Washington DC Sprint

Make your way to Maryland International Raceway as you prepare to sprint in our nation’s capital. This is a venue that is usually reserved for race cars, but will be replaced by machines much more powerful: Spartans. This seasonal drag strip has a capacity of 12,500 and is known for its car races and shows. With terrain usually primed for tires, prepare for some tough conditions. There will be hills (including track jumps) and lots of mud. Take this advice: get in some hill workouts before taking on this course -- your legs will thank you. Form a team and come dominate this 3+ mile Spartan Sprint. TOP REASONS TO TAKE ON THIS COURSE: 1. Embrace the man vs. machine mentality. Be tougher than the machines that typically occupy this raceway -- Spartan Up! and prove yourself. 2. Looking for something to do before or after your race? Head over to Forrest Hall Farm & Orchard. This experienced farm offers locally grown apples, corn, strawberries, and USDA Natural Beef -- there could not be a better way to refuel after your race than these wholesome ingredients. 3. For the Spartan winos out there, there is a winery that is just a 15 minute drive from the venue. The Port of Leonardtown Winery is just a few years old but doing big things -- including producing award-winning wines. Head over there after your race and enjoy a glass (or two). You will have earned it. 4. Myrtle Point Beach and Elms Beach are right nearby. Pack a picnic of protein bars and whole grains and fuel up before your race with the Patuxent River as your backdrop. 5. Looking for something to keep the kids entertained? Head to Southern Maryland’s Largest Corn Maze: A Maze N Place/Bowles Farms. Make memories as you get lost with the family. 6. Of course you will have to visit the White House, Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument and countless other historical sites while you're in the area.
Spartan Race Inc.
Washington DC Sprint
Maryland International Raceway27861 Budds Creek Rd. MechanicsvilleMD20659
WASHINGTON DC Sprint

WASHINGTON DC 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.
Spartan Race Inc.
Maryland International Raceway27861 Budds Creek Rd. MechanicsvilleMD20659

Distance: 3-5 miles
Obstacles: 20-23

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.

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 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 beer
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
Bragging rights

PARKING: AVAILABLE, BUT LIMITED. CARPOOLING IS ENCOURAGED.


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.

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

LOCATION


Maryland International Raceway

Get Directions Get Directions | Maryland International Raceway

PARKING


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.

IMPORTANT RACE DOCUMENTS


Participant, Spectator, Volunteer, and Kids Waiver

Venue Waiver (This waiver will only be accepted if printed in color)

RACE SCHEDULE


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. 

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

Jr Varsity Spartan | 0.5 miles
Junior Varsity Spartan Start Times: Saturday - 10:30am, 12:30pm, and 2:30pm

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, 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!