July 17, 2016
Blue Mountain Ski Area
https://staging.mudrunguide.com/event/pennsylvania-spartan-race-spartan-sprint-1-2016/ Blue Mountain Ski Area, 1660 Blue Mountain DR, Palmerton, PA, United States Spartan Race firstname.lastname@example.org use-title true MM/DD/YYYY
Race Start Time:
7:30am Elite Men
7:45am Elite Women
8:00am - 11:00am Morning Start Times
11:15am Afternoon Start Times Begin
Last Heat: TBD
Waves of 200 athletes will be released every 15 minutes across 3 groups (Elite, Morning, Afternoon).
Venue:Blue Mountain Ski Area
1660 Blue Mountain DR
Palmerton, PA, United States - View Map
Distance & Course Length:
3-5 miles, 20-23 obstacles, 40 minutes fastest time, 80 minutes average finish time
|Overview||Multi-distance Obstacle Race, Worldwide locations|
|Kids||Yes. Jr. Spartan: ages 4-9, Varsity Spartan: ages 10-13|
Become a member of the Spartan TRIFECTA Tribe by finishing one of each Spartan distance: Sprint, Super and Beast, in a calendar year (January 1 – December 31st), anywhere in the world.
|Obstacles||Varies by distance; Sprint features 10-12, Beast contains over 30.|
|Terrain||Varies by location depending on topography; the course will use any and all natural obstacles and elements to make a demanding and interesting course.|
|Hardest Obstacle||Spinners: A spinning, corkscrew "monkey bar" designed to really test upper body and grip strength. If you fail, 30 burpees are waiting for you.|
|Penalties||Failing or skipping any obstacle results in a penalty of 30 burpees.|
|Gear||Wear athletic gear that will allow movement in any direction as you will be climbing over and scurrying under obstacles, lifting and pulling heavy objects and running trails, through water, mud, and jumping over fire. Gloves may help with some rope-based obstacles, well-fitting athletic shoes should help minimize blisters.|
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Use discount code MRG10 for 10% off your registration
Registration:Visit Event Website
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Cost & Pricing:
|Morning Cost||Afternoon Cost||Until|
|$59||$59||Tier 1 (First 100 Spots)|
|$79||$89||June 15th, 2016 (registration closes)|
|$99||$99||Race Day Registration|
ELITE WAVE: additional $20 - Our Elite wave will start at 8am, on both Saturday and Sunday. A portion of additional charge to enter the ELITE wave will be used to pay out our Cash Purse. Cash paid out to TOP 10 Finishers male and female, Saturday AND Sunday.
|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|
|Registrations are final. No changing start waves. We do not issue refunds, regardless of circumstance, nor do we issue partial refunds. We also do not allow registrations to transfer from person to person. If you are injured and cannot race, you can volunteer at the race for a future race credit.|
|Team Discounts are available|
|NOTE: Discount Codes will not apply during Pre-Registration period.|
What You Get / What's Included:
- Spartan Race Finishers medal
- A trifecta medal wedge piece
- Free race photos
- Spartan Race T-Shirt
- Free beer ticket
- A chance to play on some really unique terrain
- Bragging rights
- A scrape (or two)
Blue Mountain Ski Area is nestled within the picturesque Little Gap Valley amidst the breathtaking backdrop of the neighboring Pocono Mountains. But don’t let the beautiful views and trails fool you, this course is punishing! The mountainous terrain makes use of steep slopes and takes you in and out of the surrounding forest, it has long climbs and quick descents. Here you get a taste of what it’s like to climb mountains and the sense of accomplishment that overcomes you as you reach the top. Couple the tremendous climbs with the obstacles, and even the fittest Spartan will feel challenged.
Since it is a ski mountain, you can plan on running up and down very steep slopes all day. Cutting in and out of a mixture of open fields, tight trails, boulder fields, muddy chutes, and dense forest is a given for this course
Two years in a row the Elite Men’s and Women’s Spartan Race competition has been the featured race for Reebok Spartan Race on NBC Sports. The Blue Mountain venue offers a compelling preview of how the World Championship might play out come the end of the season.
During the 2015 Season, this venue also played host to the second Spartan Combine, an event designed to bring a new element to the sport of obstacle racing. Simply put, when you sign up for Pennsylvania, there’s a lot this venue has to offer.
As part of the Devil’s Trifecta, which also includes the Virginia, and Killington races, Blue Mountain has a long history that brings racers an understanding of perseverance.
Epic views from the top. [And a colossal feeling of accomplishment from the bottom].
On Saturday evening join the after party and enjoy team building with the Hurricane Heat. Or if you’re looking for even more fun take on the 12 Hour Hurricane Heat the second weekend.
Spectators are treated to jaw dropping course views with chair lift rides from the bottom to the top.
Dine at the Slopeside Pub and Grill and replenish all the calories you depleted from conquering the course and the mountain!
The Reebok Spartan Sprint: This is our shortest course. It is perfect for athletes of all levels; from Spartan first timers to seasoned racers. The 3+ Mile Sprint may be our shortest distance but it packs more than 20 Signature Spartan Obstacles including mud, fire, walls and barbed wire. If you think you can’t do it, you’re wrong. Get to the starting line and show yourself what you are capable of.
There are some staples in our repertoire. There are also some venue specific and terrain inspired obstacles. We will not, however, spell it out for you. We do not have course maps. Each Spartan Race strives to surprise the athlete. Preperation for the unknown is a must.
There is fire, mud, water, barbed wire, and occasionally Hell on Earth. There WILL be obstacles to catch you off guard. Curve balls, so to speak. Get over it.
We’re here to rip you from your comfort zone. If you need a road map for each step of the way, then maybe this race isn’t for you.
3-4 aid stations on course with water, maybe some other goodies. We’ll finalize this as we get closer to race day. All racers should carry extra water and energy sources as this course will be very challenging.
Awards ceremony for the top finishers of the Spartan Race (varies by location, not always applicable)
Spartan Race prizes awarded to teams
Want a front row seat to all the Spartan action? Spectator tickets are available for $20 online or purchase them onsite 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 grounds map, access to some of the obstacles on course, not to mention the epic Gladiator pit and finish line. Enjoy the 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!
All parking is on site or at very nearby satellite lots; you will be directed by mountain staff as you arrive. There will be a $10 per car, $20 per van, $50 per bus or RV 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). Be prepared to have to park in one of the satellite lots and take one of the many busses we will have running throughout the day to and from the main event area.
Post Race Party – music, food to purchase, and beer*!
*Beer where applicable and following all drinking age laws.
Spartan Kids Race
Jr. Spartan , 0.5 miles
Varsity Spartan , 1 mile
Varsity Spartan Heats start at 10am, 12pm, and 2pm on Saturday. Junior Varsity Spartan Heats start at 10:30am, 12:30pm, and 2:30pm on Saturday.
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.
We now have 3 start times for each distance for the Spartan Kids Race! No excuses parents, now the entire family can race!
Pre-Register: $25 / Day of Registration: $30
Bag Check - Try and leave as much stuff as you can at home or in your car— but for the stuff you can't leave behind, or that you don't want covered in mud and water, we will have a secure place to check in your gear. Check in is $5/bag – you will get a wrist band to wear that matches the band we put on your bag so make sure you keep that safe.
There’s no dress code, per se, but you’ll be running in mud and water, climbing hills and mountains, crawling under barbed wire and jumping fire. So choose wisely my friends.
Professional event day photos will be posted on the event page 5-7 days after the event, FREE OF CHARGE! You don’t have to stay up all night checking the site for this – we’ll email you when your photos are ready
Challenge Your Friends for a Spartan Race
Build 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!
Coupons / Discount Codes:
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