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!

2021 Palmerton Spartan Race

Spartan is at Blue Mountain for the eighth year in a row!
Do YOU have what it takes?  Prove it and sign up!

Learn the Facts

The Mountain

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.

Learn About Blue

Parking at Blue

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

Blue Mountain Resort 1660 Blue Mountain Drive, Palmerton PA 18071

Spectators Welcome

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 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!

Read Spectator Guide

COVID Safety Measures

Spartan’s #1 priority is to put on safe, enjoyable, and physically challenging races. View and familiarize yourself with the guiding safety principles and event modifications Spartan is making to ensure a safe, exciting event for everyone.

View Safety Measures

Scenic Lift Rides

Get the best views of all the action! Scenic Lift Rides are available on our Comet Quad chairlift during the event. You'll get a birds-eye view of racers as they tackle on of Spartan's most challenging courses. Lift rides are $10 per person and include one ride up and back down. 



Prohibited Items:

  • Weapons of any kind
    • Guns, knives, clubs, maces, etc
  • Illegal substances of any kind
  • Outside food and drink
  • Coolers or ice chests of any kind
  • Pets
    • Note: Service Animals are permitted

Please Note: Bags may be subject to search at the door.