The Beast is a new Virginia Ultrarunning series. It includes the existing Lynchburg Ultra Series, plus a trail marathon, trail 100 miler, and the Hellgate 100k. Here is the entire series:
- Holiday Lake 50k
- Terrapin Mountain Marathon
- Promise Land 50k++
- Grindstone 100 Miler
- Mountain Masochist 50 Miler++
- Hellgate 100k
Anyone who finishes the entire series is definitely a beast.
The Grindstone 100 Miler is a brand new ultramarathon. The course has 26,000 feet of climb and descent and is touted as the toughest 100 mile course east of the 100th meridian. The October 3rd race date holds the promise of beautiful fall weather over the Blue Ridge. The race has a 38 hour cutoff. Clark Zealand is the RD for Grindstone. Clark is also the new RD of MMTR.
The traditional David Horton Lynchburg Ultra Series is still active, and registration in the LUS automatically gets you a registration in the Beast series.