AROO! Here's what to expect at the Spartan Race Philippines for 2021 and 2022 events


AROO! The long wait is over. Spartan Race Philippines is back with four events lined up for 2021. Spartan started in the Philippines in 2017 with the inaugural Spartan Sprint in Timberland, Rizal. This year, Spartan Philippines partnered with Batangas Lakelands to deliver an out of the ordinary race course by building a semi-permanent structure at the facility to cater to racing in the new normal.

Aside from this we will also be launching new races for 2022 in the Philippines:

  • The first ever Asian-based qualifying race for La Ruta, the hardest mountain bike race in the world, traversing Costa Rica from coast to coast, from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic, over a grueling three-day period. 

  • Spartan Stadion is a 5K, 20 obstacle race through the world’s most famous pro sports stadiums. In this modern twist on an ancient Greek tradition, competitors will race through every inch of a landmark stadium in the Philippines.

  • DEKA™, the decathlon of functional fitness designed for all levels. This event emphasize training with a purpose, exercise gamification, and plenty of opportunities to celebrate personal fitness, combining ten functional training zones each proceeded by 500 meters of running (5k total).

The Spartan Ambassador Program

Spartan ambassadors are athletes who inspire others to get off their couches and race. Beyond that they are representative of the ideals and attitude of a Spartan, not only are they successful in sports and fitness but they also embody the Spartan spirit of community, commitment, and never giving up. Over the years Spartan Race Philippines has been fortunate to have a strong and solid roster of ambassadors and this year is no different. The Spartan Ambassadors are Steve Near, Lharbs Policarpio, JP Yap, Kaizen dela Serna, Brigitte Lim, Kitch Gamilla, Lairca Nicdao, Aga Casidsid, Rkin Casanada, and Nicolette Muralla-Celis. 

Spartan Pro Team

The Spartan Pro Team was made to showcase that there are serious athletes who travel to compete all over the world nearly every weekend, chasing not just fire jumps but podium finishes as well. It furthers the dream to see “OCR in the Olympics” in the coming years. In fact, with the collaboration Spartan Philippines has with Pilipinas Obstacle Sports Federation through its president Atty. Al Agra, the pro team will be able to represent the country both for the Spartan Trifecta World Championships in Greece and the Spartan World Championship in Abu Dhabi this year.

The Spartan Philippines National Series
After the hiatus of the Spartan races in 2020, Spartan Race Philippines plans to go back in full swing this September to November 2021 at Batangas Lakelands in Balete, Batangas.

Venue: Batangas Lakelands, Balete, Batangas

Batangas Lakelands is an active lifestyle destination south of Metro Manila, teeming with natural resources and rich cultural heritage, this nature enclave composed of 8 active-lifestyle parks that features sports, leisure, and entertainment is offered to weekend warriors from Manila in a safe and secured area. 


Four Alternating Weekends of September and October:

  • September 25 and 26, 2021

  • October 9 and 10, 2021

  • October 23 and 24, 2021

  • November 6 and 7, 2021


  • Spartan SPRINT Product, 5K, 20 Obstacles

  • Only Two Categories: Elite and Open

National Series Rules:

  • Best 3 out of 4 races for the Elite Athletes will be counted towards their series ranking. 

  • All race levels are scored the same. Regardless of how many races you join, the total point will be considered for your series ranking.

  • There are no separate Age Group divisions or Master’s divisions within the Elite category.

  • Only the First Heat of the Saturday Race will count towards the series ranking, other races held that weekend do not count towards the series. 

  • Due to the COVID-19 protocol, racers will be assigned to run in sets with a 5-second gap in between. Note that the first athlete to cross the finish line may not be the fastest due to the gap in start time and the final result will be based on the official timing chips.

For Runners:

  • Runners will be asked to present either one of the following before entry to venue:

    • Vaccine Card (Athletes will be grouped together on race heats depending on their vaccination status)

    • A negative RT-PCR Test or Laboratory Generated Antigen Test not more than 72 Hours before the race

  • Even with a negative result, racers must undergo triage prior to entering and must fill up the mandatory health declaration form and contact tracing.

  • Masks are mandatory during the registration, festival/awarding spot, start and finish line.


Spartan Race Philippines in the Now Normal

While people anxiously await the steady return of competitive racing amid the pandemic, its role and meaning continues to change during these trying times and moving forward. Racing is more than just an entertainment. It is more than just an escape from reality. Spartan Race, like most other races, is a platform for change. A platform to further the conversation. A platform to help, inspire, educate, and guide. With the help of the new roster of Ambassadors and Pro Team, Spartan Race Philippines would like to be ready to open races in the Now Normal. The mentality to wait and expect things to go back to as it was before is over.

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