Spartan Kids Foundation (SKF), the charitable endeavor of Spartan Race, seeks to make healthy the new normal for the next generation and to offer extraordinary experiences to underserved youth. SKF’s School Fitness grant making program looks to empower local schools to promote healthy and active lifestyles among their students


Grants of $1,000 each will be awarded to schools and/or their parent-teacher organization (PTO) partners for use to promote healthy, active lifestyles among their students.

Any school that applies for the grant will be provided information they can distribute to their students so that they may register for free for the local Spartan Kids Race being held in the area. Students who participate in the race will be responsible for the actual cost of the insurance waiver for their participation (approximately $14). Please note races may be cancelled if safety concerns persists. The Foundation will provide the most up to date information on race dates.


Public district and charter schools in the area and elementary and middle school students are eligible to apply to support efforts at their school that promote healthy, active lifestyles. In addition, nonprofit PTO’s that are partnered with these schools are also eligible to apply, however each school should submit only one application (either the school, or PTO).


To apply, eligible schools should submit the following information in one proposal by email to [email protected] before the deadline. Failure to provide all required information may result
in your application not being reviewed.

  • Completed Fitness Grant Application
  • For PTO’s, a statement of support from their partner school for their proposed effort.


Applications will be evaluated based upon the following criteria: thoroughness of information provided; needs of school community; innovative nature of proposed activities and their potential to address the targeted need; and level of proposed impact.

As part of its selection process, SKF may request additional information from applicants.