Vail Lake Resort, 380000 Highway 79 South, Temecula, CA 92592
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A Limited number of VIP Parking Spots at Vail Lake Resort are available for only $40. 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 or Sunday.
Exactly 12 miles east of I-15, the entrance to our venue is 2.5 miles east of the main resort entrance on Hwy 79 South.
All other racer and spectator parking is located at a parking lot at Vail Lake Resort. The parking lot is just a 10 minute walk from the Registration Area. Space is limited, so please carpool.
Parking is $10 per vehicle. CASH ONLY.
IMPORTANT RACE DOCUMENTS
Spectator & Volunteer Waiver
NBC TV Waiver
Athletes Guide - updated 9.11.14
Parents/Kids Athletes Guide
8:00am Elite Men
8:15am Elite Women
8:30 & 8:45am Confirmed Start Time Waves
9:00am Open Waves Begin
Starting at 8am, 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.
As always, Spartans come prepared! Due to very hot temperatures, we strongly suggest that all racers carry water and hydration packs on course. We will have multiple water stations on course, but it very important for all racers to come prepared for a very hot day. Hydrate. Hydrate. Hydrate.
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 6:30am on Saturday and 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.
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.
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 photos to prove your badassness (see Photos section for more on that)
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.
If you have additional questions, visit our FAQ page