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OverviewMulti-distance Obstacle Race, Worldwide locations
Launched2010
KidsYes. Jr. Spartan: ages 4-9, Varsity Spartan: ages 10-13
Distances

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.

ObstaclesVaries by distance; Sprint features 10-12, Beast contains over 30.
TerrainVaries by location depending on topography; the course will use any and all natural obstacles and elements to make a demanding and interesting course.
Hardest ObstacleSpinners: A spinning, corkscrew “monkey bar” designed to really test upper body and grip strength. If you fail, 30 burpees are waiting for you.
PenaltiesFailing or skipping any obstacle results in a penalty of 30 burpees.
GearWear 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.

Spartan events are timed competitions that are orchestrated over standardized distances and feature natural and man-made obstacles specifically designed to test mind-body fitness. Every race at every distance will have you climbing, lifting, crawling, rolling, carrying, running, swimming, balancing, throwing, and jumping. All Spartan courses are deliberately designed to leave you exhausted and exhilarated; the completion of any of our courses is an accomplishment that deserves to be recognized, and each finisher has truly earned their Spartan medal. Their motto is “You’ll Know at the Finish Line” is not just an empty marketing phrase, but a sentiment that is shared by all of our athletes who have been bonded through the collective challenge of completing one of the world’s best obstacle courses.



Upcoming Spartan Race Events

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  • August 24, 2019
    West Point New York Spartan Race Spartan Sprint Fall 2019
    West Point Military Academy, West Point, NY, United States
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  • August 24, 2019
    West Virginia Spartan Race Spartan Beast Trifecta Weekend 2019
    The Summit Bechtel Reserve, Glen Jean, WV, United States
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  • August 25, 2019
    West Point New York Spartan Race Spartan Sprint Fall 2019
    West Point Military Academy, West Point, NY, United States
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    West Virginia Spartan Race Spartan Super Trifecta Weekend 2019
    The Summit Bechtel Reserve, Glen Jean, WV, United States
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    West Virginia Spartan Race Spartan Sprint Trifecta Weekend 2019
    The Summit Bechtel Reserve, Glen Jean, WV, United States
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  • September 07, 2019
    Michigan Spartan Race Spartan Super 2019
    Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI, United States
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    Seattle Washington Spartan Race Spartan Beast 2019
    Meadow Wood Ranch, Snohomish, WA, United States
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    Michigan Spartan Race Spartan Sprint 2019
    Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI, United States
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    Seattle Washington Spartan Race Spartan Sprint Fall 2019
    Meadow Wood Ranch, Snohomish, WA, United States
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  • September 14, 2019
    Vermont Spartan Race Spartan Ultra Beast 2019
    Killington Resort, Killington, VT, United States
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    Vermont Spartan Race Spartan Beast 2019
    Killington Resort, Killington, VT, United States
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    Scotland Spartan Race Spartan Beast 2019
    South Inch Park, Perth, United Kingdom
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  • September 14, 2019
    Kissimmee Florida Spartan Race Spartan Sprint 2019
    Osceola Heritage Park, Kissimmee, FL, United States
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  • September 15, 2019
    Vermont Spartan Race Spartan Beast 2019
    Killington Resort, Killington, VT, United States
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    Vermont Spartan Race Spartan Sprint 2019
    Killington Resort, Killington, VT, United States
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    Scotland Spartan Race Spartan Sprint 2019
    South Inch Park, Perth, United Kingdom
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  • September 21, 2019
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  • October 05, 2019
    Chicago Illinois Spartan Race Spartan Beast Fall 2019
    Badlands Off-Road Park, Attica, IN, United States
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  • October 05, 2019
    Atlanta Georgia Spartan Race Spartan Super 2019
    Georgia International Horse Park, Conyers, GA, United States
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  • October 05, 2019
    Windsor United Kingdom Spartan Race Spartan Beast Trifecta Weekend 2019
    Rapley Farm, Bagshot, Berkshire, United Kingdom
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  • October 05, 2019
    Ocean City Maryland Spartan Race Spartan Sprint 2019
    Hugh T Cropper Inlet, Ocean City, MD, United States
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  • October 06, 2019
    Chicago Illinois Spartan Race Spartan Sprint Fall 2019
    Badlands Off-Road Park, Attica, IN, United States
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  • October 06, 2019
    Atlanta Georgia Spartan Race Spartan Sprint Fall 2019
    Georgia International Horse Park, Conyers, GA, United States
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  • October 06, 2019
    Windsor United Kingdom Spartan Race Spartan Sprint Trifecta Weekend 2019
    Rapley Farm, Bagshot, Berkshire, United Kingdom
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    Windsor United Kingdom Spartan Race Spartan Super Trifecta Weekend 2019
    Rapley Farm, Bagshot, Berkshire, United Kingdom
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  • October 12, 2019
    Stamford Connecticut Spartan Race Spartan Kids Race 2019
    Mill River Park, Stamford, CT, United States
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  • October 13, 2019
    Stamford Connecticut Spartan Race Spartan Kids Race 2019
    Mill River Park, Stamford, CT, United States
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  • October 19, 2019
    Fort Campbell Nashville Tennessee Spartan Race Spartan Super 2019
    Cassidy CACTF, Fort Campbell, Woodlawn, TN, United States
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  • October 19, 2019
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    Fort Campbell Nashville Tennessee Spartan Race Spartan Sprint 2019
    Cassidy CACTF, Fort Campbell, Woodlawn, TN, United States
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  • October 26, 2019
    Virginia Spartan Race Spartan Super 2019
    Infinity Downs, Arrington, VA, United States
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  • October 26, 2019
    Dallas Texas Spartan Race Spartan Beast 2019
    Rough Creek Lodge & Resort, Glen Rose, TX, United States
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  • October 26, 2019
    Dallas Texas Spartan Race Spartan Ultra Beast 2019
    Rough Creek Lodge & Resort, Glen Rose, TX, United States
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  • October 26, 2019
    SoCal California Spartan Race Spartan Beast Fall 2019
    Tejon Ranch, Lebec, CA, United States
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  • October 27, 2019
    Virginia Spartan Race Spartan Sprint 2019
    Infinity Downs, Arrington, VA, United States
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    Dallas Texas Spartan Race Spartan Beast 2019
    Rough Creek Lodge & Resort, Glen Rose, TX, United States
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    Dallas Texas Spartan Race Spartan Sprint 2019
    Rough Creek Lodge & Resort, Glen Rose, TX, United States
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  • October 27, 2019
    SoCal California Spartan Race Spartan Beast Fall 2019
    Tejon Ranch, Lebec, CA, United States
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    SoCal California Spartan Race Spartan Sprint Fall 2019
    Tejon Ranch, Lebec, CA, United States
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  • November 02, 2019
    Tri-State New Jersey Spartan Race Spartan Super 2019
    Mountain Creek Resort, Vernon, NJ, United States
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    Tri-State New Jersey Spartan Race Spartan Sprint 2019
    Mountain Creek Resort, Vernon, NJ, United States
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  • November 16, 2019
    Sacramento California Spartan Race Spartan Super 2019
    Van Vleck Ranch, Rancho Murieta, CA, United States
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  • November 16, 2019
    Laughlin Nevada Spartan Race Spartan Super 2019
    Laughlin Events Center, Laughlin, NV, United States
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    Sacramento California Spartan Race Spartan Sprint 2019
    Van Vleck Ranch, Rancho Murieta, CA, United States
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    Laughlin Nevada Spartan Race Spartan Sprint 2019
    Laughlin Events Center, Laughlin, NV, United States
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  • November 23, 2019
    Long Island New York Spartan Race Spartan Sprint 2019
    Old Bethpage Village Restoration, Old Bethpage, NY, United States
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  • November 23, 2019
    Carolinas Spartan Race Spartan Ultra Beast 2019
    Tryon Equestrian Center, Mill Spring, NC, United States
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    Carolinas Spartan Race Spartan Beast 2019
    Tryon Equestrian Center, Mill Spring, NC, United States
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  • November 24, 2019
    Carolinas Spartan Race Spartan Beast 2019
    Tryon Equestrian Center, Mill Spring, NC, United States
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    Carolinas Spartan Race Spartan Sprint 2019
    Tryon Equestrian Center, Mill Spring, NC, United States
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  • December 07, 2019
    Central Florida Spartan Race Spartan Beast 2019
    Mims Corp Ranch, Mulberry, FL, United States
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  • December 07, 2019
    Los Angeles California Spartan Race Spartan Sprint Fall 2019
    Castaic Lake State Recreation Area, Castaic, CA, United States
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  • December 08, 2019
    Central Florida Spartan Race Spartan Sprint 2019
    Mims Corp Ranch, Mulberry, FL, United States
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    Los Angeles California Spartan Race Spartan Sprint Fall 2019
    Castaic Lake State Recreation Area, Castaic, CA, United States
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  • December 14, 2019
    Central California Spartan Race Spartan Ultra Beast 2019
    Ted Chamberlin Ranch, Los Olivos, CA, United States
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    Central California Spartan Race Spartan Beast 2019
    Ted Chamberlin Ranch, Los Olivos, CA, United States
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  • January 25, 2020
    SoCal California Spartan Race Spartan Super 2020
    Prado Regional Park, Chino, CA, United States
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  • January 26, 2020
    SoCal California Spartan Race Spartan Sprint 2020
    Prado Regional Park, Chino, CA, United States
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  • February 15, 2020
    Arizona Spartan Race Spartan Super 2020
    Fort McDowell Rodeo Grounds, Ft. McDowell, AZ, United States
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  • February 15, 2020
    San Jose California Spartan Race Spartan Super 2020
    Diablo Grande, Patterson, CA, United States
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    Arizona Spartan Race Spartan Sprint 2020
    Fort McDowell Rodeo Grounds, Ft. McDowell, AZ, United States
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    San Jose California Spartan Race Spartan Sprint 2020
    Diablo Grande, Patterson, CA, United States
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  • February 22, 2020
    Jacksonville Florida Spartan Race Spartan Super 2020
    WW Ranch Motoross Park, Jacksonville, FL, United States
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    Jacksonville Florida Spartan Race Spartan Sprint 2020
    WW Ranch Motoross Park, Jacksonville, FL, United States
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  • March 07, 2020
    Greek Peak New York Spartan Race Spartan Winter Sprint 2020
    Greek Peak Mountain Resort, Cortland, NY, United States
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  • March 14, 2020
    San Antonio Texas Spartan Race Spartan Super 2020
    TBA San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, United States
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    San Antonio Texas Spartan Race Spartan Sprint 2020
    TBA San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, United States
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  • March 21, 2020
    Las Vegas Nevada Spartan Race Spartan Super 2020
    Mesquite MX & Hafen Ranch, Littlefield, NV, United States
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    Las Vegas Nevada Spartan Race Spartan Sprint 2020
    Mesquite MX & Hafen Ranch, Littlefield, NV, United States
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  • April 04, 2020
    Charlotte North Carolina Spartan Race Spartan Sprint 2020
    Porter Farms, Concord, NC, United States
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    Lake Lanier Georgia Spartan Race Spartan Sprint 2020
    Lake Lanier Islands Reosrt, Buford, GA, United States
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    Charlotte North Carolina Spartan Race Spartan Sprint 2020
    Porter Farms, Concord, NC, United States
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  • April 25, 2020
    Tri-State New Jersey Spartan Race Spartan Ultra Beast 2020
    Mountain Creek Resort, Vernon, NJ, United States
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    Tri-State New Jersey Spartan Race Spartan Beast 2020
    Mountain Creek Resort, Vernon, NJ, United States
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  • April 25, 2020
    North Seattle Washington Spartan Race Spartan Super 2020
    Meadow Wood Ranch, Snohomish, WA, United States
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  • April 25, 2020
    Palm Beach Florida Spartan Race Spartan Sprint 2020
    Burt Aaronson South County Regional Park, Boca Raton, FL, United States
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  • April 26, 2020
    Tri-State New Jersey Spartan Race Spartan Beast 2020
    Mountain Creek Resort, Vernon, NJ, United States
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  • April 26, 2020
    North Seattle Washington Spartan Race Spartan Sprint 2020
    Meadow Wood Ranch, Snohomish, WA, United States
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    Palm Beach Florida Spartan Race Spartan Sprint 2020
    Burt Aaronson South County Regional Park, Boca Raton, FL, United States
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  • May 02, 2020
    Montana Spartan Race Spartan Ultra Beast 2020
    Montana Spartan Race, Bigfork, MT, United States
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    Montana Spartan Race Spartan Beast 2020
    Montana Spartan Race, Bigfork, MT, United States
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    Montana Spartan Race Spartan Sprint 2020
    Montana Spartan Race, Bigfork, MT, United States
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  • May 16, 2020
    Austin Texas Spartan Race Spartan Super 2020
    Reveille Peak Ranch, Burnet, TX, United States
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  • May 16, 2020
    Ohio Spartan Race Spartan Ultra Beast 2020
    Southington Offroad Park, Windham, OH, United States
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    Ohio Spartan Race Spartan Beast 2020
    Southington Offroad Park, Windham, OH, United States
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    Austin Texas Spartan Race Spartan Sprint 2020
    Reveille Peak Ranch, Burnet, TX, United States
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    Ohio Spartan Race Spartan Sprint 2020
    Southington Offroad Park, Windham, OH, United States
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  • June 06, 2020
    Monterey California Spartan Race Spartan Super 2020
    Toro Park, Salinas, CA, United States
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    Monterey California Spartan Race Spartan Sprint 2020
    Toro Park, Salinas, CA, United States
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  • June 20, 2020
    Dallas Texas Spartan Race Spartan Stadion AT&T Stadium 2020
    ATT Stadium, Arlington, TX, United States
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  • June 27, 2020
    Fayetteville North Carolina Spartan Race Spartan Ultra Beast 2020
    McCormick Farms, Spring Lake, NC, United States
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    Fayetteville North Carolina Spartan Race Spartan Beast 2020
    McCormick Farms, Spring Lake, NC, United States
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  • June 27, 2020
    Phoenix Arizona Spartan Race Spartan Stadion State Farm Stadium 2020
    University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ, United States
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  • June 27, 2020
    Boise Idaho Spartan Race Spartan Sprint 2020
    Thomas Pence Ranch, Payette, ID, United States
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  • June 27, 2020
    Washington DC Spartan Race Spartan Sprint 2020
    Maryland International Raceway, Mechanicsville, MD, United States
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  • June 28, 2020
    Fayetteville North Carolina Spartan Race Spartan Sprint 2020
    McCormick Farms, Spring Lake, NC, United States
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    Washington DC Spartan Race Spartan Sprint 2020
    Maryland International Raceway, Mechanicsville, MD, United States
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  • July 11, 2020
    Palmerton Pennsylvania Spartan Race Spartan Super 2020
    Blue Mountain Ski Area, Palmerton, PA, United States
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    Palmerton Pennsylvania Spartan Race Spartan Sprint 2020
    Blue Mountain Ski Area, Palmerton, PA, United States
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  • July 25, 2020
    Indiana Spartan Race Spartan Sprint 2020
    Perfect North Slopes, Lawrenceburg, IN, United States
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  • July 25, 2020
    Asheville North Carolina Spartan Race Spartan Super 2020
    Grove Stone & Sand Company, Black Mountain, NC, United States
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    Asheville North Carolina Spartan Race Spartan Sprint 2020
    Grove Stone & Sand Company, Black Mountain, NC, United States
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Average rating: 4.13 / 5 from 182 reviews.

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Sep 02, 2017 by Rita Staniforth
Event Name: Ultra beast Quebec city 2017 

Give it a five star, 12 1/2 hr of mental testing endurance, Quebec mountains, had to downclimb the mountains backwards on second half, my reward was the finish line Aroo


Spartan Stadium Sprint waste of money

Aug 20, 2017 by Michelle

Ive seen other bad reviews for spartan "stadium" style sprints. It seems I'm not alone in my opinion that this format lacks variety and fun. I paid nearly 200 dollars to run stairs for an hour, something I could have done for free without people getting in my way elsewhere. I had been hoping for more energy from competitors, staff and the audience, instead I felt ripped off and bored. The staff didnt seem to be enjoying any of it either. The majority of the obstacles were more bootcamp-esque then actual obstacles. Things like ball slams, burpees or jump rope. I knew it was in the stadium, but thought that would add to the energy of the race with a consolidated space and hopefully consolidated crowd. Instead there was no crowd and just a lot of people walking stairs in front of me, equally bored. The race was boring and hot. There was zero energy or mud or water or excitement . OK Ill stop ranting. I just wouldn't recommend doing a stadium sprint style spartan unless you really love running stairs... and even then I'd suggest you just go do it for free somewhere else


Well Run Race

Aug 06, 2017 by Stephen A Waitkevich

This was my first Spartan / OCR. Overall, it was well run. The check in was speedy - about 15 minutes. The parking was well organized. We had to park in a lot about 15 minutes away from Eden, UT. We were told to get to the parking by 7:30am for our 9am start time. That was about right. The parking got a little backed up, maybe 10 minutes, but not enough to make us late.

The start times were staggered by 15 minutes, with 250 racers being released each time. That was good. There were very few obstacles that I had to wait very long for - maybe a minute or 2. That was no problem since it gave me a chance to catch my breath and see how other participants were tackling the obstacle.

The venue was Nordic Valley ski resort, so we were climbing up and down ski runs. The beginning was a mile or 2 of uphill with a few walls to climb over. The obstacles got harder as the race progressed. I liked having a few easier obstacles and the hike up the hill starting out. It gave me a chance to get warmed up for the more challenging obstacles to come.

I will be signing up again next year.

Cons:
I felt nickel and dimed and like they overdid the race-day marketing. My biggest annoyance was that my wife had to pay a $25 "spectator fee" to come and support me. Really?! They are not making enough with the $140 entrance fee? You charge the fans to attend? That sucks and discourages friends and family from coming. I had a friend who wanted to come who didn't because he thought the $25 spectator fee was ridiculous. I agree.

Other nickel and dimes were $5 for checking a bag. $10 for parking. Okay - enough of that rant.

If Spartan would eliminate the spectator fee, I'd change my rating from 4 to 5 stars.

Hint for Spartan - With encouraging more spectators, comes more food and drink and merchandise sales. You'll probably make more money on the extra spectators by those sales than you do charging a spectator fee.


Blue Mountain is Unreal

Jul 10, 2017 by Troy

Nothing compares to those slopes (much steeper than Breckinridge). If you haven't run this course yet, be prepared for an amazing challenge. The obstacles are pretty much what you expect....well, other than the super steep sandbag carry (I actually witnessed more than one person roll down the hill into the bushes) and the very welcoming swim (hit the spot after climbing the mountain). I will definitely be back!!!


Just Okay

Jun 27, 2017 by Denise

This race was poorly organized from start to finish - long line-ups at key obstacles causing huge bottlenecks and affecting everyone's times. It felt like the race organizers were more concerned with how many people they could jam in each of the heats and make the maximum amount of money. Speaking of heats - why can't we choose our own start times and to get them ten days before is ridiculous.

Parking wasn't well planned either for heats starting later in the morning. Overall not a great race. One of the more poor ones I've participated in. I wouldn't do it again and btw I've done the spartan sprint before and it was way better.


What race?

Jun 10, 2017 by Corey Stevenson

We were unable to put maximum effort into this race.

The course bottle necks at the stairs which makes you wait until the person walks along to the next set of stairs.

The course had little challenge with mediocre obstacle. This course makes it easy to bring your phone and take selfies along the way.

There was no mud, no fire, and nothing Spartan about this course. My girlfriend and I were disappointed we were unable to push ourselves. Just waiting in line as we move toward the finish.


Bring on the cold!!!

Jan 09, 2017 by James Nair

This course was fantastic, fast paced and incredibly challenging. The cold was the biggest obstacle, and by far the best, it made people find out what they are made of (it sure showed me). The water stations were strategically placed, and the obstacles were well placed as well. Only wish that they would ditch the swim, but that's a personal preference. The medals were fantastic and the athlete panel the day before was great as it gave me a chance to meet some of my heroes. AROO!!!!!


Oct 21, 2016 by muddy

I can only give this race a three star. This was my second time around, the first race was in Temecula, CA sprint. Awesome course, no complaints. This year it was held at Pala which was like hell on earth. Even though it was over 100 degrees and out of everyone's control, not having enough water was a huge problem. People were passing out, throwing up and having serious medical issues. Not having enough water is a huge problem. The course itself was not great. I wasn't impressed at all. And who picked Pala? There was not one single tree to rest in the shade for a few minutes and there the mud obstacle was not until the very end. It would have been great to have some sort of water obstacle in the beginning, or maybe a hose to cool everyone down? Very disappointed in this event. I spent over $100.00 and will not be returning to Pala. Horrible venue and a lot of people are in agreement here.


Palmerton never dissapoints

Jul 19, 2016 by Koasev.

Palmerton Super is a must for Spartans who want to test their limits. It was a brutal course due to steep climbs, heavy carries up and down the trails and of course the heat! The course was packed with obstacles including their newest rope climb to monkey bars over water obstacle. The only complaint I had was the bottle necking caused by the water stations. I don't wear a hydration pack but many others do.They were told at most stations that they couldn't fill up their packs directly. But, they could do so by using a cup. It didn't make much sense and caused problems. Events on hot days like these need bigger, better prepared water stations. Come on Spartan!


Beautiful Race, Poorly Managed, Worst Customer Service Ever

Jun 25, 2016 by Rebekah

I've run the full trifecta both years they brought it to Hawaii. The course is beautiful (it's Hawaii, duh), but that's about the extent of the positives. The course set up and management is poor - no variety in obstacles, too few water stations, and really barely enough obstacles to meet the minimum Spartan race requirements for each distance. The "festival" grounds are poorly supported and set up. The first year they had maybe one food truck and ran out of water both on the course and at the finish, and couldn't even be bothered to get a liquor license for beer trucks. The second year, maybe 3 food trucks, still no beer, and the beast course was so poorly managed that racers waited on the trail up the ridge for 45 min+ to go about a mile. This is the third year they are holding it, they doubled the prices (which is unlikely to result in any improvements) and made the registration 100X more complicated. When I made an honest mistake and registered for the 2 longest distance races on the same day, I immediately (within 10 minutes) reached out to their customer support team, asking that they please shift my registration for one race to the next day (since I obviously can't complete both of those races in one day). Instead of actually making any sort of attempt to help me, I was brushed off and told that I would have to pay an extra fee to have my registration moved to a different day. While I understand that Spartan Race Hawaii can't move people between races on a whim if people change their minds about what day to race, the fact that they absolutely REFUSED to help me with my registration mistake when I had already paid over $200 to race with them, is just criminal. If I wasn't already registered, I absolutely would not be racing with them this year. I will never again recommend that any of my friends support Spartan Race Hawaii.


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