Distance: Right around 8 miles, fastest time should be around 80 minutes.
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.
Parking: $10 per car, cash only. Please feel free to use our Facebook wall to set up carpooling!
Spectators: $20 online. $25 onsite (CASH ONLY).
Hurricane Heat: Available. Arrive Saturday morning at 5:30am, be ready to go at 6:00am SHARP. Don't be late!
Kids Race: Available. Heats starting at 12pm. $25 online. $30 onsite (CASH ONLY).
Special Needs Spartan Race: The Special Needs Spartan Race course is designed for participants with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities (IDD). Read more here.
Vail Lake Resort, 380000 Highway 79 South, Temecula, CA 92592
Exactly 12 miles east of I-15, the entrance to our venue is 2.5 miles east of the main resort entrance on Hwy 79 South.
All racer and spectator parking is located at Vail Lake Resort. The parking lot is just a 10 minute walk from the Registration Area. Space is limited, so please carpool.
Parking is $10 per vehicle. CASH ONLY.
8:00am Elite Men
8:15am Elite Women
8:30 & 8:45am Confirmed Start Time Waves
9:00am Open Waves Begin
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.
Cash Purse & Points - Elite Waves: Cash Purse and Points are available for the 8am Elite wave on Saturday.
Points - Open Waves: Points are available for the "Open" waves on Saturday.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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!
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.
If you have additional questions, visit our FAQ page
Varsity Spartan | 1 mile
Varsity Spartan Heats start at 10am, 12pm, and 2pm.
Jr Varsity Spartan | 0.5 miles
Junior Varsity Spartan Heats start at 10:30am, 12:30pm, and 2:30pm.
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.
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.
As a leader in the movement to help children learn life-long health and fitness habits, the Kids Fit Foundation strives to raise awareness and develop programs that educate, empower and inspire kids to become and stay fit.
We now have 3 start times for each distance for the Spartan Kids Race! No excuses parents, now the entire family can race!
Pre-Register: $25 / Day of Registration: $30
*Kids Registration and check-in closes at 2pm so please be early. To register, click the REGISTER button on the top right of this page.
You will pick your packet up on race day morning, so arrive early! Prior to this, you will receive your race time and bib number in order to register.
Registration, Bag Check, & Festival opens at 6:30am on Saturday & Sunday.
Strength comes in numbers! Become part of a team to help yourself and others get through the event, save money, and support our troops. How does it work? Create a team or join a team! The more people on a team, the more money everyone will get back in their pocket! Each team member will receive a discount, refunded to the method of payment used, a few days prior to race day. The discount escalates as the team size increases, so get more friends to join your team and everyone saves more money! How many people are needed to make a team? Teams are unlimited with a minimum of four people! Team members are timed individually and are not required to cross the finish line together. Which team takes home the prizes? The fastest 4 times of the team will be used to calculate the team's finishing time. Prizes will be awarded to the team who finishes on top!
The Spartan Hurricane Heat is a special opportunity that gives athletes the chance to meet and run with the Founders and staff of Spartan Race in a unique and memorable way.
Usually held early Saturday morning or Friday night (Head lamps and glow sticks required!), you'll be put on a team, and you'll finish as a team. No timing chips, no clock, no bells and whistles.
Successful finishers earn Hurricane Heat dog tags, a finisher shirt, a Hurricane Heat badge, entry into a closed networking group, and the chance to build relationships that will last well beyond the finish line.
Want a front row seat to all the Spartan action? Spectator tickets are available 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!
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!