The Beast

Half Marathon, 30 Obstacles

It’s time to activate Beast mode. The Spartan Beast is a Half Marathon, 30 obstacle course that will challenge everything you’re made of.


You’ve mastered the Sprint. You’ve conquered the Super. Now, it’s time to take on your greatest challenge yet: the Beast. Or, maybe you’re brave enough to start your Spartan journey with the Beast?

The Beast is a demanding race designed to test even the most seasoned athletes. This course is for competitors looking to turn up the heat and for teams who are ready to push each other through moments of doubt, all the way to the finish line.

The Beast may be Half Marathon, but don’t make the mistake of comparing it to a half-marathon. We’re going to throw 30 obstacles at you along the way, so it might be the hardest thing you’ve ever done. Running a Beast is not just a competition against others: it’s a competition against yourself.


You’re going to be pushed beyond your limits. The Beast is Half Marathon and 30 obstacles on some of our most epic terrain. This isn’t just a longer race. You’ll face signature Spartan Obstacles that are only available on the Beast Course. Be prepared for steep climbs, fast descents, heavy carries, and maybe even a swim. Elite Spartan athletes may crush a beast in about 2 hours, but you’ll likely be on the course for a while. We strongly recommend wearing a hydration pack and bringing some energy fuel. The Beast will test your body, mind and spirit with every step you take, but you will be stronger for it. This is where glory lives.

When you finish the Beast, you will be one step closer to earning your TRIFECTA. Complete a Spartan Sprint, Super, and Beast or Ultra in a single calendar year to join the TRIFECTA tribe.





At Spartan everything is earned through honest, hard work. That’s why we don’t give out shirts at registration. We give them out at the finish line.

No participation medals here. No excuses. There's a Half Marathon obstacle course race between you and that finish line. You're going to have to give us your best. When you cross that finish line though, we're going to reward you with high fives, athletic recovery fuel, and some great finisher SWAG. You’ll get a Spartan Beast finisher athletic shirt, a Beast lanyard and medal, a TRIFECTA wedge (bringing you one step closer to your TRIFECTA medal), free professional photos (available post race), race performance statistics and unlimited bragging rights.

Ready to Race?


Choose from three Registration Categories

The Spartan Starting Line is unique. Instead of one big wave like a marathon, groups of Spartan racers take off every 15 minutes throughout the day. When signing up for a Spartan Beast, choose from three registration categories:

  • ELITE:

    • The most competitive category, the Elite Heat is split between Male and Female racers. These are the first two start times of the day, usually 7:30 and 7:45am. Racers in the Elite Heat are eligible for cash prizes and Elite rankings. For more info, see the Elite Category FAQ.

    • After the Elite heats take off, it’s time for Age Group. Racers will only compete against racers in the same age bracket (and gender based on heat capacity) and each bracket will have a designated start time. The top three finishers in each age group receive awards. For more info, see the Age Group Category FAQ.
  • OPEN:

    • The Open Category is for all skill levels and teamwork is encouraged. No prizes are awarded for these start times. There are two time blocks that make up the Open Category. The Morning time block takes place immediately after Age Group, generally between 8:45AM-12:45PM (but fluctuates depending on capacity). The Afternoon time block directly follows the Morning. These heats typically start at 1:00PM and go until the last heat of the day. Racers are assigned a specific start time 10 days prior to race day.

All Finishers Receive

  • Spartan Beast Finisher Shirt
  • Spartan Beast Finisher Medal
  • Spartan Beast TRIFECTA Wedge
  • Free professional photos (available online after race)
  • Athletic recovery fuel
  • One free alcoholic drink (where permitted)
  • Unlimited bragging rights

Top Three Elite Racers Receive

Regular Season Beast (Top 3 Male & Top 3 Female):

  • First Place: $500 and Gold Delta Award
  • Second Place: $200 and Silver Delta Award
  • Third Place: $100 and Bronze Delta Award

Top Age Group Racers Receive

The top 3 men and women in each of the 10 Age Groups are awarded a medal and are recognized on the Spartan podium at the awards ceremony on race day. No cash prizes.

Age Groups:

  • 14 - 17
  • 18 - 24
  • 25 - 29
  • 30 - 34
  • 35 - 39
  • 40 - 44
  • 45 - 49
  • 50 - 54
  • 55 - 59
  • 60+