- $59 for entry for one and one spectator pass to the Arizona Sprint on February 8 ($110 value)
Spartans tackle punishing hills and muddy terrain while taking in awe-inspiring views of the mountain ranges surrounding the Fort McDowell Rodeo Grounds. Elevations in the 21,099-acre park rise to 3,000 feet along the western boundary at the base of the McDowell Mountains.
The three-mile race starts at 8 a.m., with waves of 250 runners released every 15 minutes. Finishers receive a medal, T-shirt, and photo. Spectators can cheer on their friends as they slip and slide through the course.
Reebok Spartan Races
Extreme athletes banded together to design Reebok Spartan Races' intense courses orchestrated over standardized distances, each strewn with natural and man-made obstacles to test mind-body fitness, resilience, stamina, and strength, designed to leave participants exhausted and exhilarated. In waves of about 200, runners collect smudges and stains as they perform box jumps, haul heavy sandbags, and juke feral linebackers. Depending on where in the world they're participating, the course may be as short as 3 miles or, for extremely practiced athletes, as long as a full marathon.