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The Barkcamp Race-Ultra, Full Marathon and Half Marathon Trail Race and 10k Road Race

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

Starts: Saturday 7th of October 2017 at 6:00 am
Ends: Saturday 7th of October 2017 at 4:00 pm (EST)

The Barkcamp Race-Ultra, Full Marathon and Half Marathon Trail Race and 10k Road Race

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

The Barkcamp Race is proud to announce two new major sponsors for 2017! Altra Running has come on board and will be offering gift certificates to the top 2 finishers, male and female, in each of the 4 races and hats to the third-place finishers. They also will be offering everyone a chance to win a pair of shoes by tagging our race and them to your friends who have not yet registered (you must register first!).

Altra has been receiving many good reviews both from consumers and magazine tests and we are very happy to partner with them.

Cindy Foose and Rod Miller (race directors) would like to thank Rick Hatcher for leading us to this great addition to our team.

The Barkcamp Race also welcomes our newest sponsor Hammer Nutrition — a leader in endurance sports nutritional products.


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 10k run/walk on the road. as well. The 10k is 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. The race begins and ends at the beach.  IF YOU HAVE DONE OUR RACE BEFORE, WE HAVE EXCITING NEWS..THIS YEAR THE COURSE IS REVERSED FOR THE TRAIL RUNS!


Half/Full Marathon:  

There will be 4 aid stations at spaced evenly throughout the course and at the Start/Finish line for those brave souls taking more than one 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' 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

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. Please see the info on aid stations, drop bags. etc under the Half/Whole Marathon section.

COURSE MAP         



10K Road Race

A challenging course with lots of ups and downs through the beautiful park. The course will start and finish at the beach and go out towards the park entrance on the service roads with an aid station around miles 2.5 and 4.5. 

10K COURSE MAP      




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


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


Finisher's medal and something really cool to be determined for our friends who do the 40 miler, Altra gift certificates to the top 2 finishers, male and female, in each of the 4 races and hats to the third-place finishers;  race buffs provided by Altra, goodie bags provided by Hammer, gender specific quality tied dyed shirt by Sport Science: CORRECT SHIRT SIZE NOT GUARANTEED FOR SIGN UP AFTER 9/15!!!!  WE WILL PROBABLY HAVE ONE FOR YOU BUT OUR SHIRTS ARE CUSTOM MADE, ONE OF A KIND IN THE WORLD SHIRTS AND THEY AINT CHEAP (BUT THEY ARE AWESOME), SO SIGN UP EARLY!! and you will also receive a full HOT meal post race with chicken, salad, rolls, butter, roasted redskins and dessert courtesy of Ye Olde Alpha.


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 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 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




When & Where

Barkcamp State Park

65330 Barkcamp Park Rd, Belmont, Oh 43718

Saturday 7th of October 2017 at 6:00 am - Saturday 7th of October 2017 at 4:00 pm (EST)

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Cindy Foose and Rod Miller, Race Directors


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