Spartan FUN Run Frequently Asked Questions

What time should I arrive and how long is the Spartan FUN Run event?

Event times are 8am-11am. Volunteers need arrive at 7am for set up.

Participants can begin to arrive at 8am for registration and warm-up. Spartan FUN Run will kick off at 9am and keep going until 11am.
Participants may leave any time after they have completed the obstacles and have soaked up as much fun as they can handle!

Do I need to sign a waiver?

We are asking all participants to complete a waiver that you can download here, and email it to or bring it with you on the day of the event.

Is this a race?

It’s not a race to see who can finish the obstacles the fastest. You are only competing with yourself to COMPLETE each obstacle and have FUN!

I’m not a runner, can I still have fun?

Absolutely! The Spartan FUN Run is created for each participant to do their best.  You can walk, run, hop, roll, and dab all the way through the obstacles. In fact, dancing is encouraged!

We're out of town/double booked. Can we still participate?

Yes! You can support Campbell Middle School by registering as a “Spartan UP Participant”.

What is a Spartan UP Participant?

Spartan UP Participants simply love CMS and want to support our students. This level of registration is designed for anyone who is out of town, lives far away or simply isn’t into obstacles BUT would still like to support CMS with a $25 donation.

You do not have to register as a Spartan UP Participant or make a donation to attend the Spartan FUN Run and cheer on your friends BUT we are hopeful that neighbors, aunts, uncles, grandmas, and grandpas who want to support a student will consider a $25 donation. 100% of your donation will go to support Campbell Middle School and your registration will count toward the Student registration competition if you enter a student name and homeroom.

Can I participate with friends and family?

Yes! You will be able to participate in a Spartan POD (4 total) that can include family, friends and teachers! We will space out each Spartan POD to keep everyone from running over each other as a safety precaution. Our event host will tell each participant and POD when it is their turn to GO!

Can I participate alone?

Yes! We will have volunteers everywhere to cheer you on and make sure you are having a lot of FUN!

Will I receive a race number?

Yes. When you arrive, there will be a registration table set up where volunteers will confirm you are registered. You will identify yourself as a single participant or show up as a Spartan POD (4 max). You and your pod will be given a number written with body paint on your arm, leg, t-shirt . . . wherever you want! This will indicate how you are to line up at the beginning of the obstacle course. The event host will kick-off the competition and then begin calling out numbers to line up and eventually telling you when to GO!

Will I know where to go when the Spartan FUN Run starts?

Yes! The CHS ROTC Raiders will be on-site the day of the Spartan FUN Run and they will be there to make sure everyone knows where to go, how to complete the obstacles and make sure you are having FUN!

How intense are the obstacles?

The idea is to be safe and have FUN!  There will be some challenges to the obstacles but it’s not a race.  You can take your time and complete the obstacle to the best of your ability.  You only need to do your best and have FUN!  

What happens at each obstacle?

At each obstacle there will be volunteers to make sure you are safe, having fun and know exactly what to do. Once you’ve completed the obstacle, a volunteer will give you a Spartan Stripe (rainbow colors/body paint). You can choose to put your stripe on your arm, leg or t-shirt. You’ll need to earn 10 stripes to officially complete the Spartan FUN Run.

Will I get dirty?

It depends. You should be prepared to be on the ground for a few obstacles and there may be a Spartan Seal ready to “attack” you with a water balloon or silly string. You will also receive a Spartan Stripe (rainbow colors/body paint) after you complete each obstacle. The Spartan paint stripe can go on your arm, leg or t-shirt. It’s up to you how dirty you want to get!

What should I wear?

You should dress comfortably in something that is easy to move around in and can get dirty.
Depending on the weather we recommend athletic shorts/pants, t-shirt/sweatshirt, and comfy
shoes to run around in. Check the weather before you leave the house and remember to layer
UP if it’s cold! This is a Spartan FUN Run so be prepared for anything to happen!

Should I bring an extra set of clothing?

It can’t hurt. This way if you get dirty/muddy/wet, you can change into something clean.

Do I need to bring water?

Yes, we encourage everyone to bring their own bottle of water.  We will also have bottles of water available for participants. 

If this isn’t a typical race, will there be prizes for the winners?

Everyone who completes the Spartan FUN obstacles, WINS! Participants will receive a swag bag, a badge of honor sticker on the day of the race. If you purchased a Spartan FUN Run t-shirt as part of your registration, your t-shirt will be delivered to CMS students post-race. Students will be asked to deliver t-shirts to their family, friends, and community members who were their sponsor.

There will also be prizes for the TOP 3 winners of the Student Registration Competition. These will be students who have recruited the most Spartan FUN Run participants (family, friends, community members). Registrations will be counted by CMS Foundation board members for verification.

Students should ask their family, friends, and community members to register as a participant or a Spartan UP participant and list the student’s name and homeroom during registration. The cutoff date for the student registration competition will be March 1, 2023. Any registrations occurring after March 1 will not be counted toward the student registration competition.

What are the prizes for the Student Registration Competition?

Top three students with the most registrations:

1st place – $100 Visa Gift Card + Race Day recognition and pole position to kick off Spartan FUN Run (including family and/or friends in a Spartan POD)

2nd place – $75 Visa Gift Card + 2nd position to kick off Spartan FUN Run (including family and/or friends in a Spartan POD)

3rd place – $50 Visa Gift Card + 3rd position to kick off Spartan FUN Run (including family and/or friends in a Spartan POD)