Chicago Super and Sprint Weekend

Welcome to Richmond Hunt Club. This venue, the Midwest’s only natural outdoor hunting facility, will be filled with Spartans hunting a single thing: A coveted Finisher's medal. With 850 acres of woods, hills, streams, ponds, and marshes—this course is sure to keep you guessing. Average Chicago temperatures in June can get close to 80 degrees, so you’ll have to come prepared to add one more obstacle to your list: the sun. TOP 5 REASONS TO TAKE ON THIS COURSE: 1. Course of Champions. If you are looking for a challenge, this course is for you. With the wide variety of terrain you’ll encounter, you will be extra proud when you cross that finish line. 2. Spartan Turned Sp-artist? Need a little less grittiness in your life after the race? Check out the Art Institute of Chicago (AIC). Conveniently located in Chicago’s Grant Park, it houses a massive selection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art. 3. Wrigley Field. Why not catch a game while you’re in town, or go for a tour of the stadium? Sure, the Chicago Cubs haven’t won a World Series in over 100 years, but who knows, maybe Spartan fans will bring them luck. 4. Symphony Center. If you’ve had enough sports and you’d rather do something musical, you could head to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO). One of the five American orchestras referred to as the “Big Five,” this group is sure to bring you to your feet. 5. Hungry after the race? I’m sure you’ve heard that Chicago is famous for their deep dish pizza, so it would only make sense to head over to Lou Malnati’s for a large pie—you will have earned it!
Spartan Race Inc.
Chicago Super and Sprint Weekend
Richmond Hunt Club5016 IL Route 173 RichmondIL60071
CHICAGO KIDS RACE

CHICAGO KIDS RACE

Spartan Race isn't just for adults. Our Spartan Kids Race offers two distances for the little Spartans in your life. Based on age, our Kids races have obstacles in them just like the grown up versions. Come watch your future Spartans run, jump, and play just like they're supposed to.
Spartan Race Inc.
Richmond Hunt Club5016 IL Route 173 RichmondIL60071
CHICAGO SPRINT

CHICAGO SPRINT

The Sprint may be our shortest distance race, but it’s still a favorite amongst both new and returning racers. It’s the perfect distance for those looking to start their Spartan journey. The Sprint also allows returning racers a manageable distance to see how far they fan push themselves. Delivering 20-23 obstacles over 3-5 miles, you'll never run the same race twice. Once you complete the sprint you are 1/3 on your Spartan TRIFECTA: The ultimate Spartan achievement.
Spartan Race Inc.
Richmond Hunt Club5016 IL Route 173 RichmondIL60071
CHICAGO SUPER

CHICAGO SUPER

There’s nothing mediocre about this middle distance race. The Spartan Super offers the ideal blend between distance and speed. Offering racers a true athletic test. If you consider yourself a more seasoned athlete determined to push beyond excuses, you just might have the mettle for a Spartan Super. Serving up 24-29 Spartan Obstacles and 8-10 miles of rugged terrain, the Spartan Super spares no one. Developed as the second race in the Spartan Trifecta, the Super is where you prove to yourself you’ve got everything it takes to face the Beast.
Spartan Race Inc.
Richmond Hunt Club5016 IL Route 173 RichmondIL60071

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.

BUILD A TEAM: STRENGTH COMES IN NUMBERS.


Call out 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.

TEAM REGISTRATION


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. Competitive 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, Competitive, 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.

Getting all your friends registered and lined up together on race day can be tricky. Avoid any confusion by checking out: 2016: Team Registration and Start Times. 

SPECTATORS: BRING YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY. (YOUR BIGGEST FANS)


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

HURRICANE HEAT


Saturday Night @ 5:00pm 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?

HURRICANE HEAT 12 HOUR


Saturday Night @ 8:00pm sharp.

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, June 11th from 8pm to 8am.

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.

LOCATION


The Cliff's Off-Road Park | 2725 E 2625th Rd Marseilles, IL 61341

Get Directions Get Parking Directions | The Cliff's Off-Road Park

PARKING


All racer and spectator parking is located offsite. The parking lot is just a 10 minute shuttle ride from the Registration Area. Space is limited, so please carpool.

Offsite Parking Address:
2724 E 2625th Rd Marseilles, IL 61341

Parking is $10 per vehicle. CASH ONLY.

IMPORTANT RACE DOCUMENTS


Participant, Spectator, Volunteer, and Kids Waiver

RACE SCHEDULE


7:30am Elite Men
7:45am Elite Women
8:00am - 9:00am Competitive Start Times
9:15am - 11:00am Morning Start Times
11:15am Afternoon Start Times Begin
Last Start Time: TBD (will be posted 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 a few days prior to the events date.

FINISHERS RECEIVE


Badass Super Finishers Medal (personalize it with our partner site, iTab)
A trifecta medal wedge piece (run a Sprint and Beast to collect your remaining two pieces!)
Free beer
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
Bragging rights

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.

WHAT TO BRING


Your ID
Waiver
Your bib #
Towel & extra (dry) clothes
Recommended: Headlamp and Camelback

What not to bring:
Outside food and drink (racers, fuel for the race is OK)
Your pets
Negative Attitude

WHAT TO WEAR


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.

PHOTOS


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!

EDIT/ TRANSFER REGISTRATION


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?

FAQS


More questions? Visit our FAQ page