University of Phoenix Stadium Sprint

Prepare to take on the very first Spartan Race inside the University of Phoenix Stadium, one of the most innovative and advanced sports facilities in the world. This 73,000 capacity stadium is enclosed by a retractable roof, so racers will not need to worry about the heat. They will, however, have to worry about traversing up, down, and across every square foot of the Stadium. The Sprint course is sure to make the most of this world class arena. In it's short history, University of Phoenix Stadium has earned recognition as the 'Event Site of the Year' in 2007 by Event Solutions Magazine and was named on the Best New Venues list just one year later Along with the retractable roof, the stadium contains a roll-out natural grass playing field that can retract in and out of the stadium for natural growth. How will Spartan incorporate these elements into an epic and challenging course? See for yourself. AROO!
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University of Phoenix Stadium Kids Race

University of Phoenix Stadium 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.
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University of Phoenix Stadium Sprint

University of Phoenix Stadium Sprint

The Sprint may be our shortest distance race, but it’s still a favorite among 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 can 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.
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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. Age Group 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, Age Group, 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.

Getting all your friends registered and lined up together on race day can be tricky. Avoid any confusion by checking out: 2018: Team Registration and Start Times. 



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 and comfortable Spartan Race festival ground area! And, when it’s over, they receive hugs from thrilled Spartan athletes. After all, what’s a sport without fans?

Cost: $10 Online until Friday prior to the Event. $15 onsite (Cash Only).

As a Spartan Race spectator, you’ll get: Access to 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





 $10 per car. $20 per van. $50 per bus or RV. Cash only. Pay as you enter.


Spectator, Volunteer, and Kids Waiver


7:30am Elite Men
7:45am Elite Women
8:00am - 8:30am Age Group Start Times
8:45am - 12:00pm Morning Start Times
12:15pm Afternoon Start Times Begin
Last Heat: TBD (will be posted here 10 days prior to event day)

Starting at 7:30am, waves of 15 racers will be released every minute. You will receive an email approximately one week before the race with your race times. YOUR exact start time in the group you registered for will be posted under the Race Day tab approximately 10 days prior to the event date.


Badass Sprint Finishers Medal (personalize it with our partner site, iTab)
A trifecta medal wedge piece (run a Super and Beast to collect your remaining two pieces!)
Free Finisher Beer
Sprint Finisher t-shirt
Free Professional Photos (to frame and flaunt)
Bananas at the finish line
CLIF Builder's protein bar
Bragging rights 


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.


Your ID
Barcode (print or save your registration barcode to your phone. Click here for instructions on how to find it.)
Towel & extra (dry) clothes

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 our advice is to race in what you train in - new shoes on race day are NOT recommended. 

Our elites recommend: performance gear (NOT COTTON), hydration 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.