The Subway Beast Mode Challenge


The Subway Beast Mode Challenge is a 3.5 mile obstacle laden course to challenge your inner strength and mental toughness. The terrain at DirtFish Rally School boasts 12 obstacles of hills, slides, walls, water, mud pits and more for you to overcome. Beast Mode isn’t just Marshawn Lynch breaking tackles, stiff-arming defenders as he heads towards the end zone… Whether you are an Office Worker, Soccer Mom or Regular Joe, everyone has an INNER Beast Mode. FINALLY here is your opportunity to come out and tear up an obstacle course meant to stop you from reaching the End Zone.

What is Beast Mode?

“You don’t feel in Beast Mode, it feels you” Marshawn Lynch, Skittles interview, January 2015. Beast Mode is a state of mind, an inner super strength that allows you to move faster, jump higher, lift more and extend yourself past what you thought was humanly possible. It is a Superhuman state in which the raw animal.. beastlike instincts take over the mind and body. There is only one BEAST MODE and it isn’t in the way you play the game, hit the ball, or score a touchdown. It’s who you are, it’s how you’re built, it’s part of your genetic makeup, it’s a lifestyle. Marshawn Lynch leaves almost everything on the field, but what he doesn’t; he gives back to his community through his foundation: The Fam 1st Family Foundation.

 Sign up today, let out your inner beast and conquer the Beast Mode Challenge!

 Registration Fees & Cut-off Dates





Registration Includes:

– Entry into the Subway Beast Mode Challenge
– Awesome event shirt
– Your first drink after the race (21+ only)
– And lots more fun stuff…

MVP Experience at Subway Beast Mode Challenge, including:

(limited to 200 participants!)

– Reserved Parking for one Vehicle at Start/Finish Line
– Access to Private Shower
– Exclusive Changing Room & Gear Check
– One Additional Complimentary Beverage at the Post Race Festival Area
– Complimentary Food Truck Lunch Voucher
– Special Commemorative Beast Mode Challenge Gift

Registration DateCost
Early Registration (through Sunday, June 14)$35
General Registration (Monday, June 15 – Sunday, July 26)$45
Late Registration (Monday, July 27 – Thursday, August 13)$55
On-Site Registration (Saturday, August 15)$85
MVP Experience - limited to 200 participants!

Team Incentive! Register as a team of 4 or more participants and receive a “team extra” at the event! Could be sunglasses, could be a beanie… or maybe you’ll get run over by the beast himself! Either way it’s going to be memorable. MUST register by July 20!

Wave Start Times
9:00 am300 people
9:30 am300 people
10:00 am300 people
10:30 am300 people
11:00 am300 people
11:30 am300 people
12:00 pm300 people
12:30 pm300 people
1:00 pm300 people
1:30 pm - Fam 1st Family Foundation Friends & Family Wave300 people

“I ain’t never seen no talking win me nothin” -Marshawn Lynch

Event Timeline

7:30 AM – Packet Pickup Opens
8:30 AM – Gear Check Opens
9:00 AM – First Wave
9:30 AM – Subway Beast Mode Post Race Festival Area opens
9:30 AM – Live Entertainment on Stage
1:30 PM – Family Wave (Last Wave)
3:00 PM – Event Ends


The Subway Beast Mode Challenge is a 3.5 mile obstacle laden course to challenge your inner strength and mental toughness. The terrain at DirtFish boasts 12 obstacles of hills, slides, walls, water, mud pits and more for you to overcome. Here is your opportunity to come out and tear up an obstacle course meant to stop you from reaching the End Zone (Finish Line). Let out your INNER BEAST and conquer the Subway Beast Mode Challenge at DirtFish!

Packet Pick-up

We are partnering with Bartell Drugs to provide packet pick-up at the four participating locations below!

August 11, 5:00-7:00pm | KMPS at Des Moines Bartell Drugs
27055 Pacific Hwy S
Des Moines, WA 98198

August 12, 5:00-7:00pm | KMPS at Lynnwood Bartell Drugs
2518 196th St SW
Lynnwood, WA 98036

August 13, 5:00-7:00pm | JACK FM at Greenwood Bartell Drugs
120 N 85th St
Greenwood, WA 98103

August 14, 3:00-5:00pm | KZOK at Issaquah Bartell Drugs
5700 E Lake Sammamish Pkwy SE
Issaquah, WA 98029

Gear Check

Plan on getting dirty? Don’t forget to bring a change of clothes and a towel. The Subway Beast Mode Challenge will offer post event showers and a gear check location to drop off your stuff during the race. Gear check will be available from 8:30am – 2:30pm. *The Subway Beast Mode Challenge is not responsible for lost of stolen merchandise… please leave valuables in your car.

Subway Beast Mode Post-Race After Party

Stay in the Beast Mode Frame of mind by hanging out after the race in the Subway Beast Mode Challenge Post Race Festival Area!  Cash in your free beverage in the beer garden (21+ over only), hang out, listen to our live bands, enjoy some awesome street food and watch your friends finish their Beast Mode Experience! All participants will be able to see multiple event obstacles from the post race festival area. 


Interested in volunteering to help at the Subway Beast Mode Challenge? We can always use additional volunteers! If you would like to volunteer or are interested in bringing a group of volunteers to support the event please email us at: We currently have opportunities available in: Registration, Packet Pickup, Gear Check, Obstacles and Post Race Festival… let us know which you are interested in!

Volunteer Package includes:

Beast Mode Challenge T-shirt
Beast Mode Challenge Gift
FREE Lunch
Drink Ticket for after their shift (21+ only)
Free Parking


Fam 1st Family Foundation


A portion of the race proceeds and 100% of donations go directly to Fam 1st Family Foundation. CLICK HERE to make a donation!

Marshawn Lynch and Joshua Johnson created Fam 1st Family Foundation in 2006 with the official forming in March 2011, to improve the lives of children by mentoring them on the importance of education, literacy and self-esteem. Fam 1st was launched by Joshua Johnson (QB, SF 49ers) and Marshawn Lynch (RB, Seattle Seahawks) who have overcome a significant amount of adversity to become the men they are today. Prior to becoming NFL athletes giving back to the community and helping underprivileged youth succeed has always been a passion for both Joshua and Marshawn.

Mission Statement

Fam 1st Family Foundation is dedicated to uplifting and empowering youth in the Bay Area and throughout the United States. The foundation’s mission is one of empowerment and education,aiming to build self-esteem and academic learning skills in underprivileged youth.


To provide a one stop shop, where the center’s programming will include developing workshops for vulnerable communities to promote literacy, athletic training, financial training, after school tutoring, art programs, vocational training, a media center, law and order program, and much more.

Bridging athleticism with academia will be the framework for serving at-risk youth across diverse populations. Joshua Johnson and Marshawn Lynch will be at the helm of this collaborative effort, to produce the future leaders of tomorrow.


See the programs being offered by clicking here.

About the Founders

Marshawn Lynch


Marshawn Terrell Lynch (born April 22, 1986) is an American football running back for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the first round (12th overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft. In his rookie year, Lynch became the Bills’ first 1,000-yard rookie rusher since Greg Bell in 1984. He finished the season with 1,115 total rushing yards and seven touchdowns. Lynch played college football at California, where he was the school’s second all-time career rusher with 3,230 yards.

Lynch attended Oakland Technical High School. In his 2003 season, Lynch amassed 1,722 rushing yards and 23 touchdowns in only eight regular season games, and an additional 375 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns in two postseason games. He was voted a PrepStar and SuperPrep All-American and was also voted as the San Francisco East Bay Player of the Year.


Joshua Johnson


Joshua Johnson (born May 15, 1986) is an American football quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the fifth round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He played college football at San Diego where he was coached by current 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh.

Johnson attended Oakland Technical High School and was a letterman in football, basketball, and track & field. In football, as a senior, he was named the team’s Most Improved Player, was a first team All-City selection, and led his team to the Oakland Athletic League Championship.

Contact Fam 1st Family Foundation


Interested in sponsoring Beast Mode?

Sponsorships and exhibitor opportunities are available!

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Marshawn Lynch is going to be there right?!?

At this time we are unsure if Marshawn will physically be at the Subway Beast Mode Challenge or not, but we can guarantee his attitude and spirit will be! With the start of the NFL season we expect him to be busy at the practice facility.


Who is the beneficiary?

Marshawn Lynch’s charity, Fam 1st Family Foundation is the official beneficiary of the race. Want more information on how Marshawn Lynch supports the community around him? Visit


How do I register?

Click HERE!


What should I bring?

Strength, determination, fun loving attitude? Ok, those will be good during the race but we would suggest:

1)   A change of clothes and a towel. You’re going to get wet, muddy and covered in who knows what. We will provide showers for after the race as well.

2)   Cash – You’re going to want a second beverage (after the one we provide) and some food but we don’t take cards.


What time is the race and how early do we need to be there?

-That depends on when your wave starts. We suggest arriving 45 minutes before your wave to ensure you have enough time to park, check your items and get ready to go BEAST MODE!


What’s included in my registration?

– Entry into the Subway Beast Mode Challenge

– Awesome event shirt

– Your first beverage after the race

– And lots more fun stuff…


Where/when do I pick-up my packet?

Packet Pickup will be available on Saturday, August 15 (event day) at DirtFish Rally School in North Bend starting at 7:30am. Please allow at least 30 minutes prior to your wave start time to pick up your packet.When picking up your event packet PLEASE print out your registration confirmation email as it will be your confirmation. You will also be REQUIRED to sign your waiver again before starting the event.

Once we determine a pre-race packet pickup location we will announce that as well.


Can a friend or family member pick-up my packet for me?

YES! Please be sure they bring your emailed registration confirmation. You will also have to sign a waiver on race-day so please arrive early. We know you’ve already signed an electronic waiver when registering BUT due to the nature of the event we require all participants to physically sign the waiver during the pick up process.


What is the distance of the Subway Beast Mode Challenge?

The distance of the beast mode challenge will be between 3.5 – 4 miles.


Where do I park – is it free?

Parking will be located at DirtFish Rally School. Parking will be donations of $5 supporting youth football. Parking will be in a field, so if your car cannot handle a few bumps we will be offering offsite parking at an area school.


Will there be Seahawks players there? Marshawn Lynch?

With the NFL pre-season already being under way we do not expect our team to make appearances.


Will there be autograph opportunities?

We are unsure if there will be players at the event so we do not expect autographs at this time.


Will there be a post-race party?

There will be a big party after the race including live bands all day, beer & spirits garden, lots of fun games and views of the obstacles to cheer on the other participants.


Is the race chip timed?

The race will not be chip timed.


Is there a time limit on the course?

There is no time limit on the course, if you’re having fun you can stay til dusk!


Will there be wave times?

YES! Because of the size of the event site there will be waves every half hour starting at 9:00am. Each wave will be limited to 300 participants. If participating with a friend or group please make sure all register within the same wave. If it fills up we will be unable to keep you in the same wave.


Will there be Gear Check?

Yes there will be gear check along with showers. We recommend bringing a change of clothes for the post race party and a towel!


What is the course like?

The course is 3-4 miles of challenging terrain with 12 obstacles throughout built to challenge your inner Beast Mode!


What are the obstacles like?

There will be 12 obstacles, everything from football themed obstacles to walls, mud and water. Come prepared and plan for anything!


What if I cannot complete an obstacle?

This event is about you and having the most fun you can! If you cannot complete an obstacle other participants can help you complete it or you are welcome to go around the obstacle to continue


Can I walk the Subway Beast Mode Challenge?

Of course! This event is about YOU having fun any way that happens! Do your favorite obstacle twice even if you like it that much, just have fun!


Is there an age limit to participate in the Subway Beast Mode Challenge?

Due to the nature of the obstacles and terrain we ask that all participants are 10 and over. We also ask that any families competing join the last wave, our “Friends and Family Wave” designed to take things a bit slower and have a good time. We are in the process of creating a smaller Kids’ Challenge for kids under the age of 10 that will include “Kids Size” obstacles.


Will there be any activities for Kids?

Of course. Kids can have fun in the post race area too enjoying the live bands and fun games offered.


What’s the refund and transfer policy?

There will be no refunds available but you are able to transfer your registration to another participant until 1 week prior to the event.


How do I create a team for the event?

During the online registration process you will have the option to register as an individual or “team” participant. Here you will choose the team registration category. If you are joining a team a drop down box will appear and you can select your team to join. If you are creating a new team you will be prompted to enter the team name.


How do I join my friend’s team for the event?

All you need to do to join a team for the event is click the “team registration” category when registering. You will then be prompted to select you friend’s team name. After that… you’re all set!

But I’ve already registered, how do I join a team after that?

1. Log into Eventbrite with the email used on your order (
2. Locate your order under “My Tickets” and click on ‘Transfer’
3. Choose the registration category for team reg and then follow the steps to complete the transfer.
4. It will ask you to transfer to a team upon selecting the new category.

How do I look up my team to see who’s registered?

On the registration homepage, select the “Manage Your Team” button to lookup your team.


How do I invite people to join my team?

By following these steps below:

1. Log into captain account
2. Go to My Tickets in captain account
3. Group: Beast Mode
4. Invite Team Members

Can I register on race day?

Yes – Registration will be available beginning at 7:30am for $85.


Are there volunteer opportunities?

YES! Lots of volunteer opportunities which include helping at registration, parking, obstacle volunteers and post race festival volunteers. To learn more, please email us at:


What are the event rules and guidelines?

Please view our Event Waiver by clicking the red button at the bottom of the page.


Do participants get medals or swag at the finish line?

We are still working on this… there will be plenty of cool stuff at the finish line but we are unsure as of now on medals.


Will there be overall male/female awards?

Because this event is fun. There will be costume contest prizes and raffle prizes.


Is there an inclement weather policy?

This event is rain or shine… either way the obstacles will be waiting for you!


Will there be shower facilities?

YES! Bring a towel and a change of clothes.


Can I bring my dog?

Dogs are not allowed on the course. Please leave pets at home.


Where do I find my results?

There will be no results. There will be a clock at the finish line so if you are looking for your time please check the clock upon crossing the finish line.


Will there be race photos available for purchase? If so, where do I find them?

Yes, please stay tuned for that information.


Still have questions for us?

Please e-mail your questions to!