The Spartan Obstacle Run 5K is hosted by the University's Tampa Bay Alumni Chapter and Cross Country Team. If you enjoy running or just want to challenge yourself physically this race is for you! It will include a 5K as well as running through tires, jumping over hale bales and crawling through cargo nets all against the backdrop of our beautiful and historic campus. Proceeds support UT Cross Country Scholarships.  This year we will officially have a kids Obstacle 1 Kilometer Race.

Registration Fees

5K Closed

5K - Students Closed

5K - ROTC Closed

5K - UT Alum Closed

Kids Challenge Closed

(12 and Under)

Team Challenge Closed

Rotc/Corp/Univ. Dept.


  • Overall Male and Female
  • UT Alumnus and Faculty/Staff
  • Active Duty Military
  • Students

Medals awarded to first, second and third place age group winners for 13 and under, followed by standard age groups in five year increments up to 70 and over.


Custom designed T-shirt, great after party with food, beverages and entertainment. 


From Kennedy Boulevard (SR-60), turn north onto North Boulevard, travel three blocks and Pepin Stadium is on the right. From I-275, exit at Ashley Street Downtown West. You are now on Ashley Street. Turn right at the first traffic light onto Tyler Street. Tyler merges into Cass Street as you pass the Straz Center for the Performing Arts and cross the Cass Street Bridge. Turn left at the next intersection on North Boulevard. Pepin Stadium is down the block on your left. 

Parking is available at the West Parking Garage off of North Boulevard across from the stadium.

Course Map

Event Schedule

  • October 18 6:30 AM EDT - Race Day Registration and Packet Pickup

  • October 18 8:00 AM EDT - 5K Begins

  • October 19 7:45 AM EDT - Spartan Kids Challenge

Contact Information

Event Location

The University of Tampa, 401 West Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa, FL

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