SoCal Beast and Sprint #2 Weekend

Pala Raceway is a motocross or dirtbiker's dream. Featuring 6 different tracks each with varying levels of difficulty, riders of any skill set can enjoy the Pala's tracks while taking in the scenery of the surrounding Palomar Mountain State Park. Spartans on this course should expect more of what they're already used to; sweat, mud, and a challenging yet positive race with a beautiful mountainous backdrop. Pala happens to be only an hour north of San Diego, perfect for making a day trip to see the sights San Diego has to offer before returning to the mountainous seclusion of Pala to prepare for one of the most scenically stunning Spartan venues. Should San Diego prove to be too far of a trip to consider making, beautiful Pala, California features the Pala Casino Hotel and Resort, a new RV Park, and several wineries and cellars thanks to the countless vineyards surrounding the area.
Spartan Race Inc.
SoCal Beast and Sprint #2 Weekend
Pala Raceway12799 California Highway 76 PalaCA92059
SOCAL BEAST

SOCAL BEAST

If you’re looking to unleash your inner beast and go to places you never imaged, the Spartan Beast is perfect for you. With 12-14 miles and 30-35 obstacles between you and the finish line, the Spartan Beast will test everything you’re made of: your strength, your endurance, your resolve. The unpredictable terrain and Spartan Obstacles are masterfully designed to push you deep into your discomfort zone, and well past those self-imposed obstacles you once considered your limits. Beast mode: on.
Spartan Race Inc.
Pala Raceway12799 California Highway 76 PalaCA92059
SOCAL KIDS RACE

SOCAL 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.
Pala Raceway12799 California Highway 76 PalaCA92059
SOCAL SPRINT #2

SOCAL SPRINT #2

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 can 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.
Pala Raceway12799 California Highway 76 PalaCA92059

HAPPY HOUR HEAT 


Join our first ever Spartan Happy Hour heat and take on the mountain in the late afternoon.  Be prepared to hike in the dark and bring your headlamp.  Finishers of this one of a kind heat will receive an extra beer voucher to enjoy your Happy Hour in style.  

MANDATORY HEADLAMP


All racers starting at 1:00pm are required to show a headlamp at the start line.  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.

BUILD A TEAM: Strength comes in numbers.


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. 

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. 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. 

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.

LOCATION


Pala Raceway | 12799 California Highway 76, Pala, CA 92059

PARKING


A Limited number of VIP Parking Spots at Pala Raceway 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.

Get Directions Get Directions | 12799 California Highway 76, Pala, CA 92059

$10 per car. $20 per van. $50 per bus or RV. Cash only. Pay as you enter.

IMPORTANT RACE DOCUMENTS


Participant, Spectator, Volunteer, and Kids Waiver

RACE SCHEDULE


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.

FINISHERS RECEIVE


Badass Beast Finishers Medal (personalize it with our partner site, iTab)
A trifecta medal wedge piece (run a Super and Sprint to collect your remaining two pieces!)
Finisher beer courtesy of Coors Light -  the Official Beer of Spartan Race 
Beast 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 5:30am.

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 Day: Can I transfer to another Spartan Race?

FAQS


More questions? Visit our FAQ page.