Last year – 2011 – was the first year for both The Beast of the East Fitness Festival and The IKFF East Coast Kettlebell Beast. The Beast of the East drew 200 athletes from all over for CrossFit, Weightlifting and other events. The Kettlebell Beast had a great turnout of 16 athletes competing in the traditional Girevoy Sport events – Long Cycle, Biathlon and Snatch.
Highlights from The 2011 East Coast Kettlebell Beast…
This year, we’re expecting at least DOUBLE the athlete turnout – athletes started registering in March when the competition was first announced – and we’re looking forward to having an even smoother and more organized and MORE FUN event this year!
This year, The Beast of the East Fitness Festival will run from Friday, October 12th to Sunday, October 14th. The IKFF Kettlebell Beast will be held on Saturday, October 13th at 12pm. Weigh-ins will happen the morning of the event.
This Year – Awesome Training Opportunities are Available Too…
The Kettlebell Beast and Beast of the East have grown into yearly events now and all the organizers are working hard to realize the original vision of the weekend being “a CrossFit Games and Arnold Sports Expo for the East Coast.” To this end, Ken Blackburn will be running a 3 hour Kettlebell Workshop on Friday night before the Kettlebell Beast and there’s also the possibility of getting a full two day Certified Kettlebell Teacher Level 1 Cert on the Thursday and Friday before the event!
You can register for the Kettlebell Workshop on the IKFF site and you can comment below or contact me if you’re interested in the CKT 1. If we get enough commitments for the CKT 1, we’ll be able to offer it!
Get Registered Early!
Again this year, The IKFF East Coast Kettlebell Beast will have the following events:
- Long Cycle
For some basic info and explanation on these events and how a Kettlebell Sport competition is run, you can read my post: A Competition Kettlebell Primer.
Here’s the registration link – http://kettlebeast-eorg.eventbrite.com/ – for the 2012 IKFF East Coast Kettlebell Beast. Contact me if you have any questions and we’ll see you in October!