If you are in town for this race, the SGX Combine (July 14 & 15) is a great event to also attend!
Distance: 8-10 miles
Terrain: Since it is a ski mountain, you can plan on running up and down very steep slopes all day. Cutting in and out of a mixture of open fields, tight trails, boulder fields, muddy chutes, and dense forest is a given for this course.
Avg. Temperature:High 87, Low 62
Avg. rainfall: 4.17 in.
Elevation: 1,600 ft
Avg. finish time: 2.5 hours
Fastest finish time: 80 minutes
Special gear needed: Racers should plan to bring a headlamp and appropriate fuel for their needs. No fuel will be provided on course, only water. Hydration packs (or water containers of some variety) are strongly suggested for all racers.
Start Time: 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.
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.
Getting all your friends registered and lined up together on race day can be tricky. Avoid any confusion by checking out: 2015: Team Registration and Start Times.
Badass Super Finishers Medal (personalize it with our partner site, iTab)
A trifecta medal wedge piece (run a Sprint and Beast to collect your remaining two pieces!)
Super 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
Let's decrease our carbon emissions. Space is available, but limited.
$10 per car. $20 per van. $50 per bus or RV. Cash only. Pay as you enter.
Parking located: 647 Blue Mt Dr, Kunkletown, Pennsylvania 18058
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, a festival map, 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.
Kids can now race against someone their own size, on a course their own size.
$25 online. $30 onsite. Cash only.
To learn more about the kids' races, please see the Kids Race Tab above, or visit: www.spartankids.com
Friday evening @ 6:00pm sharp.
Show up early to run with the Spartan Staff in a whole new way!
Typically lasting 3-4 hours, the Hurricane Heat is a unique event, traversing on and off the Spartan Race Course. Hurricane Heat Participants will be assigned a team upon arrival and will be expected to work together to complete any and all challenges set before them, as a team. You can't finish alone.
Dominate the course like the good founders intended. There are no chips, no clock, just a fun run Spartan-style that represents what our company and our athletes are about…getting up when you’re knocked down and finishing what you start. And Burpees, lots of burpees.
Remember: You don’t want to be late. Plan to bring head lamps and glow sticks (required).
Successful finishers earn Hurricane Heat dog tags, a finisher shirt, entry into a closed networking group, and the chance to build relationships that will last well beyond the finish line.
For more information about the Hurricane Heat, check out: What is a Hurricane Heat?
Blue Mountain Ski Area 1660 Blue Mountain DR Palmerton, PA 18071
All parking is on site or at very nearby satellite lots; you will be directed by mountain staff as you arrive. There will be a $10 per car, $20 per van, $50 per bus or RV. Parking fee will be collected by the venue when you park. Please don’t park on the roads or you will be ticketed. This applies to anyone (spectators, racers, King Leonidas, etc). Be prepared to have to park in one of the satellite lots and take one of the many busses we will have running throughout the day to and from the main event area.
Parking Location: 647 Blue Mt Dr, Kunkletown, Pennsylvania 18058
7:30am Elite Men
7:45am Elite Women
8:00am - 11:00am Morning Start Times
11:00am Afternoon Start Times Begin
2:30pm 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.
Friday Registrants: 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.
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
Recommended: Headlamp and Camelback
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, 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.
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 Date: Can I transfer to another Spartan Race?
More questions? Visit our FAQ page
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 - 10am 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
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 12pm 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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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!