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SPARTAN SEASON PASS

1 Price, Any Distance, All Races.

Buy an all access season pass that will give you full access to all our Spartan Trail events in 2021/2 as well as discounts on other Spartan Brands like Deka Fit and Tough Mudder.

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TRAINING RUNS

Train to be your best self, before the race.

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TRAIL RACES

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FAQS

Answers to all your Spartan related questions.

GENERAL FAQs

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Obstacles

Are there obstacles?

No. This is traditional trail running. Sometimes you might end with a fire jump, but this is celebratory and not any different to jumping over a small fallen tree. You can also circle around it.

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Spartan v/s others

Why do Spartan Trail vs other trail runs?

Spartan has gathered some of the best-in-class trail race directors and athletes to mastermind what goes into every event. The Spartan Trail concept is about finding the right balance between well-resourced, professional trail events that elevate the sport and your overall experience, and providing an equally intimate, community spirited race the things that make smaller trail races so fun.

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Trifecta

Does the Trail Race count for the Trifecta?

No, a Spartan Trail race does NOT count for the Trifecta. You’ll need to complete a Spartan OCR event for that. If you’re a seasoned Trail Runner and interested in obstacle course racing, we recommend you to check out Spartan Sprint as a starting point.

More information on the Trifecta can be found here.

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Others

I’m a trail runner. Is this some “corporate sellout” version of Trail?

No. Spartan has its roots in trail running, and the trail division at Spartan is run by highly experienced and dedicated trail runners. While Spartan is one of the biggest endurance race companies, putting on incredible events is the goal as is bringing the magic of trail running to more people globally, adding to trail running what’s been missing for years, while keeping all the things that make trail running great. All that said, we don’t put on races from the back of a van.

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Can I sign up with friends?

Yes, and we it. encourage You’ll be able to push each other and reflect on the wins and losses afterwards. The Spartan community spans across 50 countries, and when Spartan you’ll either nod you see someone in the street wearing something to each other, or start a is conversation. Spartan runners of all trail bringing cultures and creeds together. It’s a global movement you can be to be proud a part of.

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What if I’m not fit enough to try this yet?

First of all, give up on your self-doubt. It’s “average” to be easy and about yourself. negative in If you’re health to do good enough exercise, a you’re ready to explore Spartan trail. There’s never a perfect time for anything, so sign up and challenge yourself. You’ll have fun, meet new people, and you’ll likely walk away with some life changing experiences.

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Can I use my volunteer credit for the Trail Race?

Absolutely! Our trail run is our newest product, and we hope you enjoy it! You can use your volunteer credit (banked or earned at the event) to register for the 10k or 21k (if offered). You’ll register for the trail run the same way you register for a Sprint, Super or Beast.

Volunteer Codes: A full day volunteer code (100% code) will apply to the Trail Race event entry fee. Racers are still responsible for the add-on fees and processing fee. The codes are valid for Elite or Age Group categories.

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Can I transfer the Trail Race registration?

If you need to reschedule your Trail Race, you can obtain a credit valid for another GCC Spartan Trail event. All standard deferral procedures apply. All details of the deferral process can be found here: Can I transfer to another Spartan Race, person, or both?

Spartan Race Types (not operated by Sabco Sports) please refer to Spartan Arabia social sites for more information. Spartan Trail races cannot be transferred to Spartan OCR races.

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Spartan Races

Spartan Stadion: 5K/20 Obstacles. The Stadion was an ancient Greek running event and a historic, original Olympic Games. It got its name from the storied stadium it took place in. Now, we’re letting you compete in the legendary stadiums of today and add to their history. But unlike Ancient Greece, all levels are encouraged to take part and enjoy themselves. No matter your level set your own personal record and etch a new chapter in your own history book.

Spartan Sprint: 5K/20 Obstacles. The Sprint may be our shortest distance race, but it’s still a favorite amongst both new and returning racers. It’s the perfect distance for those looking to start their Spartan journey. The Sprint also allows returning racers a manageable distance to see how far they can push themselves. Delivering 20 obstacles over 5K, you’ll never run the same race twice. Once you complete the sprint you are 1/3 on your Spartan TRIFECTA: The ultimate Spartan achievement.

Spartan Super: 10K/25 Obstacles. There’s nothing mediocre about this middle distance race. The Spartan Super offers the ideal blend between distance and speed. Offering racers a true athletic test. If you consider yourself a more seasoned athlete determined to push beyond excuses, you just might have the mettle for a Spartan Super. Serving up 25 obstacles and 10K of rugged terrain, the Spartan Super spares no one. Developed as the second race in the Spartan Trifecta, the Super is where you prove to yourself you’ve got everything it takes to face the Beast.

Spartan Beast: Half-Marathon/30 Obstacles. If you’re looking to unleash your inner beast and go to places you never imagined, the Spartan Beast is perfect for you. With a half marathon and 30 obstacles between you and the finish line, the Spartan Beast will test everything you’re made of your strength, your endurance, your resolve. The unpredictable terrain and Spartan Obstacles are masterfully designed to push you deep into your discomfort zone, and well past those self-imposed obstacles you once considered your limits. Beast mode: on.

Spartan Ultra: 50K/60 Obstacles. The Ultra is the first race of its kind to bring the best of OCR and ultra-endurance sports together. If you’re a traditional ultra-endurance sports fan, you will love the Ultra.

Spartan Trail: 10K & Half-Marathon Distances, no obstacles. Spartan Trail is a no-obstacles foot race through rugged wilderness, overseen by legendary race directors from the world of trail running. Click here to learn more about Spartan Trail. Please note this event is not valid for the Trifecta.

Spartan City: 3K-5K 20 Obstacles, Spartan is bringing your favorite events out of the mud and into popular cities around the world. This energy-filled 3-5k event will combine your favorite Spartan obstacles with a flat, fast course design set mostly on pavement. It is perfect for racers looking to try out their first Spartan event, racers looking for a more casual race, or for Spartan veterans who want to redline it for the entire course. While only featuring open heats, this event will still be timed for racers looking to push their limits and challenge themselves. Please note this event is not valid for the Trifecta.

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Can I Transfer To Another Spartan Trail Race, Another Person, Or Both?

Spartan Trail (non-OCR) Transfer Process:

  1. Log into your Active Link
  2. Find your username in the top right corner then click My Events.
  3. Under the race you would like to transfer, click Change Event.
  4. Select the new Spartan Trail race you would like to enter.
  5. Choose the distance you would like to enter.
  6. Confirm all your personal information and agree to the waivers.
  7. The next screen will show any difference in price you will be required to pay (if any). This will be based on the original amount you paid against the price of the race you are changing to.
  8. Once your payment info is submitted, you will get a new confirmation for the new race.

Please note, you can only transfer to other Trail races, not OCR races.

How do I transfer my Trail Race to a different person?

  1. Log into your Active account.
  2. Find your username in the top right corner then click My Events.
  3. Under the race you would like to transfer, click Transfer Registration.
  4. Enter the email address for the person you are sending your registration to.
  5. Once sent, they will receive an email with instructions, the new racer will click Claim Entry.
  6. The new racer will just fill out the registration form.
  7. They will need to pay any difference in price between what was originally paid and the current price (if any).

Special Considerations

  1. Volunteer Registrations – If you signed up for a race with a volunteer code and need to transfer, please email clientservices@sabcosports.com.
  2. Groupons – If you signed up with a Groupon voucher, your race is not eligible to be transferred. More information on that can be found here.
  3. Individual Passes – If you have purchased a single ticket to any Spartan GCC event and for a valid reason you are unable to attend the event, you are eligible for credit that can be used to any other Spartan Trail Race, excluding Spartan OCR Races.
  4. Season Passes – As a Season Pass holder, you are not able to transfer your entries. Transferring includes additional fees, and it would be more cost effective to just sign up for your new race like normal with your pass.
  5. Trail World Championships – The policies in this article do not apply to the Trail World Championship events. Those events are organized by our partners and they set their own policies regarding race changes. You can learn more about the Trail World Championships here.
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Season pass FAQs

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2021 : GCC Trail Season Pass

Spartan Trail is a no-obstacles foot race through rugged wilderness, overseen by legendary race directors from the world of trail running. Distances range from 10K to 50K.

Click to learn more about Spartan Trail and the Trail World Championships!

 

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What is the GCC Trail Season Pass?

The 2021/2 GCC Trail Season Pass includes:

  • Entry to all 2021/2 GCC Trail 10K, Half Marathon, and 50K distance events*, from October 1st, 2021, to April 28th, 2022.
  • 1 Free Festival Pass (spectator pass). All Trail entries include 1 Festival Passes for the racer (added during registration), so with the pass you will have 2 Festival Passes available on race day.
  • $50 Spartan Merchandise Credit (restrictions apply)
  • A one-year subscription to the Spartan Fit App
  • 10% Off registration for any Spartan Trail World Championship races
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How do I view my pass or confirm when it expires?

Head over to your Active account.
IMPORTANT: Please log in with the same email address that you used for your purchase.

Once you are logged in, you will see your “2021/2 GCC Spartan Trail Season Pass” listed under “My Events”. Your pass expiration date will be listed there.

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How do I sign up with my new pass?
  1. Find an event on our website.
  2. Click on the “Sign Up” button on the event page of the event you choose.
  3. When Registering for your event. use the SAME email address as you used to purchase your pass (THIS IS IMPORTANT). Your Pass will not discount if you register or log in with a different email address.
  4. Proceed through the Registration steps as usual and look for the “Race Pass” field
  5. Enter your Race Pass Code (Located either in your Pass Purchase Confirmation email, OR in your Active Account) . Note, this code should look like RP-01234ABC. Please include all letters, numbers, and dashes when you input this code.
  6. Complete Registration. You should see your eligible event registration price drop to $0.00 BEFORE you checkout. Please DO NOT check out, if your pass is not discounting your event.
    If your Pass Discount is not discounting as expected, please contact customer service at clientservices@sabcosports.com.
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How do I get the 10% discount on the Spartan Trail World Championship races?

To get your corresponding 10% discount on any of the Spartan Trail World Championship races included in your GCC Trail Season Pass please email trail@spartan.com .

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Can I share my pass with a friend if I am not attending an event?

No. The pass is only valid for the person it is registered to. If your pass is used to register someone else, their order will be cancelled. If it is caught after the event, they will be DQ’ed and their results would be removed from the event. Your pass will also be revoked with no refunds given. There is a zero-tolerance policy on Season Pass abuse.

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Can I use my pass for other Spartan events?

No, the Spartan Trail Season Pass only applies to the 10K, Half-Marathon and 50k Trail events. It does not apply to any of the obstacle race events (Sprint, Stadion, Super, Beast, or Ultra), kids races, or Extreme Endurance Events (Hurricane Heats, Hurricane Heat 12 Hour, or Agoge).

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What else do I need to know?
  • *The GCC Trail Season Pass is only valid on eligible races in the GCC. It is not valid for USA/Canada or Spartan Trail World Championships events.
  • The Spartan Season Pass guarantees entry to every eligible event during the life of your pass but does not guarantee entry into a specific heat. The registration team will give priority to Membership holders when adjusting heat assignments, or accepting last-minute registrations, but requests will still be subject to space limitations.
  • The pass cannot be put on hold in the case of injury, moving, or any other reasons.
  • We are not able to credit current or past registrations toward the cost of a pass.
  • We are not able to refund current registrations if you buy a pass after signing up for an event.
  • The pass is non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • When you sign up with the pass, your entry cannot be transferred to a different event or person.
  • Currently, you are not able to purchase the pass for someone else. The pass does need to be purchased through the intended racer’s Active account and associated email address.
  • Trail Season Pass Holders have access to sold-out Trail events. However, they do not have access to sold-out heats. If an event is completely sold out, we will accommodate you in the last Trail Heat race of the day.
  • $50 Merchandise Credit Restrictions – Merch credit code may take up to 48 hours to be available via code in your confirmation email. The discount code entitles you to a fixed amount off your entire purchase and does not apply to shipping charges. You must be signed into your spartan account for the code to activate. The code is valid from October 2021 through April 2022 11:59pm ET. One discount code redeemable per transaction. The entire amount must be used in full (or balance is forfeited). May not be used on purchases of Power Systems, RAMfit, TrueForm, iTab products or Gift Cards. May not apply to any previous purchases.
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trail race FAQs

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What is a Spartan Trail race?

Spartan Trail is your global introduction to running in the wild with no obstacles! There are 40+ races globally in 2021 with distances ranging from 10K to 50K, with events for all abilities and a chance to earn points for the Trail World Championships!

For more information, visit this page!

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Distances and Schedule

Each venue hosting a Trail race may offer different distances.

Spartan Trail Races

2021/2 GCC Schedule:

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Course Information & Cutoffs

On race day, there will be a start line specifically for the Trail race. Make your way to the start line at least 15 minutes before your designated start time. The course will NOT feature any of the Spartan obstacles, except for the Fire Jump at the end of your course. Course maps are posted to our social media pages (Facebook or Instagram) the Wednesday or Thursday before the race.

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Trail Cutoff Times
Trail Cutoff Times
Distance Cutoff Time
Spartan Trail 10K 3 Hours
Spartan Trail Half Marathon 6 Hours
Spartan Trail 50K 10 Hours
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All Finishers Receive:
  • Spartan Trail Finisher shirt
  • Spartan Trail Finisher medal
  • Free Professional Photos
  • Free Beer (where available)
  • Finish line food & drink
  • National Rankings
  • Spartan Festival Experience
  • Infinite bragging rights
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Prize Money & Awards

Prizes are for the elite category and are awarded to the Top 3 Male & Female athletes.

50K Trail Prize Money

  • 1st Male/Female – $250
  • 2nd Male/Female – $175
  • 3rd Male/Female – $100

21K and 10K Prize Money

  • 1st Male/Female – $150
  • 2nd Male/Female – $100
  • 3rd Male/Female – $50
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Age Group Winners

The top 3 finishers in each age group receive a unique top finishers medal. The age groups for the Trail Race are:

  • 14-19
  • 20-29
  • 30-39
  • 40-49
  • 50-59
  • 60+

*Prize Notes:

  • Top 3 overall (male/female) are only eligible for the overall prizes, not the age group prizes.
  • For any special awards, you MUST be present at the awards ceremony on race day to claim your prize. They cannot be mailed out after the fact.
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Can I transfer the Trail Race registration?

If you need to reschedule your Trail Race, you can obtain a credit valid for another GCC Spartan Trail event. All standard deferral procedures apply. All details of the deferral process can be found here: Can I transfer to another Spartan Race, person, or both?

Spartan Race Types (not operated by Sabco Sports) please refer to Spartan Arabia social sites for more information. Spartan Trail races cannot be transferred to Spartan OCR races.

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Can I Transfer To Another Spartan Trail Race, Another Person, Or Both?

Spartan Trail (non-OCR) Transfer Process:

  1. Log into your Active Link
  2. Find your username in the top right corner then click My Events.
  3. Under the race you would like to transfer, click Change Event.
  4. Select the new Spartan Trail race you would like to enter.
  5. Choose the distance you would like to enter.
  6. Confirm all your personal information and agree to the waivers.
  7. The next screen will show any difference in price you will be required to pay (if any). This will be based on the original amount you paid against the price of the race you are changing to.
  8. Once your payment info is submitted, you will get a new confirmation for the new race.

Please note, you can only transfer to other Trail races, not OCR races.

How do I transfer my Trail Race to a different person?

  1. Log into your Active account.
  2. Find your username in the top right corner then click My Events.
  3. Under the race you would like to transfer, click Transfer Registration.
  4. Enter the email address for the person you are sending your registration to.
  5. Once sent, they will receive an email with instructions, the new racer will click Claim Entry.
  6. The new racer will just fill out the registration form.
  7. They will need to pay any difference in price between what was originally paid and the current price (if any).

Special Considerations

  1. Volunteer Registrations – If you signed up for a race with a volunteer code and need to transfer, please email clientservices@sabcosports.com.
  2. Groupons – If you signed up with a Groupon voucher, your race is not eligible to be transferred. More information on that can be found here.
  3. Individual Passes – If you have purchased a single ticket to any Spartan GCC event and for a valid reason you are unable to attend the event, you are eligible for credit that can be used to any other Spartan Trail Race, excluding Spartan OCR Races.
  4. Season Passes – As a Season Pass holder, you are not able to transfer your entries. Transferring includes additional fees, and it would be more cost effective to just sign up for your new race like normal with your pass.
  5. Trail World Championships – The policies in this article do not apply to the Trail World Championship events. Those events are organized by our partners and they set their own policies regarding race changes. You can learn more about the Trail World Championships here.
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How do I change my Start Time?

TRAIL Events: Changing to a Different Time Block or Category

  1. Log into My Events at Active.com (you must use the same email used during registration).
  2. Locate the Registration you would like to change.
  3. Choose Change Category – Please note, you will only be able to transfer to a category that is open/not sold out.
  4. Select the NEW category you’d like
  5. Click Continue and fill out the requested form.
  6. Click Continue and review the order details – Please note, racers will be responsible for any price difference when completing category changes.
  7. Complete your order.
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