FORT BENNING SPARTAN RANGER CHALLENGE SPRINT

Race with the world’s best soldiers this April. Join Spartan at the site of the 2017 Best Ranger competition for the 3rd Spartan race, built with the help of the Ranger Battalion. Dominate more than 20 military inspired, measurable obstacles over this 3+ mile Sprint course. Active or retired member of the Armed Forces? Sign up now and save 25% with your Gov X discount.  TOP REASONS TO TAKE ON THIS COURSE: 1. Fort Benning is right outside of Columbus, GA. Columbus offers a wide variety of attractions including the new National Infantry Museum and the National Civil War Naval Museum at Port Columbus. Keep on exploring the nation’s military history long after you leave the base! 2. You could catch a show at the nearby RiverCenter for the Performing Arts. 3. Head to Cannon Brew Pub after the race to replace the carbs lost. You deserve it. Indulge in your choice between wood fired pizzas, burgers, steaks, pasta, and wash it all down the a craft-made beer. 4. Did you not get enough exercise at the race? We find that hard to believe, but there are other ways to get your extra outdoors fix in Columbus. You could bike an 11-mile pathway that is Columbus’s former rail system. There are rest stops along the way in case that Spartan Race starts to catch up with you.
Spartan Race Inc.
FORT BENNING SPARTAN RANGER CHALLENGE SPRINT
Fort Benning101st Airborne Division Rd Fort MitchellAL36856
Fort Benning Spartan Ranger Challenge Kids Race

Fort Benning Spartan Ranger Challenge 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.
Fort Benning101st Airborne Division Rd Fort MitchellAL36856
FORT BENNING SPARTAN RANGER CHALLENGE SPRINT

FORT BENNING SPARTAN RANGER CHALLENGE SPRINT

El Reebok Spartan Sprint: Es nuestra distancia más corta. Esta es perfecta para atletas de todos los niveles ; desde un espartano novato hasta uno experimentado. A pesar que el Sprint es una carrera corta de 5-7Km cuenta con mas 23 obstáculos de la firma de Spartan Race. Si tu crees que no puedes hacerlo, estás equivocado. Atrévete a llegar a la partida y mostrar que eres capaz de hacer.
Spartan Race Inc.
Fort Benning101st Airborne Division Rd Fort MitchellAL36856

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: 2017: 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


Fort Benning | 101st Airborne Division Rd, Fort Mitchell, AL 36856

PARKING


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Get Parking Directions |101st Airborne Division Rd, Fort Mitchell, AL 36856

Parking is free of charge.

IMPORTANT RACE DOCUMENTS


Participant, Spectator, Volunteer, and Kids Waiver

RACE SCHEDULE (Eastern Standard Time)


7:30am Elite Men
7:45am Elite Women
8:00am - 9:00am Competitive Start Times
9:15am - 12:00pm Morning Start Times
12:15pm 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 a few days prior to the events date.

BEST RANGER COMPETITION


Join Spartan at the site of the 2017 Best Ranger Competition for the Spartan Race Sprint, built with the help of the Ranger Battalion. Visit the Best Ranger Competition page to learn more.

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.

FINISHERS RECEIVE


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

WHAT TO BRING


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

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