The United States Customs and Border Protection Honor Guard will serve as the guardians of the colors by displaying and escorting the United States Flag during the performance of the National Anthem to start the event.
Callout your friends, co-workers and loved ones to get 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.
The best way 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 (about 10 days prior to the event). Racers that are registered for Sunday will not be moved to Saturday with a team, or vice versa.
Team times are NOT determined by the captains start time. Team members will be grouped together within each block (Elite, Morning OR Afternoon), based on the preferred time that the majority of team members in that block choose.
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: 2016: Team Registration and Start Times.
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, access to view 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.
Saturday Night @ 6:00pm 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, 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?
HH12HR is a unique individual and team-building experience designed to test each athlete's physical and mental toughness. HH12HR will take place on Saturday, January 30th from 7am to 7pm.
The HH12HR finds a balance between team building and individualism. By utilizing tactics similar to those of the Special Operations groups of various Military Branches the most qualified Spartans will be selected. Those who are selected and are capable of getting their squadron across the elusive finish will have earned their place among the few. Only 40% of those who sign up for an HH12HR finish, will you be one of them?
Click on the REGISTER button above to register.
*Limited to 100 competitors.
Vail Lake Resort, 38000 Highway 79 South, Temecula, CA 92592
A Limited number of VIP Parking Spots at Vail Lake Resort are available for only $40. Park directly at the race site and walk to the starting line.
Click a REGISTER NOW button above to purchase your VIP Parking spot for Saturday or Sunday.
All racer and spectator parking is located at the parking address below. Parking is $10 per vehicle. CASH ONLY.
Parking Address: 40276 Hwy 79 Aguanga, CA 92536.
From the North, traveling Southbound on Highway 15:
Take Exit 59, RANCHO CALIFORNIA Rd.
Turn LEFT and travel East on RANCHO CALIFORNIA Rd. for 6.2 miles to ANZA Rd. At traffic circle, take first exit on the RIGHT on ANZA Rd. and drive South for 3.2 miles to HIGHWAY 79 SOUTH.
Turn LEFT onto HIGHWAY 79 SOUTH,and drive EAST for 6.8 miles to the parking entrance.
From the South, traveling Northbound on Highway 15:
Take Exit 58, for CA-79 SOUTH / TEMECULA PKWY toward INDIO.
Turn RIGHT and travel East on HIGHWAY 79 SOUTH / TEMECULA PKWY for 12 miles to the parking entrance.
7:30am Elite Men
7:45am Elite Women
8:00am - 11:00am Morning Start Times
11:15am Afternoon Start Times begin
Last Heat Time: Check here 10 days prior to event day
Waves of 250+ racers will be released every 15 minutes.
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.
Badass Super Finishers Medal (personalize it with our partner site, iTab)
A trifecta medal wedge piece (run a Beast and Sprint to collect your remaining two pieces!)
Free beer courtesy of Shock Top
Super Finisher t-shirt (your other one should be pretty dirty)
Free Professional Photos (to frame and flaunt)
Bananas at the finish line
CLIF Builder's protein bar
Cold can of FitAID
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 bib #
Towel & extra (dry) clothes
Special gear needed: All racers on the course after 3:30pm must have a headlamp or be with other racers that have a light source on them. Failure to have a light source or be with others with a light source may result in being pulled from the course due to the increased risk after the sun has gone down. Racers should plan to bring appropriate fuel for their needs. No fuel will be provided on course, only water. Hydration packs (or water containers of some variety) are strongly suggested for all racers.
What not to bring:
Outside food and drink (racers, fuel for the race is OK)
There’s no dress code, but you’ll be running in mud and water, climbing hills and mountains, under barbed wire and jumping fire.
Our elites recommend: performance gear (NOT COTTON), water packs, compression underwear, Clif bars and energy gel. Visit shop.spartan.com to gear up for your race.
Advice from experience: 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 Day: Can I transfer to another Spartan Race?
More questions? Visit our FAQ page.
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.
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.
Types of races:
Junior Varsity kids aged 4-8
Varsity kids aged 9-14
Varsity Spartan | 2 mile New!
Varsity Spartan Start Times: Saturday - 9am and 2pm
Day of Registration: $40
Each child will receive a T-shirt and Finisher's Medal.
Varsity Spartan | 1 mile
Varsity Spartan Start Times: Saturday - 10am, 11am, 12pm, and 1pm | Sunday - 10am, 11am, 12pm, and 1pm
Jr Varsity Spartan | 0.5 miles
Junior Varsity Spartan Start Times: Saturday - 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, and 1:30pm | Sunday - 10:30am 11:30am, 12:30pm, and 1:30pm
Day of Registration: $35
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 and 12pm on Sunday, so please be early.
To register, click the REGISTER button on the top right of the page. Each family will receive two free spectator passes at registration (so you don’t need to include these in your purchase).
SPRINT? SUPER? BEAST? What’s the difference?
Note that all kids’ races are the same in difficulty and distance.