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Barber Beast on the Bay
Obstacle Course Race - Near Pittsburgh, PA

Saturday, September 7th, 2019
Erie, PA


Hello Pittsburgh!  The Steelers, the Pirates, fries on your salad – the Beast loves everything about Pittsburgh, PA!  Looking for a Pittsburgh obstacle course race (OCR)? You’re less than two hours away from the time of your life at Presque Isle.

10 miles, 30 obstacles, 1 goal: Beat the Beast! Whether you are an elite 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 Pittsburgh OCR!

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.  The Barber Beast OCR is definitely worth the short trip from Pittsburgh, PA!  Participants are so hooked on the Beast obstacle course race they are returning for the 7th year in a row!

Part of a Pittsburgh OCR Team?  The Barber Beast can be a team obstacle course race event!  Pittsburgh 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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  • Elite Wave for the intense 10 Mile Obstacle Course competitors who want to win!  8:30 am ONLY
  • Timed Waves for 10 Mile Obstacle Course participants who want to know a time to beat for next year! 8:40 am or 8:50 am 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 OCR team for any of the waves!
    Yes, we are only two hours away from Pittsburgh, PA!  Many participants travel from all over Pennsylvania for the Barber Beast OCR!  Create an OCR team for the Barber Beast, load up the van, and come to Erie, PA on September 7, 2019!


 Erie Sports Commission

Please Note: 

  • 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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