Don’t let this race in the “flat” Midwest fool you, the organizers have packed plenty of hills into the challenging course. Marseilles is about one hour from Chicago, so make time to enjoy the city before or after the race.
FROM THE RACE ORGANIZERS
Welcome to the Cliff’s Insane Terrain Park. While the surrounding area is practically flat, Spartan Race has figured out how to extract every bit of elevation from the venue. Racers will weave through the beautiful wooded trails and creek beds and up and down the numerous short, technical hills that would make just about any ATV or 4X4 rider’s adrenaline spike. With free rein of the park, Spartan Race will be bringing some tough, new challenges over the 8+ mile course this year.
Located just over an hour outside Chicago in Marseille, Illinois, Spartans can enjoy a visit to the Windy City during one of the best months to be in Chicago. With 35 million visitors a year, the city has plenty to offer by way of food and entertainment. Start with the deep dish pizza, jazz music and be sure to reward yourself post-race with some of the best cuisines, art museums and multi-cultural hotspots in the world.
The Cliff’s Off-Road Park
2725 E 2625th Rd
Marseilles, IL 61341