Vermont Beast, Sprint, and Ultra Beast Weekend

Welcome to the Birthplace of the Spartan Beast. The Killington, VT Spartan Race has hosted three Spartan World Championship events. If you think you’re among the baddest of the east, we welcome you to come play in what is known as “Joe’s backyard.” This is where Spartan Race was born; and that means anything goes. You can expect steep slopes, off-trail descents, massive climbs, and chilly swims. The wonderful ski-town of Killington welcomes Spartans with open arms. Come see where it all began and witness the menace that gave Spartan Race its roots. Be forewarned though: this course has been known to destroy those not prepared in their mind, body, legs and soul. This iconic race has a lot of history. Aside from being the birthplace of the Beast, it’s where Spartan Race was being held when NBC first showed interest in highlighting the sport at the 2013 World Championship. In 2014, NBC returned to film the ruthless battle that led to the crowning of the first Spartan Race World Champion from Europe, Jon Albon. If you want to experience one of the most rewarding and challenging courses in the world, come out to the beautiful Green Mountains of Vermont. While the climbs will have your calves and quads begging for a massage, the cascading silhouettes of mountains and the unpredictable weather will have you shouting AROO! as you battle for glory from the mountain tops.   TOP REASONS TO TAKE ON THIS COURSE:   1. After you conquer this course you’ll have a new idea of what it means to push your limits. Completing the tasks of going the distance, completing the obstacles, and yes, doing the burpees, will leave with you with the ultimate sense of accomplishment. 2. You have the chance to enjoy a Spartan Feast. Share your battle stories with fellow Spartans over your favorite post-race cuisine at one of the many mountainside restaurants. There are plenty of options from Sushi Yoshi to the Original General Store in neighboring Pittsfield, VT -- so, you’re sure to find something suitable for replenishment. After all, you did just exert all that hard work and energy on that 4241 foot mountain. 3. With all the lodging, cabins and hotels nearby, there are options for all Spartans to bunk up for a weekend -- that’s sure to make for some interesting conversations around the water-cooler. 4. Are you an Ultra Beast? There’s only one way to find out. Sign up and never give up.
Spartan Race Inc.
Vermont Beast, Sprint, and Ultra Beast Weekend
Killington Ski Resort4763 Killington Road KillingtonVT05751
Vermont Beast

Vermont Beast

If you’re looking to unleash your inner beast and go to places you never imaged, the Spartan Beast is perfect for you. With 12-14 miles and 30-35 obstacles between you and the finish line, the Spartan Beast will test everything you’re made of: your strength, your endurance, your resolve. The unpredictable terrain and Spartan Obstacles are masterfully designed to push you deep into your discomfort zone, and well past those self-imposed obstacles you once considered your limits. Beast mode: on.
Spartan Race Inc.
Killington Ski Resort4763 Killington Road KillingtonVT05751
Vermont Sprint

Vermont 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.
Killington Ski Resort4763 Killington Road KillingtonVT05751


The Ultra Beast is the pinnacle Spartan event in the world. The standard Ultra Beast is held over 26+ miles, and it's not for the faint of heart - you'll face epic terrain, punishing obstacles, and even some surprises thrown in. The Ultra Beast is the only Spartan event featuring strict time cutoffs that must be met. *Please note that not everyone who signs up for an Ultra Beast will actually finish.
Spartan Race Inc.
Killington Ski Resort4763 Killington Road KillingtonVT05751

Terrain: Set in the hills of Killington Ski Resort, this course is known for being one of our toughest.  Plan on extended climbs and massive amounts of elevation change. Make sure to get in a good warm up prior to your race, as the mountain will test you immediately when the race begins.
Avg. Temperature: High 69, Low 45
Avg. rainfall: 3.5 in
Elevation: 4,235 ft

Waves of 300 athletes will be released every 15 minutes across 2 groups (Elite and Open).

Racers: If you want to race for a prize, show up for the elite heat. 

Please Note: Annual Pass holders will receive 55% off this event upon registration with a valid pass.
Discount codes do not apply to the Ultra Beast.


Badass Ultra Beast Finishers Medal (personalize it with our partner site, iTab)
Free beer
Ultra Beast 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 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.

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


Killington Ski Resort Vermont

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


*All racers MUST sign ALL Spartan Race Waivers AND the appropriate Killington Waiver

Participant, Spectator, Volunteer, and Kids Waiver

Killington Participant Waiver

Killington Kids Waiver


6:00am Elite Men and Women
6:30am - 6:45am Open Start Times

ARRIVAL: Be early.

Arrive an hour before your start time.  This gives you plenty of time to park  and get warmed up. Registration opens at 5:00am.

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!


Your ID
Your bib #
Towel & extra (dry) clothes
Mandatory Gear: One working headlamp and two 2 glow sticks with means of attaching them to your person.
Recommended Gear: Extra headlamp batteries (note we said a “working” headlamp is mandatory), a means of carrying at least 32oz of water, electrolytes, calories, appropriate gear given the weather, and First Aid Material (Elites – no outside assistance permitted) 

What not to bring:
Your pets
Negative Attitude


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 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 Day: Can I transfer to another Spartan Race?


More questions? Visit our FAQ page.

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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!