentration around the obstacles.

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

Screening (Racers, Staff, Volunteers)
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Contactless temperature checks will be conducted for everyone entering the event space. A person with a body temperature reading of 38 degrees Celsius) will not be permitted to enter.

Each customer shall be required to complete a declaration when checking in at the event that they are not currently infected by COVID-19 and have not had, or knowingly been in contact with, someone experiencing any of the following COVID-19 symptoms in the past 14 days:

  1. Cough
  2. Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  3. Fever
  4. Chills
  5. Muscle pain
  6. Sore throat
  7. New loss of taste or smell

Volunteers will follow directions to the "Volunteer Screening Zone" to have their temperature taken prior to entering the event grounds. Temperatures will be taken with a touch less thermometer. Any person with a body temperature reading of (38 degrees Celsius) will not be permitted to enter and will be sent to a secondary screening area.

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
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There is no on-site registration for this event. It is open for pre-registration only.

Obstacles may be amended or adapted to be in line with sanitisation measures and to reduce transmission.

Cold wash and changing tents will be unavailable..

“No spectators” will be permitted, unless a participating minor is being accompanied by a parent or guardian.

No awards ceremony will be held after the race to prevent gathering and ensure social distancing measures are adhered to.

Shade tents will not be provided to facilitate social distancing.

Food and beverage offerings will be pre-packaged, and these zones will not have seating, along with distancing guides placed for people waiting in line.

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.