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Spartan Trail Monterey

10:00am Sun 2nd Jun 2019
Salinas, CA, USA
Run 10km

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  • Trails
  • Finisher’s medal
  • Hilly

From the organizer

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Spartan Trail is a no-obstacles foot race through rugged wilderness, overseen by legendary race directors from the world of trail running. With a 10k (6.2 mile) race at all events and a Half Marathon (13.1 mile) at select locations, theres a Spartan Trail for everyone.

Distances in this event

  1. 10K

    Run 10km
    10:00am Sun 2nd Jun 2019
    $65
    Event passed
What’s Included
  • Finisher medal
  • Finisher t-shirt
  • Free professional photos
  • Bananas at the finish line
  • Cold can of FitAID
  • BODYARMOR sports drink or hydration water
Course Details

Ready for an off-road challenge? Welcome to Spartan Trail. No man-made obstacles here. Just you, the great outdoors and the open trail. Compete, have fun, meet new friends and explore America’s wilderness over a 10k distance.

Located only six miles from downtown Salinas near the town of Monterey, this trail race takes place in Toro Park - a vast, sprawling venue covering almost 5,000 acres. With punishing hills, fields and prairies as well as many picturesque wooded areas, it’s easy to understand why this venue is a favorite amongst Spartans.

With miles of different trail routes, the race directors will be sure to take full advantage of variety and unleash a hailstorm of twists and turns.

The magnificent views from on top of the many peaks are (almost) worthy of a quick rest to appreciate the stunning sight of the outlying Northern California mountains. The weather can be deceptively warm without humidity, so remember to hydrate well for the dry and dusty peaks. Be sure to look out for the local wildlife as Toro Park is teeming with critters watching you sprint to the next hill.

TOP REASONS TO TAKE ON THIS COURSE:

1. Monterey and Salinas are both within short driving distance so Spartans have the choice of where to entertain themselves with some wonderful sights and sounds. There’s also a nice selection of restaurants to carb-up before the race, or celebrate afterwards.

2. For the motorsport enthusiast, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is a must. Located less than seven miles away, why not visit this famous race track once you have completed your race?

3. Cannery Row, the historic waterfront district, is a popular destination for shoppers, diners and visitors of Monterey.

4. The Monterey County Fair and Event Center is a great place to catch some entertainment. With a fair or event happening almost all the time, it’s definitely worth checking their website for things to do.

5. If you want to hit the beach, Monterey State beach is your destination for rest and relaxation. Miles of sand make up the beautiful coastline. Take it all in.

6. Downtown Monterey is a bustling metropolis of live music, bars, restaurants and other things to do. Once you’ve conquered the race, celebrate in style with fellow racers into the night.

Raceday Logistics

7:30 am - OCR Elite Heat

10:00 am - 10K START

Travel

The event will be held at Toro Park, Salinas, CA, about two hours south of San Francisco via US-101.

Kit List

DO Bring:

  • ID
  • Barcode

DO NOT Bring:

  • Outside food and drink (fuel for the race is OK)
  • Pets
  • Negative attitude

What to wear:

We recommend dressing in performance gear (NOT COTTON). Think compression tights or shorts and breathable tops made from water wicking material. Wear shoes with good traction that you’ve trained in. We have some great trail shoes in our Shop. In addition to your clothes, consider fuel when planning for race day. We strongly suggest wearing a hydration pack and carrying energy gels or Clif bars. Again, train with the same fuel you plan on using during the race. We have all you need to gear up for race day at the Spartan Shop.

Spectators

SPECTATORS: BRING YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY (YOUR BIGGEST FANS)
Bring your friends and family to watch you dominate the finish line and receive your medal! Your fans will enjoy music, raffles, entertainment, and festival challenges. Most importantly, fans will receive a front row seat to watch racers from a safe and comfortable Spartan Race festival ground area!

Cost: $20 Online until Friday prior to the Event. $25 on site (Cash Only).

Spectators receive:

  • A merchandise discount card redeemable at the merchandise tent
  • Finish line viewing
  • Proximity to vendor tents
  • Hot food for sale on the grounds!

For detailed spectator information, please see: The Spartan Race Spectator Guide.

Volunteers

To sign up to volunteer, visit the event page for the race you are interested in. Click on the "Volunteer" section on the right hand side.

If the event is less than a month away, you will see various volunteer shifts and times posted. Choose your preferred shift (you must be able to stay the duration of the shift as listed). You will receive final details regarding the shift that you choose the week of the event.

If the event is more than a month away, you will see a general interest sign up link. When you sign up under this link, you are pre-registering to volunteer and will receive a communication from the Volunteer Coordinator about 4-6 weeks before the event with instructions on how to choose your specific volunteer shift day and time.

We know many of you volunteer to race at the event. Please note that for most events you can expect the follow race options: Build Shift- race either morning or afternoon for either day of the event. Sprint- Race same day you volunteer before or after your volunteer shift or volunteer any day before or following your volunteer shift. Super and Beast- Same day racing is only an option when you volunteer before you race; you may also volunteer the day before or after you race. During registration you will find the race options within the title of the shift and your exact race options will be noted in your Final Confirmation E-mail, sent to you a few days prior to race weekend.

FAQs

LDT PASS

By buying this ticket, you are purchasing an official Lets Do This pass to use with Spartan. You will receive final instructions on how to register for your chosen event in your confirmation.

Please note – there will be a $20 additional charge for insurance, as well as a processing fee (10.5% of registration) once you have applied your code at the Spartan Checkout.

Are there awards for winners?
Yes, Elite winners will receive:

1st Place: $250 + 1 free Sprint or Stadion race entry
2nd Place: $100 + 1 free Sprint or Stadion race entry
3rd Place: $50 + 1 free Sprint or Stadion race entry

Does the Spartan Trail count towards a Trifecta?
No, the Spartan Trail does not count towards a Trifecta.

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