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Barber Beast on the Bay
Obstacle Course Race - Near Buffalo, NY

Saturday, September 7th 2019
Erie, PA


Hello New York!  The Bills, chicken wings, even lake effect snow – the Beast loves everything about Buffalo, NY!  Looking for New York obstacle course race? You’re less than an hour and a half away from the time of your life at Presque Isle.

10 miles, 30 obstacles, 1 goal: Beat the Beast! Whether you are an elite Buffalo OCR addict or new to obstacle course races, the Barber Beast on the Bay offers something for every level of competitor.  Tackle insane terrains – from sand to mud to lake to swamp!  The Barber Beast on the Bay combines natural and man-made obstacles with one of the best locations available - the beach!

While our venue is scenic, the Beast is definitely no walk in the park.  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 at the best OCR near Buffalo, NY!

The Barber Beast on the Bay, Erie, PA's biggest obstacle course race, takes place Saturday, September 7, 2019 on the shores of Presque Isle State Park.  Whether you're from Buffalo, Rochester, Albany, or New York City, the Barber Beast OCR is defineitly worth the short trip from New York!  Participants are so hooked on the Beast obstacle course race they are returning for the 7th year in a row!

Part of an Buffalo OCR Team?  The Barber Beast can be a team obstacle course race event!  Buffalo OCR team captains coordinate with team members to choose a start time.  At registration you may either create or join an existing team.

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Registration Options:

  • Elite Wave for the intense 10 Mile Obstacle Course competitors who want to win!  8:30am ONLY
  • Timed Waves for 10 Mile Obstacle Course participants who want to know a time to beat for next year! 8:40am or 8:50am waves ONLY
  • Non Timed Waves for 10 Mile Obstacle Course participants who want to have fun!  9:15am - 11:15am
  • Join a Team to get through this tough obstacle course race together with your New York OCR team for any of the waves!
    Buffalo NY to Erie PAYes, we are only an hour and a half away from Buffalo, NY!  Many participants travel from all over New York for the Barber Beast OCR - Buffalo, Rochester, and even New York City are represented!  Create a New York OCR team for the Barber Beast, load up the van, and come to Erie, PA on September 7,2019!


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    Please Note: Erie Sports Commission

    • Participants must be registered by August 1, 2019 to be guaranteed selected shirt size.  If a participant registers after this date, we cannot guarantee we will have desired size available.  Please choose your size carefully; shirt sizes cannot be changed once selected.

    • We cannot offer refunds under any circumstances; participants can transfer their registration until 8/28/19. If a registrant cannot participate or transfer their registration, their fee is considered a charitable donation to the Barber Foundation.







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