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Spartan Race Chicago Sprint Weekend

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Leave your gun but grab your spear for this Spartan Sprint special. This sprint will take you across the fields, dragging you through marshland and forests before spitting you out the other side weary and broken. Come find out what you are made of.

Spartan Race Chicago Sprint Weekend routes

Sprint Distance: 3 Miles, with up to 23 obstacles

Do not mistake 'Sprint' for being easy. These races are designed to test your fitness by putting you through 23 unique obstacles. The sprint is an ideal distance for beginners to test out their Spartan bodies, or for veterans to try and lay down a new PB.

Come down and collect 1/3 of your Spartan Trifecta, and prepare for the next big challenge.

Event Details

  • Finisher's medal
  • Trifecta medal wedge piece (1/3 of the collectors item)
  • Free beer
  • Finisher T-shirt
  • Professional photos
  • Bananas & refreshments at the finish line
  • Cold can of FitAID
  • Pride

Saturday & Sunday Schedule:

7:30AM - Elite Mens

7:45AM - Elite Womens

8:00AM to 8:30AM - Age Group Starts

8:45AM to 12:45PM - Morning Start Times

1:00PM onwards - Afternoon Start Times

Please make sure you arrive at least an hour and a half before the start of your race to leave enough time for registration, bag drop and a sufficient warm up.

What to bring:

  • Spartan ID & barcode
  • Race nutrition & hydration (optional)
  • Good attitude

Please leave any bad attitude at the gate, everyone's here for a good time.

Spectators are encouraged to come and cheer on their family and friends as they take on this great challenge, or better yet - why not sign up too?

These awesome events could not happen without keen and enthusiastic volunteers, so if you are interested then please reach out directly to Spartan Races. They would love to hear from you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a bag drop at the Chicago Spartan Sprint?
Yes, there will be a secure bag drop and it is possible to purchase an additional locker for any larger items you may be bringing.
What size are the waves?
Each wave will contain up to 250 people in order to stagger the event sufficiently.
How are times measured and where can I find out what position I came at the Chicago Spartan Sprint?
Official timings and placements will be posted online after the event on the Spartan website.
I just want to spectate, do I still need to buy a pass?
Yes, you will still need to purchase a Festival Pass to enter the grounds. This gives you access to food and beverage vendors, as well as great discounts on performance gear.
Will there be photos of the Chicago Spartan Sprint?
Yes, official photographs will be made available (for free) online 5 - 7 days after the event.

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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.


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