Race Information

Welcome to Averill’s Flathead Lake Lodge.

For the first time we are bringing a Spartan Beast and Sprint to Montana.  The lodge is located directly on the shores of Flathead Lake, the largest fresh water lake West of the Mississippi.

The air on the course is pristine, the trails rugged. The arduous 12+ miles of terrain and punishing obstacles will leave you breathless at the finish line. So be prepared. Anything is fair game for this Beast.

TRIFECTA watch: Conquer the Beast, then dominate the Sunday Sprint to complete two legs of your 2015 TRIFECTA.

The Elite Men’s and Women’s Spartan Sprint competition will be the featured race to be filmed by NBC Sports on Sunday, May 10th. In addition, NBC Sports will be on course all weekend filming the best stories in obstacle racing, so show up with your team and make sure to keep an eye out for the cameras!

Registration Pricing


Race Details

Distance: 3-5 miles
Obstacles: 20-23

Avg. temperature: High 67, Low 42
Avg. rainfall:1.85”
Elevation: 3156 ft
Terrain: A mix of technical single track, old 4wd roads, bushwhacking, and open hill-top 
overlooking Flathead Lake!
Avg. finish time: 80 minutes
Fastest finish time: 35 minutes
Course Description: The Montana Course will be designed on-site by the founders and staff of Spartan Race and will feature a generous 12+ miles of Spartan obstacles scattered throughout. The Founders Series of events consist of no frills, old-school courses that are a great introduction to the Spartan lifestyle.
Special Gear Needed: We highly recommend that all athletes carry their own water supply in a camelback, or other type of pack.
Lodging: Click here to book your stay in beautiful Kalipell Montana.


Start Times: 8:00am

Waves of 250 athletes will be released every 15 minutes across 3 groups (Elite, Morning, Afternoon).
The Elite waves are the competitive start times, running for cash and/or prizes.


Strength comes in numbers.
Drag your friends off the couch and into the mud with you!

Teams can be any size. But you must have at least 4 members to be included in the team rankings. 


To ensure that you are starting at the exact same start time as your friends is to create a Team during registration (or have your friends Join your team!). 

Any racers that are registered as part of a team, on the SAME DAY in the SAME TIME BLOCK (Elite vs. Morning vs. Afternoon), will be moved to the common team start time in each block when start times and bib numbers are assigned. 

Team times are NOT determined by the captains start time.Team times will be determined by a "majority rules" system.  Team members will be grouped together, within the Elite, Morning, OR Afternoon start time block, based on the preferred time that the majority of team members chose. 

Racers that are registered for Elite or Morning start times will NOT be grouped with racers in the Afternoon start times or vice versa.

For more detailed team information please see 2015: Team Registration and Start Times.


Badass Sprint Finishers Medal (personalize it with our partner site, iTab)
A trifecta medal wedge piece (run a Beast and Super to collect your remaining two pieces!
Sprint Finisher t-shirt (your other one should be pretty dirty!)
Free Professional Photos
Bananas at the finish line
Clif Builder's protein bar
Bragging rights

PARKING: Available but limited. Carpooling is encouraged.

Venue is located near Kalispell, Montana, the Gateway to Glacier National Park.

We will offer free shuttle-bus service to bring racers and spectators to and from the venue.

Park at:
2858 Montana 82
Bigfork, MT 59911
(Intersection of Rt 35 and Rt 82 across from Pick’s Bowling)

Please do not contact the venue with race related questions.

Space is available, but limited.  $10 per car. $20 per van. $50 per bus or RV. Cash only. Pay as you enter.

KIDS RACE: First Heat - 10AM

Kids can now race against someone their own size, on a course their own size.

Our mission is to inspire children to develop a love for fitness at an early age. We provide safe, age appropriate obstacle course race venues to build participant confidence, while enjoying a thrilling outdoor activity. We encourage kids to jump, run, get muddy, help each other and have a good time, while conquering obstacles that mimic the adult race.

$25 online. $30 onsite. Cash only. Please plan to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your child’s desired start time to check in.

To learn more about the kids' races, please see the Kids Race Tab above, or visit: www.spartankids.com

SPECTATORS: Bring your friends and family. (Your biggest fans)

 $20 Online until Friday prior to the Event. $25 On site (Cash Only).

Bring your friends and family to the race to watch you conquer obstacles, dominate the finish line and receive your medal!

A fan’s job is to motivate racers over the wall and past the finish line. Be their extra legs; their second wind.  You wouldn’t believe how far a cheering squad can go for a tired racer. Get a front row seat to all the Spartan action. After all, what’s a sport without fans?

As a Spartan Race spectator, you 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! So enjoy the music and watch your friends and loved ones slip and slide through the Spartan course, in the safety and comfort (and relative mudlessness) of the Spartan Race festival ground areas! Raffles, entertainment, spectator challenges, free muddy hugs from Spartan athletes, and all the other festival perks make this the best money you'll ever spend. We promise the next ticket you will want to buy will be a race entry!

For detailed spectator information, please see: The Spartan Race Spectator Guide.


May 10, 2015

Race Day


Averill's Flathead Lake Lodge 2870 Montana 82 Bigfork, MT 59911

Get Directions Get Directions | Averill's Flathead Lake Lodge


Venue is located near Kalispell, Montana, the Gateway to Glacier National Park.

We will offer free shuttle-bus service to bring racers and spectators to and from the venue.

Park at:
2870 Montana 82
Bigfork, MT 59911
(Intersection of Rt 35 and Rt 82 across from Pick’s Bowling)

Please do not contact the venue with race related questions.

Space is available, but limited.  $10 per car. $20 per van. $50 per bus or RV. Cash only. Pay as you enter.


Participant, Spectator, Volunteer, and Kids Waiver

NBC Release Waiver


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

Waves of 250+ racers will be released every 15 minutes. You will receive an email approximately 10 days before the race with your race times. YOUR exact start time in the group you registered for will be posted under the Race Day tab approximately 10 days prior to the events date.

ARRIVAL: Be early.

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


Your ID
Your bib #
Towel & extra (dry) clothes

What not to bring:
Outside food and drink (we’ll have some available)
Your pets


There’s no dress code, but you’ll be running in mud and water, climbing hills and mountains, crawling under barbed wire and jumping fire. We do suggest trail running shoes and lightweight apparel that drains well; remember, it's likely you will be soaking wet and/or muddy.
A great rule of thumb is to race in what you train in - new shoes on race day are NOT recommended.


Professional event day photos will be posted on the event page 5-7 days after the event, FREE OF CHARGE!  We’ll email you when your photos are ready!


Unexpected things come up in life. We understand that so we try our best to accommodate date and/or time transfers, whenever possible. For more information on how to change your:
Start Time: How do I change my Start Time?
Race Date: Can I transfer to another Spartan Race?


More questions? visit our FAQ page

May 10, 2015

Kids Race

Kid size obstacles.

Spartan size hearts.

Why should adults have all the fun? Bring the kids (ages 4-13) who can participate in their very own Spartan race.

Junior Varsity kids aged 4-8

Varsity kids aged 9-13

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

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

Online Registration: $25

Day of Registration: $30

Each child will receive a T-shirt and Finisher's Medal.

Kids Registration and check-in day of the event closes at 2pm on Saturday, so please plan to check in at least 30 minutes prior to your child’s start time.

Kids Race Spectators 
Each family will receive two free spectator passes at registration (so you don’t need to include these in your purchase).

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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