Pennsylvania Super Weekend

Blue Mountain Ski Area is nestled within the picturesque Little Gap Valley amidst the breathtaking backdrop of the neighboring Pocono Mountains. But don’t let the beautiful views and trails fool you, this course is punishing! The mountainous terrain makes use of steep slopes and takes you in and out of the surrounding forest, it has long climbs and quick descents. Here you get a taste of what it’s like to climb mountains and the sense of accomplishment that overcomes you as you reach the top. Couple the tremendous climbs with the obstacles, and even the fittest Spartan will feel challenged. Two years in a row the Elite Men’s and Women’s Spartan Race competition has been the featured race for Reebok Spartan Race on NBC Sports. The Blue Mountain venue offers a compelling preview of how the World Championship might play out come the end of the season. During the 2015 Season, this venue also played host to the second Spartan Combine, an event designed to bring a new element to the sport of obstacle racing. Simply put, when you sign up for Pennsylvania, there’s a lot this venue has to offer. TOP REASONS TO TAKE ON THIS COURSE: 1. Blue Mountain has a long history that brings racers an understanding of perseverance. 2. Epic views from the top. [And a colossal feeling of accomplishment from the bottom]. 3. Spectators are treated to jaw dropping course views with chair lift rides from the bottom to the top. 4. Dine at the Slopeside Pub and Grill and replenish all the calories you depleted from conquering the course and the mountain!
Spartan Race Inc.
Pennsylvania Super Weekend
Blue Mountain1660 Blue Mountain DR PalmertonPA18071
PENNSYLVANIA SPRINT

PENNSYLVANIA SPRINT

The Sprint may be our shortest distance race, but it’s still a favorite amongst 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 fan 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.
Spartan Race Inc.
Blue Mountain1660 Blue Mountain DR PalmertonPA18071
PENNSYLVANIA SUPER

PENNSYLVANIA SUPER

There’s nothing mediocre about this middle distance race. The Spartan Super offers the ideal blend between distance and speed. Offering racers a true athletic test. If you consider yourself a more seasoned athlete determined to push beyond excuses, you just might have the mettle for a Spartan Super. Serving up 24-29 Spartan Obstacles and 8-10 miles of rugged terrain, the Spartan Super spares no one. Developed as the second race in the Spartan Trifecta, the Super is where you prove to yourself you’ve got everything it takes to face the Beast.
Spartan Race Inc.
Blue Mountain1660 Blue Mountain DR PalmertonPA18071

If you are in town for this race, the SGX Combine (July 14 & 15) is a great event to also attend!

 

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PA Race Details

Distance: 8-10 miles
Obstacles: 24-29

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.

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


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.

FINISHERS RECEIVE


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!)
Free beer
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
Bragging rights

PARKING: AVAILABLE, BUT LIMITED: CARPOOLING IS ENCOURAGED


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

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, 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 RACE


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

HURRICANE HEAT


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?

LOCATION


Blue Mountain Ski Area 1660 Blue Mountain DR Palmerton, PA 18071

Get Directions Get Directions | Blue Mountain Ski Area

PARKING


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

IMPORTANT RACE DOCUMENTS


Participant, Spectator, Volunteer, and Kids Waiver

 Blue Mountain Ski Area - Venue Waiver

RACE SCHEDULE


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.

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)
Your pets
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.

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


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

Pre-registered: $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 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!