Spartan Race

Spartan Race

Arooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!  Are you Spartan Tough?  Prove it at Blue Mountain!

The Spartan Race is back at Blue

Don’t let the scenic views and beautiful trails of Blue Mountain fool you, the hilly Pennsylvania Spartan Race courses will be punishing.  The reward is waiting for you at the end, after conquering PA's highest vertical!

NBC Sports at Blue Mountain!

The Elite Men’s and Women’s Spartan Super competition will be the featured race to be filmed by NBC Sports on Saturday, July 11th.  In addition, NBC Sports will be on-site all weekend filming the best stories in obstacle racing - so show up with your team and make sure to keep an eye out for the cameras!

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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 Ski Area 1660 Blue Mountain Drive, Palmerton PA 18071

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Spartan Super

Distance: 8-10 miles

Obstacles: 24-29

Elevation: 1,600 ft
Vertical Drop: 1,082 ft
Avg. finish time: 2.5 hours
Fastest finish time: 80 minutes

Start Time: 7:30am

Waves of 250 athletes will be released every 15 minutes across 3 groups (Elite, Morning, Afternoon).

Racers: If you want to race for a prize, show up for the elite heat.

Elite (Saturday 7:30am)
$145 up to $155

Morning (8am to 11am)
$130 up to $140

Afternoon (11:15am to 4pm)
$115 up to $125

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Spartan Sprint

Distance: 3-5 miles

Obstacles: 20-23

Elevation: 1,600 ft
Vertical Drop: 1,082 ft
Avg. finish time: 1.5 hours 
Fastest finish time: 40 minutes

Start Time: 7:30am

Waves of 250 athletes will be released every 15 minutes across 3 groups (Elite, Morning, Afternoon).

Racers: If you want to race for a prize, show up for the elite heat.

Elite (Saturday 7:30am)
$100 up to $135

Morning (8am to 11am)
$95 up to $105

Afternoon (11:15am to 5pm)
$75 up to $90

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Finishers Receive

  • 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

Get Ready

The Hurricane Heat

Show up early to run with the Spartan Staff in a whole new way - Friday evening @ 6:00pm 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 want to be late, and bring head lamps and glow sticks (required).

*Hurricane Heats do not count toward earning a Spartan Trifecta.

Run with the Big Dogs

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: $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!

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