Barkcamp Race

  Start time: 8:00 AM
  Belmont, OH
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Races at this event

  • 21.1K / 13.1M (Half Marathon) — Road Run
  • 21.1K / 13.1M (Half Marathon) — Road Run


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.

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