Ohio > The Barkcamp Race Trail 25K, 8-Mile & 5-Mile
Belmont, OH • Saturday, October 5, 2013 • Course Map
Runners make their way along the trails that wind around the 117-acre lake that sits at the center of southeastern Ohio's Barkcamp State Park at the annual running of The Barkcamp Race, a series of trail races including a 25K, 8-mile run and 5-mile walk that makes its 9th annual running in 2013, after a 2012 running that saw just under 130 runners and walkers cross the finish line in all races combined.
In recognition of its growing popularity in just six short years, the race, which is part of the worldwide Xterra Trail Running series, will also serve as the 2011 Ohio championship race for the Road Runners of America's half marathon & 10K trail championships.
All four races in the event will follow out-and-back courses that start and finish inside the park, in the parking area that overlooks Belmont Lake near the southern end of the park. From there, runners follow a clockwise loop along the trails that wind around the lake, including a pair of bridge crossings about half-way through the race and a run across the dam in the early going.
In past years, the race included the 13.1-mile half marathon distance, but that distance hasn't been used since the 2011 race. The closest distance to the half in this year's race is the 25K, which is just over 15 miles.
Weather & Climate
Located in southeastern Ohio, just over 150 miles south of Cleveland and roughly 110 miles east of Columbus, Belmont typically sees October temperatures that average between 40°F and 63°F, while rainfall totals average just over 2.8 inches for the month.
On the day of the race (Oct. 5), the average low is 44°F and the average high is 68°F.
View the race route map for the Barkcamp Race Trail Half Marathon
7:30 AM - 25K
8:30 AM - 8-mile
9:00 AM - 5-mile
See race website
To reserve your spot in the early fall 2013 running of Belmont's Barkcamp Race Trail 25K, 5-mile or 8-mile race, register online at the event website.
Official Race Website
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