JOIN MARSHAWN LYNCH Saturday, July 30 | Swan Creek Park (2299 E 42nd Street) in Tacoma, just 2.5 miles south of I-5 and City Center!

3rd Annual SUBWAY BEAST MODE CHALLENGE, a family festival to celebrate Marshawn Lynch and FAM 1st FAMILY FOUNDATION on Saturday, July 30 at Swan Creek Park in Tacoma, WA. The festival site will include interactive games and activities for the entire family featuring an adventure course with 12 football-themed obstacles to challenge participants’ INNER BEAST MODE regardless of skill level and athleticism. Obstacles will include “Find the Crease” – just like Marshawn did to defensive lines his entire career; “Training Camp” – run the 40, hit the tackling dummies, run the tires; “Coach’s Playbook X’s & O’s” – over the X’s, thru the O’s, “BEAST QUAKES 2.0” inspired by Marshawn’s legendary runs against the Saints in 2011 and 2014’s run against the Cardinals, and of course – the return of the “Skittles Ball Pit”!  

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 thrilled us on the football field, now show him what you’ve got on the obstacle course AND support his foundation: The Fam 1st Family Foundation.

Marshawn Lynch hung up his football cleats in February but he continues to support the community through his foundation, Fam 1st Family Foundation as well as recent trips to Haiti with Free the Children to help rebuild an elementary school, and to Egypt with American Football Without Borders. The 3rd Annual SUBWAY BEAST MODE CHALLENGE will again raise much needed funds to support the foundation’s mission of empowerment and education, aiming to build self-esteem and academic learning skills in underprivileged youth.

 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…

Registration DateCost
Early Registration (through Friday, June 17)$45
General Registration (Saturday, June 18 – Friday, July 29)$55
On-Site Registration (Saturday, July 30)$65
Wave Start Times
9:00am300 people
9:30am300 people
10:00am300 people
10:30am300 people
11:00am300 people
11:30am300 people
12:00pm300 people
12:30pm300 people
1:00pm300 people
1:30pm - Fam 1st Family Foundation Friends & Family Wave300 people

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

Event Timeline

7:30am – Packet Pickup Opens
8:30am – Gear Check Opens
9:00am – First Wave
9:30am – Subway Beast Mode Post Race Festival Area opens
1:30am – Family Wave (Last Wave)
3:00am – 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 SWAN CREEK PARK 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 in Tacoma!  

Packet Pick-Up – Details Coming Soon!

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: cbsseattleevents@cbs.com. 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!

Please e-mail any inquiries to cbsseattlevents@cbs.com





Marshawn Lynch is going to be there right?!?


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 www.fam1stfamilyfoundation.org.

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?


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 Subway Beast Mode Challenge will be between 3.5 – 4 miles.

Where do I park?


Will there be Seahawks players there? Marshawn Lynch?

With the NFL Training Camp starting  we do not expect many from the 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 music, 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.

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 (https://www.eventbrite.com/gettickets/)

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?

ONLY IF THERE IS SPACE AVAILABLE! Beginning at 7:30am for $65.

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: cbsseattleevents@cbs.com.

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?

There will be costume contest prizes and raffle prizes.

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 cbsseattleevents@cbs.com!