Vermont Ultra Beast & Beast Race Day Details are Here

For those of you that are running at Killington this year, an official email has been dispatched with some information about race day. Additionally, below is the official Ultra Beast and Beast Athlete Guide as well as some very important race day information.

  • Start times have been posted on the Vermont event page under “Bib Info” tab.
  • Refer to our Athlete Guide for more race day information.
  • Athlete, Spectator, Kids, and Volunteer waiver – print them, fill them out and make sure to bring them with you.
  • Parking is located at:
    • 4763 Killington Rd
      Killington, VT 05751
    • Killington Resort is located in central Vermont at the junction of U.S.4 and VT 100 North in Killington, 11 miles east of Rutland. From the Killington sign on Route 4 (across from Bill’s Country Store) drive 3.6 miles up the Killington Road to Snowshed Base Area on left. For those with GPS technology, Killington’s Latitude is 43.6775, Latitude DMS is 43 deg 40′ 39N. Longitude is -72.7803, Longitude DMS 72 deg 46′ 49W.
    • $10 per car. $20 per van. $50 per bus or RV. Cash only. Pay as you enter.

Here are some additional highlights:


NOTE: Race Day Registration prices will reflect the current pricing online.
NOTE: Show up at least 2 HOURS prior to your Heat Start Time.


  • ULTRA BEAST: Onsite registration OPENS at 5:00am and CLOSES at 6:45am.
  • BEAST: Onsite registration OPENS at 6:00am and CLOSES at 2:00pm.


  • BEAST: Onsite registration OPENS at 6:30am and CLOSES at 9:30am.
  • SPRINT: Onsite registration OPENS at 6:30am and CLOSES at 1:00pm.



  • 6:00AM Elite Men and Women
  • 6:15AM Competitive Heat
  • 6:30AM Open Heat
  • 6:45AM Last Open Heat


  • 7:30AM Men’s Elite Start
  • 7:45AM Women’s Elite Start
  • 8:00AM Competitive Heats Begin
  • 9:15AM Morning Open Heats Begin
  • 12:15PM Afternoon Open Heats Begin
  • 2:00PM Last Open Heat


  • 8:00AM Competitive Heats Begin
  • 8:30AM Morning Open Heats Begin
  • 9:30AM Last Open Heat


  • 10:00AM Elite Men and Women
  • 10:15AM Competitive Heats Begin
  • 10:45AM Morning Open Heats Begin
  • 1:00PM Last Open Heat


Mandatory Packet Pickup: There will be a MANDATORY pre-race packet pickup on Friday, September 16th from 2pm-6pm at the Registration Tents onsite. This will also be an opportunity to ask our staff any final questions before undertaking one of the toughest Spartan races.

Mandatory Gear: One working headlamp with additional working batteries, and two glow sticks with the ability to attach to you.

Recommended Gear: Extra headlamp batteries, a means of carrying at least 32oz of water, electrolytes, calorie source, appropriate gear given the weather, and first aid material.

Gear Drop: Racers may drop Gear Bins on Friday between 2pm – 6pm or on Saturday from 5am-5:45am. Only 1 container per racer will be allowed, and the bin may be no larger than 14″x24″ and 7.5 gallons. You will only be able to access your gear in between laps 1 and 2, and then again after you finish. Each lap must be completed with everything you take out of the gear drop area including trash. Due to having a gear drop and transition are the Bag Check area will not be open for Ultra Beast racers. They need to keep all of their items in the transition area and in the specified container. NO OUTSIDE ASSISTANCE WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE TRANSITION AREA.

Course Closing: In order to ensure the safety of our racers, you must start on the second lap of the Beast course by 2:00pm. Additionally, you must be at or past the Rope Climb obstacle in the Festival Area by 6:00pm. Any racers remaining on course at 9:00pm will be removed from the course for their own safety and will be considered a DNF. This means you will not get a finishing time, medal, or shirt. The race will not count for your trifecta, and you will not get a refund or a future race credit. The Ultra Beast course will close on Saturday at 9:00pm. Additional course cutoffs will be announced prior to Race Day and Spartan reserves the right to modify, change cutoffs and remove racers for health and safety issues, or unforeseen events.

  • 12:00 ALL Racers starting after 12:00pm MUST have a head lamp and two glow sticks
  • 2:00 UB Racers must be out of the transition area and have started on their 2nd lap
  • 4:00 Any racer on the course must have headlamp and glow sticks on them. If you do not have them you will be pulled from the course.
  • 6:00 Ultra beast racers must be past the Rope climb in the festival area on their second lap
  • 9:00 Course is closed. Any racers who have not finished by this time will be pulled from the course.


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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