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Lake Tahoe Spartan Race

Sun 29th Sep 2019
Squaw Valley Resort, 1960 Squaw Valley Rd, Olympic Valley, CA 96146, USA

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Tickets $25.99–$306.99

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Located a short ride from Lake Tahoe, this epic venue was once host to the 1960 Olympic Winter Games. Join us today for the greatest obstacle course race in North Lake Tahoe. The Village at Squaw Valley is a year-round destination in the heart of Squaw Valley, located in North Lake Tahoe. This European-inspired Village features over 40 bars, restaurants, galleries and boutiques, including a yoga studio and day spa. Condominium style suites are conveniently located for access to four season adventure including Aerial Tram rides to High Camp at 8200 feet, overlooking Lake Tahoe. 3 incredible obstacle races: Spartan Ultra, Spartan Beast and the Kids Race

Distances in this event

  1. Spartan Race Beast

    Run 13mi
    7:00am Sun 29th Sep 2019
    $199.99
    Tickets available
  2. Spartan Race Ultra - Elite Men and Women

    Run 26mi
    6:00am Sun 29th Sep 2019
    $306.99
    Tickets available
  3. Spartan Race Beast

    Run 13mi
    1:00pm Sun 29th Sep 2019
    $169.99
    Tickets available
  4. Spartan Race Ultra - Age Group

    Run 30mi
    6:15am Sun 29th Sep 2019
    $296.99
    Tickets available
  5. Spartan Race Ultra - Open

    Run 30mi
    6:30am Sun 29th Sep 2019
    $281.99
    Tickets available
  6. Kids Race - 2 Mile Competitive

    Run 2mi
    9:00am Sun 29th Sep 2019
    $47.99
    Tickets available
  7. Kids Race - 2 Mile Open

    Run 2mi
    12:00pm Sun 29th Sep 2019
    $37.99
    Tickets available
  8. Kids Race - 1 Mile open

    Run 1mi
    12:00pm Sun 29th Sep 2019
    $32.99
    Tickets available
  9. Kids Race - 0.5Mile

    Run 0.5mi
    12:00pm Sun 29th Sep 2019
    $25.99
    Tickets available

Where could you finish?

We’ll work out your time based on past results, elevation and terrain.

What’s Included
  • Spartan Race Finishers medal
  • Free race photos
  • Spartan Race T-Shirt
  • Free beer ticket
  • A chance to play on some really unique terrain
  • Bragging rights
  • A scrape (or two)
Course Details
To do well, runners will need to prepare for the thin air as heights reach over 9,000 feet of elevation. Lake Tahoe is one of Northern California’s premier destinations and draws a healthy crowd year-round for its spectacular skiing, water sports, and outdoor activities. With 72 miles of shoreline straddling the California-Nevada state line, there’s always somewhere new to explore and plenty of terrain for Spartans to roam. The most popular areas to visit include the more nature-oriented North Tahoe, or the party scene of South Tahoe. Or you can do it all -- visitors have the potential travel around the lake in under 90 minutes.

Spartans are in for an adventure filled with traverses, climbs, crawls and perhaps even some swims. Come prepared.

Spartan Ultra
The Ultra is the first race of its kind to bring the best of OCR and ultra-endurance sports together. If you’re a traditional ultra-endurance sports fan, you will love the Ultra.

Spartan Race Beast
If you’re looking to unleash your inner beast and go to places you never imaged, the Spartan Beast is perfect for you. With 13 mi / 21 km and 30 obstacles between you and the finish line, the Spartan Beast will test everything you’re made of: your strength, your endurance, your resolve. The unpredictable terrain and Spartan Obstacles are masterfully designed to push you deep into your discomfort zone, and well past those self-imposed obstacles you once considered your limits. Beast mode: on.

Raceday Logistics
RACE SCHEDULE - Ultra
Saturday
6:00am Elite Men and Women Start Time
6:15am Age Group Start Time
6:30am - 6:45am Open Start Times
Last Saturday Ultra Heat: 6:45 AM

RACE SCHEDULE - Beast
Saturday (No Elite Heats)
7:00am - 12:45pm Morning Start Times
1:00pm Afternoon Start Times Begin
2:30pm Spartan Trail 10k Elite and Age Group Start Time
Last Saturday Beast Heat: TBD (will be posted here 10 days prior to event day)
Kit List
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 comfortable shoes that you’ve trained in, but beware, they are going to get dirty. In addition to your clothes, consider fuel when planning for race day. For a Sprint distance you can normally get away with the water stations on course, but for our longer distances (Super, Beast, Ultra) we strongly suggest wearing a hydration pack and carrying energy gels or Clif bars.

WHAT TO BRING
Your ID
Barcode (print or save your registration barcode to your phone. Click here for instructions on how to find it.)
Towel & extra (dry) clothes
Recommended: Headlamp and Camelback

WHAT NOT TO BRING
Outside food and drink (racers, fuel for the race is OK), Negative Attitude
Spectators
SPECTATORS: BRING YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY (YOUR BIGGEST FANS)
Bring your friends and family to the race to watch you conquer obstacles, dominate the finish line and receive your medal!

Racers, your fans will motivate you over the wall and past the finish line. You wouldn’t believe how far a cheering section will go when you’re exhausted. Your fans will also enjoy music, raffles, entertainment, and festival challenges.

Most importantly, fans will receive a front row seat to watch racers from a safe, comfortable, and relatively mud-less (no promises) Spartan Race festival ground area! And, when it’s over, they receive muddy hugs from thrilled Spartan athletes. After all, what’s a sport without fans?
FAQs
TOP REASONS TO TAKE ON THIS COURSE:

1. Elevation is one of the most defining elements of the Tahoe venue, starting at a surface elevation of 6,224 feet and working upwards of 9,000 feet only means one thing: get those lungs and quads ready for the long haul.

2. Cozy cabins are a plenty. Just make sure you book one early so you can be as close to all the action as possible.

3. Grover Hot Springs: Drive South to Markleeville and soak in a natural thermal hot springs. Your leg muscles will thank us for this recommendation.

4. Kayak to Fannette Island: The small island in Emerald Bay is the only island in Lake Tahoe and is worth a kayak trip. At the top is the remnant of an old “tea house.”

5. Bike the 165-mile Tahoe Rim Trail or at least part of it for extended adventure off the course. Chances are you'll only want to bike a section of the route as part of your active recovery.

6. Take to the skies and launch out from Slide Mountain on a powered hang glider. The view of Tahoe is hard to beat and you get to wear a "stylish" blue jumpsuit.
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