THE BEAST

21K

30 OBSTACLES

The ultimate Spartan test; a soul crushing half marathon with 30 obstacles. You’ll rarely find a Beast on flat ground, so your legs will burn with brutal ascents and descents. The Beast is notorious around the world for its difficulty.
STRENGTH
ENDURANCE
SPEED
TIME
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Only battle hardened Spartans dare take on the Beast, along with a few foolhardy first-timers. Complete it solo (half marathoners take note), or with friends or a formal team so you can push each other through the unavoidable moments of self-doubt.
FIND A BEAST
WHAT YOU’LL EARN
Every Beast medal you earn is worth proudly displaying, and even handing down to your grandchildren. Your Beast medal also comes with a special magnetic wedge that fits together with the Sprint, Super and others to form the coveted Spartan Trifecta.
Spartan Beast finisher t-shirt
Spartan Beast finisher medal, wedge, and lanyard
Hydration and recovery nutrition
Professional photos
*Check the Athlete guide for for exact details for your event.
THE EXPERIENCE
"The Beast is just that... a total beast, a true test of fitness and the perfect length to really satisfy my thirst for a challenge."
RYAN ATKINS
THE CHALLENGE

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.

TRAINING CENTER

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.

GEAR UP

FAQ

Is the Beast really that hard?
What are some of the harder Beast obstacles?
Can I race with friends?
I’m a pure runner / I’m not good at upper-body strength / insert excuse here.
What if I’m not fit enough to try this yet?
What is a Spartan Trifecta?