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Don’t let the scenic views and beautiful trails of Blue Mountain fool you, our hilly Pennsylvania Spartan Race courses will be punishing. The reward is waiting for you at the end, after conquering PA's highest vertical!

2022 Palmerton Spartan Race

Do YOU have what it takes to be a SPARTAN?  Prove it and sign up!

  • Spartan Super 10k (25 Obstacles): Saturday, July 9th 
  • Spartan Hurricane Heat 12 Hour: Saturday, July 9th 
  • Spartan Kids Race (1-3k + Obstacles): Saturday, July 9th and Sunday, July 10th 
  • Spartan Sprint 5k (25 Obstacles): Sunday, July 10th 


Learn the Facts

Mountain Stats

Terrain: Since it is a ski mountain, you can plan on running up and down very steep slopes all day. Cutting in and out of a mixture of open fields, tight trails, boulder fields, muddy chutes, and dense forest is a given for this course.  Be prepared for an adventure on PA's highest vertical!

Physical Address:  1660 Blue Mountain Drive, Palmerton PA 18071
GPS coordinates:  N - 4048.653 / W - 7531.251
Avg. Temp:  High 87, Low 62
Avg. Rainfall:  4.17 inches
Vertical Drop: 1,082 ft
Elevation:  1,600 ft

Special gear needed: No fuel will be provided on course, only water. Hydration packs (or water containers of some variety) are strongly suggested for all racers.

Learn About Blue

Parking at Blue Mountain

On-site parking is available at Blue Mountain, but space is limited. Please carpool if you can!

Blue Mountain Resort 1660 Blue Mountain Drive, Palmerton PA 18071

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Spectators Welcome

Bring your friends and family (your biggest fans) to the race to watch you conquer obstacles, dominate the finish line and receive your medal!

Racers, your fans will receive a front row seat to watch from a safe, comfortable, and relatively mud-less (no promises) Spartan Race festival ground area to cheer you on at the finish line!

Cost:  $20 online, $25 day of. Kids 13 & under are free. 

As a Spartan Race spectator, you’ll get a festival map, access to view multiple key obstacles on the course, finish line viewing, the vendor tents, music, raffles, festival challenges, and access to hot food & cool drinks for sale on the grounds! Scenic lift rides on Blue Mountain's Comet Quad Lift are included with your Spectator Ticket. 

Read Spectator Guide

Things to Do On The Mountain

Looking for things do to in-between spectating or before/after your race? Here is what is open on the mountain during Spartan weekend:

Summit Adventure Park: Conquer all 5 levels of our tree-top High Ropes Course

Rock Wall Climbing: Put your strength to the test and learn climbing techniques on our Rock Wall

Night Tim Zip & Climb: In town Friday night? Join us at our ever-popular Night Time Zip & Climb event and conquer the High Ropes Course after dark!

Slopeside Pub & Grill:  A menu and view perfect for Spartans and friends! 

Have Questions?

Have questions? Visit the Spartan Website for all official news, details, and registration. 

Visit Official FAQ Page


Prohibited Items:

  • Weapons of any kind
    • Guns, knives, clubs, maces, etc
  • Illegal substances of any kind
  • Outside food and drink
  • Coolers or ice chests of any kind
  • Pets
    • Note: Service Animals are permitted

Please Note: Bags may be subject to search at the door.