Barber Beast on the Bay obstacle races, mud run, and OCR information, distance, cost, dates, calendar, discounts, obstacles, reviews, and more

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Get ready to unleash the Beast! 10 miles, 30 obstacles, 1 goal: the mantra of the Barber Beast on the Bay, a one-of-a-kind obstacle course race that combines natural and manmade obstacles at top voted location in Pennsylvania!

The seventh annual Barber Beast on the Bay is set for Saturday, September 7, 2019, at Presque Isle State Park (USA Today’s ‘Best Pennsylvania Attraction’) in Erie, PA. Participants will take on 10 miles of sand, water, and trails – it’s the nature of the Beast! Be ready to run, jump, climb and crawl across more than 30 obstacles on the shores of Lake Erie. And while you tackle your challenges during the Beast, you’ll also be helping the children and adults with autism, intellectual disabilities and behavioral health challenges at the Barber National Institute who take on their own obstacles on a daily basis, as the event supports the non-profit and its 6,200 individuals.

A one-mile adapted course will also be offered for those ages 12+ with physical or intellectual disabilities at Waldameer Park and Water World, a theme park in Erie, PA next to Presque Isle State park. The 10 Mile Course and Adapted Course come together at the end as one and all participants cross the finish line together!

And, yes, we love all eyes on us – spectators are encouraged to cheer participants along the Beast’s 10 Mile Course and Adapted Course. All are welcome at the finish for our post-race festivities including music, dancing, food trucks and ice cold beer!

Upcoming Barber Beast on the Bay Events

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Barber Beast on the Bay Reviews from the Community

Average rating: 4.93 / 5 from 14 reviews.

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Not your mudders race

Jan 25, 2017 by Vince Ferloin

Mud, sand, water AND obstacles....Does it get any better? Try it once...You'll be hooked. The Park offers a variety of terrain, some beautiful views of the lake, amazing people competing and organizing the event and cheer zones to offer that extra bit of motivation when you need it. You'll be running with some elite athletes as well as some who are just out to have some fun and se if they can beat the beast and whether you are first or last, you'll have a great time and be supporting a great cause!


Jan 25, 2017 by Emily Smeltz

The Barber Beast on the Bay is a fantastic experience. It's offers something for every level of competitor, from novice to elite. Participants have access to a training blog that provides valuable training tips, too. The obstacles are challenging and there are ample water/nutrition stops along the way. It's staged on Presque Isle in Erie, PA, so the scenery and environment is as diverse (sand, water, mud, woods, road) as it is beautiful. The after party is also lots of fun. The event is very well organized, communication is clear, and it raises funds and awareness for an amazing cause as well. This will be my third year in a row participating and I cannot wait to do it again-- it gets better and better every year.

Awesome Race!

Jan 25, 2017 by Sarah Holland

This race is amazing. You won't get as muddy as other mudders, but it is BETTER! The obstacles are challenging (as is the distance). Even better? The race benefits a worthy nonprofit. There are cheer zones throughout, and plenty of signs reminding you who you are helping along the way.

Destination Race

Jan 25, 2017 by Christopher Balogh

This race is a one of a kind, using the unique environment of the shores of Lake Erie to create a tough, yet family friendly challenge. If you're into OCR, this is one you can't miss out on.

The Ultimate Mud Run, Obstacle Race and Adventure Race Guide , USA 4.9 5.0 14 14 This year I completed the Beast, I have also been a volunteer for previous races. The Barber National Institute is a wonderful cause to compete for, and the signs and cheering sec