We are going to skip 2018 for this event and hopefully will have it back in 2019. Some of you will want to email and ask why so I’ll answer that…in 6 years of putting the event on we’re still about at break even financially without taking any pay. Much as I (Wayne the sadistic) love the Bruneau Beast, roughly 1000 hours with no pay isn’t the best business decision. If it does come back in 2019 the goal is to have the entire Final Kick Events lineup built in a way where it’s cool to not make money on this one and just put it on because it’s awesome. We’ll update this page sometime around summer 2018.
New for 2017 – The marathon will be available for individuals as well as 4 person teams! Teams can consist of 4 females or 4 males or coed (2 female / 2 male). Grab 3 of your gym buddies or running friends or co-workers or roller derby pals and come out for this epic relay. Three of you get to relax and listen to live music while the other teammate suffers on the dunes of the Beast! Each teammate will do one loop (approximately 6.55 miles) and hand off to the next teammate at the finish area.
So if you think splatting some mud on your face or jumping over a fire makes you look tough, you need to do the Bruneau Beast for the race pictures. They are epic. And there is no creative photography required, it is simply one of the very coolest spots on the planet to have a race picture.
Bruneau Beast is the toughest Marathon, 1/2 Marathon, and 10k on the planet!!
Swag: All finishers (including all 4 members of the relay teams) will get a killer custom medal.
Timing: Chip timing will be provided and results will be posted as soon as possible after the race, if not during the race.
Walkers: Walkers are welcome at all Final Kick Events. There are not separate categories at this race, plus everyone is going to be walking quite a bit.
Shoes and Sand: Unless you pull a Tony, you’re going to get sand in your shoes. Don’t wear your brand new $150 road shoes, you’ll be cursing us for months. Some people stop and empty their shoes a time or two, some just go with it, some try different variations of sandals or vibrams. Feel free to be creative or just expect the sand to be a new challenge.
How tough is it: You aren’t going to PR. Seriously. Not even close. Unless you pick a distance you’ve never done before. Otherwise forget setting a PR. If you are from around Boise and want a comparison, Robie’s winner in 2014 did that in 1:17…our 2014 half marathon winner finished in 2:13. Now don’t get all chicken on us, just don’t show up and be like “Oh I can’t believe how tough that really was.”
Awards: Overall prizes for top 3 of both male and female for the marathon, half, 10k, & 5k distances. All finishers will receive a sweet medal. Top 3 relay teams of each category get trophies.
Camping / Park Entrance: Race registration covers your race fees. The state park charges for entrance, either for day use fee or the camping fee. To enter Bruneau Dunes State Park, you will need to have $5 in cash for the vehicle entry / day use fee…this is per vehicle so cram all your buddies in the back seat and trunk. If you have the state park passport for your vehicle that covers your day use fee. If you are camping the night before that covers your park entry fee…make sure you’ve made your reservation via Reserve America if you are getting your own site. Bruneau Dunes no longer has group sites so everyone is on their own…the tent sites allow 2 tents with up to 8 people. There are camping/lodging options nearby besides the state park such as CJ Strike and Owyhee Bed and Breakfast.
Pictures: All Final Kick Events are photographed for free by volunteer photographers and uploaded to our Facebook page and to our Final Kick Events photo album and are free to use however you would like.