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Beat the clock to save money on the Beast

By | January 29, 2014 1:02 am | 0 Comments


Registration for this year’s Beast on the Bay opens January 31 and there will be a two-week period of registration for just $50. Organizers say the price will never be lower. Sign up while the Beast is a bargain. I’ve heard that the course is completely different this year. Word has it the event will… View Article

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Thoughts from a Beast slayer (race review)

By | September 9, 2013 8:00 pm | 3 Comments


Well, me and my gang (that’s right, we were the bad@#! in the Braveheart Minion shirts!) slayed the Barber Beast on the Bay on Saturday.  We had a good time because, well….you really can’t hang out with these people and not have fun. They came armed with face paint and plastic swords and a pickup… View Article

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Beast slayers — pickup your packets Friday

By | September 5, 2013 7:58 am | 0 Comments


Tick..tick…tick…just two days until nearly 700 beast slayers are released to conquer The Barber Beast on the Bay at Presque Isle State Park. If you’re signed up to run the Beast, don’t forget that you can pick up your packet on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Barber National Institute North Lobby. (NOTE:… View Article

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Best Fitness offering free HITT class on the beach (And a 5K training program to come!)

By | May 13, 2013 9:54 am | 0 Comments


OK, I don’t know what is cooler (coolest? most cool?) about this — that a local gym cares enough to want to make difference, that this class is on the beach, or that it will totally help you train for the Beast on the Bay. Here’s the deal: Eric Taylor from Best Fitness in Erie… View Article

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Adventure Run Round up – Get your fun on

By | May 7, 2013 2:14 am | 0 Comments


So….a reader requested a list of area adventure & fun runs within a 2-hour driving distance and, I was like…sure, no problem. Then I spent like four hours compiling this list because there are so many! Who knew? Now we all do. Whatever trips your trigger (mud, color, girls-only, seriously tough, etc.), there’s a race… View Article

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Join the ERC misfit Beast team

By | May 3, 2013 5:47 am | 0 Comments


Dan and I are all registered for the Barber Center Beast on the Bay Adventure run on September 7 at Presque Isle State Park. I decided, on a whim, to create an Erie Runners Club team and you are all welcome to join us.  So if you’ve been thinking about taking on the Beast, but… View Article

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I tested the Beast, and it’s going to be bad@#$

By | April 21, 2013 3:37 pm | 0 Comments


OK, I’ll admit, I scoffed when I first heard about the Barber Beast on the Bay adventure race, primarily because I’m tighter than two coats of paint and was annoyed that the race had a $100 registration fee. But, after participating in a 3-mile Beast on the Bay trial run on Sunday, I can say… View Article

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Test “the beast” and run for $50 less in the fall

By | April 1, 2013 7:35 am | 0 Comments


Breaking news…. Barber Beast on the Bay Trial Run-Thru The Barber Beast on the Bay would like to 50 to 75 runners  to participate in a trial run of the event.  The main event will be September 7, 2013 with a 12+ mile obstacle course.  This trial will be a mini-version of the big event, allowing us… View Article

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Weigh-In Erie (Props to Best Fitness)

By | January 9, 2013 1:50 am | 0 Comments


Weigh-In Erie, a new, countywide weight-loss contest will offer prizes to the man and woman who can shed the most weight over the next three months. Here’s what you need to know: * The contest, sponsored by Best Fitness, the Erie Times-News and is open to anyone. * You do not have to be… View Article

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Beast on the Bay

By | September 19, 2012 2:54 am | 0 Comments


Are you tough enough to beat the beast? The Barber Center in Erie is hosting a Beast on the Bay adventure run at Presque Isle State Park on Saturday, September 7, 2013. This is no cupcake run, it’s an extreme obstacle course designed by a former Navy SEAL, but you’ve got a whole year to… View Article

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