VERMONT BEAST, ULTRA, AND SPRINT WEEKEND
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.
RACE DAY INFO
Killington Ski Resort Killington, Vermont
Killington Resort is located in central Vermont at the junction of U.S.4 and VT 100 North in Killington, 11 miles east of Rutland. From the Killington sign on Route 4 (across from Bill's Country Store) drive 3.6 miles up the Killington Road to Snowshed Base Area on left. For those with GPS technology, Killington's Latitude is 43.6775, Latitude DMS is 43 deg 40' 39N. Longitude is -72.7803, Longitude DMS 72 deg 46' 49W.
$10 per car. $20 per van. $50 per bus or RV. Cash only. Pay as you enter.
6:15am Age Group
6:30am - 7:00am Open Start Times
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.
Badass Ultra Finishers Medal Belt Buckle (personalize it with our partner site, iTab)
Endurance trifecta medal wedge piece (run a HH and HH12HR to collect your remaining two pieces!)
Ultra 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
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
Barcode (print or save your registration barcode to your phone.)
Towel & extra (dry) clothes
Recommended: Headlamp and hydration pack
Mandatory Gear: One working headlamp and two glow sticks.
Recommended Gear: Extra headlamp batteries, a means of carrying at least 32oz of water, electrolytes, calories, appropriate gear given the weather, first aid material.
What not to bring:
Outside food and drink (racers, fuel for the race is OK)
WHAT TO WEAR
There’s no dress code, but you’ll be running in mud and water, climbing hills and mountains, 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.
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!