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Spartan Race Schedule

Operations: Race Headquarters will be at Snowshed Base Lodge at Killington Resort, with Snowshed Cafeteria and the Long Trail Pub open for business. If the weather is nice, there will be an outdoor BBQ.
The K-1 Lodge, Roaring Brook Umbrella Bars, scenic gondola rides, mountain biking, hiking and disc golf will all remain open at regular hours.

Sept. 21
Vermont Spartan Sprint
Distance: Approximately 4 miles
Start Times: Starting at 9 a.m., waves of 200 athletes will be released every 15 minutes across 4 groups (Elite, Confirmed, Morning, Early Afternoon).

Jr. Spartan and Varsity Spartan (ages 4-13)
Distance: Jr. Spartan 1/2 mile; Varsity Spartan 1 mile
Start Times: Spartan Kids' heats go off between 12-1 p.m.

Sept. 21-22
World Championship Spartan Beast
Distance: 10-12 mile Obstacle Race from Hell featuring insane mud running
Start Times: Starting at 8 a.m., waves of 200 athletes will be released every 15 minutes across 5 groups (Elite, Confirmed, Morning, Afternoon, Late Afternoon).
NOTE: A "dignified exit" is available at mile 3 for those that don't think they can finish.

Jr. Spartan and Varsity Spartan (ages 4-13)
Distance: Jr. Spartan 1/2 mile; Varsity Spartan 1 mile
Start Times: Spartan Kids' heats go off between 12-1 p.m.

Sept. 21-22
Spartan Race World Championships
Distance: 13+ miles, fastest time should be around 180 minutes
Start Times: Starting at 8 a.m., waves of 200 athletes will be released every 15 minutes across 5 groups (Elite, Confirmed, Morning, Afternoon, Late Afternoon).

Sept. 22
Vermont Ultra Beast Marathon
Distance: 26+ miles of obstacles to test physical strength and mental resolve
Start Times: Early morning between 5-6 a.m.
NOTE: Not everyone can enter this one; athletes have to be accepted