Palmerton Spartan Race
Don’t let the scenic views and beautiful trails of Blue Mountain fool you, our hilly Pennsylvania Spartan Race courses will be punishing. The reward is waiting for you at the end, after conquering PA's highest vertical!
The Spartan Race is back at Blue!
Spartan is at Blue Mountain for the seventh year in a row!
Do YOU have what it takes? Prove it and sign up!
- Spartan Super & Sprint on Saturday July 14 & Sunday July 15
- Show your true colors - race both and be well on your way to earning a SPARTAN TRIFECTA.
- Questions? Open House at Blue Fri- July 13th 4-6pm.
In town visiting? Check out other cool things to do in Carbon County.
Learn the Facts
Terrain: 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. Be prepared for an adventure on PA's highest vertical!
Physical Address: 1660 Blue Mountain Drive, Palmerton PA 18071
GPS coordinates: N - 4048.653 / W - 7531.251
Avg. Temp: High 87, Low 62
Avg. Rainfall: 4.17 inches
Vertical Drop: 1,082 ft
Elevation: 1,600 ft
Special gear needed: No fuel will be provided on course, only water. Hydration packs (or water containers of some variety) are strongly suggested for all racers.
On-site parking is available at Blue Mountain, but space is limited.. so please carpool if you can!
Cash only - pay as you enter:
$10 per car
$20 per van
$50 per bus or RV
- Badass Finishers Medal (personalize it with our partner site, iTab)
- Trifecta medal wedge piece(s) - race to collect all 3 this Summer!
- Commemorative t-shirt (your other one should be pretty dirty)
- Professional Photos (to frame and flaunt)
- Bananas at the finish line!
- Clif Builder's protein bar
- Bragging rights
- Free beer
Run with the Spartan Staff on Saturday evening @ 5pm sharp!
Typically lasting 3-4 hours, the Hurricane Heat is a unique event, traversing on and off the Spartan Race Course. Hurricane Heat Participants will be assigned a team upon arrival and will be expected to work together to complete any and all challenges set before them, as a team. You can't finish alone.
Remember: Don’t be late, and bring a head lamp or glow sticks (required).
*Hurricane Heats do not count toward earning a Spartan Trifecta.
Bring your friends and family (your biggest fans) to the race to watch you conquer obstacles, dominate the finish line and receive your medal!
Racers, your fans will receive a front row seat to watch from a safe, comfortable, and relatively mud-less (no promises) Spartan Race festival ground area to cheer you on at the finish line!
Cost: $20 online until the Friday prior to the event or $25 on-site (cash only).
As a Spartan Race spectator, you’ll get: $5 in Spartan Bucks redeemable at the merchandise tent, a festival map, access to view multiple key obstacles on the course, finish line viewing, the vendor tents, music, raffles, festival challenges, hot food & cool drinks for sale on the grounds!
Build A Team
Callout your friends, co-workers & family members to get off the couch and into the mud. Whether they’re helping you over the wall or chasing you up the mountain, make sure they’re with you at the starting line. Teams can be any size but must have at least 4 members to be included in the team rankings.