DALLAS ULTRA BEAST, BEAST AND SPRINT WEEKEND

Welcome to Rough Creek Lodge, home of the 2011 Spartan World Championship. The familiar terrain of sprawling hunting grounds keeps Spartans coming back year after year. The terrain is both beautiful and an obstacle in itself -- with cacti along the trail every step of the way, and amazing views. To get to those views though, you’ll have to conquer the hills utilized early and often. This course is also known to continuously throw the unexpected at racers, including double bucket carries and drastic temperature changes. It is also the only venue that holds the Elite Heat Team Challenge with cash prizes, so round up three of your friends and experience obstacles designed specially for four-person teams. TOP REASONS TO TAKE ON THIS COURSE: 1. It is a proven venue that promises the unexpected —just because you’ve run it before means nothing. This course changes more than most established venues, always keeping you on your toes. 2. This is the only venue with the Elite Team Challenge. In addition to the individual obstacles, four-person obstacles are designed for teams to complete on the team-only marked sections of the course. 3. The on-site accommodations are excellent. Rough Creek Lodge has activities from zip lining, rock climbing, horseback riding and tomahawk throwing, to spas and golfing. Just make sure you book early! 4. A chance to get out of the city. The venue is far enough from Dallas that you will find more fresh air, cactus and rabbits, than honking horns and concrete buildings. With such little light pollution at the ranch, it has excellent star gazing. 5. Load up on those Trifectas. Texas is one of the few states with the opportunity to get one or more Trifectas without traveling outside of the state. Complete the Beast in Dallas and Super in Austin, with both venues also offering Sprints.                
Spartan Race Inc.
DALLAS ULTRA BEAST, BEAST AND SPRINT WEEKEND
Rough Creek Lodge and Resort5165 County Road 2013 Glen RoseTX76043
DALLAS BEAST

DALLAS 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.
Rough Creek Lodge and Resort5165 County Road 2013 Glen RoseTX76043
Dallas Kids Race

Dallas 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.
Rough Creek Lodge and Resort5165 County Road 2013 Glen RoseTX76043
DALLAS SPRINT

DALLAS 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.
Rough Creek Lodge and Resort5165 County Road 2013 Glen RoseTX76043
DALLAS ULTRA BEAST

DALLAS ULTRA BEAST

The Ultra Beast is the pinnacle Spartan event in the world. The standard Ultra Beast is held over 26+ miles, and it's not for the faint of heart - you'll face epic terrain, punishing obstacles, and even some surprises thrown in. The Ultra Beast is the only Spartan event featuring strict time cutoffs that must be met. *Please note that not everyone who signs up for an Ultra Beast will actually finish.
Spartan Race Inc.
Rough Creek Lodge and Resort5165 County Road 2013 Glen RoseTX76043

TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP


On Saturday, our annual Spartan Team Championship will feature teams of four racers competing on a challenging course filled with team obstacles that will force team members to work together in order to complete each obstacle. Click here for details.

Prizes for the elite Saturday race are for the fastest 5 teams, 25 men and 25 women.

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. Competitive vs. Morning vs. Afternoon), will be moved to the common team start time in each block when start times 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.   

For more detailed team information please see: 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.

HURRICANE HEAT


Saturday Night @ 5:00pm sharp.

Show up early to run with the Spartan Staff in a whole new way!

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 @ 10:00pm sharp.

HH12HR is a unique individual and team-building experience designed to test each athlete's physical and mental toughness. 

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? 

LOCATION


Rough Creek Lodge & Resort 5165 County Road 2013, Glen Rose, TX 76043

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PARKING


Located at: 5165 County Road 2013, Iredell, TX 76649

$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


Saturday
7:30am Elite Men
7:45am Elite Women
8:00am - 8:30am Competitive Start Times
8:45am - 12:00pm Morning Start Times
12:15pm Afternoon Start Times begin
Last Heat 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 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!)
Free Texas Ale Project Beer
Beast Finisher t-shirt (your other one should be pretty dirty)
Free Professional Photos (to frame and flaunt)
Bananas at the finish line
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.