Distance: 3-5 miles
Avg. Temperature: High 85, Low 65
Avg. rainfall: 3.57 in.
Elevation: 2,150 ft
Avg. finish time: 1.5 hours
Fastest finish time: 40 minutes
Special gear needed: Racers should plan to bring 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. Also, we recommend that all racers bring sunscreen and run in a shirt to keep cool and keep sun directly off skin.
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 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!)
Sprint 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. All racer and spectator parking is located near the race venue. Space is available, but limited.
Parking Address: 27861 Budds Creek Rd, Mechanicsville, MD 20659
$10 per car. $20 per van. $50 per bus or RV. Cash only. Pay as you enter.
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
Maryland International Raceway
All racer and spectator parking is located near the race venue. Space is limited, so please carpool.
Parking Address: 27861 Budds Creek Rd, Mechanicsville, MD 20659
Parking is $10 per vehicle. CASH ONLY.
Venue Waiver (This waiver will only be accepted if printed in color)
7:30am Elite Men
7:45am Elite Women
8:00am - 11:00am Morning Start Times
11:15am Afternoon Start Times Begin
3:30pm 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.
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
Jr Varsity Spartan | 0.5 miles
Junior Varsity Spartan Start Times: Saturday - 10:30am, 12:30pm, and 2:30pm
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, 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!