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2023 Barkcamp Race - Ultra, Full Marathon and Half Marathon Trail Races & 5k,10k and Half Marathon Road Races

Barkcamp State Park
65330 Barkcamp Park Rd, Belmont, Oh 43718

Starts: Saturday 7th of October 2023 at 6:00 am
Ends: Saturday 7th of October 2023 at 4:00 pm (EST)

2023 Barkcamp Race - Ultra, Full Marathon and Half Marathon Trail Races & 5k,10k and Half Marathon Road Races

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2023 Barkcamp Race - Ultra, Full Marathon and Half Marathon Trail Races & 5k,10k and Half Marathon Road Races is a MORM Timed event.
Please contact the event organizer for questions unrelated to race timing.

Did you know that you can camp free, stay in discount motel rooms, get a tie dyed t-shirt, bridge that gap between 50k and 50 miles if you're an ultra runner, run a 5K, 10K  or half marathon on the road, run a half or whole trail marathon, get a cool medal and all about 1.5 hours from Columbus, Morgantown, or Pittsburgh? You can drink Tailwind along the way and supplement with Honey Stinger.
Did you know you get a full hot meal and have a massage therapist within just minutes of Barkcamp?


Check us out at www.thebarkcamprace.net for full details on how to join on October 7th! 

Race Details:

Saturday, October 7th, 6:00am, Barkcamp State Park Beach

The Barkcamp Race will feature a well-marked Half Marathon, Marathon, and 40 Mile Ultra course throughout Barkcamp State Park's trail system along with a 5k, 10k and Half marathon run/walk on the road as well. The road races are 100% pavement. The terrain promises lots of up and downs. The course will be marked with ribbons, arrows, and signs. The trail races  are 99% on trails.  Participants can take two laps for the Marathon distance or three laps for the Ultra 40 miler. There is a half marathon walk available to the hikers among you, who want to support our park.  A few have walked the full marathon.  This requires a quick pace and the 7 am early start is recommended.   The races all begin and end at the beach.  


Half Trail Marathon @ 7:45 AM/Full Trail Marathon @ 8:00 AM:  

There will be 4 aid stations spaced evenly throughout the course and at the Start/Finish line for those brave souls taking more than one loop. Aid stations will have Tailwind and Honey Stinger products, water, pretzels, potato chips, cookies, PB&J sandwiches, pickles, candy, boiled potatoes, bananas, 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' 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 there

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 closet and offering a discount to you.

COURSE MAP         


40 Mile Ultra Marathon @ 6:00AM

The 40 miler is back by popular demand and  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 until 8 AM but we will have an unmanned aid station around halfway with water and Tailwind. Please see the info on aid stations, drop bags. etc under the Half/Whole Marathon section. We will have reflective tape to make it a bit easier to follow the course in the dark.

COURSE MAP         


5K, 10K and Half Marathon Road Races @ 8:05

A challenging course with lots of ups and downs through the beautiful park. The course will start and finish at the beach. Please carry a water bottle with you and help us save paper waste. There will be aid stations available for all road distances.

10K COURSE MAP      




Trail Races:

Ultra Marathon (run) $65 up to August 31st, $70 after that 

Full Marathon (run) $65 up to August 31st, $70 after that 

Half Marathon (run or walk) $55 up to August 31st, ,$60 after that 

Road Races:

Half Marathon(run or walk) $55 up to August 31st, $60 after that

10k(run or walk) $35 up to August 31st, $40 after that

5k(run or walk) $35 up to August 31st, $40 after that



Trail Races:

Ultra Marathon: Race starts at 6:00am and a  headlamp or light is required.                                                                                                              

Full Marathon: Race starts at 8:00am with the option to start at 7:00am. A light is required. There are no awards for the early birds but swag will be given. 

Half Marathon: Race starts at 7:45am.

Road Races:

All road races will begin at 8:05am.


Friday, October 6th, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at Barkcamp Beach, and Race Day morning after 5:30am!


Finisher's medal and a treat to be determined for all who complete any event  and something really cool to be determined for our friends who do the 40 miler.

You will also receive a full HOT meal post race.

Massages available by Matt Bashline, a Licensed Massage Therapist that works on many of the local runners. Matt can be reached by phone at 740-782-1913 if you would like a night before or day after massage.


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!  We don't want to have to come hunting for you and find out you just split on us :)


DISQUALIFICATION POLICY:  The Ultra cutoff of 10 hours and the Marathon cutoff of 8 hours (18:20 min/mile pace on the course) is strictly enforced. 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 Sarah at 740-238-2384.

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: Sarah Donley 740-238-2384
or email info@thebarkcamprace.net




When & Where

Barkcamp State Park

65330 Barkcamp Park Rd, Belmont, Oh 43718

Saturday 7th of October 2023 at 6:00 am - Saturday 7th of October 2023 at 4:00 pm (EST)

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Sarah Donley, Race Director


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