Bay Area Runners Club


Join BARC!

The Bay Area Runners Club (BARC) is made up of runners and walkers from the mid-eastern counties of Michigan, mainly Bay, Midland, and Saginaw Counties. BARC is a member of the Road Runners Club of America. BARC puts on or assists with over 30 race events each year. All of BARC's races are made up of runners and walkers of all fitness and experience levels.

Benefits of becoming a member include: participate in 5 in-person BARC races*, get 1 free; take part in exclusive members-only events; receive a retro BARC sticker; get the BARC newsletter, FOOTPRINTS delivered directly to your email inbox; membership fee goes toward supporting local community non-profits and charities; more enticements to come!

BARC holds club meetings once a month at the Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library (when applicable). Annual meeting and elections are held each year at the Christmas Run. Membership is valid for at least 1 year from time of joining. 3 Year Memberships are also available for an even greater discount.

Membership rates are as follows:

Individual - New $15/Year or $40/3 YearsFamily - New $20/Year or $50/3 Years
Individual - Renew $12/Year or $30/3 yearsFamily - Renew $15/Year or $40/3 Years

You may view/download our Membership Registration Form or complete our Online Member Registration Form using PayPal. Contact Linda Flues for additional membership information: or Send Email.

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* BARC Races include: Bay City Memorial Run Events, Corn Husker Hustle 5K, Labor Day Races, Halloween Race, Christmas 5K, Freeze Your Fanny 5K, Reese Rockets 5K, Mardi Gras 5K, and St. Patrick's Day Races. Run 5 BARC Races Get 1 FREE Race Entry Member Promotion begins with the first annual Bay City Memorial Day Run Events on May 22, 2021. Keep track of the 5 BARC Races you have participated in, and if you are a member in good standing during the time you participated in the races, you will get a free entry into the BARC race of your choice. Contact Us with the 5 completed race names and dates and which race you would like free entry into.