The Palm Beaches Spartan Event Weekend Returns to Boca Raton

The Palm Beach County Sports Commission has partnered with Spartan Race, Inc. to support the 2024 Palm Beaches Spartan Event Weekend on April 19 through April 21 at Burt Aaronson South County Regional Park in Boca Raton, FL. Thousands of participants from across the United States are expected to compete on the “flat and fast sandy track” in The Palm Beaches.

Spartan Race, founded in 2010 and headquartered in Massachusetts, is the world’s largest obstacle race and endurance brand. The events focus on sport and athleticism, pushing the bodies and minds of competitors to the limit across miles of unforgiving terrain while they conquer signature obstacles such as the Spear Throw, Bucket Brigade, and Barbed Wire Crawl.  The variety of Spartan races makes the brand accessible to all ages, skill levels, and abilities – More than 10 million people have crossed the finish line together of at least one Spartan race across the globe.

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This event will feature Spartan’s signature “Sprint” style race, which encompasses a distance of 3+ miles and approximately 20 obstacles. Obstacles will include fire jumps, tall walls, monkey bars, rope climbs, and more. The combination of the short distance on a flat, off-road terrain featuring mud and water makes this race great for first-time and competitive racers alike.

Racers have the option to enter one of three different divisions. There are two competitive divisions, one with timed waves that racers select at random, the other has pace groups based on an expected finishing time and contains the most competitive and seasoned waves of racers. The Open division is more relaxed on rules and regulations and is for more recreational racers.

Consistent with Spartan events around the world, the Palm Beaches Spartan Sprint Weekend will feature a youth race, for those ages 4-13 years old, where they are put to the test against age-appropriate obstacles and race distances. While some parents will compete while their kids are racing, many attend as spectators and cheer on the youth.


The host venue for the event, Burt Aaronson South County Regional Park, has been home to the race since 2019 when the Palm Beach County Sports Commission won a bid to bring the event to The Palm Beaches. The facility is one of the most versatile sports venues in Palm Beach County. This comprehensive gem, owned and operated by Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation, includes four lighted baseball fields of varying dimensions, four lighted softball fields, five lighted multipurpose fields, 12 lighted racquetball courts, 19 tennis courts, six pickleball courts, and five volleyball courts. The park is home to the lush Osprey Point Golf Course, a 27-hole layout of three nine-hole courses that consistently ranks in the top 50 public golf courses in America. Water skiers enjoy the thrill of making waves at the on-site Water Ski Training Center, where up-and-coming and accomplished skiers hone their skills.

The Palm Beaches Spartan Sprint Weekend provides an incredible experience for visitors and residents alike. Furthermore, this event creates an economic boom for The Palm Beaches. The influx of visitors has consistently generated over 4,000 hotel room nights and nearly $3 million in total economic impact. This event is another example of why The Palm Beaches is one of the nation’s leading sports destinations, and the Palm Beach County Sports Commission is excited to support it for a fifth year.

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