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2016 Spartan Race

Welcome to the Birthplace of the Spartan Beast.

The Killington, VT Spartan Race has hosted three Spartan World Championship events. If you think you’re among the baddest of the east, we welcome you to come play in what is known as “Joe’s backyard.” This is where Spartan Race was born; and that means anything goes. You can expect steep slopes, off-trail descents, massive climbs, and chilly swims. The wonderful ski-town of Killington welcomes Spartans with open arms. Come see where it all began and witness the menace that gave Spartan Race its roots. Be forewarned though: this course has been known to destroy those not prepared in their mind, body, legs and soul.

This iconic race has a lot of history. Aside from being the birthplace of the Beast, it’s where Spartan Race was being held when NBC first showed interest in highlighting the sport at the 2013 World Championship. In 2014, NBC returned to film the ruthless battle that led to the crowning of the first Spartan Race World Champion from Europe, Jon Albon.

If you want to experience one of the most rewarding and challenging courses in the world, come out to the beautiful Green Mountains of Vermont. While the climbs will have your calves and quads begging for a massage, the cascading silhouettes of mountains and the unpredictable weather will have you shouting AROO! as you battle for glory from the mountain tops.

Competitors can choose to race in the Ultra Beast Race: 26+ miles, the Beast Race: 12+ miles or the 3.5+ mile sprint. Additionally, young Spartans are invited to race the Spartan Kids Races.

Rather watch? We’ve got you covered. Spectator locations will be set up the K-1 deck, the Roaring Brook Umbrella Bars, the Snowshed area and the Snowshed Pond. 

Date

September 17-18, 2016

The Spartan Beast obstacle course race includes the following:

  • 3.5+ miles
  • 12+ miles battlefield of insane mud running
  • 21+ miles obstacles to test your physical strength and mental resolve
  • ½ mile and 1 mile Spartan Kids Races

Schedule

Saturday

7:30 am: Elite Men

7:45 am: Elite Women

8:00 - 9:00 am: Competitive Start Times

9:15 am - 12:00 pm: Morning Start Times

12:15 pm: Afternoon Start Times Begin

Last Start Time: TBD (will be posted 10 days prior to event day)

Sunday

8:00 - 8:15 am: Competitive Start Times

8:30 - 9:30 am: Morning Start Times


Details

If you’re in over your head, a dignified exit of the race is available at mile 3. Racers will need to choose between relaxation or the challenging race obstacle course. What will you choose?

Race Start Times

Starting at 8:00 a.m., waves of 250 competitors will take off every 15 minutes in the following categories: Elite, Competitive, Morning, Afternoon. YOUR exact start time in the group you registered for will be posted here 10 days prior to event day.

All finishers will receive

  • Beast Finishers Medal
  • A trifecta medal wedge piece (run a Super and Spring to collect your remaining two pieces!)
  • Beast Finisher T-Shirt
  • Free beer ticket for anyone 21 and over
  • Free professional photos
  • Bananas at the finish line
  • Access to a Rockin' festival areaCLIF Builder's protein bar
  • Cold can of FitAID
  • Beast bragging rights

Spartan Kids Race

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.

Find out more at Spartan Kids

Registration

Registration closes at 12:00 pm on Friday before the event. Entry fees vary by registration date and class.

Register now

Parking

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.

Spectator Tickets

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).

Results

Race results and photo notices will be emailed to racers within a week after the race date.

More Information

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