Vermont Spartan Beast

Vermont Spartan Beast obstacle course trail race in Killington, VT

Registration FeesSpartan BeastFee Schedule

Spartan Special Offer: The first 250 racers who sign up will receive a free lift ticket to Killington Resort good from Feb 28th through the end of the ski season.

Individual Until
$105.00 July 6th
$115.00 July 23rd
$125.00 August 3rd (registration closes)

Armed forces/students receive a $10 discount at the end of registration. Competitive heat (SOLD OUT) will be an additional $10 (includes 9am start time, chip timing, and world ranking).


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












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 InformationKillington Resort - START TIME 9:00 a.m.

Snowshed Base Lodge
3800 Killington Road
Killington, VT 05751

click for map/directionsMAP & DIRECTIONS

Race DetailsWhat You Need To Know

Spartan Beast - 10-12 mile Obstacle Race from Hell. If you have done any race anywhere in the world: whether a mud run, fun run, olympic run, bike race, death march or any kind of event claiming to be the "toughest race on the planet" you will be happy to know that this is where it ends..THIS IS THE SPARTAN BEAST...Step up and get out of your comfort zone, many will arrive, but few will leave!


NOTE: If you are unsure as to if you can do The Beast we are allowing you a 'dignified exit' if you need it at 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 choice between luxury and relaxation or facing 9 more miles of HELL. You are welcome to plan on only doing 3 mile section of course but price remains the same and you will not receive official time or medal.


When: August 6th, 2011

Distance: Over 10-12 miles, fastest time should be around 180 minutes. Those who can climb well will be rewarded.

Start Times: Heats start at 9am. Enter the 9am “Competitive ” heat if you want to be as competitive as possible and race against the best.

Aid Stations: Three aid stations will be on course with water and/or sports drinks. This might change as race day approaches so be sure to check back.

All Racers Receive:

  • - Finishers Medal
    - T-Shirt
    - Free Beer ticket for anyone 21 and over
    - Catered Meal
    - DJ Entertainment
    - Tired legs from climbing up and down the mountain
    - Good views of the Killington Valley
    - Wet and muddy clothes
    - Beast Bragging Rights

See our FAQ section for more information

Race Director's NotesMessage from Mike

7/28- A few updates:


-The water “element” is towards the end of the course and coincidently provides a scenic background for a wedding taking place on Killington’s property on race day.  We hope that everyone is through the course by the time the guests are being seated but we are still going to take necessary precautions so we don’t ruing the moment for the new bride and groom.  If you haven’t entered the water by 4:00pm you will be re-routed around the pond (which you might be happy about by that point).


-We will have a very limited number of pfds for the water element.  Now you can’t skip it because you can’t swim!  If you are afraid of lake water, time to be a Spartan and overcome your fears.  Get the person next to you to guide you through it.


-We still need some volunteers for the race.  If you have friends or family attending it’s a great way for them to see some of the course (otherwise no course access for spectators) and earn a free entry for any future race (except the Spartan Beast).  Free food, free beer ticket (for anyone 21 and over), and a free t-shirt for those that help.  We specifically need volunteers for our 2nd shift (noon to 5:30pm).  Email if interested.


7/22 – This weekend (not just the race) is shaping up to be epic.  Starting with the dinner Friday night going all the way through Saturday night at the Pickle Barrel.  I just finished up my last  bit of scouting and this is going to be a tough and nasty course.  I don’t usually use those two words together but this time is the exception.  Those racing early might be the lucky ones doing all the work breaking through grass and vegetation sometimes as tall as your chest.  (Watch your foot placement as there are plenty of hidden holes out there).  Lots of bushwhacking, utilization of existing mountain bike and hiking trails, and some dirt roads.  There will be swimming (~100 yards).  We’ll have 5 aid stations on the course with ONLY water.  If I were racing I would definitely consider carrying hydration and fuel (i.e. gels, bar, etc) as many of you will be out there for 4+ hours and you will definitely suffer without getting some calories.  Also, I’m not going to go overboard marking this course like I do with the shorter races.  If you pay attention, you will be fine.  Don’t blindly follow the heard in front of you and keep your eye out for turns, arrows, and the ribbons.  This is the BEAST, we aren’t going to hold your hand through this course so show up prepared.  And as always, be ready to have a blast getting your butt kicked and making some memories.  I hope to make it Saturday night to the party to personally congratulate all of you.


1/2/11: This is going to be a good test for all your Spartans out there in the New England and Tri-State area. I scouted Killington right before their first snowfall and it was cold, wet, dark and I was alone on the mountain. I left with another reminder of how awesome this area is. By the time you attack this beast it will be early August and you’ll probably be wishing it was raining while you climb 1600’ feet to the top of Skye Peak under the summer sun. I need another good scouting once the snow melts so keep checking back for updates but I do have a basic course laid out. For the most part this is going to be a big 10-12 mile loop around the resort complete with a steep and long bushwhack, a short swim in shallow water, plenty of obstacles, and the usual fire jump and gladiator pit. I’m trying to see if I can work in a memorization test that will reward those of you who are used to working your prefrontal lobes and also a log carry that will certainly make things more frustrating. But, with frustration and challenge comes greater reward, right?

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

12:05pm 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.

Pre Race Packet Pick-Up Friday, August 5th 4-8pm Bon Fire Registration Party

Outback PizzaOutback Pizza
2841 Killington Road
Killington, VT 05751
(802) 422-9885

Outback Pizza will be offering an $8.00 all you can eat pasta and pizza buffet! Live acoustic music will be performed by singer Andy McGuinnis from 6 to 8pm.

Spartan Saturday Night Post-Race Party Saturday, August 6th 8pm-2am

Pickle Barrel Night ClubPickle Barrel Night Club
1741 Killington Road
Killington, VT 05751
(802) 422-3035

Pickle Barrel will host a theme party with a live band and DJ FREE to all Spartan Race participants.
Transportation: Offer free transportation with our Barrel Riders to and from the Pickle Barrel.

Spartan Lodging Accommodations

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Entertainment Saturday Afternoon Entertainment

Saturday, August 6th beginning at 3:30pm
K-1 Ski lodge will be host to “Badfish, a Tribute to Sublime” with Special Guests: Scotty Don’t.