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The Badlands Off Road Park is 800 acres of beautiful, badass trails. This venue usually functions as an off-road vehicle park but will transform into a Spartan obstacle course.

Spartans will traverse sand dunes, rocky paths, heavily wooded trails, and creeks to prove that you dont need an ATV or dirt bike to go off-roading. There will be plenty of miles for the Beast and Sprint course here.

Just 2 hours and 30 minutes from Chicago and 1 hour 30 minutes from Indianapolis, the Badlands Off Road Park is situated in the small town of Attica. City dwellers escape to this off-roading venue to get some quality time with the great outdoors and you can bet youll connect with mother nature when youre doing 30 burpees in the mud.

How to enter the Spartan Race - Chicago - Beast and Sprint Weekend

  1. Beast

    Run 21.1km
    $169.99–$194.99
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  2. Sprint

    Run 5km
    $129.99–$149.99
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  3. Kids Race

    Run 2mi
    $25.99–$47.99
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Spartan Race - Chicago - Beast and Sprint Weekend routes

12+ Miles & 30-35 Obstacles (Beast Distance):

If you’re looking to unleash your inner beast and go to places you never imaged, the Spartan Beast is perfect for you. With 12-14 miles and 30-35 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

3+ miles & 20-23 Obstacles (Sprint Distance):

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
Beast Distance:

  • Badass Beast Finisher Medal (personalize it with a SpartanTab)
  • A trifecta medal wedge piece(run a Stadion, Sprint, or Super to collect your remaining two pieces!)
  • Free 805 beer
  • Craft Beast Finisher T-shirt (your other one should be pretty dirty)
  • Free Professional Photos (to frame and flaunt)
  • Bananas at the finish line
  • Cold can of FitAID
  • BODYARMOR Sports Drink or Hydration Water
  • Kashi Protein Bar
  • Bragging rights

Sprint Distance:

  • Badass Sprint Finisher Medal (personalize it with a SpartanTab)
  • A trifecta medal wedge piece (run a Super, Beast or Ultra to collect your remaining two pieces!)
  • Free 805 beer
  • Craft Sprint Finisher T-shirt (your other one should be pretty dirty)
  • Free Professional Photos (to frame and flaunt)
  • Bananas at the finish line
  • Cold can of FitAID
  • BODYARMOR Sports Drink or Hydration Water
  • Kashi Protein Bar
  • Bragging rights

Kids Race:

  • Kids Finisher Medal
  • Craft Kids Finisher T-shirt (your other one should be pretty dirty)
  • Bananas at the finish line
  • Bragging rights
  • Each Kids Race registration also includes two complimentary Festival Passes per family.

Raceday Logistics

RACE SCHEDULE

Saturday Beast
7:45am Elite Men
7:45am Elite Women
8:00am - 8:30am Age Group Start Times
8:45am - 12:45pm Morning Start Times
1:00pm Afternoon Start Times Begin
Last Beast Heat: TBD (will be posted here 10 days prior to event day)

Waves of 250+ racers will be released every 15 minutes.

Sunday Sprint
7:45am Elite Men
7:45am Elite Women
8:00am - 8:30am Age Group Start Times
8:45am - 12:45pm Morning Start Times
1:00pm Afternoon Start Times Begin
Last Sprint Heat: TBD (will be posted here 10 days prior to event day)

Waves of 250+ racers will be released every 15 minutes.

REGISTRATION
Arrive an hour and a half before your start time. This gives you plenty of time to park, pick up your packet, drop your stuff at bag check, and get warmed up. Registration opens at 6:30am.

Kit List
Beast and Sprint:

  • Your ID
  • Barcode
  • Towel & extra (dry) clothes
  • Recommended: Headlamp and Camelback
  • 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.
Spectators
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.

Yes, but can I get on the course to watch my racer?
As for roaming the course or watching each obstacle, each course will have different restrictions. On some ski mountains, you can take a ski lift to the top where there will be obstacles to watch. At ALL events, the festival area is situated within sight of at least 6 obstacles where you can catch your family and friends.

My Junior Spartan(s) are in the Kids Race, do I need to purchase a Festival Pass?
Each Kids Race registration includes two free Festival Passes per FAMILY. If you have one child registered, you'll get two free passes. If you have two children registered, you'll still only receive two free passes. There is no need to register these spectators online ahead of time - just show up with your mini-spartans and check in with them at the Kids Race registration line.

What can I bring into the race with me?
You'll want to check the Athlete Guide and/or Event Page for your specific event for any special guidelines on what you may/may not bring into an event. However, as a general rule, outside food and drink, coolers, and tents are not allowed. You are welcome to bring folding chairs, backpacks, etc.

Volunteers
As a Spartan Race Volunteer, you will ensure that our 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 https://www.spartan.com/en/about/volunteers to sign up.
FAQs
Answers to all Spartan questions can be found at
https://spartanrace.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/categories/200144626-General-Racer

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