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Think you have quads of steel? Find out whether they can handle the heat of the hills with this Spartan Trail run in Monterey. This is not any old Spartan Race, this is a no-frills, no obstacles race that takes runners through the wilds of California. Come find out what you're made of.

How to enter the Spartan Trail Monterey

  1. 10K

    Run 10km
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  2. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
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  3. 50K

    Run 50km
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  4. Festival Pass (Non-participants)

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Spartan Trail Monterey routes

With 10K, Half Marathon and 50K distances - there is something here for everyone. Set in the back country of the Monterey area, runners will have the chance to explore a beautiful 5,000 acres. Gruelling hills make this a true test of your (legs) abilities.

The landscape has been scorched by the sun leaving it dry and dusty so make sure you bring enough water to pull you through the race.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Finisher medal
  • Finisher t-shirt
  • Free professional photos
  • Bananas at the finish line
  • Cold can of FitAID
  • BodyArmor sports drink and water
Raceday Logistics


6:30AM - Registration Opens

7:30AM - OCR Elite Heat

8:00AM - 50K Start

8:15AM - Half Marathon Start

8:30AM - 10K Start

Please arrive at least an hour and a half before your event starts to give time for parking, registration and warm ups.

Kit List

Please remember to bring:

  • Spartan ID
  • Spartan Barcode

Please refrain from bringing:

  • Outside food and drink (except for race nutrition)
  • Your pets, despite Spartans loving animals they can cause issues on race venues.
  • Bad attitudes

What to wear:

  • High performance clothing, this is not your average joe's cotton t-shirt. This is made of water wicking fabrics
  • Shoes: This is a trail run so trail shoes are preferable
  • Nutrition: Bring a hydration pack or water bottle and nutrition bars/gels to keep energy flowing as you crush the trail

Please note, if you're looking for gear to purchase that the Spartan Shop has everything you will need.


There's (at least) a little part of you that wants to brag to your friends about this race, so why not bring them out to the event to prove how hard you are instead?

There will be plenty of fun for your fans, with music, raffles and festival challenges not to mention a front-row seat of you kicking ass on the course.

Spectator tickets: $20 (online) or $25 (on the day)

Spectators receive:

  • Discount Card
  • Front row seats to all the fun (i.e. finish line)
  • Access to food, drink and equipment vendors
  • Plenty of hot food for sale on the grounds

Spartan Races could not happen without incredible volunteers to help organize the various elements of race day. Please reach out directly to Spartan for information if you would like to volunteer or follow the link below:

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there awards for winners?
1st Place: $250 Male/Female 2nd Place: $100 Male/Female 3rd Place: $50 Male/Female
Does the Spartan Trail count towards a Trifecta?
No, the Spartan Trail does not count towards a Trifecta.
What is included in the fees?
Included in the fees are the cost of processing payments, parking permits and other add-ons from the event organizer.
Will there be photos of the event?
Yes, there will be professional photos of the event made available 5 - 7 days after the event. They can be found at the following link:
What are the Age Group categories?
Age Categories are: 14 - 19, 20 - 29, 30 - 39, 40 - 49, 50 - 59, 60+

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Spartan Trail isn’t an obstacle course race. This no-obstacle event features epic runs along the world’s most rugged trails. And this year, we’re hosting the all-new Trail World Championship.



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