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Spartan Race - Arizona

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Tackle the twisting and turning route of the Arizona Spartan race course through Fort McDowell Rodeo Grounds. The area is warm, dusty, and dry, and hydration and agility will be the keys to success in epic obstacle weekend. Come to challenge yourself with one of Spartan's most convoluted courses.
C-19 Plan
Spartan has confirmed that this event will be going ahead as planned on Saturday 13th Feb 2021 in accordance with the COVID-19 safety measures. Learn more

Review summary

1 Review
  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere


Bill D
"First time for Phoenix as I normally run the Northwest races. Great weather,..."
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How to enter the Spartan Race - Arizona

  1. Super

    Run 10km
  2. Sprint

    Run 5km
  3. Kids Race

    Run 2mi

Spartan Race - Arizona routes

Hurricane Heat:

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. The HH12HR finds a balance between team building and individualism. By utilizing tactics similar to those of the Special Operations groups of various Military Branches, only the most qualified Spartans will be selected. Those who are selected and are capable of getting their squadron across the elusive finish will have earned their place among the few. Only 40% of those who sign up for an HH12HR finish, will you be one of them? Must be 18 or older to participate.

Super: 8-10 Miles & 24-29 Obstacles

There’s nothing mediocre about this middle distance race. The Spartan Super offers the ideal blend between distance and speed. Offering racers a true athletic test. If you consider yourself a more seasoned athlete determined to push beyond excuses, you just might have the mettle for a Spartan Super. Serving up 24-29 Spartan Obstacles and 8-10 miles of rugged terrain, the Spartan Super spares no one. Developed as the second race in the Spartan Trifecta, the Super is where you prove to yourself you’ve got everything it takes to face the Beast.

Sprint: 3+ miles & 20-23 Obstacles:

The Sprint may be our shortest distance race, but it’s still a favourite amongst both new and returning racers. It’s the perfect distance for those looking to start their Spartan journey. The Sprint also allows returning racers a manageable distance to see how far they can push themselves. Delivering 20-23 obstacles over 3-5 miles, you’ll never run the same race twice. Once you complete the sprint you are 1/3 on your Spartan TRIFECTA: The ultimate Spartan achievement.

Kids Race:

Spartan Race isn't just for adults. Our Spartan Kids Race offers two distances for the little Spartans in your life. Based on age, our Kids races have obstacles in them just like the grown up versions. Come watch your future Spartans run, jump, and play just like they're supposed to.

Event Details

What’s Included

Hurricane Heat:

  • Hurricane Heat dog tags
  • Finisher's shirt
  • Entry into a closed networking group

Super & Sprint Distances:

  • Badass Super Finisher Medal (personalize it with a SpartanTab)
  • A trifecta medal wedge piece
  • Free 805 beer
  • Craft Finisher T-shirt
  • Free Professional Photos
  • Bananas at the finish line
  • Cold can of FitAID

Kids Race:

  • Kids Finisher Medal
  • Craft Kids Finisher T-shirt
  • Bananas at the finish line
  • Bragging rights
  • Each Kids Race registration also includes two complimentary Festival Passes per family.
Raceday Logistics



7:30am Elite Men
7:45am Elite Women
8:00am Age Group (30-34, 35-39) Start Time
8:15am Age Group (40-44, 45-49) Start Time
8:30am Age Group (50-54, 55-59, 60+) Start Time
8:45am Age Group (14-17, 18-24, 25-29) Start Time
9:00am - 12:45pm Morning Start Times
1:00pm Afternoon Start Times Begin
Last Heat: 3:00pm



7:30am Elite Men
7:45am Elite Women
8:00am Age Group (30-34, 35-39 Males) Start Time
8:10am Age Group (30-34, 35-39 Females) Start Time
8:15am Age Group (40-44, 45-49) Start Time
8:30am Age Group (50-54, 55-59, 60+) Start Time
8:45am Age Group (14-17, 18-24, 25-29) Start Time
9:00am - 12:45pm Morning Start Times
1:00pm Afternoon Start Times Begin
Last Heat: 3:00pm

Hurricane Heat:


7:00pm - Meet at the venue
8:00pm - HH12HR starts


8:00am - HH12HR ends
4:00pm - Meet at the venue
5:00pm - Hurricane Heat starts
TBD - Hurricane Heat ends

Kids Races:

Competitive 2 Mile Kids Race: Age Groups 10-11 and 12-13
Saturday Start Times - 9:00am Males and 9:15am Females
Sunday Start Times - 9:00am Males and 9:15am Females

2 Mile Kids Race: Ages 10-13
Saturday Start Time - 12:00pm
Sunday Start Time - 12:00pm

1 Mile Kids Race: Ages 7-9
Saturday Start Times - 10am, 11am, 1pm, and 2pm
Sunday Start Times - 10am, 11am, and 1pm

1/2 Mile Kids Race: Ages 4-6
Saturday Start Times - 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm, and 2:30pm
Sunday Start Times - 10:30am, 11:30am, and 1:30pm
Kit List

Super and Sprint:

Your ID
Towel & extra (dry) clothes
Headlamp and Camelback - Mandatory for Hurricane Heat, recommended for Super and Sprint.
Performance gear (NOT COTTON) is recommended


Spartan loves Spectators
Most USA venues will require one to purchase a Festival Pass to gain entry as a spectator, so check on the race's specific event page for pricing. Typically, the fee is $25 when purchased on race day. Kids 13 and under are free. There is no spectator age limit.
With the Festival Pass, you get a coupon at registration (redeemable at the merchandise tent). Additionally you will have viewing access of some obstacles, the start and finish line, the vendor tents, and hot food for sale on the grounds. Enjoy music while watching your friends and loved ones slip and slide through the Spartan course, from the Spartan festival grounds. Raffles, entertainment, spectator challenges, free muddy hugs from Spartan athletes, and all the other festival perks makes spectating all worth while. The next ticket you will want to buy will be a race entry.


As a Spartan Race Volunteer, you will ensure that racers and spectators have an epic experience. Along with a sense of extreme pride and sheer joy from helping out a ton of people you've never met before, there's a lot to gain from becoming a Spartan Volunteer.
Head over to to sign up.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will there be parking at the Spartan Arizona Race?
Yes, there will be free parking at the event.
How early should I get to the Spartan Arizona Race?
Please arrive an hour and a half before your start time to give enough time to register and get warmed up.
When will the photos be posted of the Spartan Arizona Race?
Photos will be posted on the event page 5-7 days after the event and will be free to download.

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Spartan is a leader in the sport of obstacle racing, offering open heats for all fitness levels, as well as competitive and elite heats for those with something more to prove. The first of its kind to feature timing and global rankings, Spartan provides a proving ground for beginner and professional obstacle racers looking to test themselves in new ways across the world.



Spartan Race - Arizona reviews

5 out of 5 stars

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    Bill D

    Did the Sprint in 2020

    First time for Phoenix as I normally run the Northwest races. Great weather, usual fantastic organization, challenging course. Now on to my next race which will be the Portland Sprint.
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