Each Spartan Sprint, Super, Beast, and Ultra will receive a course rating. Each course will be assigned a number of helmets to designate its difficulty. More helmets indicates more difficult conditions. Ratings are assigned based on the following attributes.
1. Elevation Gain
3. Terrain Type
4. Temperature - Based on yearly averages
MAX Ratings - An event that has 2 "Hard" designations will receive the designation of MAX (Sprint MAX for example).