The Beast is a seriously fun, challenging race in Port Gamble, Washington on the beautiful Kitsap Peninsula (near Seattle).
It is the featured event at the NW Adventure Sports Festival
, which includes demos of outdoor equipment, food, music, a beer garden, a raffle for outdoor equipment, a paddling race and a Mini-Beast adventure triathlon.
The race can be done as a team or as an individual. Either way, racers will be surrounded by others who are ready to become this year's #1 Beast.
The paddle starts the race and makes a triangle across the Hood Canal, with Hood Head at it's point. Then racers hop on mountain bikes and ride the incredible Port Gamble trails, with single track, great downhills and plenty of mud. Trail runners finish the race back at the start after a run run through the forest.
If you or a friend want to start with something a little more mellow, we have the Mini-Beast that is 10K mountain bike, 5K trail run and 5K paddle.
This is a race you'll love and will want to come back to year after year!
Race entry includes a t-shirt, free drink ticket, entry into a raffle for outdoor equipment, clinics by outdoor experts and demos of:
- Standup paddleboards (SUPs)
- Kokatat drysuits
- Kayaks by Eddyline, Wilderness Systems, Valley and others
- Paddles by Bending Branches, Aquabound and others
- Outdoor equipment
Hosted by the Olympic Outdoor Center