Yeah...yeah... so, you can run 100 miles. You can run through the hills of the highest mountains and through the heat of the sun in the hot desert valleys but, can you run on a perfectly flat course? How about on a flat course with a slight chill in the air? How about on a flat course with a few feet of beautiful white snow and sub zero temperatures? If you answered, "Yes" to the last question then you're ready to face the ultimate ultra running challenge, The 2014 Winter Beast of Burden! (Don't worry, if you answered, "Yes" to the first 2 questions and not the last one you can still join us for The 2014 Summer Beast of Burden in August.) Either way, get ready for an epic run on the historic Erie Canal and be prepared to unleash the beast inside of you!
This Ultra is not for the faint of heart! Whether you're looking to take you're ultra running to the next step or you just want some really cool "bling," look no further. The Winter BoB is sure to be a true test of ones abilities. In the past we've been very lucky, all of our races took place during a beautiful blizzard. Over two feet of snow fell during our first event and over a foot of snow fell during our last event. Who else has a beautiful ultra in January where the ground is covered by so much beautiful white fluffy stuff?
Athletes will start at Wide Water’s Marina in Lockport, New York where they will have access to restrooms, showers, warming shelters and what everybody is calling "hands down the best aid stations in the sport!" Be warned...with all the amenities we offer, you might not want to step back out into the blustery weather. Once runners leave the marina they run along a paved trail for approximately 1 mile where they will cross one of Lockport's historic draw bridges and continue running on the towpath until they've reached the middle aid station. Here we provide a place to warm up and fuel up. You'll run approximately 6 more miles to the turn around and have access to all of the usual ultra running foods. hot cocoa, Coffee, Coke, Mountain Dew, water, Heed, grilled cheese sandwiches, warm chicken noodle soup, lentil soup, fresh pizza, pancakes, donuts and...well, you'll have to show up to see!
On to what we have come to love, The BoB Shwag-Bag! We've received a lot of compliments on our Shwag-Bag and we're doing our best not to let you down. Each race they've gotten better and better so, when will it end? Not this race! Last year we introduced "The Double Beast Buckle" and it's back! Not only do we have a really cool belt buckle, we give any 100 mile participant a "Double Beast Buckle" if they can finish both the Winter BoB 100 & Summer BoB 100 in the same year.
Local time: 6:30 AM
So, You think you've got what it takes? We've closed off registration early every race so don't wait, sign up today and get ready to unleash The Beast!