2018 Winter Agoge

Nested under the Green Mountains along the White River, Riverside Farm is the perfect scenic backdrop to push yourself to your limits in the home state of Spartan: Vermont. New and veteran Spartans alike will be challenged by the sharp incline of the Green Mountains, usually used as ski slopes for nearby Killington. If you aren't wiped out by the race at the end of the day Killington is a mere 10 minutes south of Riverside, with the slightly more bustling capital of Montpelier being just an hour north. Spartans looking for a challenging course with plenty of beautiful scenery to take in while working towards the finish line should not shy away from this Vermont gem.
Spartan Race Inc.
2018 Winter Agoge
Riverside Farm3178 VT-100 PittsfieldVT05762
2018 Winter Agoge

2018 Winter Agoge

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. Click here to read more about Agoge 003 China
Spartan Race Inc.
Riverside Farm3178 VT-100 PittsfieldVT05762

Winter Agoge 2018

Deep in the heart of the Vermont Winter, a beast awaits, shunning hibernation, waiting for those that dare to step up to take it on. This animal beckons you into it’s lair, ready to test your resolve, strength and mental agility.

That beast is the Spartan Agoge, and while its teeth and talons may not be visible, know that that they will cut you down to size if you are not ready to meet the challenge with no fear.

The question you have to ask yourself is, as a competitor, which do you feel will be the biggest obstacle? The relentless biting cold, the harsh terrain or the challenges that show you no mercy?

When February 2nd 2018 comes around, your mind needs to be as sharp as the winds that will chill your bones and your gear list needs to be on point, as it will contain everything you need to slay this monster.

Will you be ready?


Riverside Farm | 3178 VT-100, Pittsfield, VT 05762 

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Agoge Standard Gear List (Warm Weather)


Detailed parking instructions will be provided to you closer to the event. 


Start Date: Arrive at 11:00pm on Feb 9th, Start at midnight.


Arrive early, at least an hour before your start time. This gives you plenty of time to park, check-in, and get warmed up.


Your ID
Towel & extra (dry) clothes
Hydration: You must be able to carry your own water supply (2L or 3L recommended) 
Food (bring enough to survive a week in the woods)

These are just a few of the mandatory items that will be needed to survive this endeavor. Participants will be sent a more detailed gear list sometime within 30 days of the event date.


No spectators or crew will be permitted. 

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