Beat the Beast

Registration is now open! 

Deadline to apply: January 27, 2019

On Saturday, February 2, 2019, Beat the Beast returns again featuring new events, new distances and a new relationship with KidSport

A portion of each entry fee and erg sale will be donated to KidSport to help local kids participate in sports. You'll be able to ask about KidSport during the Beast and if you want to donate loose change or donate online, you'll be able to do that as well. It's a great charity and we're looking forward to seeing how many kids we can help.

To start your Beat the Beast entries on Regatta Central, click here. We look forward to having the community at the School to watch some fantastic racing!


New changes to racing this year

  • We are an approved Concept2 race site this year. This means if you achieve the standard for your event, Concept2 will provide a stipend for you to attend the World Rowing Indoor Championships in Long Beach, CA on February 27th, 2019. View time standards.
  • More distances will be offered for masters athletes, which means opportunities for masters athletes.
  • Updated age groups with relay and individual races.
  • 2 km relay races with results based on a gold standard. Lightweights versus Heavyweights, Men versus Women.  (most gold standards will be based on 2 km world’s best time).  Your entry fee includes one individual race and your relay entry. Here's a great example of how the relay will be done. The key to this race is the switches.
We are currently working to update all information regarding registration, entries, erg sales and race day information. Please stay tuned here for updates. If you have any questions or comments, contact Sean Leyland.

Erg Purchase Information

We've sold out of ergs for 2019. Please contact Brent Duncan if you have any questions about purchasing ergs at a different time or to register your interest to buy ergs at the 2020 event. The more information we have in advance, the more ergs we can make available for sale. 

General Information

  • Entry fees are $20 per athlete and are made through Regatta Central. Late entries (after January 27th) are $25 per athlete and must be made directly through Sean Leyland.
  • Entry fee includes an athletes individual race and the option of a relay race. If an athlete only enters a relay, they will be charged the $20 race fee. 
  • Scratches are non-refundable after the entry deadline (January 27th). 
  • Racing will begin approx. 9:00 am on Saturday morning (check back for exact schedule).
  • Weigh-ins open two hours before the first lightweight race. As per our rules and eligibility, each athlete has a one-hour weigh-in window that begins two hours before their race, and ends one hour before.
  • Events are generally scheduled every 15 minutes. Check back on Friday, February 1st for the final race day schedule.
  • Spectators can watch from the north bleachers in Dixon Gym and will be able to see the live race scores projected onto a screen in front of the athletes. 
  • Race results will be updated throughout the day on our twitter account: @SaintsBCRowing, and posted in the gym. 
  • Awards will be presented each hour by our emcee. Top 3 finishers (minimum 4 entries) will receive event shirts.
  • There will be a concession organized by the St. George's parents throughout the day providing healthy race food and spectator snacks.

Beat the Beast will be taking place at the St. George's Senior School Campus:

St. George's School Senior Campus
4175 West 29th Avenue
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6S 1V1

General Inquiries

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St. George’s School acknowledges that we are situated on the unceded traditional territory of the Musqueam First Nation.
Contributions to St. George's School are tax creditable as prescribed by Canadian law. St. George's School's Charitable Registration Number is: 11917-5511 RR0001.
St. George’s School
Junior Campus: 3851 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1T6
Senior Campus: 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1
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