Spartan Race started in 2011 and is referred to as one of the Big 3 in obstacle course racing organizations, along with Tough Mudder and Warrior Dash. What makes Spartan Race stand out from the other two is that they are a chip timed event where winning matters and burpees are king. For any obstacle not completed the participant must complete 30 burpees. The Spartan Sprint is an obstacle course over roughly 3 miles with an average of 20 obstacles.