Midwest Spartan Sprint

Chicago Spartan Sprint obstacle course trail race in the Midwest

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the race will make everything they can pink - even the obstacles. In addition, an 11:30am heat dedicated to breast cancer survivors, family & friends is available where 50% of the money raised from this heat will go to the Chicagoland Area Affiliate of Susan G. Komen For The Cure. A fundraising page through Active.com will also be set up for donations. CLICK HERE to donate!

Registration FeesSpartan Sprint Fee Schedule

Individual 4 Group 10+ Teams (Rules Below) Until
August 10th
September 10th
October 1st*
October 12th (online reg closes)

Rules for teams creations:

*Team Captain reg closes 9/16 & Team Members reg closes 9/30

4 PERSON TEAM CAPTAINS: You will pay for your ENTIRE team as well register all team members. TEAM CAPTAINS of Teams of 10 or more: You will create and register yourself for your team. Once your team has been created please advise your team members to REGISTER and JOIN your TEAM. If your team does not have 10 people registered 2 weeks before the event, the team captain will be charged the difference from the standard individual pricing for not having 10 people.

Team Captains - Please log into your team center here to see who’s on your team, invite new members to your team and edit your team name. To change team members, please email spartanusa@spartanrace.com


Armed Forces/Students get a flat rate of $45 Individual


Registrations are final, so no backing out! No refunds. No changing start waves. Spartans follow through with their commitments!


Important Race DocumentsDownloadable PDF's


CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD Teams of 10 or More Wave Assignments


CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD Participant Bib Numbers

Challenge Your FriendsBuild a Team!

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!

Location InformationCliffs Insane Terrain Park - START TIME 9:00 a.m.

Cliffs Insane Terrain Park
2725 E 2625th Rd
Marseilles, IL 61341

click for map/directionsMAP & DIRECTIONS


PARKING - Where You Need To Be:

All parking is on site at 2725 E 2625th Rd. There will be a $5.00 per car (cash) parking fee collected by the venue when you park. Please don’t park on the roads or you will be ticketed. This applies to anyone (spectators, racers, King Leonidas, etc).

Race DetailsWhat You Need To Know

When: Saturday, October 15th, 2011

Distance: About 3.5 miles, fastest time should be around 29 minutes. Longest times will be close to 2 hours.

Start Times: Heats start at 9am with up to 250 racers and continue every 30 minutes throughout the day. Enter the 9am “Elite” heat if you want to be as competitive as possible and race against the best.

Aid Stations: None… hydrate before or carry your own water on the course. Or plan on drinking river water (not recommended).

All Racers Receive:

  • - Finishers Medal
    - T-Shirt
    - Free Beer ticket for anyone 21 and over
    - A chance to play on some really unique terrain
    - Bragging Rights
    - Free Mud
    - A scrape (or two)
    - More stories to tell

Please note that no pets, coolers, or grills are allowed within the event area.


SPECTATORS - Wanna Watch?

Spectator tickets are $20, sold on-site (please bring cash, limited Credit Card service available). As a spectator you receive a FREE DRINK (beer or other), live music, limited access to the courses (but still plenty of opportunity to see your Spartan racing), a chance to try your skills and win some prizes on our mini time-trial course or spear throw challenge, and $5.00 off any merchandise. We've learned that Chicago mud is STICKY and SLICK so dress appropriately. There will be no hard plumbing, just portable toilets. Food and drink will be for sale. Want to get in for free? Then volunteer for half the day!


Interested in free parking and a free race entry (for you or anyone else)? Then volunteer!


See our FAQ section for more information

Race Director's NotesMessage from Mike

2/9/11: Cliffs Insane Terrain Off-Road Park lives up to it’s name. They’ve done a great job creating a challenging experience for ATV’s, Motorbikes, and 4x4’s of any size. Now you get to reap the rewards of all their hard work making trails rockier, cutting ravines deeper, and creating a network of trails traversing the most challenging and unique terrain in the area. The course will have lots of quick steep ups and downs and a mix of technical single and open double-track. You can expect fire, water, and plenty of built obstacles. It will be a fun course for those wanting to take their time, and a lung and leg burner for those running at their fastest pace. If you really want to see what you are made of compared to your fellow Spartans then tighten your cape, sharpen your sword and sign up for the 9am heat. Don’t forget to get out fast from the start as the course quickly narrows down to a singletrack descent. It will open up again after that, but to win this you’ll need to dominate from the beginning. If your goal is just to finish, then take your time and enjoy the ride.

Race Pack Pick UpRoad Runner Sports 4pm-7pm

Stop by the day before your race at Roadrunner Sports and pick up your registration pack to beat the lines on race day!  Also, receive a 10% off coupon for any purchase during packet pick-up.  Look for Spartan Race registration signs.


Friday, October 14th
4 to 7pm
Receive 10% off any store purchase!


Naperville store
Springbrook Prairie Pavilion
2555 W. 75th Street
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 579-3209

Spartan Children's EventJr. Spartan Adventure with The Max Cure Foundation

12:05 PM on Race Day
$25 per child ages 4-8 and $35 ages 9-13
 approximately 0.5 miles of Small Obstacles


Participants receive Finish Medals


100% of net proceeds go to The Max Cure Foundation


All monies go to Dell Children's Hospital and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center for pediatric cancer research.

Boot CampAtlas CrossFit®

Location: 430 W. Erie St. Chicago, IL 60654
Contact: Ashley Liebert 312-664-0130 or ashley@atlascrossfit.com
At Atlas, we offer beginner to advanced-level classes all under the CrossFit® methodology of training. No matter your age or fitness level, you will be able to participate in and benefit from our classes. They include functional exercise, athletic conditioning, strength training, plyometrics, kettlebell training, Olympic weightlifting, medicine ball and dumbbell training, gymnastics, rowing and running. Our programming focuses on optimizing physical competence that will definitely get you in shape for the Spartan Race.
Open Monday-Sunday.  Please visit our website for more details.

Boot CampProforce Sports Performance Training

Proforce Sports Perfomance Training is the leading fitness, strength, and speed facility in the Tri-City area.  Fitness programs are available for athletes and adults of any level, age and sport.  Proforce has designed a program to best prepare you for the crazy intense Spartan Race obstacle course!


Please email jsantacaterina@proforceti.com for information on bootcamps or adult fitness that will whip you in to "Spartan" shape this fall. For programs, location, and times you can also visit our website http://www.proforceti.com

Boot CampHeaven and Hell Bootcamp

Heaven and Hell Bootcamp
Come train with us every Saturday and Sunday morning until race day at 7am
Call to reserve today.
1617 Ogden Ave Ste 1
Lisle IL 60532
One mile west of the I-88 & I-355 intersection.

AccommodationsSpartan Lodging

Fairfield Inn
3000 Fairfield Lane
Ottawa, IL 61350
Reservations 815-431-8955
Racers-Mention Spartan Race to get special rates