Due to overwhelming demand, we are at capacity for Cheer Zones for the 2023 Barber Beast on the Bay!

About Cheer Zones

Hundreds of participants are expected for the Barber Beast on the Bay 10-mile and Adapted Courses and we need your help to cheer them to the finish line!  Be part of the excitement, promote your group and maybe win a cash prize by forming a Cheer Zone!  Teams, cheerleaders, musical groups, service organizations...ANYONE can participate in the Cheer Zones!

What is the event day like? 

  • The Barber Beast on the Bay takes place on Saturday, September 9, 2023 beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Presque Isle
  • Your group will be assigned a Cheer Zone area for the 10 Mile Course and a report time
  • Groups will likely cheer for 3-4 hours depending on their Cheer Zone course location
  • Give it your best for a chance to win cash prizes ranging from $500, $300 or $200 for your group

Why participate?

  • To support the Barber National Institute and the Barber Beast on the Bay participants
  • To get involved in community service
  • To fundraise and advertise for your organization- cash prizes to the top three cheer zones

How do we win?

  • Get creative with your outfits and your cheers or chants to stand out from the other Cheer Zones.
  • Make your Cheer Zone memorable!  The race participants vote for their favorite Cheer Zone in an online survey after the race.
  • Make sure your group's name is clearly visible on what you wear to help the participants identify you when they vote.


 2022 Winning Cheer Zones

1st Place Cheer Zone

1st Place

Mercyhurst University Womens Lacrosse 

2nd Place Cheer Zone

2nd Place

The Council for Exceptional Children at

Mercyhurst University

3rd Place Cheer Zone

3rd Place

Jam Team Foundation