Terrain: Arid, vast fields, creeks, steep hills, rocky, high elevation. The Colorado course is open, rolling terrain with steep hills. It features rock scrambles, Special Forces Training Obstacles, and mud pits!
Elevation: 5835 ft
10350 Colorado 115, Colorado Springs, CO 80926
Saturday - 7:30am, Sunday - 7:30am
Waves of 250 athletes will be released every 15 minutes across 3 groups (Elite, Morning, Afternoon).
Racers: If you want to race for a prize, show up for the elite heat.
Everyone is invited to the post race party held in the Spartan Lounge at Hotel Eleganté, on Saturday from 5pm-9pm. Bring your family and friends to enjoy music, drink specials and “Spartan” inspired drinks, soft seating to rest your tired bones, Spartan snacks, and more!
Special Gear Needed: We highly recommend that all athletes carry a headlamp and their own water supply in a camelback, or other type of pack.
7:30am Elite Men
7:45am Elite Women
8:00am - 11:00am Morning Start Times
11:15am Afternoon Start Times Begin
2:00pm: Last Start Time
7:30am Elite Men
7:45am Elite Women
8:00am - 11:00am Morning Start Times
11:00am Last Start Time
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 a few days prior to the events date.
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.
Your bib #
Towel & extra (dry) clothes
What not to bring:
Outside food and drink (racers, fuel for the race is OK)
There’s no dress code, but you’ll be running in mud and water, climbing hills and mountains, crawling 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.
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 Date: Can I transfer to another Spartan Race?
More questions? visit our FAQ page.
ALL race participants and spectators, including DoD ID Card Holders, will only be able to access the Spartan Race event site through gate 7. All other roads on the installations leading to the event site will be block and will not allow access.
Once you enter Fort Carson through gate 7, be prepared to be screened through a security check point. The driver of the vehicle must have a valid driver's license, vehicle registration, and current proof of insurance. Participants will be restricted to the race venue only and will be prohibited to access the remainder of Fort Carson. Military working dogs will be active in the event area.
$10 per car. $20 per van. $50 per bus or RV. Cash only. Pay as you enter.
Your bib number and start will not show online. Please go to the Friday Registration line, at the Registration Tent, on race day to claim your bib number. Your start time will be within the Time Block that you selected; please plan to arrive at least 1 hour prior to that block to receive your exact start time
There's no dress code, but you'll be running in mud and water, climbing hills and mountains, under barbed wire and jumping fire. Recommended: performance gear (not cotton), water packs, compression underwear, Clif bars, energy gels. Visit our shop to gear up for your race. Advice from Experience: Race in what you train in, new shoes on race day are not recommended.
Badass Beast Finishers Medal (personalize it with our partner site, iTab)
Trifecta medal wedge piece (run a Sprint and Super to collect your remaining two pieces!)
Beast Finisher t-shirt (your other one should be pretty dirty)
Free Professional Photos (to frame and flaunt)
Bananas at the finish line
Kid size obstacles. Spartan size hearts.
Why should adults have all the fun? Bring the kids (ages 4-13) who can participate in their very own Spartan race.
Our mission is to inspire children to develop a love for fitness at an early age. We provide safe, age appropriate obstacle course race venues to build participant confidence, while enjoying a thrilling outdoor activity. We encourage kids to jump, run, get muddy, help each other and have a good time, while conquering obstacles that mimic the adult race.
Types of races:
Junior Varsity kids aged 4-8
Varsity kids aged 9-13
Varsity Spartan | 1 mile
Varsity Spartan Start Times: Saturday - 10am, 12pm, and 2pm | Sunday - 10:am and 12pm
Jr Varsity Spartan | 0.5 miles
Junior Varsity Spartan Start Times: Saturday - 10:30am, 12:30pm, and 2:30pm | Sunday - 10:30am and 12:30pm
Online Registration: $25
Day of Registration: $30
Each child will receive a T-shirt and Finisher's Medal.
Kids Registration and check-in day of the event closes at 2pm on Saturday and 12:30pm on Sunday, so please be early.
To register, click the REGISTER button on the top right of the page. Each family will receive two free spectator passes at registration (so you don’t need to include these in your purchase).
SPRINT? SUPER? BEAST? What’s the difference?
Note that all kids’ races are the same in difficulty and distance.
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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. Morning vs. Afternoon), will be moved to the common team start time in each block when start times and bib numbers 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, 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 2015: 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, 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.
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, a festival map, and 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.
All volunteers will get a free race, free lunch and drinks, free parking, free festival entry, and a volunteer T-shirt! You can choose to volunteer for a half day or even a full day. Without volunteers, Spartan Race cannot put on such spectacular events! We need you!