This is one of the most challenging and fun Half distances (1.2 mile swim, 53 mile bike, 13 mile run) east of the Mississippi. It is called the Beast of the East because of the Beast of a hill on the bike course and the Beast of a hill on the run course. If you want to do a Half that will offer some of the most beautiful views, lightly traveled roads for the bike course and great trails for the run... this could be the race for you. Come on... you've done the beach race for years, now its time to come to the mountains. See you here.