2018 Barber Beast on the Bay

Saturday 8th September 2018

Waldameer & Water World: 220 Peninsula Dr., Erie, United States

Running, 10 Mile


  • Fundraise $500 - Elite
  • Fundraise $500 - Timed [ SOLD OUT ]
  • Fundraise $500 - Not Timed
  • Not Fundraising - Elite
  • Not Fundraising - Timed [ SOLD OUT ]
  • Not Fundraising - Not Timed


2018 marks the sixth year for Barber Beast on the Bay, an awesome ten-mile obstacle course race adventure challenge uniquely positioned on the shores of Lake Erie at Presque Isle State Park.  After starting at Beach 11 at Presque Isle, the course will test you over sand, trails, water, and 30 obstacles before reaching the finish line inside Waldameer Park. The event also features a one-mile Adapted Obstacle Course for adults with physical and developmental disabilities. The 10 Mile final obstacles join with the Adapted Course and all participants cross the line together!

An “Elite” wave is offered for serious competitors who want to be timed, do the whole obstacle race with every obstacle and be eligible for awards.  Optional timing available for all.  Want to participate in the Barber Beast on the Bay in a more leisurely way?  You can choose to walk the course and opt out of any or all obstacles to be part of the fun and enjoy a day at Presque Isle in Erie, PA!

Looking for a free registration and a way to help a great cause? When you register, sign up to fundraise!  Just raise $500 by the September 1 deadline and you could win some great prize packages.  All proceeds benefit the Barber National Institute in providing educational, residential, job training and behavioral health services to more than 4,500 children and adults with autism, intellectual disabilities, and behavioral health challenges and their families.

Event details and schedule

2018 Barber Beast on the Bay - 9/8/2018
10 Mile Course

220 Peninsula Drive
Erie, PA 16505

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!  9:00am - 11:15am
  • 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 2017 Barber Beast on the Bay.

Please Note:

Participants must be 16 years of age by 9/8/2018 to register.

Participants must be registered by August 1, 2018 to be guaranteed selected size for dri-fit shirt.  If participant registers after this date, we cannot guarantee desired size will be available.  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 8/31/18. If a registrant cannot participate or transfer their registration, their fee is considered a charitable donation to the Barber Foundation.

Online registration closes 9/6/2018.

Organised by

Barber National Institute

100 Barber Place, Erie

Phone: 814-878-4017

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