Distance: 3+ mile race
Terrain: Fast-paced single-track trails up and down the hills surrounding the Fort McDowell Rodeo Grounds.
Difficulty of course: Given the fast nature of this course, the Arizona Spartan Sprint will favor athletes that can quickly make up time in between obstacles.
Avg. temperature: High 70, Low 42
Avg. rainfall: 1.37”
Elevation: 1,440 – 3,000 ft
Avg. finish time: 1.5 hours
Fastest finish time: 35 minutes
Special gear needed: We highly recommend that all athletes carry a headlamp and their own water supply in a camelback, or other type of pack
Start Times: Saturday – 8:00am, Sunday – 8:00am
Waves of 250 athletes will be released every 15 minutes across 6 groups (Elite, Confirmed, Morning, Late Morning, Afternoon, Late Afternoon).
Racers: If you want to race for a prize, show up for the elite heat.
BUILD A TEAM: Strength comes in numbers
Drag your friends, co-workers, and loved ones off the couch and into the mud!
Whether they’re helping you over the wall or chasing you up the mountain, make sure they’re with you at the starting line.
Teams can be any size but must have at least 4 members to be included in the team rankings.
Getting all your friends registered and lined up together on race day can be tricky. Avoid any confusion by checking out: 2015: TEAM Registration and Start Times.
Badass Sprint Finisher Medal (personalize it with our partner site, iTab)
A wedge of the trifecta medal (run a Super and Beast to complete it)
Sprint Finisher t-shirt (your other one should be pretty dirty)
Free Professional Photos (to frame and flaunt)
Bananas at the finish line
PARKING: Available, but limited. Carpooling encouraged.
Space is available, but limited. $10 per car. $20 per van. $50 per bus or RV. Cash only. Pay as you enter.
Parking is located at: Fort McDowell Rodeo Grounds 9500 S Rodeo Drive, Ft. McDowell, AZ 85264
SPECTATORS: Bring friends and family. (Your biggest fans)
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?
Cost: $20 Online until Friday prior to the Event. $25 on site (Cash Only).
As a Spartan Race spectator, you’ll get: $5 Spartan bucks redeemable at the merchandise tent, a festival map, and access to multiple key obstacles on the course, finish line viewing, the vendor tents, and hot food for sale on the grounds!
For detailed spectator information, please see: The Spartan Race Spectator Guide.
KIDS RACE: First Heat - 10am
Kids can now race against someone their own size, on a course their own size.
$25 online. $30 onsite. Cash only.
For more information about the kids' race, check out the Kids Race Tab above, or visit: www.spartankids.com
Saturday morning @ 5:30am sharp.
Show up early to run with the Spartan Staff in a whole new way!
Typically lasting 3-4 hours, the Hurricane Heat is a unique event, traversing on and off the Spartan Race Course. Hurricane Heat Participants will be assigned a team upon arrival and will be expected to work together to complete any and all challenges set before them, as a team. You can't finish alone.
Dominate the course like the good founders intended. There are no chips, no clock, just a fun run Spartan-style that represents what our company and our athletes are about…getting up when you’re knocked down and finishing what you start. And Burpees, lots of burpees.
Remember: You don’t want to be late. Plan to bring head lamps and glow sticks (required).
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.
For more information about the Hurricane Heat, check out: What is a Hurricane Heat?