One of the toughest 10K road races in Canada!
Gabriola Island, BC
Sunday August 7, 2022
Start time: 10:30am
It’s 2022 AND WE’RE BAAAACK!!!
Get your running shoes on baby!
The BEAST was too tough even for Covid to stop, so after a two year snooze, we’re back in full force and thrilled to host the 10th annual Brickyard Beast 10k run.
2019 Race Results
View the full Results list.
The Brickyard Beast is a 10k Walk/Run. This event is an out-and-back loop over paved roadway that passes through lush forest teeming with wildlife. The course also includes the gruelling hill known as “the Beast”, and those tough enough to finish will qualify for bragging rights as a Beast Slayer.
Runners and spectators alike will enjoy the lighter features of this event, from the infamous Kid-Zone, guaranteed to cool down runners, to post-run festivities including music, prizes and awards.
Timing chips will ensure quick and accurate results and the award ceremony, starting at 12 noon will include pre-drawn prizes for those wanting to get away early.
Gabriola Island is a small island in the Strait or Georgia, about 20 minutes by ferry from Nanaimo, BC on Vancouver Island. While it boasts a thriving community of 4,000 with a full range of services from shopping centres to gas stations, art galleries, pubs and restaurants, there are no large towns and residents are known for their small town, laid-back friendliness.
Deer and eagles are abundant in the rainforest while unique sandstone rock formations and marine life such as otters, seals, orcas and humpback whales are often seen from the many public beaches and parks.
A full range of accommodations, including motels, B&Bs and camping are available but in high demand during the summer months making early reservations a must. More accommodation options are available in Nanaimo with a quick commute possible the morning of the event.
More information about Gabriola island, including directions and ferry schedules is available on the Route and Info page.
COME AND SLAY THE BEAST!
“I was very impressed with how well organized the 2015 run was this year...lots of friendly and helpful volunteers and locals cheering along the course. I appreciated having water and gatorade along the course...with it being so hot out, it was nice to pour water over my head and neck to stay cool, and stay hydrated with the gatorade. There was lots of great food at the finish to look forward to...free massages (great to flush the legs out after a hilly run)...music...photographer...great prizes...fun atmosphere! New this year was chip timing for faster more accurate results! The race t-shirt was one of the best I have ever had from a race. My family had a ball! Overall a really fun, rewarding event on the beautiful island of Gabriola! I am looking forward to participating again next year!”
Melissa Ross 2011 Canadian Nationalist For World Mountain Running
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