If you’re an experienced adventure athlete, then you already know about LA Sprint Weekend, but if you’d like to get started with this amazing pastime, then listen up! The Los Angeles Sprint Weekend is happening at Castaic Lake, a short distance from Santa Clarita, on December 7th and 8th in 2019.
This two-day event combines several marquee competitions in the Spartan Racing world: The Sprint, Hurricane Heat, and Spartan Kids World Championship.
If you’re just getting into the Spartan world, read up and get started with your planning. There are nearby hotels in Valencia, CA that offer a great place to stay while you are here for the race. The area offers abundant things to do after the race as well.
It’s all happening at the Castaic Lake Recreation Area. It’s approximately 40 miles northwest of Los Angeles and is known as a great spot for hiking and mountain biking. Stunning views abound, and steep trails provide hikers with a fun challenge. With proximity to Los Angeles, there is much to do in addition to chilling out with the scenic views of the Castaic Lake Recreation Area.
The Sprint for Registration
A favorite among the racers, it has 20 obstacles and spans about 3 miles or 5 KM. The Sprint will be taking place on Saturday and Sunday. There are prizes as well as medals for finishers. Early arrivals are encouraged; the registration fee includes parking, so you’ll have time to warm up.
Hurricane Heat dog Tags
Traversing on and off the Spartan Race Course, participants will work with an assigned team to meet a bevy of challenges. There’s no timing chips or no clock; it is intended to be a fun run that ends with the finishing teams winning Hurricane Heat dog tags, a finisher shirt, and entry into a closed networking group. It takes place on Saturday.
There’s the World Championship Kids Race on Saturday, and the 2-mile, 1-mile, and half-mile Open on Sunday. Other races are also part of the fun. Kids races have obstacles, and future Spartans will run, jump, and play. What’s more, kids who finish receive:
- Kids Finisher Medal
- Craft Kids Finisher T-shirt
- Bananas at the finish line
- Bragging rights
Military and First Responders will be getting a 25 percent discount on all race entry fees.
Where to Stay
There are several hotels in Valencia CA that are a short drive south of Castaic Lake on I-5. Days Inn by Wyndham Castaic Six Flags Magic Mountain is a great choice if you also plan on spending some time at Six Flags. It’s very close and offers a free shuttle to the theme park. It’s also a customer-friendly accommodation in its own right.
The Hyatt Regency Valencia is a great choice for those seeking comfort in a more luxurious setting. In addition to its proximity to Los Angeles, this hotel is near Ice Station Valencia, the Aquatic Center, and the Santa Clarita Conference Center. It has a pool and a great restaurant on-site.
Attractions in the Area
You’ll be near Los Angeles and can visit a host of sites, including:
- Sunset Strip
- Dodgers Stadium
- Santa Monica Pier
Santa Clarita offers a Performing Arts Center, The Valencia Marketplace, and more.