We will be running the entire trail system of Crowders Mountain. Both mountain peaks will be summit-ted. You get a nice beautiful view of the lake too. This race is more than a race, it is a celebration of one of the most iconic trail systems right here in the Charlotte area. To finish the 100 miler, has a 34 hour time limit. For the 50 mile it will be a 18 hour cut off. For the 25 miler it will have a 10 hour cut off. The buckle and medals will also be extremely special for anyone who is able to finish.
A brand new course is being planned for the 2023 Race. We are so excited to show it off in May when we finalize the Route.
15 Mile: None
25 Mile: 10 hours ( 6 pm Saturday)
50 Mile: 18 Hours (2 am Sunday)
100 Mile: 34 Hours (6pm Sunday)
25 Miler - 5,000ish in Gain
50 Miler - 10,000ish in Gain
100 Miler - 20,000ish in Gain
For the 15 miler it will be 2,000 feet of gain.
We will have 4 aid stations on course:
Wolf Base - The 161 Aid Station - Boulders Access - Linwood Access
Major Aid Station Food:
All aid stations will have basic food choices:
Pickles wrapped in Bacon, Cereal, Gummies, Salt Pretzels, Candy, Fruits
Hot Food during the race will include: Hot Bacon, Soup, Probably a surprise or two
Tailwind and Water
Soda - Mountain Dew, Coke, Ginger Ale
Gear / Pacers
Trekking Poles are completely ok to use. Just don't poke anyone eye out.
Pacers are fully allowed only for the 100 miler after 50 miles.
"TRAIL SISTERS Approved Race"
Welcome to the Beast of the East 2023. in addition to our classic race distances (15M, 25M, 50M & 100M) we have a 15 miler/25k-ish race. We are now a "TRAIL SISTERS Approved Race". This is great news and we hope to see more ladies out on the trail this year. This is a great race for those who don't have the time to spend all day at. the park because you have to finish your Christmas shopping!
Local time: 8:21 AM