The course is located at the Ottawa County Fairgrounds
7870 State Route 163 Oak Harbor, Ohio 43449
This is in Northwest Ohio, near Lake Erie
There is on-site parking and it cost $10 (cash only)
It is very close to the registration barn and the start/finish line.
The minimum age is 9 years old, but 9 and 10 year olds must be with an adult at all times during the run. (no exceptions)
No unfortunately we don't have a kids course. We do have a couple small obstacles near the photo banner where they can get a taste of what the big kids do.
They are located in the white barn between the parking area and the starting line.
Day of race registration will be $79.00 (closes at 10:00 am)
Black Swamp Stomp a multi-lap option available for an additional $10 (cash only)
Registration barn opens at: 8:00 am for the Black Swamp Dash.
*NOTE* Be sure to bring a photo I.D. to registration
No I.D. No RUN!
Yes we will have a bag check ($5 cash only) It will be located in or near the registration barn
The black Swamp Runner Course is very spectator friendly. A lot of obstacles can be seen from the grandstands and several obstacles are located within a short walk. We encourage family and friends take pictures to capture that special moment.
Black Swamp Dash June 20th competitive waves only - In order to keep your band and qualify for awards or to qualify for the World Championships you must complete all obstacles. All runners must at least attempt the Xtreme side of the choose your challenge obstacles, but MUST complete at least the challenge side to keep your band.
Black Swamp Dash un-timed waves If you are not comfortable trying an obstacle you can skip it. We encourage everyone to step out of your comfort zone and try them but it is not mandatory
This is the Black SWAMP trust me it will rain
Rain just adds a new twist to the course.
In the event of lightning we will stop the event until it is safe to continue.
There are no refunds, you can transfer your registration to someone else for a small fee.
*NOTE* there will be no transferring of registration the last 7 days prior to the event
You must go through registration to get your shirt and you must cross the finish line to get a medal
We have several wash off hoses for your convenience. Please be respectful of others while washing off.
We will have a changing tent for male and female athletes
Unless it is a service pet with papers we ask if you leave your pets at home. Some people are very uncomfortable around animals and we want everyone to be comfortable
We have photographers on the course and they do their best to get a photo of everyone . There are no guarantees. the photos will be posted on the Black Swamp Runner Facebook within 7-10 days of the race. They are free to view and share.
The Ottawa County Fair Grounds schedules vendors so bring cash they don't always take credit/ debit cards