2014 Spartan Race Year In Review Stats

2014 was another great year for Spartan Races amongst many other Obstacle Course Racing companies canceling races and altogether going out of business. This year I’ll be focusing on US Spartan Race stats since they are the most consistently available ones compared to last years article covering the international franchised races as well. Read on for the stats on the 67 Spartan Races run in the US this year.

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Attendance
Distance
Obstacles
Hurricane Heat

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Attendance

Total Races: 67
Sprint Races: 42
Super Races: 14
Beast Races: 10
Ultra Beast Races: 1

Total Number of Race Finishers: 272,752
Sprint: 178,200
Super: 62,912
Beast: 31,379
Ultra Beast: 261

Most Race Finishers in one day
14/11/15 – Fenway Sprint – 9,363
14/04/06 – Las Vegas Super – 7,495
14/08/09 – Boston Sprint (Saturday) – 7,252

Least Race Finishers in one day
14/09/21 – Vermont Ultra Beast – 261
14/08/16 – Hawaii Beast (Sunday) – 544
14/09/20 – Vermont Beast (Sunday) – 908
14/04/27 – Reebok Invitational – 917
14/08/16 – Hawaii Beast (Saturday) – 1,008
14/08/16 – Hawaii Super (Saturday) – 1,049

Highest Finishing Percentage
14/01/25 – SoCal Super – 98%
14/06/07 – Tri State Sprint #2 (Sunday) – 98%
14/08/09 – ATT Park Sprint – 94%
14/04/12 – Miami Super (Saturday) – 93%
14/09/20 – Citizens Bank Sprint – 92%

Lowest Finishing Percentage
14/09/21 – Vermont Ultra Beast – 21%
14/10/04 – Ohio Super – 70%
14/09/21 – Vermont Sprint – 71%
14/02/08 – Arizona Sprint (Sunday) – 77%
14/09/20 – Vermont Beast (Saturday) – 77%
14/10/04 – Ohio Sprint – 79%

Additional Fun Finishing Stats
Total Elite Finishers – 10,187
Total Open Finishers – 262,565
Total Finishers on Sunday: 64,968
Total Finishers on Saturday – 207,784

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Distance

Average Race Distances
Sprint – 4.54 mi.
Super – 8.86 mi.
Beast – 13.55 mi.

Total Miles of all Races Combined: 433.9

Shortest Sprint Race
14/04/27 – Reebok Invitational – 1.9 mi.
14/03/23 – Hawaii Sprint – 2.5 mi.
14/12/06 – Malibu Sprint – 2.86 mi.

Longest Sprint Race
14/07/12 – Pennsylvania Sprint – 5.46 mi.
14/10/04 – Ohio Sprint – 5.32 mi.
14/05/18 – Austin Sprint – 5.15 mi.

Shortest Super Race
14/09/27 – Chicago Super – 7.77 mi.
14/01/25 – SoCal Super – 8.4 mi.
14/08/23 – Virginia Super – 8.46 mi.

Longest Super Race
14/10/04 – Ohio Super – 10.99 mi.
14/04/06 – Las Vegas Super – 9.7 mi.
14/05/17 – Austin Super – 9.15 mi.

Shortest Beast Races
14/10/25 – Carolinas Beast – 12.19 mi.
14/11/01 – Dallas Beast – 12.24 mi.

Longest Beast Race
14/09/20 – Vermont Beast – 16.22 mi.
14/08/16 – Hawaii Beast – 14.37 mi.

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Obstacles

Most Frequent Obstacle
Barbed Wire Crawl – %130
Sand Bag Carry – 102%
Spear Throw – 98%
Rope Climb –  92%
Wall Traverse – 90%

Least Frequent Obstacle (obstacles used more than 2 times)
Swim – 15%
Hobie Hop – 9%
Memory Test – 9%
Log Flip – 8%
Hay Bale Jumps – 3%
Water Slide – 1.5%

Race With Most Obstacles
14/09/21 – Vermont Ultra Beast – 69
14/09/20 – Vermont Beast – 32
14/10/04 – Ohio Beast – 30
14/11/01 – Dallas Beast – 29
14/04/27 – Reebok Invitational – 28

Race With Least Obstacles
14/09/21 – Vermont Sprint – 14
14/08/16 – Hawaii Sprint – 16
14/02/15 – Florida Military Sprint – 17

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HH12HR Attendance 
40 People Average
74% Of Registered People Show Up To Race

HH12HR Average Finish – 50%

HH12HR Lowest Finishing Percentage
South Carolina – 14.3%
Monterey 40%

 

As always if you want more stats, I have them. If you see any numbers that appear off to you please feel free to contact me and let me know your concerns. I hope everyone has a very Spartan 2015, best of luck to you all.

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Fine print on the stats above –

Stadium Races are excluded from average distance, accurate data unavailable.
Hawaii Races Registration info is not available they are excluded from finishing percentage but not total finishers.
SoCal Races from September is not included due to cancelation an changes on race day.
Ultra Beast was excluded from obstacle averages

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