Spartan Kids returns to Gippsland in 2020

After a successful 2019 Gippsland debut, Spartan Kids will return to the Baw Baw Shire in 2020 with a competitive twist in store for the April school holidays.

Drouin’s Civic Park will again be transformed into a Spartan arena on 7 and 8 April next year as part of the Latrobe Valley Authority’s $85 million sports and community initiative.

Children aged three to 13 can run, crawl, balance and climb their way through Spartan Australia’s purpose built muddy and fun-filled obstacle course over two action packed days.

The family friendly event is open to kids of all abilities and fitness levels with a focus on encouraging young Victorians to spend their school holidays physically active.

Spartan Australian Manging Director Chris Heverin said this year's event would include a competitive option just like the brand's iconic adult series.

“In 2020 we are very excited to be introducing a kids’ competitive wave for the first time in Australia," Mr Heverin said.

"The competition will be for kids aged 10-13 years old over three kilometres with our Spartan obstacles to earn a place on the podium for the top three male and female finishers.

“We are very happy to be back in Gippsland; our previous Spartan Kids race in Drouin attracted massive crowds across the two days in a perfect kids event pre-Easter."

More than 3000 children and families from across the state and country participated in this year’s inaugural event, boosting local tourism and filling up hotels and cafes across Baw Baw Shire.

For more information or to register for Spartan Kids Latrobe Valley visit

Fun in the sun: Local primary school children took the giant slide for a test drive at today's Spartan Kids Gippsland 2020 launch.