Barber Beast on the Bay - Obstacle Course Race
Saturday, September 7th, 2024  ·   Erie, PA

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10 miles, 30 obstacles, 1 goal: BEAT THE BEAST! Whether you are an elite Obstacle Course Race addict or a new to the scene first-timer, the Barber Beast on the Bay offers something for every level of obstacle course competitor.  Tackle insane terrains – from sand to mud to lake to swamp!  Combining natural and man-made obstacles, the Barber Beast on the Bay obstacle course has one of the best locations available -- the beach!

While our venue at Presque Isle State Park in Erie, PA is scenic, the Barber Beast is definitely no walk in the park.  You will take on 10 miles of sand, water, and trails – it’s the nature of the Beast!  Join the 1400+ crazy enough to run, jump, climb and crawl across more than 30 obstacles on the shores of Lake Erie Saturday, September 7, 2024.

What sets this obstacle course race even more apart from the rest? When you tackle obstacles during the Beast, you’ll also be helping 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 more than 6,200 individuals.


What You Get:

Obstacle Course Map Icon 30 Obstacles 2018 Finisher Shirt Barber Beast Medal Finish Line Refreshment

10 miles of
Beach Trails

30+ Custom

2024 Finisher


Ice Cold Beer
at the Finish


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 $80 ELITE


$110 TIMED

$115 ELITE


$135 TIMED

$140 ELITE


$160 TIMED

$165 ELITE

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Registration Options:

  • Elite Wave for the intense 10-Mile Obstacle Course competitors who want to win!  8:30 a.m. ONLY
  • Timed Waves for 10-Mile Obstacle Course participants who want to know their time to beat next year! 8:45 a.m.. 9:00 a.m. or 9:15 a.m. waves ONLY
  • Non-Timed Waves for 10-Mile Obstacle Course participants who want to have fun!  9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Join a Team to conquer this tough course together for any of the waves!
  • Fundraise to get a free Barber Beast on the Bay registration and help a great cause! Sign up to fundraise for the Barber National Institute when you register for the 2024 Barber Beast on the Bay. The last day to register as a fundraiser is Friday, August 19, 2024.


Please Note:

Participants must be 16 years of age by 9/10/24 to register.

Please Note: Participants must be registered by 8/1/24, to be guaranteed a t-shirt. If a participant registers after this date, we cannot guarantee a shirt will be available. Please choose your size carefully; shirt sizes cannot be changed once selected.

Please use a valid email address that you check often as we will send important announcements to that address.  We cannot be responsible for information that a participant does not see due to an outdated address.

We cannot offer refunds under any circumstances; participants can transfer their registration until 8/24/24. If a registrant cannot participate or transfer their registration, their fee is considered a charitable donation to the Barber Foundation.