Spartan Race in Big Bear
The Spartan Race has come back to Big Bear and they will be hosting a Weekend event at Snow Summit throughout the weekend of May 19-21. This event boasts 3 different races for individuals aged 14 & up as well as kids races of varying lengths for those aged 4-14. Spartan races began in 2010 when founder Joe De Sena came up with the idea of creating an endurance race for a wide audience of competitors that would test their endurance in and out of the box way.
Spartan Race & Big Bear
Big Bear absolutely loves hosting Spartan and we have a few Destination Big Bear employees that enjoy competing in the races as well. If you aren’t familiar with Big Bear Lake, Snow Summit is usually open most of the year as it is an extremely popular ski resort but it is also highly regarded as a downhill mountain bike park in the spring and summer months. You can be sure that they have perfected their ability to create safe and fun obstacles for all Spartan competitors. The resort’s highest altitude is approximately 8,200 ft and there are certain races where you will make your way up to that point before making your way back down to the finish line.
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The Spartan culture encourages everyone to challenge themselves physically and mentally in a way that allows you to enjoy the experience while leaving you with a feeling of accomplishment that you have likely never experienced before. The Spartan Sprint is ideal for those that have recently committed to an active lifestyle as well as those that are just looking for a bit more of a challenge. The Spartan Sprint is the Spartan race favorite among competitors due to the shorter length yet well-rounded course style that will leave feeling challenged and accomplished at the end of the event.
What we also love about Spartans is their commitment to children. The not-for-profit Spartan Kids foundation awards grants to children in grades K-12 that are looking to enhance their physical fitness and create healthy lifestyles through funding activities and teaching them successful habits that they can carry with them into adulthood. The Spartan races for children are a great way to create a memorable family experience by allowing children as young as 4 to compete and learn to enjoy exercising.
Something for Everyone
These races are designed to enhance each racer’s experience while allowing them to compete in a high-energy, large group environment while reaching individual goals simultaneously. Each racer is given a set start time and they are given a tracker that will record their final time when they cross the finish line. As a Spartan competitor, you can make your way through the course at a running pace that is comfortable for you. Competitors at all levels of their journey to health and wellness are encouraged to participate – but be prepared because Spartan has some serious love for mud and army crawling!
Mud and army crawling? Those are just a few obstacles that you are likely to confront on the course during one of the 3 adult races.
Spartan races are also a way to gather your group of friends or coworkers together to have some fun. We have local gyms that come together and race as a way to show off their progress and we have also had Destination guests that have come up for the race to have a small reunion with college friends. Some just want to enjoy an active weekend with their kids and each family member competes in the race that best suits their current fitness goals. Whatever your reason may be, this event is fun! Stay for the weekend with us and become a Spartan, you’re worth it.
If you’re looking for an outdoor adventure and a physical challenge, look no further than the Spartan Race. This event is coming to Big Bear Lake on May 19-21 and will include three different races for individuals aged 14 and up, as well as kid’s races of varying lengths. Select your favorite cabin or cabin with a hot tub to relax in after you challenge yourself in the Spartan Race. Book your next stay today!
During the Spartan Trifecta Weekend, guests that are not competing may enjoy Snow Summit’s Scenic Sky Chair rides and Basecamp Activities. Activity tickets are required.
When: May 19-21, 20223
Where: Snow Summit (880 Summit Blvd, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315)
- 5K sprint -20 obstacles See here for start times.
- The 10K – 25 obstacles See here for start times.
- The 21K – 30 obstacles See here for start times.
- The kids races range from .5k to 3K and vary in the number of obstacles on each course See here for start times.