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Arizona Spartan Race Spartan Super 2017

February 26, 2017

Fort McDowell Rodeo Grounds

9500 S Rodeo Drive, Ft. McDowell, AZ, United States

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February 26, 2017

Add to Calendar 02/26/2017 09:00 AM 02/26/2017 11:00 AM Arizona Spartan Race Spartan Super 2017 Spartan Race
Fort McDowell Rodeo Grounds
Fort McDowell Rodeo Grounds, 9500 S Rodeo Drive, Ft. McDowell, AZ, United States Spartan Race [email protected] use-title true MM/DD/YYYY

Start Time:

7:30am Elite Men
7:45am Elite Women
8:00am - 9:00am Competitive Start Times
9:15am - 12:00pm Morning Start Times
12:15pm Afternoon Start Times Begin
Last Heat: TBD

Waves of 250 athletes will be released every 15 minutes across 3 groups (Elite, Morning, Afternoon).


Fort McDowell Rodeo Grounds
9500 S Rodeo Drive
Ft. McDowell, AZ, United States - View Map


8-10 miles, 24-29 obstacles, 80 minutes fastest time


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Morning CostAfternoon CostUntil
$99$99Tier 1 (First 100 Spots)
$109$109Tier 2
$119$119February 24th, 2017 (registration closes)
$139$139Race Day Registration

ELITE WAVE: additional $20 - Our Elite wave will start at 8am, on both Saturday and Sunday. A portion of additional charge to enter the ELITE wave will be used to pay out our Cash Purse. Cash paid out to TOP 10 Finishers male and female, Saturday AND Sunday.
Military and First responders receive a $30 discount during registration. **participants will be required to pass a validation procedure via our partners at GovX. Students receive a $10 discount during registration **participants will be required to show valid student identification at check-in or must pay the full day of race registration fee
Registrations are final. No changing start waves. We do not issue refunds, regardless of circumstance, nor do we issue partial refunds. We also do not allow registrations to transfer from person to person. If you are injured and cannot race, you can volunteer at the race for a future race credit.
Team Discounts are available
NOTE: Discount Codes will not apply during Pre-Registration period.

What You Get:

  • Spartan Race Finishers medal
  • A trifecta medal wedge piece
  • Free race photos
  • Spartan Race T-Shirt
  • Free beer ticket
  • A chance to play on some really unique terrain
  • Bragging rights
  • A scrape (or two)


Course Description:

One of the more convoluted courses on the Reebok Spartan Race calendar, the trails and tracks never cease to twist, turn and keep you guessing as to which direction they will take you next. Nestled neatly in the northeast corner of Phoenix within the county of Maricopa, the reservation is a 40 square mile area, just a fraction of the ancestral territory of the once nomadic Yavapai people.
Three words to describe the enormous area that Fort McDowell commands: warm, dusty, and dry. This event favors runners that can move quickly between obstacles, and punishes those that take it for granted. Hydration is key to success at the Arizona Sprint and Super. Many areas of the course will be single track trails with cacti on either side. When you see an opportunity to accelerate, such when making your way over the dried riverbeds, do what you can to seize it.
Conquer the course here, and you will have ran across an area steeped in rich American culture and history. Show respect to the terrain you cover and leave no trace.

The Reebok Spartan Super: This is our middle distance course. With a longer distance than the Sprint and more obstacles, the Super will test your endurance, perseverance and grit. The 8+ Mile Super packs more than 25 Signature Spartan Obstacles through tougher and more rugged terrain. The Super is the test en route to your Spartan TRIFECTA.

There are some staples in our repertoire. There are also some venue specific and terrain inspired obstacles. We will not, however, spell it out for you. We do not have course maps. Each Spartan Race strives to surprise the athlete. Preperation for the unknown is a must.

There is fire, mud, water, barbed wire, and occasionally Hell on Earth. There WILL be obstacles to catch you off guard. Curve balls, so to speak. Get over it.

We’re here to rip you from your comfort zone. If you need a road map for each step of the way, then maybe this race isn’t for you.

Aid Stations:

3-4 aid stations on course with water, maybe some other goodies. We’ll finalize this as we get closer to race day. All racers should carry extra water and energy sources as this course will be very challenging.


Awards ceremony for the top finishers of the Spartan Race (varies by location, not always applicable)
Prize Money
Men and Women's Elite
1st place $500
2nd place $200
3rd place $100
Masters 40+ Men and Women's Elite
1st place $200
2nd place $150
3rd place $100

Awards only for those competitng in the Elite waves. Below are the different wave types:
Elite Wave - Competing to win prize money. Requires burpees on failure of obstacles
Competitive Wave - Follow same rules & standards as elite, but not eligible for prize money. For those who wish stricter rules that competitive, but don't want to compete in elite. Requires burpees on failure of obstacles. Age group winners will be award by region for competitive racers across regions.
Open Waves - For everyone. Everyone is welcome. Same exact obstacles, but no pressure to push your pace. Suggested burpees on obstacle failure, but not enforced or required.


Spartan Race prizes awarded to teams


Want a front row seat to all the Spartan action? Spectator tickets are available for $20 online or purchase them onsite for $25 (please bring cash). As a Spartan Race spectator, you'll receive $5 Spartan bucks redeemable at the merchandise tent, entry to the rocking festival area, a festival grounds map, access to some of the obstacles on course, not to mention the epic Gladiator pit and finish line. Enjoy the music and watch your friends and loved ones slip and slide through the Spartan course in the relative safety and comfort of the Spartan Race festival grounds! You can also test your fitness in our festival challenges including the Pull-Up Challenge, Slosh Pipe Challenge, Kaiser Challenge and Traverse Wall Challenge. Beware, the next ticket you'll want to buy might have you standing on the Spartan starting line!


All racer and spectator parking is located at a parking lot that is a 10 minute walk to the race venue. Parking is $10 per vehicle. CASH ONLY. Space is limited, so please carpool.

Post Party:

Post Race Party – music, food to purchase, and beer*!
*Beer where applicable and following all drinking age laws.


Spartan Kids Race
Jr. Spartan , 0.5 miles
Varsity Spartan , 1 mile
Varsity Spartan Heats start at 10am, 12pm, and 2pm on Saturday. Junior Varsity Spartan Heats start at 10:30am, 12:30pm, and 2:30pm on Saturday.
Spartan Race is not only limited to adult fun! Bring the kids ages 4-13 who can participate in their very own Jr. Spartan race. They will enjoy the thrill of the run, a variety of scaled down obstacles and their own mini festival area filled with games and children's challenges! Our mission is to inspire children to develop a love for fitness at an early age.
The course is about a 1⁄2 mile filled with junior obstacles for Jr. Spartans and 1 mile for Varsity Spartans. Each child will receive a T-shirt and Finisher's Medal with 100% of the Jr. Spartan Adventure proceeds benefiting the Kids Fit Foundation.
As a leader in the movement to help children learn life-long health and fitness habits, the Kids Fit Foundation strives to raise awareness and develop programs that educate, empower and inspire kids to become and stay fit.
We now have 3 start times for each distance for the Spartan Kids Race! No excuses parents, now the entire family can race!
Pre-Register: $25 / Day of Registration: $30

Bag Check - Try and leave as much stuff as you can at home or in your car— but for the stuff you can't leave behind, or that you don't want covered in mud and water, we will have a secure place to check in your gear. Check in is $5/bag – you will get a wrist band to wear that matches the band we put on your bag so make sure you keep that safe.
There’s no dress code, per se, but you’ll be running in mud and water, climbing hills and mountains, crawling under barbed wire and jumping fire. So choose wisely my friends.
Professional event day photos will be posted on the event page 5-7 days after the event, FREE OF CHARGE! You don’t have to stay up all night checking the site for this – we’ll email you when your photos are ready


Challenge Your Friends for a Spartan Race
Build a Team!
Strength comes in numbers! Become part of a team to help yourself and others get through the event, save money, and support our troops.
How does it work? Create a team or join a team! The more people on a team, the more money everyone will get back in their pocket! Each team member will receive a discount, refunded to the method of payment used, a few days prior to race day. The discount escalates as the team size increases, so get more friends to join your team and everyone saves more money!
How many people are needed to make a team?
Teams are unlimited with a minimum of four people! Team members are timed individually and are not required to cross the finish line together.
Which team takes home the prizes?
The fastest 4 times of the team will be used to calculate the team's finishing time. Prizes will be awarded to the team who finishes on top!

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