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Spartan Race spectator infomation

Do you want to feel the glory of besting a Gladiator in the pit before the finish line, feel the heat of the fire singe your leg hairs, or take an icy plunge down a slippery slide into a muddy swamp? No? Then, how about watching others suffer through it in the safety and comfort of a Spartan Race festival ground?

Spectator tickets are available online for $20 at www.spartanrace.com, or purchase them on-site for $25 - cash only. Parking is an additional $10 per car, again, cash only.

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. The Spartan festival is designed specifically for family and friends to enjoy while their loved ones destroy the Spartan Course. From the comfort and cleanliness of the sidelines and festival grounds, take it all in, and get some sweet swag! On-lookers can also test their fitness in 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!

Starting at 8 a.m., waves of 200 competitors will take off every 15 minutes in the following categories: Elite, Confirmed, Morning, Afternoon, Late Afternoon.

Spectator locations will be set up the K-1 deck, the Roaring Brook Umbrella Bars, the Snowshed area and the Snowshed Pond.