Bay Area Runners Club

Get your running shoes on and join us at our next event!
All of BARC's races are made up of walkers and runners of all fitness and experience levels.

Welcome to BARC!

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Since 1977, The Bay Area Runners Club has been running at full tilt! BARC puts on or assists with over 30 race events each year on a year round basis. Most races are 5K to 10K in distance.

Event Calendar
Click here to add your race to the
BARC Event Calendar


10/28/2020 BARC Weekly Run
11/23/2020 BARC Virtual Turkey Trot
For a complete list of events, please see our Event Calendar.



Weren't able to make packet pickup or make the shipping request deadline for your packet but still want your shirt and medal? We can help with that.

We are extending the offer to ship at rates below until October 25th. Please, PLEASE understanding that this is your LAST opportunity to receive your shirts and medals. For a fee, we will mail your race shirt and medal. If interested, please send the names of registrants whose packets you'd like to have shipped and the address to which they'll be sent to We'll send you an invoice. Once payment is received, we'll ship your items to the address listed.

DEADLINE for shipment of packets is Sunday, October 25th, 2020.*

Shipment of shirt and medal cost:

$20 for one packet $10 more to add a second packet to the same address $5 more per packet after 2 for every one being sent in the same shipment to that address

Example: If a family of four wants their 4 packets shipped, the cost would be $40.

*Please note that the high cost of shipping items covers labor, materials and shipping. Over 50+ volunteers spent 12 hours over packet pickup weekend distributing shirts and medals to participants with no cost to participants. The no cost option is no longer available.


The Bay Area Runners Club is pleased to announce that we are teaming up with America's Turkey Trot to bring you the BARC Virtual Turkey Trot!

Gather your flock now! Every participant will receive a stylish, full zip jacket with a zipped chest and side pockets, a pumpkin-pie inspired finisher's medal and navy blue beanie. Participants also have the option of adding some great upgrade items to their race registration!

As long as you are registered by November 15th, you will receive your swag by Thanksgiving, guaranteed (pending any nationwide shipping issues). Photos and results can be submitted starting November 23rd.

A portion of all race entry fees will be donated to charities that serve the needs of our local community.


2020 St. Patrick's Day Race Results

Click below to see results or enter your results for the 2020 Virtual Bay City St. Patrick's Day Races:

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Bay Area Runners Club
Bay Area Runners Club
P.O. BOX 634
Bay City, MI 48707-0634