The Barkcamp Race Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K

Saturday, October 7, 2023 • Belmont, OH • 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 this series of trail races, which includes a full marathon, half marathon and 10K that usually draw a few hundred runners each year.

In recognition of its growing popularity in just six short years, the race, which is part of the worldwide Xterra Trail Running series, has served in the past as the 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.

Race 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. 7), the average low is 43°F and the average high is 67°F.

Past Results

Course Map

See the race route map for the Barkcamp Race Trail Half Marathon.

Starting Time

  • 6:00 AM – ultra marathon
  • 7:00 AM – full marathon early start
  • 7:45 AM – half marathon (trail)
  • 8:00 AM – full marathon
  • 8:05 AM – half marathon (road), 10K 5K


  • $55 and up for the half marathon
  • $65 and up for the ultra, full marathon
  • $35 and up for the 10K or 5K


To reserve your spot in the 2023 running of Belmont’s Barkcamp Race Trail Marathon, Half Marathon or 10K, register online at here.

Official Race Website


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