Epic Obstacles Await at VBR Spartan Kids Race

Green Hill Park will be home to the first Spartan Kids Race in Virginia this month.

Virginia’s Blue Ridge Sports and Roanoke County Parks, Recreation, and Tourism are looking for kids ages 4 to 14 to participate in a specially designed obstacle course at the VBR Spartan Kids Race. The two-day event is July 21 and 22.

What is a Spartan Kids Race?

Spartan is the world’s largest obstacle race and endurance brand, and its events are centered on sport, transformation and building a healthy and active community of people. “Spartan is dedicated to creating healthy lifestyles for people around the globe, and it’s important to instill these values at a young age,” said Spartan Kids Spokesperson Daniel Goldstein.

The event consists of multiple different races and obstacle courses, where children are encouraged to run, jump, and have a good time. The Spartan Kids Race has evolved from the popular adult races and typically range anywhere from 0.5 miles to 2 miles.

If you know the lingo of Spartan races then you might wonder about sprint, super, and beast options. Don’t worry all kids races are the same in difficulty and distance. Enter your kids in the right age group and distance.

Each of the races will happen multiple times throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday. Enter as few or as many events as your child wants.

The coolest part? Every child that completes three races, with the exception of the 2-mile kids race, will have the opportunity to receive a Spartan Kids Trifecta Medal.

And make sure to get yourself to the front row to see your kid in action. All spectators get into the event for free, but you need to reserve tickets. (Do it with registration.)

What are the VBR Spartan Kids Race events?


  • Varsity Spartan | Ages 10-14
  • Each child will receive a T-shirt and Finisher’s Medal


  • Varsity Spartan | Ages 7-9
  • Each child will receive a T-shirt and Finisher’s Medal


  • Junior Varsity Spartan | Ages 4-6
  • Each child will receive a T-shirt and Finisher’s Medal


  • Junior Varsity Spartan | Ages 4+
  • Each racer will receive a T-shirt and Finisher’s Medal
  • Course is designed for participants with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities

VBR Spartan Kids Race

  • When: July 21, 2018- July 22, 2018
  • Where: Green Hill Park
  • Register: Online

Post by Carter Santrock. Santrock is a summer intern for the Roanoke Regional Partnership. He is a marketing major at Jacksonville State University and will be a senior in the fall.