The Stadion is an experience unlike any other on the Spartan race schedule. Held in some of the most iconic stadiums and ballparks in the world, this modern-day reprisal of the ancient Stadion is a 5K, 20-obstacle test of speed, strength, and willpower. And the coolest part? You're racing where some of the most athletic and well-known athletes in the world play night in and night out, on the same grounds as Hall of Famers, true legends and icons, and perennial All-Stars. You're racing at venues that you see daily on television, that you would never think you'd have the opportunity to see up close, let alone compete in.
In 2023, we're coming back to some absolute CLASSIC Stadion venues — the Spartan fan favorites — returning to an iconic location that we haven't visited since 2015, and even adding some new stadiums to our epic roster. If you're ready to start building your 2023 Spartan race roadmap, here's every event on the 2023 Spartan Stadion race schedule.
Every Race on the 2023 Spartan Stadion Race Schedule
April 1, 2023
Baylor Spartan Stadion Weekend
For the first time ever, Spartan is coming to McLane Stadium, the home of the Baylor Bears' college football team. When the stadium was being constructed in 2013, the plan was to name it Baylor Stadium. Instead, prior to its opening, the stadium was actually named after Drayton McLane Jr., an 86-year-old billionaire who is a Baylor alumnus and the chairman of the McLane Group.
Perfectly situated on the Brazos River, McLane Stadium is one of the only college stadiums in America in which you can arrive by boat (which can be great for tailgating and celebrating post race). When you race in this stadium, you'll be among the first Spartans ever to witness themselves crushing obstacles on the high-definition LED video board, which is a whopping 5,029 square feet. In 2019, McLane hosted a record 50,223 fans.
May 13, 2023
For the first time since 2015, Spartan is heading to Raymond James Stadium, the home of iconic quarterback Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
This stadium has established itself as one of the premier entertainment venues in the world during its 25-year existence. Some of the most famous and talented people on the planet have played and performed there, and now you have a chance to follow in their footsteps.
The 103-foot-tall, 43-ton pirate ship is one of the nation's most distinguished stadium landmarks, and whenever the Bucs win, score, or even enter the opponent's red zone, the ship's cannons go off. With a seating capacity of nearly 70,000, Raymond James has hosted three Super Bowls, and hosts two NCAA bowl games every year: the ReliaQuest Bowl and the Gasparilla Bowl. Are you ready to conquer this beast of a venue?
July 8, 2023
Arguably the most iconic college football stadium of all time and home to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Notre Dame Stadium has been a game-day institution for 90 years. Though it's been renovated since 1930, when it was first built, it still has a charming, truly old-school feel that newer stadiums simply can't replicate. You're instantly taken by the sheer beauty of the World of Life mural — aka Touchdown Jesus — the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, and the Golden Dome, all of which are visible from inside the stadium. Competing inside the most hallowed college football grounds on Earth is a bucket-list experience if there ever was one.
Sept. 23, 2023
Angel Stadium of Anaheim is the fourth-oldest major league ballpark in America. (The only three that are older are Boston's Fenway Park — a Spartan favorite — Chicago's Wrigley Field, and Los Angeles' Dodger Stadium.) First opened in 1966, and then renovated in 1998, the ballpark hosted Game 7 of the 2002 World Series, when the Angels defeated the Giants for their only World Series title.
A halo famously sits atop the 230-foot Big A Sign, which is located in the parking lot, and the breathtaking California Spectacular — a rock pile with erupting geysers and a stream — sits in left-center. Plus, this stadium isn't just home to baseball history: The NFL's Los Angeles Rams played here from 1980-1994. Now, year after year, Spartans storm these stands for a 5K, 20-obstacle race weekend.
Nov. 11-12, 2023
Before Spartan CEO Joe De Sena made the move to Orlando, FL, Boston was home to Spartan's largest headquarters. Because of this (and because of the stadium's historic, revered status), the first-ever Spartan Stadion was held at Fenway in 2012, and this Stadion race weekend continues to be our most popular stadium race on the calendar, usually selling out two days of racing. (A typical Stadion weekend lasts just one day.)
Fenway Park opened 109 years ago. Though it's been renovated since, it still feels like a throwback to another era, when fans wore suits, ties, and hats to ballgames and hot dogs cost a nickel. You're transported back to the days of Babe Ruth, Ted Williams, and other icons who established themselves as national treasures and truly legendary figures on these very grounds.
In 2012, it was even added to the United States National Register of Historic Places. Are you ready to be part of history?