August 22, 2021
https://www.mudrunguide.com/event/monterey-california-spartan-race-spartan-sprint-5k-2021/ Toro Park, Monterey Salinas Highway, Salinas, CA, United States Spartan Race firstname.lastname@example.org use-title true MM/DD/YYYY
Race Start Time:
7:30am Elite Men
7:45am Elite Women
8:00am - 8:30am Age Group Start Times
8:45am - 12:45pm Morning Start Times
1:00pm - Afternoon start times begin
Waves of 250+ racers will be released every 15 minutes. YOUR exact start time in the group you registered for will be posted under the Race Day tab a few days prior to the events date.
Monterey Salinas Highway
Salinas, CA, United States - View Map
Distance & Course Length:
5K, 20 obstacles
|Overview||Multi-distance Obstacle Race, Worldwide locations|
|Kids||Yes. Jr. Spartan: ages 4-9, Varsity Spartan: ages 10-13|
Become a member of the Spartan TRIFECTA Tribe by finishing one of each Spartan distance: Sprint, Super and Beast, in a calendar year (January 1 – December 31st), anywhere in the world.
|Obstacles||Varies by distance; Sprint features 10-12, Beast contains over 30.|
|Terrain||Varies by location depending on topography; the course will use any and all natural obstacles and elements to make a demanding and interesting course.|
|Hardest Obstacle||Spinners: A spinning, corkscrew "monkey bar" designed to really test upper body and grip strength. If you fail, 30 burpees are waiting for you.|
|Penalties||Failing or skipping any obstacle results in a penalty of 30 burpees.|
|Gear||Wear athletic gear that will allow movement in any direction as you will be climbing over and scurrying under obstacles, lifting and pulling heavy objects and running trails, through water, mud, and jumping over fire. Gloves may help with some rope-based obstacles, well-fitting athletic shoes should help minimize blisters.|
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Use discount code MRG10 for 10% off your registration
Registration:Visit Event Website
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Cost & Pricing:
|Spartan Race Cost|
|$110||$100||$130||$135||Tier 1 (First 100 Spots)|
|$135||$125||$150||$155||Online registration closes|
|$155||$145||$170||$175||Race Day Registration|
Registrations are final. No changing start waves. Spartan Race does not offer refunds under any circumstances. However, if you can not attend an event, you are able to transfer/defer your registration to another event, a different racer, or both (for a partial credit of what you originally paid).
|Military and First responders receive a $30 discount during registration via GovX. Students receive a $10 discount during registration.|
|Team Discounts are available|
What You Get / What's Included:
- 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)
Located only six miles from downtown Salinas near the town of Monterey, the park is a vast, sprawling venue covering almost 5,000 acres. With punishing hills, fields and prairies as well as many picturesque wooded areas, it’s easy to understand why this venue is a favorite amongst Spartans. With miles of different trail routes, the race directors will be sure to take full advantage of variety and unleash a hailstorm of twists and turns. The magnificent views from on top of the many peaks are worthy of a quick rest to appreciate the stunning sight of the outlying Northern California. The weather can be deceptively warm without humidity, so remember to hydrate well for the dry and dusty peaks. Be sure to look out for the local wildlife as the park is teeming with critters watching you sprint to the next hill.
Spartan Sprint is a 5 km, 20 obstacle race that will change your life. This is our signature race type, a fast-paced adventure through rugged terrain built for new and returning racers alike. It’s the perfect gateway into the world of Spartan. The Sprint is a Spartan Trifecta eligible event.
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, race type (mountain, stadium, US open, etc) and not always applicable)
Spartan Race 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
Age Group Waves - 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. Each age group bracket will start in the same wave. Top 3 finishers in each bracket win awards. (The Age Group division replaced the former Competitive division as of 2018)
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).
Bring your friends and family to the race to watch you conquer obstacles, dominate the finish line and receive your medal! Racers, your fans will motivate you over the wall and past the finish line. You wouldn’t believe how far a cheering section will go when you’re exhausted. Your fans will also enjoy music, raffles, entertainment, and festival challenges. Most importantly, fans will receive a front row seat to watch racers from a safe, comfortable, and relatively mud-less (no promises) Spartan Race festival ground area! And, when it’s over, they receive muddy hugs from thrilled Spartan athletes. After all, what’s a sport without fans?
Your registration fee now includes parking and bag check for only $6. A merchandise discount is also included in your registration packet.
Open 8:00am to 5pm every race day, the expo will feature leading national sponsors with highly experiential activations and free swag, healthy and functional F&B brands sampling free foods and beverages, gyms and trainers to help you warm up and cool down, workout and OCR gear and accessories companies, and much more. Remember to bring cash or credit cards to take advantage of expo deals specific to Spartans!
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. 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
Arrive an hour and a half before your start time. This gives you plenty of time to park, pick up your packet, drop your stuff at bag check, and get warmed up. Registration opens at 6:00am.
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.
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. Whether they’re helping you over the wall or chasing you up the mountain, make sure they’re with you at the starting line. Callout your friends, co-workers and loved ones to get off the couch and into the mud.
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!
Spartan Kids is a series of obstacle course races — ranging from 800m to 3.2km — specifically designed to get your kids (ages 4-14) outside, feeling accomplished and having fun. They’ll run, jump and crush their way through obstacles, just like the adults.
Coupons / Discount Codes:
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