World Championship Spartan Beast

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

Price Valid Through Saturday Individual Sunday Individual
March 24th (Early Bird)
April 24th
May 24th
June 24th
July 24th
August 24th
September 4th
September 18th (Registration Closes)

Military and First responders receive a $30 discount during registration. **participants will be required to pass a validation procedure via our partners at GovX. Students receive a $10 discount during registration **participants will be required to show valid student identification at check-in or must pay the full day of race registration fee

- Elite heats will be an additional $30
- Team Discounts (see below)

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

Important Race DocumentsDownloadable PDF's **Check Back Often, We Do Update These**

*All racers MUST sign both a Spartan Race Waiver AND the appropriate Killington Waiver

Participant Waiver

Spectator & Volunteer Waiver

Kids Waiver

Killington Participant Waiver

Killington Spectator & Volunteer Waiver

Killington Kids Waiver

Spartan Athlete Guide

Rules and Course Notes ~ updated 9.17.13

Location InformationKillington Ski Resort

Killington Ski Resort
Killington, Vermont

Race Day InformationWhat You Need To Know

World Championship 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 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SPARTAN BEAST...Step up and get out of your comfort zone, many will arrive, but few will leave!


The Spartan Race World Championships are around the corner. Our 2013 Points Season is coming to a close. Did Spartan Race change your life? Share your story and you could be featured on national TV. Start by creating your profile today. Filming will take place during the World Championships Race.


When: September 21st and September 22nd 2013

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

Start Times: Starting at 8am, waves of 200 athletes will be released every 15 minutes across 5 groups (Elite, Confirmed, Morning, Afternoon, Late Afternoon). YOUR exact start time in the group you registered for will be posted here a few days prior to event date. Want to know more details? Read our FAQ.

Aid Stations: **UPDATE 9.17.13 - Due to the difficulty of this race course, we have added five water stations throughout the course. *It will NOT be mandatory for Elite Male and Female Beast Racers to carry a hydration pack. *Hydration packs ARE still mandatory for all other racers.


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

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

Spectators: Want a front row seat to all the Spartan action? Spectator tickets are available online for $20 (click the yellow register button above like you're registering to race and choose the spectator option), or purchase them on-site for $25 (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.

Spartan Charity ChallengeRecruit a Team, Support a Charity!

Recruit a team of 5 people and choose a charity you want to run on behalf of and compete at the Spartan World Championships. The fastest 5 teams win prize money for their charity. For more information, 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...

Race Packet Pick-Up Race Day

You will pick your packet up on race day morning, so arrive early!

AccommodationsSpartan Lodging

Click on the Town of Killington logo to choose from a variety of places to stay during your visit to Vermont.

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.

Race Results & PhotosWhere Do I Get Them?

You can go right here for results and photos. To see photos, search for your name or bib #, click on your name and you will see a "Race Photos" tab.