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:
Hosted by the Olympic Outdoor Center and KayakProShop.com
- Standup paddleboards (SUPs)
- Kokatat drysuits
- Kayaks by Eddyline, Wilderness Systems, Valley and others
- Paddles by Bending Branches, Aquabound and others
- Outdoor equipment
Go to UnleashTheBeastNW.com for more information, or contact the event director at firstname.lastname@example.org or (360) 297-4659.
We are about one hour from Seattle, Tacoma and Sequim on the beautiful Kitsap Peninsula.
Click here for the Google Map or follow these directions.
Event address: 32379 Rainier Ave, Port Gamble, WA USA
From Seattle: click here for mapquest directions
1. Take the Seattle-Bainbridge Island ferry (beautiful ride with views of Mt. Rainier and two mountain ranges, click here for ferry schedule)
2. Go straight off ferry (on Olympic Drive SE). This will turn into WA-305.
3. Follow for 13.2 miles (through Poulsbo, if you reach Olhava Way you've gone .2 miles too far)
4. Turn right onto WA-3 North (towards the Hood Canal Bridge)
5. Follow for 7.1 miles (turns into WA-104)
6. Pass the Hood Canal Bridge
7. Turn left onto Rainier Avenue in Port Gamble (at the 90 degree bend)
8. Follow to the end of the road
9. Turn right at the stopsign towards the waterfront
10. You will be directed as to where to park.
1. Take Edmonds-Kingston ferry (30 minute beautiful ride, click here for schedule)
2. Go straight off ferry (on hwy 104 West)
3. Follow for 4.1 miles
4. Turn R onto hwy 104 west (if you reach NE Minder Rd you've gone .1 mi too far)
5. Follow for 3.7 miles
6. At 90 degree bend in Port Gamble, go straight onto Rainier Ave (if you reach NE View Dr. youv'e gone .1 mi too far)
7. Follow to the end of the road
8. Turn right at the stopsign towards the waterfront
9. You will be directed as to where to park.
From Bellingham: click here for mapquest directions
1. Take 1-5 South
2. Follow for 74.3 miles
3. Take the 220th St SW Exit 179 (toward Mountlake Terrace)
4. Turn right on 220th St SW (if you reach I-5 S you've gone .3 miles too far)
5. Follow for .7 miles
6. Turn right onto hwy 99 (if you reach 76th Ave W you've gone .1 mi too far)
7. Follow for .6 miles
8. Turn L on 212 St SW (.2 miles past 216th St SW)
9. Follow for .9 mi
10. Take slight R onto Main Street (just past 82nd pl w)
11. Follow for 1.9 mi
12. Take Edmonds-Kingston ferry (30 minute beautiful ride)
13. Go straight off ferry (on hwy 104 West)
14. Follow for 4.1 miles
15. Turn R onto hwy 104 west (if you reach NE Minder Rd you've gone .1 mi too far)
16. Follow for 3.7 miles
17. At 90 degree bend in Port Gamble, go straight onto Rainier Ave (if you reach NE View Dr. you'e gone .1 mi too far)
18. Follow to the end of the road
19. Turn right at the stopsign towards the waterfront
20. You will be directed as to where to park.
From Tacoma: click here for mapquest directions
Local lodging: book early! See list of lodging options below.
Early bird registration rates are available through April 9.
We are looking for sponsors and donations to support this event. Donations are for the racer raffle and/or the silent auction (which supports scholarships for Outdoor Adventure Camps).
Sponsors and donors will get recognition through all outreach efforts. For more information, contact Spring at email@example.com or (360) 265-2477.
Poulsbo Inn (mention the Olympic Outdoor Center for special rates)
Kitsap Memorial State Park Cabins
The Farm Kitchen Guest House
Shipping Lanes House
Green Cat B&B
Oxford Suites in Silverdale
The 2012 Beast Adventure Triathlon is longer than in past years, but here are the 2011 results for the 10K paddle, 5K run and 15K mountain bike:
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