In the 7th century BC, the Spartans wanted to produce the strongest and most mentally tough citizens on earth. To do this, they created the Agoge, a system of training that became the envy of the known world.
To complete the Spartan Agoge, one overcomes mental and physical obstacles that aim to develop the body, mind and spirit. Most people will need to undertake months of training and self-discovery to earn this coveted achievement.
It is advised that entrants have completed various endurance events and intellectual challenges. For example: a participant may have developed perseverance, camaraderie, and leadership training through the military, or by completing various Spartan Races and Spartan Hurricane Heat distances.
The Spartan Agoge is the culmination of every physical and mental strength as well as everything a person has learned in life. Finishers become innovative thinkers, prudent risk-takers, and expert decision-makers. They will embody the Spartan Code, a code of honor and respect that breeds trust and inspires action. Most importantly, they become masters of themselves.
-1 Lightweight Backpack/Rucksack/Vest System – (approx 20-30L capacity)
Must be devoid of any military, or military looking morale patches.
-1 Headlamp – with 1 set of spare batteries
• 1 Backup Flashlight – Can be a small handheld or head mounted
-1 Waterproof Bag – 35L minimum (used as pack liner)
-Hydration Kit – capable of holding 2.5L (85 oz). Hard or soft bottles or a bladder, or combination
-1 Spoon / Spork
-100’ of 550 Paracord
-2 Chem-light / glow sticks
-1 Plastic Trowel – for toilet use
-1 Roll Toilet Paper
-1 Hand Sanitizer – 1oz / 30m
-1 Navigation Compass
-1 Mobile Phone – in waterproof bag, fully charged. For emergency use only.
-1 Emergency Whistle
-1 Small Knife / Multitool
-1 Each 50 Gallon Trash Bag
-1 Each 2 Gallon Bag
-1 Pair Shoes or Boots – Suitable for running on steep and technical terrain
-2 pairs socks – synthetic or wool
-1 Athletic Top – Wicking and quick dry
-1 Long Sleeve Warmth Layer – Fleece or down jacket
-1 Waterproof Jacket – shell layer for rain and wind
-2 Pairs Shorts / Pants / Tights – One pair must cover your legs fully
-1 Pair Gloves – for work and for warmth; tactile and tough
-1 Warm Hat or Beanie – synthetic or wool
-1 Sleeping Bag – minimum 32 degree F rating
-1 Emergency Bivvy Bag – A survival blanket is not acceptable
-1 Each Tarp – sized 8X8 minimum, recommend blue or green type
-1 Medical Kit – 10 alcohol wipes, 1 Compression Bandage, 1 roll of paper tape, 5 plasters, 5 safety pins
-Pain Relief Medication – Tylenol / Paracetamol / Acetaminophen preferred over anti-inflammatories such as Ibuprofen / Neurone
-Needs to be in unopened small dose packs
-All meds need to be accompanied by the prescription
-Keep a small list of any prescribed medications on you at all times
-1 Electrolytes / Salt Tablets – minimum of 60 hours supply
-Minimum of 6000 calories for the event. Food should be lightweight and suitable for endurance events / backcountry. Only cold water will be provided
-No Caffeine Pills, Tablets, or similar
-No added Caffeine. period
-No Energy shots, gus, gels, jelly beans, etc.
- No protein powders
-Stove or Cooking Device – suitable for hiking / mountaineering etc
-Sleeping Mat or Pad
-Sleeping Bag Liner
-Eating Bowl / Cup
-Buff or Headgear
We will conduct a Show-Down inspection of all gear upon your arrival at the Spartan Agoge. You will be turned away from the event if you do not come adequately prepared. This is for your own safety. Don’t waste your time and money on flights if you’re going to show up unprepared.
Detailed parking instructions will be provided to you closer to the event.
No spectators or crew will be permitted.