Race Information


The area surrounding Chicago is primarily flat farm land, until you reach Cliff's Insane Terrain in Marseilles. People travel from all over the Midwest to test their 4WD vehicles in the muddy park. It makes a perfect location for Spartans to test themselves on an 8-mile Super course. On a dry day the course is very muddy, and if it rains, even walking becomes difficult. 

Registration Pricing


Price Valid Through
Saturday
  • January 29th (Pre-Registration)
    $72.00
  • March 12th
    $95.00
  • April 21st
    $105.00
  • May 29th
    $115.00
  • July 18th
    $125.00
  • August 18th
    $135.00
  • September 26th (Registration Closes 12pm)
    $145.00

Race Details


Distance: Right around 8 miles, fastest time should be around 80 minutes.

Start Times: Starting at 7:30am, waves of 250 athletes will be released every 15 minutes across 6 groups (Elite, Confirmed, Morning, Late Morning, Afternoon, Late Afternoon). YOUR exact start time in the group you registered for will be posted here a few days prior to event date.

Parking: See parking details on the Race Day tab

Spectators: $20 online. $25 onsite (CASH ONLY).

Hurricane Heat: Available. Arrive Friday evening at 5:30pm, be ready to go at 6:00pm SHARP. Don't be late! 12 Hour Hurricane Heat - HH12HR is also available!

Kids Race: Available. Heats starting at 10am. $25 online. $30 onsite (CASH ONLY).

Build A Team


Strength comes in numbers! Create a team or join a team and run with your friends!

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. 

Hurricane Heat


The Spartan Hurricane Heat is a special opportunity that gives athletes the chance to meet and run with the Founders and staff of Spartan Race in a unique and memorable way. Usually held early Saturday morning or Friday night (Head lamps and glow sticks required!), you'll be put on a team, and you'll finish as a team. No timing chips, no clock, no bells and whistles. Successful finishers earn Hurricane Heat dog tags, a finisher shirt, a Hurricane Heat badge, entry into a closed networking group, and the chance to build relationships that will last well beyond the finish line. Start time: Arrive Friday evening at 5:30pm, be ready to go at 6:00am SHARP. Don't be late!

12 Hour Hurricane Heat - HH12HR

HH12HR is a unique team-building experience designed to test each athlete's physical and mental toughness. HH12HR will take place on Saturday, September 27th between the hours of 6am-10pm.

Come prepared for anything and everything.

HH12HR will serve as one of the qualifying events for the Peak Death Race. A limited number of athletes will qualify to participate in the legendary Peak Death Race.

Think you're ready for the Death Race? Let's see you get through 12 hours here first!

Click on the REGISTER button above to register.

*Limited to 100 competitors.

Spectators


Want a front row seat to all the Spartan action? Spectator tickets are available online or you can purchase them onsite the day of - cash only. 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 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!

September 27, 2014

Race Day

LOCATION


The Cliff's Off-Road Park 2725 E 2625th Rd Marseilles, IL 61341

Get Directions Get Parking Directions | The Cliff's Off-Road Park

PARKING


A Limited number of VIP Parking Spots at The Cliff's Off-Road Park are available for only $20. Park directly at the race site and walk to the starting line.

Click a REGISTER NOW button above to purchase your VIP Parking spot for Saturday Only.

All other racer and spectator parking is located offsite. The parking lot is just a 10 minute shuttle ride from the Registration Area. Space is limited, so please carpool.

Parking is $10 per vehicle. CASH ONLY.

IMPORTANT RACE DOCUMENTS


Participant Waiver

Spectator & Volunteer Waiver

Kids Waiver

NBC TV Waiver

RACE SCHEDULE


7:30am Elite Men
7:45am Elite Women
8:00 - 9:15am Confirmed Start Time Waves
9:30am Open Waves Begin

Starting at 7:30am, waves of 250+ racers will be released every 15 minutes. You will receive an email approximately one week before the race with your race times. Make a note of this time as it tells you what heat you are running in on race day. 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.

ARRIVAL


Plan to arrive 1.5 hours BEFORE your designated start time to allow enough time to pick up your packet, drop your stuff at bag check, and get warmed up. If you are one of those chronically late people, tell yourself you need to be there 2 hours early. If you’re an early bird, registration opens at 6:00am on Saturday and 6:30am on Sunday morning.

WAIVERS AND IDs


All racers, spectators, and volunteers MUST sign a waiver (above) and show a valid photo ID upon arrival. Be sure to bring a copy of your signed waiver and hand it to one of our awesome volunteers in the registration tent. We try to have copies of waivers available, but save yourself some time, print it here and bring it with you on race day. We cannot release bibs without a signed waiver for each participant.

BIB PACKET PICKUP


Bib numbers are available the week of the race & will be posted under the Race Day tab a few days prior to the events date. On race day, make sure you know your bib number as this will be used to locate your bib packet - this will include your headband, bib, timing chip and most importantly, FREE drink ticket! 

WHAT TO BRING


Along with your ID, waiver, parking cash and knowing your bib #, bring your friends and family - or anyone else who needs proof of your badassness and obstacle course skills or someone who needs a demonstration of your mud flinging abilities. Don't forget your money for parking and fun! You should probably bring a towel and some extra clothes because your clothes will get muddy and wet, but you probably already guessed this.

NOTE: Outside food and drink WILL NOT be allowed into the venue, so make sure to leave it at home or in your car! Same with pets, no pets please.

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.

WHAT TO WEAR


We said "adventure" right? Well folks let's get adventurous! 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.

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.

FINISHERS RECEIVE


For starters, yes, you will be getting your badge of honor, the one-of-a-kind, bragging rights of your badass finishers medal (if you want to really bling it out, have it personalized using our partner site, iTab – they can get this all set for you. You’ll also get a quality race t-shirt (yes, more bragging rights) and shortly after the event, you’ll get your own photo to prove your badassness (see Photos section for more on that)

PHOTOS


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!

EDIT/ TRANSFER REGISTRATION


Depending on how many racers we have, we try to accommodate date and/or time transfers. If you have questions about a scenario unique to you, please visit our Contact Us page to touch base.

FAQS


If you have additional questions, visit our FAQ page

September 27, 2014

Kids Race

KIDS SIZED OBSTACLE RACING – REAL OBSTACLES. REAL FUN!

Why obstacle racing for kids?  Promote child-like adventure and instill a healthy lifestyle.

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.  Spartan Kids Race promotes health, physical activity and FUN! Spartan Kids Race is about a return to the childlike sense of adventure that we have lost while getting sucked up into “normal life” of over-scheduled and over-organized activities. Spartan Race wants to keep this sense of adventure alive in our kids BEFORE they lose it. Today, a typical child devotes an average 7.5 hours each day to entertainment media: TV, video games, cell phones, and movies. Get up, get out, and get gritty!

What you need to know – two age groups, Junior Varsity kids aged 4-8 and Varsity kids aged 8-13

Varsity Spartan | 1 mile
Varsity Spartan Start Times: Saturday - 10am, 11am, 12pm, and 2pm | Sunday - 10am and 12pm

Jr Varsity Spartan | 0.5 miles
Junior Varsity Spartan Start Times: Saturday - 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, and 2:30pm | Sunday - 10:30am and 12:30pm

Pre-Register: $25 / Day of Registration: $30 Each child will receive a T-shirt and Finisher's Medal. Three start times for each distance for the Spartan Kids Race provide adequate flexibility for the entire family to now race!

Kids Registration and check-in day of the event closes at 2pm on Saturday and 12pm on Sunday, so please be early.

To register, click the REGISTER button on the top right of this page. Each family will receive two free spectator passes at registration.

Looking to find out more about Spartan Kids? Visit our website for future events.

Spartan Kids

Let me know when results and photos are ready

Race results and photo notices will be emailed to racers within a week after the race date. Please do not contact Customer Service. Rest assured, the information will be emailed out as soon as it's ready.


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