Ballard Beast

Golden Gardens Park
Seattle, WA 98117


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Event Description

The Ballard Beast is a unique event*, celebrating the seafaring origins, geography, and community of Ballard - fueled by a belief that fitness and shared experiences are vital to the strength of our communities. Rx Athletes will take on four beautiful loops that includes Shilshole beach, Shilshole marina, and Sunset Hill park. Athletes will be challenged physically and mentally as they take on new modalities each loop: run (1 loop), bike (2 loops), run with a weighted backpack or vest (1 loop). Hydro-burbees (wade in mid thigh, and drop down to bottom of a push up) will greet the participants at each modality transition. The race creator is a Ballard native, and grew up on the course. Years running, walking, and riding the course have inspired bringing the Ballard Beast to life. Join us in this 2nd annual event!

Scaled Athletes take on the same course with the following modifications: burpees in sand (not water), 1 bike loop (vs. 2), final run loop weight is your choice: no weight OR half the Rx weight for weighted vest or backpack.

5.2K Run / Walk "In Honor Of" Athletes take on one lap of the run course described above. 

If you'd like to participate, but don't to want break a sweat, we need volunteers! See sign up details in "Volunteer" tab above. 

*Open course, following rules of the road. Given this, not an officially timed race. Completion and community are the goal. In future years, based on athlete and community input, we may evolve event to include a closed course / officially timed race. 


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