It’s time to activate Beast mode. The Spartan Beast is a Half Marathon, 30 obstacle course that will challenge everything you’re made of.
You’ve mastered the Sprint. You’ve conquered the Super. Now, it’s time to take on your greatest challenge yet: the Beast. Or, maybe you’re brave enough to start your Spartan journey with the Beast?
The Beast is a demanding race designed to test even the most seasoned athletes. This course is for competitors looking to turn up the heat and for teams who are ready to push each other through moments of doubt, all the way to the finish line.
The Beast may be Half Marathon, but don’t make the mistake of comparing it to a half-marathon. We’re going to throw 30 obstacles at you along the way, so it might be the hardest thing you’ve ever done. Running a Beast is not just a competition against others: it’s a competition against yourself.
You’re going to be pushed beyond your limits. The Beast is Half Marathon and 30 obstacles on some of our most epic terrain. This isn’t just a longer race. You’ll face signature Spartan Obstacles that are only available on the Beast Course. Be prepared for steep climbs, fast descents, heavy carries, and maybe even a swim. Elite Spartan athletes may crush a beast in about 2 hours, but you’ll likely be on the course for a while. We strongly recommend wearing a hydration pack and bringing some energy fuel. The Beast will test your body, mind and spirit with every step you take, but you will be stronger for it. This is where glory lives.
When you finish the Beast, you will be one step closer to earning your TRIFECTA. Complete a Spartan Sprint, Super, and Beast or Ultra in a single calendar year to join the TRIFECTA tribe.
At Spartan everything is earned through honest, hard work. That’s why we don’t give out shirts at registration. We give them out at the finish line.
No participation medals here. No excuses. There's a Half Marathon obstacle course race between you and that finish line. You're going to have to give us your best. When you cross that finish line though, we're going to reward you with high fives, athletic recovery fuel, and some great finisher SWAG. You’ll get a Spartan Beast finisher athletic shirt, a Beast lanyard and medal, a TRIFECTA wedge (bringing you one step closer to your TRIFECTA medal), free professional photos (available post race), race performance statistics and unlimited bragging rights.
The Spartan Starting Line is unique. Instead of one big wave like a marathon, groups of Spartan racers take off every 15 minutes throughout the day. When signing up for a Spartan Beast, choose from three registration categories:
Regular Season Beast (Top 3 Male & Top 3 Female):
The top 3 men and women in each of the 10 Age Groups are awarded a medal and are recognized on the Spartan podium at the awards ceremony on race day. No cash prizes.
Born in the gritty mountains of Vermont, Spartan is blazing the trails in the fastest growing participant sport in the world.