Distance: 3-5 miles.
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).
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 (Premium vs. Open), will be moved to the common team start time 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 times will be determined by a "majority rules" system. Team members will be grouped together, within the Premium OR Open start time block, based on the preferred time that the majority of team members chose.
Racers that are registered for Elite or Premium start times will NOT be grouped with racers in the Open start times.
For more detailed team information please see 2015: Team Registration and Start Times.
Waivers and IDs
Everyone coming to the race MUST sign a waiver (yes, even spectators!) and show a valid photo ID. Be sure to bring a copy of the waiver signed by you to the race and hand to one of our awesome volunteers in the registration tent. We try to have copies of waivers available, but save some time and print it here before race day to bring with you.
You shouldíve received an email that tells you how to get your race start times. Athlete start times are available starting one week prior to the race and can be found here. Make a note of this time as it tells you what heat you are running in on race day.
Bib Pick Up
Bib numbers are available one week prior to the race and can be found here. On race day, make sure you know your bib number as this will be used to locate your bib packet (which will include your headband, bib, timing chip and most importantly, FREE drink ticket!
You need to arrive 1.5 hours BEFORE your adventure starts to allow enough time to get registered, scope out the mud, and soak in the awesome atmosphere. If you are one of those chronically late people, tell yourself you need to be there 2 hours early. If youíre an early bird, registration opens at 6:30am both days.
What to Bring
First off bring your friends and familyóor 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.
Also, please bring your signed and printed waiver and photo ID to bib pickup! We cannot release bibs without a signed waiver for each participant. (If you've lost your waiver, you can download a new one here or pick one up on race day at the registration tent.)
NOTE: Outside food and drink WILL NOT be allowed into the venue, so make sure to leave it at home or in your car!
Gear Check In
Try and leave as much stuff as you can at home or in your caró 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 ñ you will get a wrist band to wear that matches the band we put on your bag so make sure you keep that safe.
What to Wear
We said "adventure" right? Well folks let's get adventurous! Thereís no dress code, per se, but youíll be running in mud and water, climbing hills and mountains, crawling under barbed wire and jumping fire. So choose wisely my friends.
What do I Get?
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 ñ they can get this all set for you. Youíll also get a quality race t-shirt (yes, more bragging rights) and shortly after the event, youíll get your own professional photo and video to prove your badassness (see Photos and Videos section for more on that).
It's only fun if you do it in style and with a group and yes we're talking about parking. So carpool if you can. Parking is $10 per vehicle CASH ONLY. Everyone, even spectators, will need to pay to park.
When you're the type that works hard, plays hard and parties harderóyou need a place where you can get some serious rest. Check back soon for more information.
Photos and Videos
Professional event day photos will be posted on the event page 5-7 days after the event, FREE OF CHARGE! We donít stop there ñ we are proud of your accomplishment, too, so you will also receive an online video with some additional proof, also free of charge. You donít have to stay up all night checking the site for this ñ weíll email you when both photos and videos are ready!
Depending on how many racers we have, we try to accommodate date and/or time transfers. For Saturday, July 13th, we are completely sold out so transfers are not an option. If you have questions about a scenario unique to you, please visit our Contact Us page to touch base.
If you are Type A and need all of the details, you can see a complete schedule of events here.
We know this is a lot of information ñ and we also know that some of you want even more. If you want to know every nitty, gritty, muddy detail, you can download (and even print) out the document here.
Jr. Spartan | 0.5 miles Varsity Spartan | 1 mile 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. Proceeds from Kid's Racing go to 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. *Spartan Kids heats go off between 12pm and 1pm. Pre-Register: $25/Day of Registration: $30
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. Start time: Arrive Saturday morning at 5:30am, be ready to go at 6:00am SHARP. Don't be late!
Want a front row seat to all the Spartan action? Spectator tickets are available for $20 online or purchase them onsite for $25 (please bring cash). 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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