Texas Super Spartan

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SUPER SPARTAN: Dominate in the SUPER SPARTAN and win entry into a SPARTAN BEAST

Registration FeesSuper Spartan Fee Schedule & Details

Individual Until
$95.00 June 3rd
$105.00 August 3rd
$115.00 September 3rd
$125.00 November 16th
$140.00 November 30th (registration closes)

Armed forces and students receive a $10 discount at the end of registration
**participants will be required to show valid military or student identification at check-in or must pay the full registration fee

- Competitive heats will be an additional $10
- Competitive CrossFit® heat will be an additional $10


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


Important Race DocumentsDownloadable PDF's





Location InformationRough Creek Lodge & Resort - START TIME 8:00 a.m.

5165 County Road 2013
Glen Rose, Texas 76043

click for map/directionsMAP & DIRECTIONS

All parking is on site. There will be a $10.00 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 Day InformationWhat You Need To Know

When: Saturday, December 3rd, 2011

Distance: A little over 8 (relatively) fast miles. Fastest time should be around 70 minutes. Longest times will be over 2.5 hours. This is a chip timed event.

Start Times: Heats start at 8am with up to 250 racers per heat and continuing every 30 minutes throughout the day. Enter the 8am “Elite” heat if you want to be as competitive as possible, race against the best, and

Aid Stations: Two aid stations on course with water, maybe some other goodies. We’ll finalize this as we get closer to race day. Carry extra hydration and fuel if you think you might bonk or pass out from dehydration.

All Racers Receive:

  • - Finishers Medal
    - T-Shirt
    - Free Beer ticket for anyone 21 and over
    - Free Meal
    - DJ Entertainment
    - High pressure water to the gut
    - Roasted Shoelaces
    - Scrapes and Bruises
    - Stories, stories, and more stories

Please note that coolers or grills are not allowed within the main event area. Spectators are welcome (subject to same parking fee mentioned above).

Dignified Exit Option: If you are unsure if you can do the full course we are allowing a 'dignified exit' at around mile 3. This will also serve as the ultimate test of resolve for those who plan on doing the full event. Each racer will have to confront the choice between luxury and relaxation or facing 5 more miles of HELL. You are welcome to plan on only doing the 3 mile section of course but the price remains the same and you will not receive an official time.  You will still receive a T-shirt and medal (just not the same medal one as those completing the full course).

Spectators: Spectator tickets are $15 and sold onsite (please bring cash, limited Credit Card services are available). As a Spartan Race spectator, you get $5 Spartan bucks redeemable at the merchandise tent, a festival map, and rad access to some obstacles on the course, the epic Gladiator pit and finish line, and the vendor tents! So enjoy the live music and watching your friends and loved ones slip and slide through the Spartan course in the safety and comfort (and relative mudlessness) of the Spartan Race festival ground areas! Raffles, entertainment, free muddy hugs from Spartan athletes, and all the other festival perks make this the best $15 you'll ever spend and we promise the next ticket you will want to buy will be a race entry!


Interested in FREE parking and a FREE race entry (for you or anyone else)?  Volunteer!

See our FAQ section for more information.

Musical Entertainment: DJ Notorious Jen, Nasty Revival, Baby & The Geezers, The Magnificent Rogues

Cash Prize Heat!$20,000 at Stake

Heat Start Time:  3.30pm


Spartan Race is now offering $20,000 in a ”winner take all” prize at our final 2011 race in Texas. The Super Spartan on December 3rd, at Rough Creek Lodge & Resort, Glen Rose, TX, will set the stage for the final showdown of our fastest 2011 athletes with the top male and top female finisher each walking away with a $10,000 prize (totaling $20,000) with the fastest time in a special championship heat (time of this heat to be announced 2 weeks prior to race). That heat will be open to anyone who has finished in the Top 10% of any Spartan Race worldwide in 2011 (calculated based on aggregated times from all heats). Qualified athletes will be receiving a special race entry invitation by email to accept their spot. Note that  you must correctly attempt to complete all obstacles and/or complete all penalty burpees if not capable of completing the obstacles to be eligible for the prize. HERE is a demonstration of the proper form for a squat thrust (a.k.a. burpee) that must be properly executed upon if you fail to complete an obstacle.  Penalties will be strictly monitored and enforced.


The winners (one male and one female) will receive $10,000 and earn the title of the “World’s Best Obstacle Racer.” Second place will receive an expenses paid trip to the Spartan World Championships to be held in Killington, VT race in September 2012, and third-fifth place finishers will receive entry to the 2012 championship event. All applications must be received by Oct. 31 to qualify. Winners will be notified by Nov. 15. *See terms & conditions for more information. You MUST be registered for the Dec. 3 Super Spartan at Glen Rose to qualify. Haven’t registered yet? Click here.

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! Interested? Learn more here...

Hurricane Heat AvailableRun with the Spartan race Founders & Staff

Hurricane HeatThe Hurricane Heat (a.k.a. HH) is a special Spartan Fun Run opportunity that gives runners the chance to meet and run with the Founders and staff of Spartan Race in a unique and memorable way. Held sometime early Saturday morning or Friday night (Head lamps and glow sticks required!)  it will take you through the course in groups with the goal of just finishing the course. No chips, no clock, just a fun run Spartan-style that represents what our company and our athletes are about… getting up when you’re knocked down and finishing what you start..

Successful finishers earn a finisher medal, a Hurricane Heaters badge, entry into a closed networking group, a finisher t-shirt, and the chance of a lifetime finding the Spartan finish line a Hurricane Heater.

Spartan GORUCK Challenge ExperienceAre You Up For It?

The Super Spartan in Glen Rose Texas will feature a joint effort with the GORUCK Challenge!  GORUCK Tough members are entitled to 20% off the Spartan Race and FREE entry into our Friday evening Hurricane Heat. Get your chance to run with Spartan Founders and staffers as well as GORUCK Challenge Cadre (aka Special Forces guys) in a unique and memorable way.  Beginning Friday evening, December 2nd you will be taken through mental and physical challenges in teams with a goal of just finishing the obstacles and tasks issued by the Spartan team. No chips, no clock, just a “fun” run Spartan Style that represents what our athletes are all about getting up when you’re knocked down and finishing what you start. We are confident that you will get in some of that GORUCK good livin’ along the way.


Meet time and location as well as mandatory gear will be communicated prior to the event in an email from Spartan Race staff. Successful finishers earn a finisher medal, a Hurricane Heat badge, entry into a closed networking group, a discount on rad Spartan gear, a limited edition Hurricane Heat Finisher t-shirt, and the experience of a lifetime while earning your title Hurricane Heater, Glen Rose class of 2011.


GORUCK Challenge Cadre are also spearheading a Ruckoff after the HH at a campsite TBD, open to all.  Everyone will be telling tales and prepping for the Spartan Race the next day.


On Saturday, December 3rd the final heat of the day will be a special GORUCK heat where entrants will be running with Team GORUCK in the 8+ miles of mud and mayhem in this inaugural joint experience with Spartan and GORUCK Challenge.


How to Register? Email SpartanUSA@SpartanRace.com


On behalf of the GORUCK Challenge and Spartan Race, welcome to what will undoubtedly be an amazing adventure. We hope to see you in Texas for some good livin’! 


Haven't completed a GORUCK Challenge yet and want to run with Team GORUCK? Texas Spartans, the Challenge will be in Fort Worth on November 19 and Austin on November 26.

Race Director's NotesMessage from Mike

3/23/11: My wife and her family are from Texas. The more time I spend there the more I learn to appreciate a few key things. Specifically, Texas is big, it’s hot, and just because someone is fixin’ something doesn’t necessarily mean it’s broken. Glen Rose is home to real Dinosaur tracks, the Rough Creek Lodge, and soon thousands of Spartans fixin’ to battle this fast and fun course set around the Lodge. The first weekend in December promises awesome racing weather – much less chance of heat stroke when racing in 50 degree temps. Compared to some of our other courses this is relatively flat, but there are still some quick ups and downs, super-cool technical sections, river crossings, and big, Texas style obstacles. You will get wet, your lungs will burn, and you will have an awesome story to brag to your buddies about after finishing this course. I highly recommend grabbing one of the few rooms available at the lodge and treating yourself to a relaxing stay before and after the race. Be sure to register for the 9am heat if you want to race the best and have a shot at the title. Keep checking back for updates!

Pre Race Packet Pick-Up TBD


Spartan Children's EventJr. Spartan Adventure Race

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 Finisher Medals

Spartan Race is proud to offer a kid’s race for all Spartans-in-training ages 5 - 13 at each of our races!  Kicking off at 12:05 in each location, Junior Spartans get to tear through their own version of a Spartan Race complete with obstacles and as much mud as we can offer!  Half mile or less, these courses are fun, empowering, and definitely a part of the Spartan festival you don’t want to miss!  Bring your kids, bring your camera, and we’ll bring the smiles!

Boot CampsSpartan Race Boot Camps

605 Austin Avenue
Waco, TX 76701

CrossFit Waco is a gym unlike any other gym in our area. We do not have machines. We do not have fancy televisions on treadmills, or even a “Cardio Cinema” room. We do not even have air conditioning. But what we do have is a fitness program that will put you into the best shape of your life. We use constantly varied, full functional body movements executed at a high intensity throughout our WODS (Workout of the Day). Our program will deliver you a fitness level that cannot be matched.  Free classes to Spartan racers every Saturday at 9am.


Spartan Race and Camp Gladiator are working together to ensure you are ready to go for the baddest, dirtiest, most challenging race ever.   All registered Spartans may attend any Camp Gladiator Saturday workout at locations that are offered.  Camp Gladiator is the state’s largest fitness camp and has over 100 locations in DFW and more than 45 in Austin!  When signed up, one can literally attend any and all locations as much as they want.  Come try and keep up with the Camp Gladiator contenders on free Saturday workouts so that you can dominate the other Spartans on December 3rd.  Visit our website at www.campgladiator.com


The Spartan Race is one of the hardest races around and requires something deep within in-order to finish. X-Train realizes the mental and physical challenges that each individual goes through when taking on an obstacle like this and that is why the X-Train Fitness Community has devised a FREE 4 session program geared in helping each individual achieve optimal mental and physical toughness. Our program will teach you how to push through barriers, how to grasp the concept of digging deep, we will build strength, core, power and endurance. We will give you all the tools needed in-order to become a champion, like many other of our members. First class will begin November 5th @ 11:15am at the X-Train Facility. ( 917 West Anderson Ln, Austin Tx 78750 ).In order to take part in this training program, you must bring documentation of Spartan Race registration as well as picture I.D. For any questions, please feel free to call or email Barron Jackson mobile: 512-789-4268 email barronkj@gmail.com


AccommodationsSpartan Lodging

113 Paluxy Summit Boulevard (Hwy 67 @ Hwy 144), Glen Rose, TX 76043



Mention the Spartan Race to receive the Special Spartan Race Discount

Hotel Stay Includes:

  • Hot Breakfast Buffet Bar
  • 24-Hour Hot Beverage Station
  • Exercise Facility
  • Free WIFI Access
  • Easy access to the Texas Super Spartan Race


Rough Creek Lodge and Resort (Race Venue)
5165 County Road 2013
Glen Rose, Texas 76043

The extremely luxurious Rough Creek Lodge is offering this discounted dine and stay package for Spartan Racers: $500/couple per night.  Includes a 5-star dinner for two and an amazing breakfast for two.  Normally this package is $750!  Leave your room and be at the race start in seconds!

Comfort Inn & Suites
1615 NE Big Bend Trail,
Glen Rose, TX 76043
Phone # 254-898-8900

** Ask for SPARTAN RACE Discounted Rates **

Rates Includes:
- Complimentary Hot Buffet Breakfast
-Free High Speed Internet Access
-Excercise Facility
-Business Center
-Comfortable SERTA MATTRESSES to all rooms