Barebones Evening Adventure Sprint Tournament, a series of very short adventure races held on weeknights in the greater Seattle area. The events involve mountain biking or road biking, running, and map reading, and they're barebones, meaning the emphasis is on providing a quality course.

BEAST races are Meridian Geographics events, produced by the MerGeo.com adventure racing team, and the proceeds pay the team's entry fees in regional and national races.

BEAST features novice-friendly courses, typically with an additional pro course option for those looking for an extra challenge.  BEAST also offers LOTTO registration: with this option, you throw your name in the hat, and we'll put you on a team.  It's a great opportunity for those new to the sport to be teamed with and learn from experienced racers.

2012 BEAST Races

BEAST races 1-4 follow our classic format, with a streamlined check-in process, a start around 7 p.m. (unless otherwise noted), and winning times of 1.5 to 2 hours.   Fall BEAST is longer, providing a weekend adventure, with a winning time of 3.5 to 4 hours.

Dates

Venue

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Series Race #1
April 11 (Wed)

Newcastle, WA,
results

Dust off your gear, put some fresh batteries in your lights, and come join us for the BEAST season opener! The course features mountain biking and trekking/orienteering.

April 7-8 (Sat-Sun)

Sprague, WA,

The Rock Creek Ramble Navigation Weekend is wrapped up for 2012. Here is a video from a participant! If you missed it, we offered training exercises and a point-to-point navigation course on Saturday, then a 10-hour team navigation race through fantastic channeled scablands terrain on Sunday. 

Series Race #2
May 17 (Thu)

Lynnwood, WA

After playing in the south we head north. 

Series Race #3
June 28 (Thu)

Union Bay (Seattle)

An annual favorite with a canoeing prologue, followed by an exciting chasing start.  REGISTER on site!

Series Race #4
August 7 (Tue)

Issaquah, WA

The fast and furious season finale! Test your mettle with mountain biking, trail running, navigation, and some vertical relief. REGISTER!

September 29-30 (Sat-Sun)

Wenas Wildlife Area, Naches, WA

The Three15er is not part of the BEAST series, but it's a great adventure, so get your team organized and trained for this test of endurance, strategy, teamwork, and navigation skill! Trek through thousands of acres of hilly forest land to find as many of the 60 checkpoints as possible in 4, 8, 12 or 24 hours in this championship event.

Fall BEAST
November 18 (Sun)

Maple Valley, WA
results

Each year, we cap off the season with a day-long romp through the best late fall weather and terrain that Western Washington has to offer.  REGISTER!


Final BEAST Series points standings: 2011, 2010, 2009, 2007, 2006,

Past year event results:
2011 races: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | Fall
2010 races: Winter | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
2009 races: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Fall
2008 races: 1 | 15hr | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Fall
2007 races: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | Fall
2006 races: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | Fall
2005 races: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | Fall

 

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