Lake Tahoe Beast and Ultra Beast Weekend

Lake Tahoe Beast and Ultra Beast Weekend
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Lake Tahoe Ultra Beast

Lake Tahoe Ultra Beast

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Spartan World Championship Lake Tahoe Beast

Spartan World Championship Lake Tahoe Beast

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North Lake Tahoe"Olympic ValleyCA


The Spartan Race World Championship is the preeminent event of the obstacle racing season. To win this race means you have cemented your place in obstacle racing history. Some of the best athletes in the world can claim the title of "Spartan Race World Champion." Amelia Boone. Hobie Call. Zuzana Kocumova. Robert Killian. 2017 marks the third consecutive year the World Championship takes place in Lake Tahoe. Racers will battle themselves, competitors, obstacles, and high elevation, in pursuit of glory.

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. 


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.


Squaw Valley | 1960 Squaw Valley Rd. Olympic Valley, CA 96146



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Event parking is free and located at Squaw Valley Resort, 1960 Squaw Valley Rd, Olympic Valley, CA 96146


Participant, Spectator, Volunteer, and Kids Waiver

Ultra Beast and Beast Course Closing and Cut-offs

Course Closing: The course closes at 10:30pm. Any racers still on the course at this time are subject to being removed.

Headlamp Cut-Off: Headlamps could be checked as early as 2:30pm at the approximate 9 mile mark. Addition checkpoints will exist starting at 4pm at other locations along the course. Bring a headlamp!

PRE-RACE PACKET PICKUP (Saturday Beast Racers Only)

There will be a pre-race packet pickup on Friday, September 29th from 11am-4pm at the venue.  Show up with your bib number, ID, and waivers to pick up your packet.



7:30am Elite Men's Prize Money Heat (Must qualify)
7:45am Elite Women's Prize Money Heat (Must qualify)
7:55am Elite Start Time (no prize money)
8:00am - 8:45am Competitive Start Times
9:00am - 11:00am Morning Start Times
11:15am - 2:00pm Afternoon Start Times

8:00am Elite Men and Women
8:15am - 8:30am Competitive Start Times
8:45am - 10:30am Morning Start Times

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.


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 beer courtesy of Shock Top
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.


Your ID
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


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 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 your 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 Day: Can I transfer to another Spartan Race?


More questions? Visit our FAQ page.