The race beckons to battle-hardened Spartans, and first-timers who want to join their ranks. It's a perfect upgrade for half-marathoners. If you like team challenges, train and race with friends so you can push each other through the unavoidable moments of self-doubt.
Every Beast medal you earn is worthy of display. Your Beast medal comes with a special magnetic wedge that fits together with the Sprint, Super and other medals to form the coveted Spartan Trifecta.
Spartan Beast finisher t-shirt
Spartan Beast finisher medal, wedge, and lanyard
You’ll need a decent aerobic base, which means you’re okay running and walking for at least three hours. While you don’t have to run 21K in training, regular long runs are a must. Bodyweight exercises like pull-ups and pushups, and weighted functional training, will prepare your body for the onslaught. Test your nutrition and hydration strategy during training runs.
The Beast is off-road, so you’ll need gear to get you through dirt, water, and mud. Wear a sturdy pair of trail running shoes with good grip. If you’re racing in the cold, you might consider layers or compression for warmth. You’ll have access to regular hydration points at aid stations, but many will carry a pack, vest or belt with fluids and a nutrition stash.