Register for Barber Beast on the Bey

Barber Beast on the Bay - Obstacle Course Race
Saturday, September 11th, 2021  ·   Erie, PA


With safety protocols and restrictions now in place, the Barber Beast on the Bay 10 mile and adapted course will not take place as planned in 2020.  In its place is a new event, Barber Beast on the Block, that will enable participants to complete a virtual 5K when, where and how they want.


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 1500+ crazy enough to run, jump, climb and crawl across more than 30 obstacles on the shores of Lake Erie Saturday, September 11, 2021.

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

2021 Finisher


Ice Cold Beer
at the Finish

Registration Options:

    • Elite Wave for the intense 10 Mile Obstacle Course Race competitors who want to win!  8:30 a.m. ONLY
    • Timed Waves for 10 Mile Obstacle Course participants who want to know a time to beat for 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 get through this tough course together for any of the waves!

Please Note: 

  • Participants must be 16 years of age by 9/11/21 to register.
  • Participants must be registered by August 1, 2021, to be guaranteed a finisher shirt.  If a participant registers after this date, we cannot guarantee a finisher shirt.  Please choose your size carefully; shirt sizes cannot be exchanged once selected.
  • We cannot offer refunds under any circumstances; participants can transfer their registration until 8/31/21. If a registrant cannot participate or transfer their registration, their fee is considered a charitable donation to the Barber Foundation.







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