Yes, we are open for spectators! Not all of them but some European venues will be charging for spectators so check on the races specific event page to see if there will be charge. Kids under 15 are free. There are some perks to spectators including something to sip on while your friends and family suffer through the course. If there is a fee for spectators for that race, they are sold onsite (please bring cash, limited Credit Card services are available). So enjoy the live music and watching your friends and loved ones slip and slide through the Spartan course in the safety and comfort (and relative mudlessnes) of the Spartan Race festival ground areas! Raffles, entertainment, free muddy hugs from Spartan athletes, and all the other festival perks make this the best money you'll ever spend and we promise the next ticket you will want to buy will be a race entry!
As for roaming the course or watching each obstacle; each course will have different restrictions. On some ski mountains, you can take a ski lift to the top where there will be obstacles to watch. At ALL events, the festival area is situated within sight of at least 6 obstacles where you can catch your family and friends. The fan favorite "Gladiator Pit" is just before the finish line and provides many Kodak moment photo finishes!