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The Barber Beast on the Bay is back for another year!

More than 1,040 participants from 17 states and Canada have already registered for this year’s event, which is supported by more than 30 sponsors from the region. The 10-mile obstacle course challenge begins at Beach 11 on Presque Isle State Park and ends at Waldameer Park on Peninsula Drive.
Participants will face more than 25 natural and manmade obstacles that include sand moguls, vertical walls, inverted monkey bars and netting. The final obstacle will take place in the Wave Pool at Waldameer Park.
Spectators are encouraged to visit any area on the course. Four Cheer Zones will also be set up with volunteers from several local organizations including the Gannon University Ultimate Frisbee Club at Beach 8, the East High Cheerleaders at Beach 6, Wegmans employees at Sawmill Beach, and the Phi Sigma Sigma sorority from Gannon at Baracks Beach.
In addition, an adapted course for adults with intellectual or physical disabilities will also be held at Waldameer Park beginning at 10 a.m.
More information, including a map with the obstacles and activities, and a link to register is available at

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