Spartan World Championship Presented by North Lake Tahoe

1960 Squaw Valley Road
Olympic Valley, CA 96146

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TAHOE BEAST AND ULTRA BEAST WEEKEND

Located a short ride from Lake Tahoe, this epic venue was once host to the 1960 Olympic Winter Games. Join us today for the greatest obstacle course race in North Tahoe Lake, Olympic Village, CA!

The obstacle racing weekend of the year will feature two Spartan Race distances to choose from over two days of racing: The Spartan Beast and the Spartan Ultra. Which challenge are you ready to accept?

To do well, runners will need to prepare for the thin air as heights reach over 9,000 feet of elevation. Lake Tahoe is one of Northern California’s premier destinations and draws a healthy crowd year-round for its spectacular skiing, water sports, and outdoor activities. With 72 miles of shoreline straddling the California-Nevada stateline, there’s always somewhere new to explore and plenty of terrain for Spartans to roam. The most popular areas to visit include the more nature-oriented North Tahoe, or the party scene of South Tahoe. Or you can do it all -- visitors have the potential travel around the lake in under 90 minutes.

Spartans are in for an adventure filled with traverses, climbs, crawls and perhaps even some swims. Come prepared.

RACE DAY INFO

LOCATION
Squaw Valley

PARKING
Event parking is free and located at Squaw Valley Resort

RACE SCHEDULE

Saturday
7:30am Elite Qualifier Start Time
7:55am Elite Start Time
8:00am - 8:30am Age Group Start Times
8:45am - 12:00pm Morning Start Times
12:15pm Afternoon Start Times
Last Heat: TBD (will be posted here 10 days prior to event day) Sunday

Sunday
8:00am Elite Men and Women
8:15am - 8:30am Age Group Start Times
8:45am - 12:00pm Morning Start Times
12:15pm Afternoon Start Times
Last Heat: TBD (will be posted here 10 days prior to event day)

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.

FINISHERS RECEIVE
Badass Beast Finishers Medal (personalize it with our partner site, iTab)
A trifecta medal wedge piece (run a Super and Sprint to collect your remaining two pieces!)
Beast Finisher t-shirt (your other one should be pretty dirty)
Free Professional Photos (to frame and flaunt)
Bananas at the finish line
Bragging rights

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
Your ID
Waiver
Barcode (print or save your registration barcode to your phone.)
Towel & extra (dry) clothes
Recommended: Headlamp and Camelback
Head on over to the Mobile Locker Truck for secure storage for your valuables

What not to bring:
Outside food and drink (racers, fuel for the race is OK)
Your pets
Negative Attitude

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.

PHOTOS
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!

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