The 2023 Spartan Race Schedule: Dates, Details, Venues, and More
There is no better time than right now to pick your date and commit to something. The 2023 Spartan race schedule is PACKED with epic events, making it easy to find your race, start your training, and plan your Trifecta journey.
Below, we've got the dates of every race, the locations and venues, the race types offered, and a brief description of the courses and the surrounding areas.
Make sure to bookmark this page, because we'll be adding new races and new information to it every week as we continue to build out and finalize the schedule.
The Spartan Race 2023 Schedule
SoCal Spartan Event Weekend - Sprint, Super, Kids
The Spartan race season opener kicks off with scenic mountain views in the warm Southern California sun. Escape the everyday hustle and bustle of modern Los Angeles city life with the ultimate obstacle course challenge, featuring more than 1,200 acres of rugged wilderness.
Jacksonville Spartan Event Weekend (Jacksonville, FL) - Sprint, Super, Kids, 4-Hour Hurricane Heat
Welcome to WW Ranch Motocross Park, located 20 minutes from downtown Jacksonville. This race is the perfect quick winter getaway. The course will be fast and flat, hopping from soft, sandy track sections to open pastures. You'll be racing along the motocross trails, in and around the beautiful lake and right through a legendary clay pigeon graveyard on the property. This is a perfect race for first-timers with its low elevation gain, and a great speed test for more seasoned racers.
Arizona Spartan Event Weekend - Sprint, Super, Kids, 4-Hour Hurricane Heat
Towering cactus plants, unassuming twists and turns, dusty trails, and dry heat will test your resolve as you take on one of the more convoluted courses on the 2023 calendar. This early-season desert challenge is waiting. Are you tough enough?
Houston Spartan Event Weekend (Cat Spring, TX) - Sprint, Super, Kids
It's time to saddle up at 7IL Ranch, which has no shortage of open pastures and densely-wooded areas to challenge your every step. Just an hour west of downtown Houston, 7IL Ranch offers over 40 miles of rolling, sandy hill trails, along with a few shallow creek crossings. Keep your head on a swivel and beware of crossing cattle and running horses.
Atlanta Spartan Trifecta Weekend (Conyers, GA) - Sprint, Super, Beast, Kids, 12-Hour Hurricane Heat, 4-Hour Hurricane Heat
The Georgia International Horse Park was the home to the 1996 Olympic equestrian events. Rolling hills and deep southern woods keep Spartans guessing as they race through Georgia red clay, slippery mud pits, water crossings, and other technical terrain. The longer distances will run through the Olympic rings that were built on location.
Las Vegas Spartan Event Weekend - Sprint, Super, Kids
Nestled in the foothills of Henderson, Nevada, only 15 miles from the iconic Las Vegas Strip, join thousands of fellow Spartans for an epic Super and Sprint weekend at this brand new Vegas location. We are convinced you will form a love/hate relationship with this venue, featuring a mix of technical trails, the Nevada desert weather, and a few surprise uphill sections.
Baylor Spartan Stadion Weekend (Waco, TX) - Stadion, Kids
This year, for the first time ever, we're bringing our 5K Stadion race to Baylor University's football field. McLane Stadium, Central Texas’ multi-functional sports and entertainment venue, hosts world-class music and sporting events throughout the year. Not it's adding Spartan to that list!
Charlotte Spartan Sprint Weekend (Concord, NC) - Sprint, Kids, 4-Hour Hurricane Heat
Just outside of Charlotte, Porter Farms is the perfect obstacle race venue for athletes seeking terrain that keeps them guessing without the relentless climbing of a mountain course. Take on mud, multiple creeks, and a few surprises along the way with Spartan's classic obstacle lineup.
San Diego Spartan Sprint Weekend (Pala, CA) - Sprint, Kids
Get ready for a Spartan Sprint 5K obstacle race that will change your life. This is our signature race distance. A fast-paced adventure through rugged terrain and 20 obstacles, it's built for race rookies and pros alike. It’s the perfect gateway into the world of Spartan and the ultimate SoCal weekend challenge.
Palm Beaches Spartan Sprint 5K Weekend (Boca Raton, FL) - Sprint, Kids, 4-Hour Hurricane Heat
The S. County Regional Park is located just minutes from the beach. Situated 40 minutes south of West Palm Beach and an hour north of Miami, this is the perfect spot for an active and relaxing vacation ... as long as you've earned it on race day. This course is a runner's paradise, one of the flattest and fastest on the schedule. Be on the lookout for back-to-back obstacle gauntlets and heavy carries.
Tri-State New Jersey Spartan Super 10K and Sprint 5K (Vernon, NJ) - Sprint, Super, Kids
Meet Vernon Peak, New Jersey's largest ski mountain. With 1,040 feet of vertical and a summit of 1,480 feet, this course will shoot you up and down at will. It's one of Spartan's toughest mountain courses. Get ready for dizzying climbs, rocky descents, and stunning views from the peak.
Montana Spartan Trifecta Weekend (Bigfork, MT) - Sprint, Super, Beast, Ultra, Kids
On this sprawling 2,000-acre elk preserve, we're hosting every race distance available, making this an ideal race for racers of all fitness levels. Prepare for sweeping landscapes and rewarding climbs on every course. This venue is located directly on the shores of Flathead Lake, the largest naturally occurring freshwater lake west of the Mississippi. The terrain, obstacles, and the stunning views of Glacier National Park will leave you breathless.
Raymond James Spartan Stadion Weekend (Tampa, FL) - Stadion, Kids
Raymond James Stadium, home of the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers, is Spartan's newest addition to the 2023 Stadion 5K schedule. Raymond James Stadium is no stranger to large sporting events, music festivals, and superstar concerts, and this 5K is like no other. Run through the bleachers, run past the iconic pirate ship, and listen to the famous animatronic parrot. Make sure your quads and calves are in tip-top shape, because these stairs are no joke.
Fayetteville Spartan Trifecta Weekend (Spring Lake, NC) - Sprint, Super, Beast, Ultra, Kids
A family-owned farm might not sound like an intimidating place, but don't let that fool you. McCormick Farms is made up of more than 1,000 acres, complete with rich, dense forest, a 200-foot deep quarry, rolling hills, and steep riverbanks that will test your technical ability. Voted a favorite venue by Spartan staff, it features an amazing festival area and is located near Fort Bragg, and local skeet shooting, to keep the action going when you're not on the race course.
Austin Spartan Event Weekend (Burnet, TX) - Sprint, Super, Kids
Welcome to Reveille Peak Ranch. Located in Burnet, Texas, this ranch offers over 62 miles that wind and weave through fields of wildflowers and cacti, dry creek beds, and exposed granite outcroppings — all the makings of an authentic Texan Spartan obstacle course race. Even with the hilly Texas terrain, prepare for a race that moves at a highly competitive clip.
Big Bear Spartan Trifecta Event Weekend (Big Bear Lake, CA) - Sprint, Super, Beast, Kids
What makes Big Bear Mountain Resort one of the most rewarding race venues in the world? Climbs, climbs, and more climbs taking you as high as 8,200 feet above sea level. What goes up must come down, so get ready to bomb over 1,200 feet of descent. Be warned: This is a race your calves will never forget. Off the course, enjoy some of Southern California's premier entertainment, local culture, food, and lodging.
Monterey Spartan Event Weekend (Monterey, CA) - Sprint, Super, Kids, 4-Hour Hurricane Heat
Welcome to beautiful Toro Park. Located just 6 miles from downtown Salinas, this park is teeming with picturesque woods and rolling golden hills, and it features ideal coastal California weather. A true fan favorite, this course boasts all of the demanding features that you've come to know from Spartan: brutal climbs, open-field sprints, and our famous punishing obstacles, all ready to set your muscles ablaze.
Come pound your way through these rugged trails while enjoying some of the most beautiful views that the Golden State has to offer. While your muscles will be on fire and begging for mercy, the awe-inspiring scenery makes everything worth it. It's an amazing place to truly become unbreakable.
Cincinnati Spartan Trifecta Weekend (Lawrenceburg, IN) - Sprint, Super, Beast, Kids
After a short time apart, Spartan is excited to be back at Perfect North Slopes for a fourth time. Just 30 minutes outside of Cincinnati, this ski resort will challenge racers with a nice mixture of hills, flat-field running, and some water and mud to add that extra layer of difficulty. Expect this to be a fast, yet challenging, Trifecta weekend. Plus, don't forget to bring the kids! There is more than enough mud for the entire family.
Parking for the event will be located onsite. The festival will be integrated with the Base Lodge, including a nice obstacle viewing area. When you're off the course, enjoy all that Cincinnati has to offer: gardens, mountains, and museums. No matter what you’re into, you’ll find it exploring the Buckeye State.
Colorado Springs Spartan Trifecta Event Weekend - Sprint, Super, Beast, Kids
Come race up steep climbs and rugged trails, and experience our patented muscle-burning obstacles, which are guaranteed to give your body and mind a rigorous test. This is where citizens become soldiers, where the brutal terrain and elevation zaps lungs, and where you can take on the challenge of conquering this gritty, relentless course.
Tri-State New York Spartan Event Weekend (Bethel, NY) - Sprint, Kids
We’re headed back to the grooviest venue on our schedule: the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, a.k.a. the home of the 1969 Woodstock festival. This course is covered in sloping hills and rolling terrain. Conquer it to earn your finisher medal where 500,000 people shared three days of peace and music.
Utah Spartan Trifecta Weekend (Huntsville, UT) - Sprint, Super, Beast, Kids
This venue is no stranger to elite athletes. With a 3,000-foot vertical climb to its peak, this course is one of our toughest yet. The trek to the summit will be challenging, but that just makes the breathtaking views from the top so much more worth it. Whether it's your first time or your fifth year, this venue never disappoints.
Notre Dame Spartan Stadion Weekend (Notre Dame, IN) - Stadion, Kids
One hundred and 25 years of football tradition will collide with 3,000 years of Spartan history on the hallowed grounds of Notre Dame Stadium. Dash up and down nearly every bleacher, crush obstacles in the end zone, and get an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at this incredible stadium.
Poconos Spartan Event Weekend (Palmerton, PA) - Sprint, Super, Kids
In Palmerton, you’ll scale Pennsylvania’s Blue Mountain, which has tested Spartans year after year and is one of our longest-standing venues for a reason. Run in and out of dense forests as you scale the rugged hill designed to test even the most elite. If you’re strong and determined enough, you’ll be rewarded with amazing views of the Poconos from the top — and then your challenging descent begins. Don’t race alone. Invite your friends and family to cheer you on. This is an amazing course for spectators. They can take the chair lift ride to the top for jaw-dropping views of the course and surrounding area. Put yourself to the test at this must-race event.
Asheville Spartan Event Weekend (Mill Spring, NC) - Sprint, Super, Kids
We’re off to the races at the Tryon International Equestrian Center. This course's well-trodden trails make for solid terrain, but you'll still have to climb through red clay and traverse rushing creeks if you want to reach the finish line.
New England Spartan Event Weekend (Barre, MA) - Sprint, Super, Kids
This year we are back at Carter and Stevens Farm in Barre, Massachusetts. The lush, robust farm offers a lot of mud, woods, and rolling hills. After your race, visit the Carter and Stevens Farm Store, where you can find homemade ice cream, fresh milk, and grass-fed beef. Plus, stop by the Stone Cow Brewery to reward yourself with an ice cold beverage to end the day.
West Virginia Spartan Trifecta Event Weekend (Oak Hill, WV) - Sprint, Super, Beast, Kids
Summit Bechtel Reserve is widely known for its natural beauty, unbeatable white-water rafting, and youth scouting programs that teach leadership, character, and fitness. This course's vast array of hills, steep inclines, water features, and technical terrain will test your grit and keep you guessing. You'll run across a huge suspension bridge and take in spectacular views of the valley at this unforgettable venue. Plus, the West Virginia Beast is the fourth Age Group National Series race. Compete against the top Age Group athletes from around the country and earn points based on your finishing position.
San Jose Spartan Trifecta Event Weekend (Paicines, CA) - Sprint, Super, Beast, Kids
Under the warm glow of the California sun, Spartans will come together to brave heat and hills on this course's expansive range of wooded trails and wide-open spaces. Take a complete escape from the madness of modern life and challenge yourself in this Bay Area obstacle course race retreat.
Orange County Spartan Stadion Weekend - Stadion, Kids
Vermont Spartan Event Weekend (Killington, VT) - Sprint, Beast, Ultra, Kids
If you think you’re among the baddest of the East, we welcome you to come play in what is known as “Joe’s backyard.” This is where Spartan Race was born — and that means anything goes. Expect steep slopes, off-trail descents, and massive climbs at this legendary venue. If you want to experience one of the most rewarding and challenging courses in the world, come out to the beautiful Green Mountains of Vermont. While the climbs will have your calves and quads begging for a massage, the cascading silhouettes of mountains and the unpredictable weather will have you shouting AROO! as you battle for glory from the mountaintops.
Seattle Spartan Trifecta Event Weekend (Snohomish, WA) - Sprint, Super, Beast, Kids
Settled between the sparkling blue waters of Puget Sound and the rugged, snow-capped peaks of the Cascade Mountains, Seattle is a gorgeous destination for this Spartan race weekend. This event brings the best of the Pacific Northwest across rugged, stunning terrain. Pair that with Spartan's legendary obstacles, and you've got an epic course.
Washington D.C. Spartan Event Weekend (Mechanicsville, MD) - Sprint, Super, Kids
Located between the Patuxent and Wicomico Rivers, Spartan is taking over Budds Creek Motocross Park, the premier motocross facility in the Mid-Atlantic. This venue will have no shortage of slippery mud pits, water crossings, and motocross inclines. This is a perfect course for beginners, or for those who want to put their grip strength to the test.
September 30-October 1
Tri-State New Jersey Spartan Trifecta Weekend (Vernon, NJ) - Sprint, Super, Beast, Ultra, Kids
Spartans, meet Vernon Peak — New Jersey's largest ski mountain. With 1,040 feet of vertical and a summit elevation of 1,480 feet, this course will shoot you up and back down the slopes and is one of Spartan's toughest mountain courses. Get ready for steep hills, rocky terrain, and stunning views from the top.
October 14-October 15
Nashville Spartan Event Weekend (Lebanon, TN) - Sprint, Super, Kids
This returning Spartan venue is just a quick drive from downtown Nashville and the airport, making it the perfect Spartan getaway spot. But don't expect too much relaxing on this vacation — racers will have to wade through a 12-foot-wide creek running through the course to reach the finish line.
October 21-October 22
Dallas Spartan Trifecta Weekend (Granbury, TX) - Sprint, Super, Beast, Ultra, Kids
Test your strength, stamina, and grit at Twin Canyons Ranch. Still a fairly new venue for Spartan, this course includes rugged terrain that will challenge you, no matter your fitness level. Just about an hour outside of the Dallas-Fort Worth area, and just 30 minutes to the historic center of Granbury, this race destination promises packed action and southern hospitality.
Michigan Spartan Event Weekend (Walker, MI) - Sprint, Super, Kids
This year, Spartan will be in Grand Rapids, less than an hour from the shore of Lake Michigan, and two hours from Detroit and Chicago. Millennium Park is one of the nation’s largest urban parks with no shortage of rolling terrain, wildlife, and mileage on the river. After you tackle your 10K Super or 5K Sprint, hit the city known for its beautiful scenery and craft beers.
San Luis Obispo Spartan Trifecta Weekend (Santa Margarita, CA) - Sprint, Super, Beast, Ultra, Kids
San Luis Obispo County, or SLO CAL, offers sunny days and star-studded nights at Santa Margarita Ranch, one of the largest operating vineyards in an area known for its wine production. Dash through the rows of growing grapevines during bud break and traverse past open landscapes, surrounded by the towering Los Padres National Forest. Throughout the race, you'll take in spectacular wildlife views and a fossilized oyster bed. This is one of our faster Ultras and a perfect destination for first-time racers to take on the 50K challenge.
Boston Spartan Stadion Weekend (Boston, Massachusetts) - Stadion, Kids
Spartan Stadion is a 5K, 20-obstacle race through the world’s most famous pro sports stadiums. In this modern twist on an ancient Greek tradition, competitors race through every inch of the stadiums and get a unique behind-the-scenes look at where their favorite pro athletes play. Drawing on functional fitness training, the Stadion is a mud-free test of speed, strength, and willpower that everyone from beginners to experts will enjoy.
South Carolina Spartan Event Weekend (Newberry, South Carolina) - Super, Beast, Ultra, Kids
After our 2022 event, the Johnson family farm quickly turned into a new Spartan fan favorite. With winding trails through the woods and a fair share of water elements, this course will challenge racers of all levels. Grab those shoes with extra traction, you're gonna need them.
Phoenix Spartan Trifecta Weekend (Avondale, AZ) - Sprint, Super, Beast, Kids
Just 30 minutes from downtown Phoenix and nestled between the Gila River and the expansive Estrella Mountain Regional Park, Phoenix Raceway is a massive low-banked track that hosts NASCAR weekends and serves as the foundation for this Spartan race weekend. Racers can expect to run along the track and through the trails within the surrounding wildlife areas. This is a relatively fast course, so get into gear for speed come race day!
Los Angeles Spartan Event Weekend (CA) - Sprint, Kids
About 40 miles from Los Angeles, this site boasts beautiful views and miles of steep trails that will test every racer on the course. The weather is usually perfect, but should it happen to rain, this will become one of the muddiest races on the Spartan calendar — fast.
Central Florida Spartan Trifecta Weekend (Sebring, FL) - Sprint, Super, Beast, Kids
Get ready for a weekend of fun, fast races at Skipper Ranch. This course is on an operating cow farm, so expect flat farmland, nice trails, and a lot of marshy mud. If you're lucky, you might even spot a bald eagle nest. Located between Sebring and Lake Placid, and just a couple hours from Orlando and Miami, this centrally located race is a great for anyone looking to complete a Trifecta in the Sunshine State.
2023 Abu Dhabi Spartan World Championship (Al Wathba, Abu Dhabi) - Sprint, Super, Beast, Kids, 3K Elite, and 3K Team Relay
Spartan returns to the culturally rich and visually intoxicating dunes of Abu Dhabi, UAE for the 2023 Spartan World Championship hosted by the Abu Dhabi Sports Council. Festivities will feature a myriad of local traditions and flavor, including local fare, cultural demonstrations, and some good old fashion dune buggies.
This year, the Spartan World Championship weekend will include four different World Championship races. A select group of top elites will battle for the inaugural 3K Elite World Championship title, while Elite and Age Group racers looking for a more grueling challenge will take on the qualification-based 21K Beast Championships. Plus, we're bringing back the 3K Team World Championship once again.