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Full or Half Marathon Trail Race
or 10K Road Race

Saturday, October 1st, 2016, 8:00am, Barkcamp State Park
 

Testimonial by the Director of the Akron Marathon and finisher of the Western States 100-Miler

Hi Everyone!
As participants in last year's innagural event, I wanted to send you all a personal message to let you know that the registration for the 2nd annual Barkcamp Marathon and Half Marathon is now open and ready to go!

I'm sending this message personally because I wanted to publicly brag a little bit about the race directors Cindy Foose and Rod Miller. What these two did last October was nothing short of amazing. I feel as though I am fairly well versed in organizing races and have certainly participated in my fair share over the years, and the experience that we all had at the Barkcamp race last year was incredible. Magnificent trails, fabulous volunteers, perfect aid station placement and food offering, cool SWAG, impressive post race food, and attention to every details imaginable. You could tell through the race experience that they truly love the race and love each one of us for sharing the experience with them.

And again...THE TRAILS! Cindy and Rod laughed at me when I contemplated a 3rd loop after completing the Marathon, and thought I was kidding. I was not! What a perfect set of trails and a well crafted and marked route through them allowing us a great tour of the park.

I cannot wait to go back, and hope you'll join me. If you want to make Cindy and Rod's job easier, sign up sooner rather than later. The sooner they know how big of a field to expect, the easier it is for them to plan accordingly.

Hope to see you soon!
Brian Polen
Owner, Vertical Runner of Wooster AND Finisher, Inagural Barkcamp Marathon!



Register online at Vertical Runner

 

 

Reasons to Attend the Barkcamp Race:


BELMONT COUNTY TOURISM is our biggest sponsor and they have a variety of ACTIVITIES and PLACES TO GO if you can spend an extra day or two visiting our area.

VERTICAL RUNNER WOOSTER is a RUNNER AND WALKERS DREAM. They are doing Registration, Timing, and Sponsorship.

YE OLDE ALPHA is one of the GREAT RESTAURANTS in the OHIO VALLEY.
The ALPHA is providing a full hot meal post race and it is guaranteed to be the BEST POST RACE FOOD YOU WILL EVER EAT. Check them out if you are hungry while you are staying before or after the event.

SPORTS SCIENCE WEAR is helping us get you TIE DYED TECH SHIRTS so you will be the COOLEST PARTICIPANT at your next race.

SLEEP INN OF BELMONT is offering 20% off motel rooms if you want to live in luxury while here. See EVENT INFO page for details.

ODNR and BARKCAMP STATE PARK are offering participants FREE CAMPING for FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT. Details are also on the EVENT INFO page.

WE HAVE BEEN RUNNING TRAILS FOR 15 YEARS AND HAVE DONE MANY A TRAIL RACE. WE FEEL CONFIDENT THAT YOU WILL LIKE WHAT YOU FIND IN OUR BARKCAMP RACE HALF & FULL MARATHON!


 

Thanks to our 2016 sponsors!

              

                


 

Special Thanks

The Barkcamp Race directors wish to thank the Ohio Horse Council and the staff at Barkcamp State Park for all the hard work they do year after year in clearing the trails at Barkcamp State Park. It enables us to run at our local park and hold our racing events on excellent trails.