Terrain: From steep inclines to rocky, single/wide track descents, Mountain Creek is a ski mountain with steep terrain and we plan to use it to it’s maximum potential! That means a great deal of elevation change from start to finish.
Special gear needed: Racers should plan to bring a headlamp and 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.
Waves of 250 athletes will be released every 15 minutes across 4 groups (Elite, Competitive, Morning, Afternoon).
Racers: If you want to race for a prize, show up for the elite heat.
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.
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.
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!)
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
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.
HH12HR is a unique individual and team-building experience designed to test each athlete's physical and mental toughness. HH12HR will take place on Sunday, October 23rd 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.
Mountain Creek Waterpark 120 Route 94, Vernon, NJ 07462 Vernon, NJ 07462
A Limited number of VIP Parking Spots at Mountain Creek are available for only $40. Park directly at the race site and walk to the starting line. VIP Parking is located at 123 McAfee Vernon Rd., NJ 07462.
Click a REGISTER NOW button above to purchase your VIP Parking spot.
All other racer and spectator parking is located at off site at at 200 Route 94, Vernon, NJ 07462. Parking is $10 per car. $20 per van. $50 per bus or RV. CASH ONLY. The parking lot is a 20 minute shuttle ride to the race venue. Space is limited, so please carpool.
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 Heat: 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 approximately 10 days prior to the events date.
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
Recommended: Headlamp and Camelback
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 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 Date: Can I transfer to another Spartan Race?
More questions? Visit our FAQ page
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