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Spartan Race returns to Killington


Athletes conquer boundaries and embrace resilience on an unknown course through the mountains

Sept. 16-17—KILLINGTON—This weekend, the rugged terrain of Killington Ski Resort in Vermont will bear witness to a formidable spectacle of human endurance and spirit—the Spartan Race. Known for its demanding obstacle courses that challenge both physical and mental fortitude, the Spartan Race has become a symbol of pushing boundaries and embracing resilience.

The Spartan Race offers a diverse range of races and courses, each tailored to cater to different levels of fitness and determination. For those seeking the ultimate test of endurance, “The Beast” beckons, presenting a grueling 21K course with a staggering 30 obstacles. This course pushes participants to their limits, navigating steep slopes, off-trail descents, and massive climbs. 

For those seeking an adrenaline-pumping, shorter experience, “The Sprint” awaits, offering a thrilling 5K race with 20 formidable obstacles. 

A Family-Friendly Affair

The Spartan Race encourages the whole family to embrace their inner warriors. There is a kid’s race features 1-3K courses tailored to different age groups, complete with age-appropriate obstacles. This ensures that even the youngest members of the family can participate and experience the thrill of conquering challenges.

This year, the Killington Ski Resort will host the pinnacle of all the Spartan Races—the 2023 North American Championship Race which will be held on the Beast course. This event is set to draw the best age group racers from across the continent, showcasing the elite athletes who have dedicated themselves to mastering the Spartan courses.

All spectators need a Spectator Pass. Spectator passes are available online for $20. Passes will be available on-site for $25.

Wristbands can be picked up at the Spectator Tent on Race Day.

Please print and fill out the Spartan Race Waiver the Spartan Race | Vermont Obstacle Course Races event page and bring it with you along with one valid form of photo identification.

Food, drink and sponsor product will be available for purchase.

Some venues have unique spectator viewing access to get your favorite Spartan racer’s picture.

Parking is at Skyship Base Station. There will be buses available running from Skyship to Bear  Mtn. Base Lodge and back throughout the day starting at  5:30 a.m.  with last bus down at 9 p.m. on Sat and 6 a.m.-7 p.m. on Sunday.

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