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Spartan Ultra Beast NJ 2016 Update

If you had been sitting by and waiting for the email to come, wait no longer. The fine folks at Spartan have finally released the Athlete guide for the 2016 New Jersey Beast and Ultra Beast. A good majority of the information is standard fare, but the interesting bits are as follows.

Start Schedule

SATURDAY, APRIL 30th – SPARTAN ULTRA BEAST

  • 6:00AM Elite Men and Women
  • 6:15AM Open Heats Begin
  • 6:30AM Last Open Heat

SATURDAY, APRIL 30th – SPARTAN BEAST

  • 7:30AM Men’s Elite Start
  • 7:45AM Women’s Elite Start
  • 8:00AM Competitive Heats Begin
  • 8:30AM Morning Open Heats Begin
  • 11:15AM Afternoon Open Heats Begin
  • 2:00PM Last Open Heat

SUNDAY, MAY 1ST – SPARTAN BEAST

  • 9:00AM Men’s Elite Start
  • 9:15AM Women’s Elite Start
  • 9:30AM Competitive Heats Begin
  • 10:15AM Morning Open Heats Begin
  • 11:15AM Afternoon Open Heats Begin
  • 11:30AM Last Open Heat

Recommended Gear

  1. Headlamp and extra headlamp batteries
  2. A means of carrying at least 32oz of water
  3. Electrolytes
  4. Calories
  5. Appropriate gear given the weather. Layers.
  6. First Aid Material (Elites – no outside assistance permitted)

ULTRA BEAST RACERS:

  • The Tri-State Ultra Beast will be two laps of the Beast course.
  • At the end of the first lap, Ultra Beast racers will EXIT THE COURSE AFTER THE A-FRAME CARGO AND PRIOR TO THE FIRE JUMP and FINISH CORRAL, racers will be directed to GEAR DROP area. (look for signs and/or volunteers signals).
  • To begin the second lap, racers will leave the gear drop area and re-enter the course at the AFrame Cargo obstacle. Racers that do not attempt to complete a second lap will have their timing chip removed in the gear drop area. If racers do not have their timing chip, they must proceed to the results tent to notify timing officials they will be starting the second lap. IF RACERS ARE NOT GOING TO ATTEMPT A SECOND LAP, please let the timing team know, and remove your gear from the gear drop.
  • Ultra Beast racers that only complete one lap will be considered a DNF and WILL NOT be considered a Beast finisher. It’s all or nothing.

Mandatory Packet Pickup (ULTRA BEAST ONLY)

  • Friday, April 29th: 3:00pm-7:00pm in the Registration Area.
  • All Ultra Beast racers MUST pick up their race packets on Friday between 3:00pm-7:00pm.

Mandatory Gear:

  1. QTY 1 Working headlamp, see HEADLAMP AND GLOW STICK CUT-OFFs listed below.
  2. QTY 2 glow sticks with means of attaching them to your person (see HEADLAMP AND GLOW STICK CUT-OFF)

Recommended Gear:

  1. Extra headlamp batteries (note we said a “working” headlamp is mandatory)
  2. A means of carrying at least 32oz of water
  3. Electrolytes
  4. Calories
  5. Appropriate gear given the weather. Layers.
  6. First Aid Material (Elites – no outside assistance permitted)

Gear Drop (ULTRA BEAST ONLY):

Racers may drop Gear Bins on Friday during packet pickup between 3pm – 7pm or on Saturday from 5am-6am. The gear drop area will be positioned near the finish line area in the festival.

  1. Containers or bags used for the gear drop must fit a 14”x24” footprint and be no larger than 30 quarts (7.5 gallons). We’ll probably check every one…
  2. All gear must be dropped on Friday evening between 3pm-7pm or between 5:00am and 6:00am on Saturday of race day. There are 1000 registered racers, so please be patient during this process. Whining will result in disqualification.
  3. You will be able to access your gear after completing your first lap and before starting your second. You can pack whatever you want into your gear bin and swap out anything you’d like. Each lap must be completed with everything you take onto the course to start the lap.
  4. You must sign-in and sign-out of the gear drop area

Course Cut-offs:

These Cut-Offs are in place for the safety of our racers, staff and volunteers. Race Leadership reserves the right to modify these and add additional cutoffs as appropriate. In creating these cutoffs, it was our goal to allow all racers to experience as much of the course as possible before being removed from the course. Please note that all mileage is estimated and that the obstacle/location is the more critical factor.

Time Cut-Offs:

Saturday, April 30th (BEAST)

  • 6:00pm: ~ mile 6.0/ Water Station #3 – you must be passed this location in order to continue on the course.
  • 7:30pm: ~ mile 10.5/ Water Station #5 – you must be passed this location in order to continue.
  • 9:30pm: The course closes.\
  • 10:00pm: Festival Closes.

Saturday, April 30th (ULTRA BEAST)

  • 2:30pm: All Ultra Beast racers must be out of the gear drop area by 2:30pm in order to start a second lap. Any racer who has not left the Gear Drop area by 2:30pm will be considered a DNF.
  • 6:00pm: ~ mile 19/ Water Station #3 – you must be passed this location in order to continue on the course.
  • 7:30pm: ~ mile 25/ Water Station #5 – you must be passed this location in order to continue.
  • 9:30pm: The course closes.
  • 10:00pm: Festival Closes.

Sunday, May 1st (BEAST)

  • 6:00pm: ~mile 6.0/ Water Station #3 – you must be passed this location in order to continue on the course.
  • 7:30pm: ~mile 10.5/ Water Station #5 – you must be passed this location in order to continue.
  • 9:30pm: The course closes.

Headlamp and Glow Stick Cut-Off

  • Saturday and Sunday
  • 3:00pm: ALL Beast and Ultra Beast racers must show they have, in their possession, a working headlamp, two glow sticks, and a means of attaching these glow sticks to yourself. Failing to have any of these items can result in being removed from the course.
  • 6:30pm: Racers must be wearing their headlamp (turned on) and their two glow sticks “cracked” and attached to their person.

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About Joe DiFiglia

Fitness and sport enthusiast. Spartan Race Junky. I have been a martial artist since the age of 4 and addicted to anything challenging. Years of Martial Arts training provides the ability to keep going when my body really wants to quit.

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