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Obstacle Course 5K

$50 7:45AM EDT Price increases after June 3, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

5K (Run/Walk Only)

$30 8:00AM EDT Price increases after June 3, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

INDIVIDUAL PRICING - Obstacle Course 1.5 miles

$30 8:45AM EDT Price increases after June 3, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

FAMILY PRICING - Obstacle Course 1.5 miles

$45 8:45AM EDT Registration ends July 6, 2024 at 8:45am EDT

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Additional race information can be found at


1201 Timberwood Drive
Moneta, VA US 24121

BeastLake 5K Obstacle Course Hype Video


Eastlake Community Church invites you to participate in the 6th Annual Beastlake 5K and Obstacle Course races on Saturday July 6th. This is a community event open to all people, of all fitness levels, from the novice to the hardcore athlete. Choose from one of three events that best suits your fitness and skill level. This event raises fund for Smith Mountain Lake Christian Academy.

The BeastLake is back for the sixth year, and we have some new twists along with favorite obstacles from past years. Back for 2024 is a “ stay cool” option to the course that includes a ‘slip n slide” type water slide down part of the course, an option to do the balance beam over an inflatable pool. and an option to run through a section of sprinklers midway through the race.  All the water features are OPTIONAL and designed to bring an additional fun experience to the race.  We will also be having food trucks at this years race with registered 5KOC and 5K participants receiving food vouchers.


5K Run/Walk 
$30 (Mar. 1 - May 30)
$35 (May 31 - June 29)
$40 (June 30 - Race Day)

5K Obstacle Course
$50 (Mar. 1 - May 30)
$55 (May 31 - July 4)
$65 (July 5 - July 6,  Race Day)

Special pricing is available for groups of 10+ for the 5K Obstacle Course event only.  Participants should select and/or create a group when registering. Ten dollars will be refunded to group members once the total group size reaches a minimum of 10 or more.
This option is available until July 4, 2024.

1.5 Mile Obstacle Course Fun Event
$30 (Mar. 1 - July 4) INDIVIDUAL
$45 (Mar 1 - July 4) FAMILY*
           *Family Pricing applies to 3 or more family members registering for the 1.5 Mile Obstacle Course Fun Event. All family members must register at the same time. We cannot add family members to a past Family Member transaction. Shirts available for additional $10.00 if choosing FAMILY 1.5mi Obstacle Course Fun Event.


Registration fees are non-transferable & non-refundable. An entry can only be used for the person registered for the entry.


Participants registered on or before Sunday June 23rd are guaranteed a shirt.
A limited number of extra shirts will be available on a first-come basis at packet pickup.

Please Note:  
Family pricing for the 1.5mi Obstacle Course Fun Event does not include a shirt. Shirts can be purchased for $10.00 each with Family pricing.


Eastlake Community Church (Main Street) 1201 Timberwood Dr. Moneta, VA  24121
Friday (July 5th) 4:30PM - 6:30PM
Saturday (July 6th) 6:45AM  - 8:30AM

AWARDS:  (5K Run & 5K Obstacle Course ONLY)

FINISHER MEDALS - presented at the finish line race day

Top 3 Overall Male and Female, 
Top 2  Male and Female in each age group (14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and over). Rankings are based on "chip" time.
*This is a Chip timed event, Disposable MyLaps Race Bib Technology will be used.

No awards will be given for the 1.5 mile Family Fun Run OC.


          5K Run / Walk -  8:00AM
The 5k is a cross country course that winds through the Eastlake property. It is a rolling course with great views. This will be an official course with electronic timing for the competitive runner. All skill levels are welcome including walkers. We want everyone to get moving and join us in this fun and fundraising event for Smith Mountain Lake Christian Academy.

        Beast Lake Obstacle 5k - Wave 1 (7:45AM)  Wave 2 (8:15AM)
The Beastlake Obstacle course is designed to test your total fitness including strength, speed, agility, balance, and endurance. The obstacle course race follows the trail of the 5K Race. Along the side of the trail will be 16 obstacles including the signature Ninja wall. The obstacles are designed to test speed, strength, agility, balance and stamina. This race will be chip timed with awards for overall and age group finishers. Experience a new challenge over Independence weekend with this fun and physically demanding race.

        Beastlake Obstacle Course Family Fun Run - 8:45AM
The Family Fun Run is a scaled down version of race. It is 1.5 miles in length and contains 7 obstacles. This run is designed for people who are new to obstacle course racing, families who want to participate with their children. Basically anyone who wants to try a new fitness experience. The run will be timed but the emphasis is on fellowship and participation over results and a personal best time.


Obstacles have been added and old favorites have been modified to continually improve the course. 

1. Military crawl. Crawl under a 20 feet long 18” high rope and pvc pipe obstacle.

2.  Spider climb. This has been a favorite obstacle and has been upgraded for 2024. Last year we replaced the ropes with a climbing net that has more cross-sections which provides more handholds and footholds. This year we are doubling the size of the net as well as adding rope to continually improve the obstacle,You must climb up, go over the crossbeam and down the other side to successfully complete. If you are uncomfortable with heights and/or unable to complete the obstacle, you must complete a penalty exercise.

3.  Tire agility drill. New and Improved. This obstacle has been completely revamped for 2024, Instead of the traditional tire agility drill. We have added a different twist. Plywood has been cut to fit and bolted to the tires. Instead of stepping through them, you will hop from tire to tire, with a couple of mini trampolines spaced in between them.

4.  Balance beam. Maintain your balance crossing a 12 foot 4x4. Athletes have two options. They can choose to cross a level beam over an inflatable pool filled with water or an ascending beam over dry ground. Step off the beam and you must complete a penalty exercise.

5.  Hay bale rope swing. Climb atop an approximately 6 ft hay bale, advance to the next hay bale and slide off the second hay bale. New for ‘24 the rope has been lengthened and athletes can use the rope to climb the first hay bale and swinging to the second before sliding off the second.
Jungle Gym Rope Obstacle with Rings. Traverse the rope rings between two trees. Based on feedback from past participants, we have added an additional ring. If you drop and touch the ground before reaching the last ring, you must complete a penalty exercise.

6.  Rope climb. (5KOC only) New for ‘24. Located in the wooded-trail section of the course; competitors must climb a 14 foot rope attached to a tree. 

7.  Boulder lift. New for ‘24. (5KOC only). Lift the rock over the wall. 

8.  Tire flip. (5K OC only). Flip a large tire 5 times.

9.  Warped wall. All new for 2024. A completely new wall for 2024. The wall retains its same shape but stands 10 feet high. The climbing rope has been removed. This affords most competitors the opportunity to summit the wall as originally designed. This remains an optional obstacle, but a series of drills must be performed if this obstacle is not completed.

10.  Footwork agility drilll (5K OC only). Similar to the past tire agility drill. You must step through a series of ropes attached to a PVC grid inches from the ground. This year there will be two identical rope courses. You can choose the routine course or to be soaked with supper soakers manned by the cheer team as you step through the ropes. 

11.  Hay bale hurdles. New and Improved. The old five hay bales have been replaced with more interesting hurdles. The obstacle starts, innocently enough, with the traditional rectangular hay bale hurdle. It is followed by a wall. Stacked hay bales, a taller wall and a round hay bale, all of which increase in height.
Slanted steps. Modified for this year. Grip tape is attached to the steps to improve traction. Jump from side to side without touching the ground.

12.  The Floorless Room. Similar to the spider jump on American Ninja warrior, competitors must use their arms and legs pressed against plywood walls to cross an 8 ft wall section without touching the ground. Walls are slightly angled to give all athletes a chance to successfully complete the obstacle. If your feet touch the ground, you must complete a penalty exercise.

13.  Hay bale mountain. Last but not least, when you are really tired, you must climb over three hay bales. Two form the base with one stacked in the middle. Approximate height is 12 feet. Good news. The finish is downhill. Also, a rope is attached to help all athletes summit the hay bale mountain. Can’t climb over. You know the drill by now. Complete a penalty exercise.

Optional Waterslide. The waterslide will return for 2024. We are currently still evaluating the best course placement. We want to make sure to place this in an area of the course for maximum fun without creating a slick environment for any obstacles.

Rules. Competitors must not skip any obstacles. The lone exception is the Ninja wall which is optional, but a substantial exercise penalty is assessed for skipping and/or failing to go up and over the wall. An honest effort must be made to complete all obstacles. A penalty exercise must be completed for any obstacle not successfully completed.

Athletes may choose any one of the following penalty exercises for failure to complete any obstacle except the Ninja wall. Athletes may choose the same or a different penalty exercise for subsequent obstacles not successfully completed. Athletes must complete THREE OF THE FOUR penalty exercises for not going over the Ninja wall. No penalty is assessed for skipping the water slide.

Penalty exercises
15 jumping jacks. 
15 Push ups
15 burpees. 
15 box jumps (only available at ninja wall where hay bales are in place near the wall to assist with this exercise option.

***All obstacles listed will be included.  Due to the new course, the order of obstacles may change.  

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