Sep 11, 2022 at 8:00 AM

The Kismet Cliff Run “Beast of the East”

Echo Lake State Park

North Conway NH, 03818


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Entry Fee $
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Prize Money: no


  • 13.1M
  • 5M

Series: Half Ass Trail Series

Type: Trail

Participant Limit: 300

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 100%

First Year of the Event: 2009

Men's Record: M: 2:02:06

Women's Record: W: 2:30:54


Beast of the East Half-Marathon or Little Beast 5 Miler. Little Beast -Little Beast is a five-mile race that navigates the roller coaster trails of Cathedral and Whitehorse Ledges. Twisting double track quickly gives way to steep, technical single track as you take on the first of two tough ascents. The subsequent descents, with miles of Conway granite all around you, will challenge even the best technique. Fortunately you won’t worry about your PR as you take in the beauty of Echo Lake State Park and the White Mountains. Beast of the East – The Beast of the East Half-Marathon takes the Little Beast Course, and adds a stupendous loop over North Moat Mountain via the incredible granite Red Ridge. As you grind your way up the 2,000 foot climb, you will have time to take in the amazing views. However you will be fully exposed to any inclement weather, so be prepared! The Beast has over 4,300 ft of vertical fun. The Beast is easily a contender for “toughest half-marathon” anywhere, but that label pales in comparison with the stirring views to the Presidential Range, the Pemi Wilderness and beyond.

Half Ass Trail Series


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Past Event Dates

Held on Sep 11, 2022

Held on Sep 19, 2021

Held on Sep 20, 2020

Held on Sep 22, 2019

Held on Sep 23, 2018

Held on Sep 24, 2017

Held on Sep 25, 2016

Held on Sep 13, 2015

Held on Sep 21, 2014

Held on Sep 22, 2013

Held on Sep 23, 2012