Sacramento Super and Sprint

Van Vleck Ranch is the closest thing Reebok Spartan Race has on its calendar to Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. If the weather remains dry, you will be confronted with an arduous, rolling landscape that goes as far as the eye can see. Should it rain, you will be presented with one of the most technical terrains you could hope to encounter -- it will become slippery and the slopes will become a battle for even the most seasoned racer. That’s what makes Sacramento such a special venue. Prairies that are normally home to the cattle may seem timid at first glance, but this venue lulls you into a false sense of security. The lakes on the venue have a clay that will stick to you and bog you down if you let it. The hills, while not high, are relentless and roll on for mile after mile. Add in the wind that rushes over the venue and you have the perfect cocktail of terrain, the elements, and of course, obstacles to test your mettle. Such is the popularity of this northern California venue, that many southern Californians - and those from further afield – make the annual pilgrimage to one of the most exciting events on the calendar. Remember that should the weather take a turn for the worse, you’re a Spartan, and Spartans never surrender. TOP REASONS TO TAKE ON THIS COURSE: 1. No visit to Sacramento is complete without having visited the famous Firehouse restaurant. Opened in 1960, it hosted both of Ronald Reagan’s inaugural dinners and has done the same for every governor since. 2. You can visit the Old Sacramento Underground Tour. This fascinating look at what Sacramento was like in the mid-to-late 1800’s was raised around four feet between 1860 and 1870 to prevent flooding. 3. Talk to any local resident, and they will rave about Gunther's Quality Ice Cream, Leatherby's Family Creamery and Vic's Ice Cream. Don’t pass up a chance to experience a taste that only Sacramentans know. 4. What Southern California has to offer in the way of beaches, Sacramento offers similiar beauty with their stunning riverbanks. Should you get the time and the inclination, be sure to laze away an hour or two at the side of a river and soak in the ambience. 5. The Local Roots Food Tours will take you to hidden-away places to try local cuisine through downtown, midtown or east Sacramento. You’ve burned the calories, so why not replace them? 6. Sacramento is teeming with trees, flowers, plants and various flora and fauna. If you have allergies, make sure to bring your medication! 7. For Spartans who are historical buffs, be sure to check out Sutter’s Fort in the heart of the city. This will take visitors on a trip to the past back to the California Gold Rush days.
Spartan Race Inc.
Sacramento Super and Sprint
Van Vleck Ranch7879 Van Vleck Road SacramentoCA95683
Sacramento Sprint

Sacramento Sprint

El Reebok Spartan Sprint: Es nuestra distancia más corta. Esta es perfecta para atletas de todos los niveles ; desde un espartano novato hasta uno experimentado. A pesar que el Sprint es una carrera corta de 5-7Km cuenta con mas 23 obstáculos de la firma de Spartan Race. Si tu crees que no puedes hacerlo, estás equivocado. Atrévete a llegar a la partida y mostrar que eres capaz de hacer.
Spartan Race Inc.
Van Vleck Ranch7879 Van Vleck Road SacramentoCA95683
Sacramento Super

Sacramento 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.
Van Vleck Ranch7879 Van Vleck Road SacramentoCA95683

Distance: 8-10 miles
Obstacles: 24-29

Terrain: This course is 100% off-road. Since this is a giant cattle ranch, the entire course is extremely rough and littered with cow-tracks and rolling hills. You will be running through natural ponds and man-made pits. If it rains before or during the race, the course will become one of the most slippery courses in Spartan Race. 
Avg. Temperature: High 78, Low 50
Avg. rainfall: 0.78 in.
Elevation: 87 ft
Avg. finish time: 2.5 hours
Fastest finish time: 80 minutes
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: 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 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 courtesy of Shock Top
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 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: Van Vleck Ranch, 7879 Van Vleck Rd., Rancho Murieta, CA 96583

Come in through the main gate at 7879 Van Vleck Road located 25 miles East of Sacramento off of Route 16 / Jackson Rd.

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


Van Vleck Ranch 7879 Van Vleck Road Rancho Murieta, CA 95683

Get Directions Get Parking Directions | Van Vleck Ranch

PARKING


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

Parking is located at: Van Vleck Ranch, 7879 Van Vleck Rd., Rancho Murieta, CA 96583

Come in through the main gate at 7879 Van Vleck Road located 25 miles East of Sacramento off of Route 16 / Jackson Rd.

IMPORTANT RACE DOCUMENTS


Participant, Spectator, Volunteer, and Kids Waiver

RACE SCHEDULE


7:30am Elite Men
7:45am Elite Women
8:00am - 11:00am Morning Start Times
11:15am Afternoon Start Times begin
Last Start Time: 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.

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 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 | 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, 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!