by Carrie Adams

In the spirit of never standing still and always taking our competitions to the next level, we are introducing a team challenge to the Vermont Ultra Beast.  The first of its kind, The Ultra Beast will be the world’s first marathon(ish) distance Obstacle Race.  It will feature two loops of the main Beast course.  Racers will face the toughest course Spartan Race can bring TWICE before finding the finish line.  It’s not for the faint of heart but it does come with a pretty sweet payout for the fastest team… to the tune of $15,000.

 How it works:

Working in teams provides advantages in finishing a grueling course, working in teams in the Ultra Beast comes with additional risks and inherited challenges if you choose this route.  No Ultra Beast participant is obligated to run in a team, it is entirely voluntary and comes with conditions.  

If you elect to race with a team, you will have to abide by the following:

  • No one can apply as a team.  You must apply as an individual.  Once accepted into the event, individuals may form a team if they choose.  There will be opportunities to network in the group with other accepted UB runners.
  • Teams will be in sizes of THREE only.
  • There is a maximum of 100 teams being allowed entry. 300 individuals.  Once full, the team heat will close.
  • Team UB wave will kick off 15 minutes after the individual Ultra Beast heat.
  • Teams can be all male, all female, or co-ed, in any distribution.
  • Teams must have ONE person carry their support gear for the entire team at any given time.  That person can change, but one person must carry the load for the entire team at one time.
  • No bag drop at base camp for teams.
  • Spartan reserves the right for gear checks during the race at any time.
  • Teams start and finish together.  One DNF, all DNF.  Teams must also remain within 100m of one another.  The last person to cross the finish line will determine team time.
  • Teams will have to carry a team object that weighs MORE than 26.2 pounds.  This is an Ultra after all.  (We are partial to logs, sandbags, and rocks but it’s your decision.)  Choose wisely.  Only one person can carry it at a given time and it must be carried for the entire Ultra Beast course distance.  Weights will be evaluated and weighed before the start. 
  • Fastest team wins.  
Forming Teams:
Individual applications for acceptance must be sent to  Include:
  • Race Resume
  • Three sentences on why you want to take part in the Ultra Beast.
Team formation requests for accepted individual racers must be emailed to  Include:
  • Names
  • Emails
  • Team Name
Welcome to the Ultra Beast, team style.  
Read more about the Ultra Beast HERE. 

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