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Saturday, October 7th, 2017, Barkcamp State Park

Barkcamp Trail Race Ultra, Marathon and Half Marathon

The Barkcamp Race will feature a well-marked Ultra, Marathon and Half Marathon course throughout Barkcamp State Park's trail system. The terrain promises lots of up and downs. The course will be marked with orange ribbons, arrows, and signs. These races are 99% on trails. Participants can take two laps for the Marathon distance and three laps for the Ultra. There is a Half Marathon walk available to the hikers among you who want to support our park. The race begins and ends at the beach.

There will be 3 aid stations spaced evenly throughout the course and at the Start/Finish line for those brave souls taking the second loop. Aid stations will have Hammer Nutrition products, water, pretzels, potato chips, cookies, PB&J sandwiches, pickles, candy, and soda. We ask that you bring a water bottle to lessen paper waste. All aid administered to runners by family, friends, and crew must take place within 100-feet of an aid station.

Restrooms are available at the Start/Finish line area and about the 11-mile mark. Volunteers will be at aid stations with communication if you require that kind of assistance beyond their ability to help.

We will have a drop bag location near the Start/Finish line.

The park has a campground area that is free to participants for Friday and Saturday night (contact us to reserve a spot — not ODNR), and there are many hotels in our area, Sleep Inn Belmont being the closest and offering a discount to you.


40 Mile Ultra Marathon
A new addition in 2017 is a chance to do three laps of our course. The Ultra will begin at 6 AM sharp and a headlamp or light of your choice will be required. You will have 10 hours to complete the course. Aid stations will not be open till 8 AM but we will have an unmanned aid station around halfway with water and electrolyte drink.

10K Road Race
A challenging course with lots of ups and downs through the beautiful park. Finishers will receive a medal, lunch by Ye Olde Alpha, and a tie dyed tech T-shirt. These 3 items have a value of over $55 if bought individually. Everyone that completes the course to the best of their ability is a winner — for themselves and by benefitting our local State Park!

Register online at Vertical Runner or at packet pickup the night before the race or the morning of the race. (Shirt and correct sizes not guaranteed on late registrations.)

Ultra Marathon (run)
$60 up to August 30th, $70 in September, $80 in October and on race day.

Full Marathon (run)
$60 up to August 30th, $70 in September, $80 in October and on race day.

Half Marathon (run or walk)
$50 up to August 30th, $60 in September, $70 in October and on race day.

10K (run or walk)
$35 up to August 30th, $40 in September and October.

Ultra Marathon starts at 6:00am — headlamp or light required.
Full Marathon starts at 8:00am — early start at 7:00am with no awards for the early birds.
Half Marathon starts at 8:00am.
10K starts at 9:00am.

Friday, October 6th, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at Barkcamp Beach, and Race Day morning after 6:30am (40 milers after 5:00am).

Finisher's medal; belt buckles for our 40-mile friends; Altra gift certificates to the top 2 finishers, male and female, in each of the 4 races and hats to the third-place finishers; gender specific quality tied dyed shirt by Sport Science; full HOT meal post race with chicken, salad, rolls, butter, roasted redskins and dessert from Ye Olde Alpha. Everyone also gets a race buff from Altra Running!

Massages available by Matt Bashline, the Misfitz Licensed Massage Therapist, from 7:00am until 4:00pm. Matt can be reached by phone at 740-782-1913

DROPPING:  Never drop out of the race by abandoning the course between aid stations and going “home.” If you have to drop out, let us know at an aid station. Thanks!

DISQUALIFICATION POLICY:  The Ultra cutoff is 10 hours (15:00 min/mile pace on the course). The cutoff time to start the last lap will be 1PM. The Marathon cutoff is 8 hours (18:20 min/mile pace on the course). Cutoff times are strictly enforced and the aid stations close accordingly. If a runner is unable to keep the appropriate pace and is in danger of missing the cutoff they will be asked to remove themselves from the race. If a runner refuses to do so they will be immediately disqualified and will be on their own for all aid on the race course as well as the finish line should they choose to continue. This cutoff is enforced for the safety of the runner as well as the rescue team who would need to search for runners on the course. An early start option is available for those who do not feel that they can complete the Marathon in the allotted time. Choosing the early start extends the Marathon cutoff to 9 hours (20:45 min/mile pace). If it is determined that any runner cuts the course in any fashion, whether intentional or not, they will immediately be disqualified from the race.

The Sleep Inn & Suites in Belmont is proud to be this year’s host hotel. They are offering race participants a 20% discount on room reservations. Call 740-782-1298 and mention Discount Code “RACE” to receive your discount.

Camping is available in Barkcamp State Park.

The group camping area is free to participants of the race. For reservations call Rod at 740-359-7533 or Cindy at 740-391-1236

Here’s a link to the campground map, we can get you in the group camping area ONLY for free.

And, if you ask early, we have a few couches and floors available!

Check out the other fun things to do in
Belmont County while you are there!


Course Previews or Trail Training: Join our Facebook group! We have a few dozen folk that run at our park all the time. Hook up with someone and they will gladly show you around! Our usual scheduled group runs are Sunday mornings. Meeting times and places are pinned to the top of our Facebook page.

Contact Info: Rod @ 740-359-7533 or Cindy @ 740-391-1236
or email info@thebarkcamprace.net
Best time to call...6-8 AM or PM