Dallas Beast Weekend

Welcome to Rough Creek Lodge, home of the 2011 Spartan World Championship. The familiar terrain of sprawling hunting grounds keeps Spartans coming back year after year. The terrain is both beautiful and an obstacle in itself -- with cacti along the trail every step of the way, and amazing views. To get to those views though, you’ll have to conquer the hills utilized early and often. This course is also known to continuously throw the unexpected at racers, including double bucket carries and drastic temperature changes. It is also the only venue that holds the Elite Heat Team Challenge with cash prizes, so round up three of your friends and experience obstacles designed specially for four-person teams. TOP REASONS TO TAKE ON THIS COURSE: 1. It is a proven venue that promises the unexpected —just because you’ve run it before means nothing. This course changes more than most established venues, always keeping you on your toes. 2. This is the only venue with the Elite Team Challenge. In addition to the individual obstacles, four-person obstacles are designed for teams to complete on the team-only marked sections of the course. 3. The on-site accommodations are excellent. Rough Creek Lodge has activities from zip lining, rock climbing, horseback riding and tomahawk throwing, to spas and golfing. Just make sure you book early! 4. A chance to get out of the city. The venue is far enough from Dallas that you will find more fresh air, cactus and rabbits, than honking horns and concrete buildings. With such little light pollution at the ranch, it has excellent star gazing. 5. Load up on those Trifectas. Texas is one of the few states with the opportunity to get one or more Trifectas without traveling outside of the state. Complete the Beast in Dallas and Super in Austin, with both venues also offering Sprints.                
Spartan Race Inc.
Dallas Beast Weekend
Rough Creek Lodge and Resort5165 County Road 2013 Glen RoseTX76043
DALLAS BEAST

DALLAS BEAST

The Reebok Spartan Beast: This is our most difficult of the three. The Beast will test not only your endurance, perseverance and grit, but also your mind. The 12-14 Mile Beast packs more than 30 Signature Spartan Obstacles and your final hurdle to Spartan TRIFECTA glory. It won’t be easy but you can’t believe how good the medal feels at the finish line.
Spartan Race Inc.
Rough Creek Lodge and Resort5165 County Road 2013 Glen RoseTX76043
Team Championship Cash Prize
1st Mens Team $6,000.00
2nd Mens Team $3,000.00
3rd Mens Team $2,000.00
4th Mens Team $1,000.00
5th Mens Team $400.00
   
1st Womens Team $6,000.00
2nd Womens Team $3,000.00
3rd Womens Team $2,000.00
4th Womens Team $1,000.00
5th Womens Team $400.00

Distance: 12-14 miles
Obstacles: 30-35

Terrain: A mix of single track and open range fire roads with tenacious hill climbs and plenty of loose rock to keep you focused on the terrain directly in front of you. 
Avg. Temperature: High 69, Low 40
Avg. rainfall: 2.24 in.
Elevation: 627 ft
Avg. finish time: 5+ hours
Fastest finish time: 3 hours
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 and 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. 

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.

ELITE TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS


The course will split before each team obstacle. There will be signage on course that will direct teams one way and individuals the other.
Team obstacles: All team obstacles require 4 racers to be present to be completed successful. Team athletes can help each other ONLY on team designated obstacles.
Obstacle penalties: Racer that fails an obstacle must complete the burpee penalty. Burpees can not be divided up between racers.
Awards: The Elite Teams Championship award ceremony will be held at 11:50am on Saturday only. The top 5 Elite teams will receive a cash prize of $6000, $3000, $2000, $1000, and $400 respectfully, Saturday only

FINISHERS RECEIVE


Badass Beast Finishers Medal personalize it with our partner site, iTab)
A trifecta medal wedge piece (run a Sprint and Super to collect your remaining two pieces!)
Free beer
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 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 is located at: Rough Creek Lodge & Resort 5165 County Road 2013, Iredell, TX 76649

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, whats a sport without fans?

Cost: $20 Online until Friday prior to the Event. $25 on site (Cash Only).

As a Spartan Race spectator, youll 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? 

12 HOUR HURRICANE HEAT


Saturday evening @7:00pm sharp

HH12HR is a unique individual and team-building experience designed to test each athlete's physical and mental toughness. HH12HR will take place Saturday, October 31st.

The HH12HR finds a balance between team building and individualism. By utilizing tactics similar to those of the Special Operations groups of various Military Branches the most qualified Spartans will be selected. Those who are selected and are capable of getting their squadron across the elusive finish will have earned their place among the few. Only 40% of those who sign up for an HH12HR finish, will you be one of them? Click on the REGISTER button above to register.

*Limited to 100 competitors.

LOCATION


Rough Creek Lodge & Resort 5165 County Road 2013, Iredell, TX 76649

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PARKING


Located at: 5165 County Road 2013, Iredell, TX 76649

$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 Heat: TBD (will be posted 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 Heat: TBD (will be posted 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 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

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, 11am, 12pm, and 2pm | Sunday - 10am and 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 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!