Vermont Spartan Beast Presented by Dial For Men

Vermont Beast obstacle course trail race in Killington, VT
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Registration FeesSpartan Beast Fee Schedule & Details

Individual Until
$110 March 29th (Early Bird)
$120 April 29th
$140 May 29th
$157 June 29th
$169 July 29th
$181 August 29th
$193 September 12th
$205 September 19th (Registration Closes)

Armed forces and students receive a $10 discount during 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
- Team Discounts (see below)

Registrations are final.  No refunds. No changing start waves.

Important Race DocumentsDownloadable PDF's

Race Director Notes:  Beast & Ultra Beast (updated 9/17)







Location InformationKillington Resort

Snowshed Base Lodge
3800 Killington Road
Killington, VT 05751

click for map/directionsMAP & DIRECTIONS

Parking:  $10 per car.  Please feel free to use our Facebook wall to set up carpooling!

Race Day InformationWhat 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: September 22nd and September 23rd* 2012

Distance: 13+ miles, fastest time should be around 180 minutes. Those who can climb well will be rewarded.

Start Times: Heats start at 8am. Enter the 8am "Competitive" heat if you want to be as competitive as possible and race against the best.

Aid Stations: (UPDATED 9/17): In a Spartan Race first, this race is largely SELF-SUPPORTED. There will only be TWO WATER STATIONS on this 13 mile course with zero calories available to racers. The water stations will be at miles 6 and 9. It will not be sufficient for you to rely solely on these water station for your hydration needs. This additional challenge will take the difficulty of this event to the next level; you will need to plan and train accordingly. (UPDATED 9/13!): We have a local elementary school that will be on course accepting donations for cups of lemonade and water. Please bring cash if you would like to reap the benefits of this oasis in the middle of the course!


All racers will be REQUIRED TO HAVE A WATER SOURCE ON THEM at the start line in order to start the race. Yes, you read that correctly, mandatory gear in the form of a water source (camelback, bottle, fuel belt, etc). It is up to you to determine how significant of a water source you will need. We highly recommend you also have some calories with you on the course. It will take Olympic caliber athletes 3 hours to complete this race. Most of you will take 5-8 hours. If you donít plan your nutrition and hydration properly you will risk not finishing the event and you are putting your health at risk.


For more info on the Self-Supported concept, please read this.

Dark Zones: The sun sets at 6:45pm on race day. As the course is developed we will be establishing cut-offs at checkpoints throughout the course. Racers will have to reach various checkpoints, BEFORE the designated cut off time. If they do not reach the checkpoint on time, they will be removed for their own safety. We are exploring all of our options to keep racers on the course for as long as possible, including the allowed use of headlamps to complete certain portions of the course.

Swimming: There are 1-2 water crossings/obstacles on the course that racers must navigate. Athletes that can not swim will be given PFDs (Personal Floatation Device).

Littering: The terrain is beautiful and we are lucky to have the opportunity to race on it. No littering. If you do, you will be disqualified and pulled from the course.
All Racers Receive:

  • - Finishers Medal
    - T-Shirt
    - Free Beer ticket for anyone 21 and over
    - Access to a Rockin' festival area
    - Tired legs from climbing up and down the mountain
    - Wet and muddy clothes
    - Beast Bragging Rights

Spectators: Want a front row seat to all the Spartan action? Spectator tickets are available online for $10 (click the yellow register button above like you're registering to race and choose the spectator option), or purchase them on-site for $15 (please bring cash). As a Spartan Race spectator, you'll receive $5 Spartan bucks redeemable at the merchandise tent, entry to the rocking festival area, a festival map, access to some of the obstacles on course, not to mention the epic Gladiator pit and finish line. Enjoy music and watch your friends and loved ones slip and slide through the Spartan course in the relative safety and comfort of the Spartan Race festival grounds! You can also test your fitness in our festival challenges including the Pull-Up Challenge, Slosh Pipe Challenge, Kaiser Challenge and Traverse Wall Challenge. Beware, the next ticket you'll want to buy might have you standing on the Spartan starting line!


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

See our FAQ section for more information.

Ultra Beast Marathon26.2 Mile Marathon Obstacle Course Race

What do you get when you do a Spartan Beast.. twice? You get the Ultra Beast Marathon.


The Ultra Beast Marathon will be ONE roughly 26.2 mile mostly self supported heat on September 22nd and you will have to apply for acceptance into the Ultra Beast Marathon. Interested and think you have what it takes? Read full details here!

VERMONT HIGH SCHOOL CHALLENGESunday, September 23rd at 12:00pm

Read full details here!


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

**ONLY Saturday Racers can pick up packets on Friday Night**
**Sunday Racers MUST pick up packets on-site Sunday morning**

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...

Spartan Kids RaceSpartan Racing For Kids

Jr. Spartan | 0.5 miles

Varsity Spartan | 1 mile


Spartan Race is not only limited to adult fun! Bring the kids ages 4-13 who can participate in their very own Jr. Spartan race. They will enjoy the thrill of the run, a variety of scaled down obstacles and their own mini festival area filled with games and children's challenges! Our mission is to inspire children to develop a love for fitness at an early age.


The course is about a 1⁄2 mile filled with junior obstacles for Jr. Spartans and 1 mile for Varsity Spartans. Each child will receive a T-shirt and Finisher's Medal with 100% of the Jr. Spartan Adventure proceeds benefiting the Kids Fit Foundation.


As a leader in the movement to help children learn life-long health and fitness habits, the Kids Fit Foundation strives to raise awareness and develop programs that educate, empower and inspire kids to become and stay fit.


Spartan Kids’ heats go off between 12pm and 1pm.


Pre-Register: $25 / Day of Registration: $30


*Kids Registration and check-in closes at noon so please be early. To register, click the REGISTER button on the top right of this page.

AccommodationsSpartan Lodging

Killington Grand Hotel
Phone: 800-324-6819

Other Lodging Options

Race Results & PhotosWhere Do I Get Them?

You can go right here for results and a photos link will be coming soon.