Charlotte Sprint Weekend

Spartan Race is pleased to return to Porter Farms, a 600-acre family owned and operated establishment in the peaceful town of Concord, North Carolina. The 3+ mile course will be spread out over 100 acres of land that typically plays home to peaceful pastures on a sprawling farm, but on this weekend it will transform into an outlet for the passionate Spartan community. Despite being a fast and flat course, this venue provides racers with an array of difficult challenges that are guaranteed to push each participant to their limit. Don’t miss out on kicking off your Spartan season with this fun, yet challenging, Spartan Sprint. TOP REASONS TO TAKE ON THIS COURSE: 1. Shorter in distance yet obstacle-ridden, this epic Sprint is sure to provide an incredible challenge. Testing both speed and skill, racers are guaranteed to cross the finish line having left every ounce of effort on the pastures of Porter Farms. 2. Runners will encounter demanding, strenuous, and backbreaking battles with nature as they progress through the vast fields of the farm. 3. While this might be one of the flatter courses Spartan has to offer, there will still be plenty of mud, root-filled fields, and challenging obstacles to tackle on this beautiful course. 4. Located just 30 miles east of Charlotte, North Carolina’s largest city, a wide variety of post-race dining and celebration options are available.
Spartan Race Inc.
Charlotte Sprint Weekend
Porter Farms4455 Mt Pleasant Rd S. ConcordNC28025
CHARLOTTE SPRINT

CHARLOTTE 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.
Porter Farms4455 Mt Pleasant Rd S. ConcordNC28025
CHARLOTTE SPRINT

CHARLOTTE 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.
Porter Farms4455 Mt Pleasant Rd S. ConcordNC28025

Distance: 3 - 5 mile race
Obstacles: 20 - 23

Difficulty of course: Given the fast nature of this course, the Charlotte Spartan Sprint will favor athletes that can quickly make up time in between obstacles.
Avg. temperature: High 73, Low 46
Avg. rainfall: 3.58”
Elevation: 706 ft
Avg. finish time: 2 hours
Fastest finish time: 40 minutes
Special Gear Needed: We highly recommended that all athletes carry a headlamp and their own water supply in a camelback, or other type of pack

Start Times: Saturday - 7:30am, Sunday - 7:30am

Waves of 250 athletes will be released every 15 minutes across 3 groups (Elite, Morning, and Afternoon).

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

BUILD A TEAM: Strength comes in numbers.


Drag your friends, co-workers, and loved ones 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


The best way to ensure that you are starting at the exact same start time as your friends is to create a Team during registration (or have your friends Join your team!). 

Any racers that are registered as part of a team, on the SAME DAY in the SAME TIME BLOCK (Elite vs. Morning vs. Afternoon), will be moved to the common team start time in each block when start times and bib numbers are assigned (about 10 days prior to the event). Racers that are registered for Sunday will not be moved to Saturday with a team, or vice versa. 

Team times are NOT determined by the captains start time. Team members will be grouped together within each block (Elite, Morning OR Afternoon), based on the preferred time that the majority of team members in that block choose. 

Racers that are registered for Elite or Morning start times will NOT be grouped with racers in the Afternoon start times or vice versa.   

For more detailed team information please see 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 courtesy of Shock Top
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 encouraged.


A Limited number of VIP Parking spots at Porter Farms are available for only $40. Park directly at the race site and walk to the starting line.

Click a REGISTER NOW button above to purchase your VIP Parking spot for Saturday or Sunday.

All other parking is $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, and access to 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

 

LOCATION


Porter Farms 7600 Miami Church Rd Concord, NC 28025

Get Directions Get Parking Directions | Porter Farms

PARKING


A Limited number of VIP Parking spots at Porter Farms are available for only $40. Park directly at the race site and walk to the starting line.

Click a REGISTER NOW button above to purchase your VIP Parking spot for Saturday or Sunday.

All other parking is $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

NBC Release Waiver

Athlete Guide ~ updated 4.7.15

Friday Registrants: Your bib number and start will not show online. Please go to the Friday Registration line, at the Registration Tent, on race day to claim your bib number. Your start time will be within the Time Block that you selected; please plan to arrive at least 1 hour prior to that block to receive your exact start time.

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 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

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, crawling 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 searchable 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, 11am 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, 11:30am and 12:30pm

Pre-register: $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!