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2022 the year to LIVE OR DIE …but NOT sulk in your living room…

Joe De Sena, Founder Spartan Race

February 3-5, 2022

Pittsfield, Vermont | Home of Spartan Founder Joe De Sena

Welcome to the Winter Death Race! You may have heard of the world-renown DEATH RACE created by Spartan Founder Joe De Sena? Now Joe and the team are bringing back the Winter Death Race to Pittsfield, Vermont in 2022. As with the spirit of the Death Race, participants will be put through the winter elements for 50+ hours of mind-bending mental and physical tasks that are designed to break the strongest of individuals.


To Qualify for WDR you must successfully complete one of the following;

Summer Death Race – Click Here

A Spartan Agoge – Click Here

Hurricane Heats – Click Here (Minimum of at least two HH12HRs, A HH24HR, or an H3X)

A Spartan Ultra – Click Here

A Peak Ultra – Click Here (100, 200, or 500 Milers)

World’s Toughest Mudder – Click Here

Other insanely difficult challenges. MUST Register, then submit race resume to A[email protected]


Race challenges may begin prior to the race start. Included will be the traditional D.R. media challenge which requires various tasks to be completed such as a public commitment to the race via your local newspaper or and carrying a log for 15 miles. Once you have registered, email [email protected] to receive your media challenge. We do this to ensure that you show up at the start. Keep in mind only an average of 50% of registered racers have the courage to do so. Are you up for it?

If you know what’s good for you, you will follow Peak Races on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date!


The gear list is an essential requirement for your experience at the Winter Death Race. This will assist in your success at completing the various tasks assigned by your taskmaster. If you are not fully prepared with your gear list, you will likely not be a part of the 20% who complete a Death Race.

The Death Race Gear List will be released no later than one month prior to the event. Some of your media challenges may require gear as well.


1) Register, do not hesitate. *Capacity is limited to 100 people*

2) Share that you are registered by tagging @Peakraces on Facebook and Instagram

3) Submit Race Resume & Request Media Challenge from Race Director. Email [email protected]

“Some people take the race less seriously than they should,” …”You obviously don’t want anyone to die. But with life, there is death, so it is what it is.”

Joe De Sena