Tri-State New Jersey Super Weekend

Spartan Race and mountainous terrain go hand-in-hand. Luckily, for Spartans of the Northeast there’s Mountain Creek -- home to the largest ski mountain in New Jersey. As with any mountain course, you’re guaranteed to see it all: peaks and valleys, slopes and climbs, ropes and walls, Spartan Kids and Spartan Pros. Discover what it means to be a Spartan and meet others as you battle toward one common goal: the finish line. As is par for mountain courses, you’ll be sent up and down -- a lot -- thankfully there’s the reward of a view from the outstanding heights. Come prepared for the unexpected in the weather department… mountain weather is notoriously unpredictable. Spartans always come prepared. If this if your first time on a Spartan Race course don’t underestimate how long you’ll be out there. Be sure to bring enough to fuel you through the course. Some things are certain: there will be rope climbs, there will be barbed wire, and there will be heavy carries. No one likes 30 burpees and that’s why it’s wise to train hard, train well and be prepared to conquer each and every obstacle. TOP REASONS TO TAKE ON THIS COURSE: 1. Vernon Peak has 1,040 feet of vertical, with a base of 440 feet and a summit elevation of 1,480 feet with plenty of room to go up and then back down countless times. 2. Treat yourself to some extra time to sleep in by staying onsite at Mountain Creek. The Appalachian and Black Creek Sanctuary are both good options. 3. Looking for some craft beer and craft food for your post race delight? Check out Eddie’s Roadhouse nearby in Warwick, NJ. 4. Still looking for more action? You can get another kind of adrenaline rush at Zoom Ziplines. 5. Enjoy organic foods at the local craft store: Heaven Hill Farm, a popular stop for hikers of the Appalachian Trail.
Spartan Race Inc.
Tri-State New Jersey Super Weekend
Mountain Creek Resort120 Route 94 VernonNJ07462
TRI-STATE NEW JERSEY SUPER

TRI-STATE NEW JERSEY SUPER

The Reebok Spartan Super: This is our middle distance course. With a longer distance than the Sprint and more obstacles, the Super will test your endurance, perseverance and grit. The 8-10 Mile Super packs more than 25 Signature Spartan Obstacles through tougher and more rugged terrain. The Super is the test en route to your Spartan TRIFECTA.
Spartan Race Inc.
Mountain Creek Resort120 Route 94 VernonNJ07462

Distance: 8-10 miles
Obstacles: 24-29

Terrain: From steep inclines to rocky, single/wide track descents, Mountain Creek is a ski mountain with steep terrain and we plan to use it to it’s maximum potential! That means a great deal of elevation change from start to finish. 
Avg. temperature: High 77, Low 60
Avg. rainfall: 3.80”
Elevation: 571 ft
Avg. finish time: 2.5 hours
Fastest finish time: 80 min
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: 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. 

BULD 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 in 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.

Shuttle Bus Service Provided by:

GST

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: First Heat - 10AM


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

SPECIAL SPARTANS HEAT


The Special Needs Spartan Race course is designed for participants with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities (IDD). Read more here. 

To register, click the REGISTER button on the top right of the page.

LOCATION


Mountain Creek Resort 120 Route 94, Vernon, NJ 07462

Get Directions Get Parking Directions | Mountain Creek Waterpark

PARKING


All racer and spectator parking is located near the race venue. Space is limited, so please carpool.

$10 per car. $20 per van. $50 per bus or RV. Cash only. Pay as you enter.

IMPORTANT RACE DOCUMENTS


Participant, Spectator, Volunteer, and Kids Waiver

RACE SCHEDULE


Saturday:
7:30am Elite Men
7:45am Elite Women
8:00am - 11:00am Morning Start Times
11:15am Afternoon Start Times Begin
Last Start Time: TBD (Check here 10 days prior to event day)

Sunday:
7:30am Elite Men
7:45am Elite Women
8:00am - 11:00am Morning Start Times
11:15am Afternoon Start Times Begin
Last Start Time: TBD (Check here 10 days prior to event day)

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 approximately 10 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.

The Mobile Locker Co. will also be onsite as a gear check option. Lockers give you convenient, secure storage option for your valuables and gear, starting at $10. Rent online in advance or onsite with cash or credit (limited quantity available). Click here!

WHAT TO BRING


Your ID
Waiver
Your bib #
Towel & extra (dry) clothes

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 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 Day: 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, 11am, 12pm, and 2pm | Sunday - 10am, 12pm

Jr Varsity Spartan | 0.5 miles 
Junior Varsity Spartan Start Times: Saturday - 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, and 2:30pm | Sunday - 10:30am, 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. 

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!