Spartan Race Tahoe Course – First Look

Last night, I had a chat with Steve Hammond about this year’s Lake Tahoe Spartan World Championship Course. Here is a summary of what we discussed:

The Spartan Beast:

  • Prepare for swim and dunk wall both days. Final decisions on those will be made on race day from Mike Morris, Tyler Gobin, and The Medical Team.
  • Currently the course is 13.7 including carries. (The carries may get longer)
  • There are 36 obstacles
  • There will be a 2nd sandbag carry for the Elites on Sunday.
  • There are 2 major climbs and 3800 feet of gain
  • Same amount of gain as last year, if you check Strava.
  • The course will be similar to last years, but some parts going in opposite directions.
  • Big Lump, Little Lump (like last year)
  • Descending is going to be super key. A runner will be able to catch up minutes on the descent.
Spartan Tahoe Coures PreviewThis is what last year’s Big Lump, Little Lump looked like.
Spartan Trail Race:
  • 10 K long (6.2 miles)
  • 1000 feet of gain
  • Part of it goes on The Western States trail, part of it goes on the Beast course.
  • Undulating
The maps will be out Thursday with more information.

Matt B. Davis

is the host of the Obstacle Racing Media Podcast and the author of "Down and Dirty-The Essential Training Guide for Obstacle Races and Mud Runs". He is also the only (known) #wafflehouseelite obstacle racer.
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  1. If it’s like previous years and the swim is high up on the mountain, I can’t imagine that Sunday it would even be safe considering the very low temperatures especially at elevation. And I am saying this as a person who usually games a lot of ground on the swimming event.

    1. With a few days of sub 20 temps (at high camp) there is a chance that little pond would freeze at night, right?

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