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Varsity Spartan | 1 mile
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Pre-Register: $25 / Day of Registration: $30

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Spartan Race is not only limited to adult fun! Bring the kids ages 4-13 who can participate in their very own Jr. Spartan race. They will enjoy the thrill of the run, a variety of scaled down obstacles and their own mini festival area filled with games and children's challenges! Our mission is to inspire children to develop a love for fitness at an early age.

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Want a front row seat to all the Spartan action? Spectator tickets are available $20 online. or you can purchase them onsite the day of - cash only. You'll receive $5 Spartan bucks redeemable at the merchandise tent, entry to the rocking festival area, a festival grounds map, access to some of the obstacles on course, not to mention the epic Gladiator pit and finish line. Enjoy the music and watch your friends and loved ones slip and slide through the Spartan course in the relative safety and comfort of the Spartan Race festival grounds!

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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!

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Distance: Military Sprint distance will be approximately 4 miles give or take a few extra special forces surprises!

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Start Times: Starting at 8am, waves of 200 athletes will be released every 15 minutes across 5 groups (Elite, Confirmed, Morning, Afternoon, Late Afternoon). YOUR exact start time in the group you registered for will be posted here a few days prior to event date.

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Parking: Parking at Fort Carson is Free for our event. We will be providing shuttles to take all racers and spectators to and from the race venue. Cost of Shuttles is $5 per person. CASH ONLY! Please feel free to use our Facebook wall to set up carpooling! Please see the critical parking info under the RACE DAY tab!

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Spectators: $20 online. $25 onsite (CASH ONLY).

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Kids Race: Available. Heats starting at 10am. $25 online. $30 onsite (CASH ONLY).

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LOCATION

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Fort Carson Army Base Fort Carson Colorado

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PARKING

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RACER & SPECTATOR PARKING – SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

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Fort Carson Army Base
Fort Carson, CO 81240

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HEAT TIMES THAT END IN :00 OR :30 (E.G., 10:00 OR 10:30): YOU MUST GO TO THE EAST LOT VIA FORT CARSON GATE 20 @ EXIT 132 OFF I-25

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HEAT TIMES THAT END IN :15 OR :45 (E.G., 10:15 OR 10:45): YOU MUST GO TO THE WEST LOT VIA FORT CARSON GATE 5 @ HWY 115 AND TITUS BLVD (2 MILES SOUTH OF GATE 1)

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? PLEASE BRING THE CORRECT PARKING PASS FOR YOUR LOT (download below)

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? BE PREPARED TO SHOW “CURRENT” STATE, MILITARY OR D.O.D. IDENTIFICATION, AS WELL AS PROOF OF INSURANCE AND VEHICLE REGISTRATION

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? FOLLOW ALL SIGNS TO PARKING ONCE IN FORT CARSON

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? FORT CARSON IS A FEDERAL INSTALLATION. NO WEAPONS OR DRUGS ALLOWED.

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THERE WILL BE A ONE-TIME SHUTTLE FEE OF $5 PER PERSON (CHILDREN 5 AND UNDER RIDE FREE)

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IMPORTANT RACE DOCUMENTS

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\"\" Participant Waiver

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\"\" Spectator & Volunteer Waiver

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\"\" Kids Waiver

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\"\" Spartan Race Athlete Guide ~ updated 4.28.14

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\"\" Kids Race – Parent Guide

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\"\" Parking Kit – Directions & Passes

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RACE SCHEDULE

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8:00am Elite Men
8:15am Elite Women
8:30 & 8:45am Confirmed Start Time Waves
9:00am Open Waves Begin

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Starting at 8am, waves of 250+ racers will be released every 15 minutes. You will receive an email approximately one week before the race with your race times. Make a note of this time as it tells you what heat you are running in on race day. 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.

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ARRIVAL

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Plan to arrive 1.5 hours BEFORE your designated start time to allow enough time to pick up your packet, drop your stuff at bag check, and get warmed up. If you are one of those chronically late people, tell yourself you need to be there 2 hours early. If you’re an early bird, registration opens at 6:30am on Saturday and Sunday morning.

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WAIVERS AND IDs

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All racers, spectators, and volunteers MUST sign a waiver (above) and show a valid photo ID upon arrival. Be sure to bring a copy of your signed waiver and hand it to one of our awesome volunteers in the registration tent. We try to have copies of waivers available, but save yourself some time, print it here and bring it with you on race day. We cannot release bibs without a signed waiver for each participant.

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BIB PACKET PICKUP

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Bib numbers are available the week of the race & will be posted under the Race Day tab a few days prior to the events date. On race day, make sure you know your bib number as this will be used to locate your bib packet - this will include your headband, bib, timing chip and most importantly, FREE drink ticket! 

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OFFICIAL CASH SPONSOR - NAVY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION

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Cash prizes are provided courtesy of the Navy Federal Credit Union to the top 3 male and female winners of the Saturday elite heat in the following amounts:

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1st Place - $2,000
2nd Place - $1,000
3rd Place - $750

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If you are a current or retired military member, or a family member of a retired or current military member (including grandparents, spouses, siblings, grandchildren, children, and household members), you are eligible to become a member of the Navy Federal Credit Union. Click here for more details on membership.

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WHAT TO BRING

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Along with your ID, waiver, parking cash and knowing your bib #, bring your friends and family - or anyone else who needs proof of your badassness and obstacle course skills or someone who needs a demonstration of your mud flinging abilities. Don't forget your money for parking and fun! You should probably bring a towel and some extra clothes because your clothes will get muddy and wet, but you probably already guessed this.

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NOTE: Outside food and drink WILL NOT be allowed into the venue, so make sure to leave it at home or in your car! Same with pets, no pets please.

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BAG CHECK

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Try and leave as much stuff as you can at home or in your car— but for the stuff you can't leave behind, or that you don't want covered in mud and water, we will have a secure place to check in your gear. Check in is $5/bag – you will get a wrist band to wear that matches the band we put on your bag so make sure you keep that safe.

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WHAT TO WEAR

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We said \"adventure\" right? Well folks let's get adventurous! There’s no dress code, per se, but you’ll be running in mud and water, climbing hills and mountains, crawling under barbed wire and jumping fire. So choose wisely my friends.

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FINISHERS RECEIVE

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For starters, yes, you will be getting your badge of honor, the one-of-a-kind, bragging rights of your badass finishers medal (if you want to really bling it out, have it personalized using our partner site, iTab – they can get this all set for you. You’ll also get a quality race t-shirt (yes, more bragging rights) and shortly after the event, you’ll get your own professional photo and video to prove your badassness (see Photos and Videos section for more on that)

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PHOTOS & VIDEO

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Professional event day photos will be posted on the event page 5-7 days after the event, FREE OF CHARGE! You don’t have to stay up all night checking the site for this – we’ll email you when your photos are ready!

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EDIT/ TRANSFER REGISTRATION

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Depending on how many racers we have, we try to accommodate date and/or time transfers. If you have questions about a scenario unique to you, please visit our Contact Us page to touch base.

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ACCOMMODATIONS

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Hotel Eleganté Conference and Event Center
2886 South Circle Drive
Colorado Springs, Co 80906

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Join us at the Official Spartan Race Headquarter Hotel. Click here to reserve your room now and receive special discounted pricing! Stay where the Staff of Spartan Race stays on race weekend!

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FAQS

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Varsity Spartan | 1 mile
Varsity Spartan Start Times: Saturday - 10am, 12pm, and 2pm | Sunday - 10am and 12pm

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

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Pre-Register: $25 / Day of Registration: $30

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Spartan Race is not only limited to adult fun! Bring the kids ages 4-13 who can participate in their very own Jr. Spartan race. They will enjoy the thrill of the run, a variety of scaled down obstacles and their own mini festival area filled with games and children's challenges! Our mission is to inspire children to develop a love for fitness at an early age.

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The course is about a 1/2 mile filled with junior obstacles for Jr. Varsity Spartans and 1 mile for Varsity Spartans. Each child will receive a T-shirt and Finisher's Medal with 100% of the Jr. Spartan Adventure proceeds benefiting the Kids Fit Foundation. We now have 3 start times for each distance for the Spartan Kids Race! No excuses parents, now the entire family can race!

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Want a front row seat to all the Spartan action? Spectator tickets are available $20 online. or you can purchase them onsite the day of - cash only. You'll receive $5 Spartan bucks redeemable at the merchandise tent, entry to the rocking festival area, a festival grounds map, access to some of the obstacles on course, not to mention the epic Gladiator pit and finish line. Enjoy the music and watch your friends and loved ones slip and slide through the Spartan course in the relative safety and comfort of the Spartan Race festival grounds!

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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!

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Colorado Springs Sprint Weekend

Welcome to Fort Carson Army Base. This course is as challenging and inspiring as it gets -- you’re at high-elevation and you’re surrounded by Spartans on a military base. This is an experience you’ll be sure to appreciate long after you conquer the course. You’ll be tested against tough obstacles and of course, you’ll do your burpees to earn your finisher medal on the same terrain and crucibles that have continued to test this country’s finest servicemen and servicewomen. TOP REASONS TO TAKE ON THIS COURSE 1. Spartan Race with a military twist; it only seems fitting to host Special Ops variations of Spartan race distances on military bases where overcoming obstacles is part of their job to fight for our freedom. 2. You’re surrounded by the Rocky Mountains; combine that with the unique Military obstacles and medals, you’re gonna look and feel like a complete badass. 3. Visit a military base, see heavy artillery, interact with some American heroes. 4. You’re in Colorado, every which way you look there are bountiful trails, mountains, and all types of outdoor activities. Take your pick, explore, and make it an adventure. 5. Red Rocks Amphitheater is a must visit. The way the Red Rock Formations jut out of the earth; it’s all very primal and what can be described as “jurassic.”
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Colorado Springs Sprint Weekend
Fort Carson Army Base Fort CarsonCO80913
COLORADO SPRINGS SPRINT

COLORADO SPRINGS 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.
Fort Carson Army Base Fort CarsonCO80913
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