Tri-State New Jersey Beast and Ultra Beast Weekend

Spartan Race and mountainous terrain go hand-in-hand. Luckily, for Spartans of the Northeast there’s Mountain Creek -- home to the largest ski mountain in New Jersey. As with any mountain course, you’re guaranteed to see it all: peaks and valleys, slopes and climbs, ropes and walls, Spartan Kids and Spartan Pros. Discover what it means to be a Spartan and meet others as you battle toward one common goal: the finish line. As is par for mountain courses, you’ll be sent up and down -- a lot -- thankfully there’s the reward of a view from the outstanding heights. Come prepared for the unexpected in the weather department… mountain weather is notoriously unpredictable. Spartans always come prepared. If this if your first time on a Spartan Race course don’t underestimate how long you’ll be out there. Be sure to bring enough to fuel you through the course. Some things are certain: there will be rope climbs, there will be barbed wire, and there will be heavy carries. No one likes 30 burpees and that’s why it’s wise to train hard, train well and be prepared to conquer each and every obstacle. TOP REASONS TO TAKE ON THIS COURSE: 1. Vernon Peak has 1,040 feet of vertical, with a base of 440 feet and a summit elevation of 1,480 feet with plenty of room to go up and then back down countless times. 2. Treat yourself to some extra time to sleep in by staying onsite at Mountain Creek. The Appalachian and Black Creek Sanctuary are both good options. 3. Looking for some craft beer and craft food for your post race delight? Check out Eddie’s Roadhouse nearby in Warwick, NJ. 4. Still looking for more action? You can get another kind of adrenaline rush at Zoom Ziplines. 5. Enjoy organic foods at the local craft store: Heaven Hill Farm, a popular stop for hikers of the Appalachian Trail.
Spartan Race Inc.
Tri-State New Jersey Beast and Ultra Beast Weekend
Mountain Creek Resort120 Route 94 VernonNJ07462
Tri-State New Jersey Beast

Tri-State New Jersey 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.
Mountain Creek Resort120 Route 94 VernonNJ07462
Tri-State New Jersey Kids Race

Tri-State New Jersey 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.
Mountain Creek Resort120 Route 94 VernonNJ07462
Tri-State New Jersey Ultra Beast

Tri-State New Jersey 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.
Mountain Creek Resort120 Route 94 VernonNJ07462

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: 2018: 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


Mountain Creek | 120 Route 94, Vernon, NJ 07462

PARKING


Parking is $10 per car. $20 per van. $50 per bus or RV. CASH ONLY.

IMPORTANT RACE DOCUMENTS


Participant, Spectator, Volunteer, and Kids Waiver

RACE SCHEDULE


Saturday
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 
Last Heat: TBD (will be posted here 10 days prior to event day)

Sunday
9:00am Elite Men
9:15am Elite Women
9:30am - 10:00am Competitive Start Times
10:15am - 12:00pm Morning Start Times
Last Heat: TBD (will be posted here 10 days prior to event day)

Waves of 275+ 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.

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.

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)
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.

FINISHERS RECEIVE


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

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