The Elite Category:
At the far end of the spectrum is the Elite category. These athletes are competing to test themselves against the best of the best, attract potential sponsors, and rise to the top of the Spartan Race Point Series.Elite Racers, like all Spartan athletes, commit to flawless sportsmanship and adhere strictly to the race rules and guidelines. Racers who fail to follow these guidelines risk disqualification.
The Age Group Category
The Age Group Category is a series of heats placed immediately after the Elite category. Age Group racers will follow the same rules and standards as the Elite racers. There are the following Age Groups: 16-17 (only for Spartan Sprint), 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49,
50-54, 55-59, 60+
Age Group heats will be officiated by on-course referees, video review, and feature an Age Group points series with exciting prizes, podium awards, and athlete rankings. Age Group Racers believe they could win or place in a given race when stacked against only the best of the best within their designated age group.
The Open Category:
The Open category is for everyone, period. Weekend warriors, novice athletes, first-time racers, and teams are all welcome here. The Open category offers the same opportunity as the Competitive and Elite categories to get far outside your comfort zone, test your body’s limits, and experience the awesome rush of the finish line. However, there’s no pressure to push your pace.
Spartan Races are timed, judged and ranked. And there is rules that need to be respected by all racers. There is Elite & Competitive racer rules and there is open racers rules. HERE you can find the obstacle rules and HERE you can find the general race rules.