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
Plant-based energy & hydration pills for sustained performance
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You’ll need a strong foundation of endurance training, and should be able run/walk for at least three hours at a time. While you don’t have to run the full distance in training, weekly long runs will have you ready to roll. Bodyweight exercises like pull-ups and pushups, and weighted functional training that includes burpees and rucking will prepare you for this one-of-a-kind mental and physical test.
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.