The first event of the Reebok Spartan Race season is just days away so to help your obstacle-ridden run go smoothly we’ve got some top race tips direct from the Spartan Race UK team.

1. Get there early

The registration process could take a while, so it’s recommended that you get to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park at least one-and-a-half hours before your race slot

2. Plan your parking

There are no parking facilities on-site. Racers can park in the Westfield Shopping Centre car park just a short walk away. Alternatively, use public transport – the nearest Tube and railway station is Stratford.

3. Stay energised and hydrated

There will be aid stations at regular intervals along the course, where you can rest and rehydrate. Spartan Race’s official nutrition partner, Science in Sport, will also be on-hand to give out energy gels to keep you fuelled

4. Don’t worry about your warm-up

A Spartan activator will be on-site when you arrive to help you warm up properly

5. Reward yourself

At the end of the race, you’ll be able to enjoy a beer on us. You’ve earned it!

If you haven’t got a ticket there is still time. Click here to buy a race slot, prices vary, or for more information.