8TH ANNUAL: THE GREAT “DEADMAN’S” DOWN HILL MILE RUN

The Fastest Mile You May Ever Run!”

  • Saturday, June 13th, 2015
  • Registration Starts at 3:30 pm at Square Corner Park
  • Race Starts at 5:00 pm

Cost:

  • Youth (5 – 12) – $5
  • Teen (13-17) – $6
  • Adult (18+) – $7

Event Details:

  • Parking available at MARC Train Lot
  • Event registration and race end will be at Square Corner Park, Downtown Brunswick, MD 
  • Take a hayride or jog to the start point for the race
  • Free ice cream sundae for participants
  • Visit local shops, restaurants or take a stroll on the nearby historic C & O Canal in historical Downtown Brunswick

About the Course:

Sponsored:  Brunswick Area Recreation Council (BARC) & Brunswick Main Street.  All proceeds from this event will benefit Brunswick Area Recreation Council (BARC) and Brunswick Main Street.

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33rd Annual Forest of Needwood Road Race

 NEEDWOOD APP 2015

BARC is proud to be the principle sponsor of the:

33rd ANNUAL FOREST OF NEEDWOOD

SATURDAY: MARCH 14th, 2015 (snow date Sat. Mar. 21st)

JENNIFER SHAFER ODEM MEMORIAL RUN”

STEEPLECHASERS GRAND PRIX EVENT

5 MILE ROAD RACE

This event honors a true American Hero, Jennifer Shafer Odem,who gave her life in the service of our country. This race supports a scholarship fund in her honor.

Sponsors: Brunswick Area Recreation Council (BARC) – Express Run Club

Date & Time: Sat. March 14th, 2015, 1 pm (snow date Mar. 21st)

Location: St. Mary Catholic Church, 4231 Catholic Church Road, Petersville, Md 21758

From Frederick take 340 west to Rt. 180 exit . Turn left onto Rt. 180. Turn right onto

Catholic Church Road. ( mailing address listed on form).

Course Description: 5 mi. Loop, rolling hills on paved roads.

Course Records: Male: Tom Nave 25:52 (1989)

Female: Laura Nelson 29:48 (1995)

Registration & Fee: Early Registration: $20 (postmarked March 10th)

Race Day: $25 (open at 11:30 am)

Youth 18 & under: $10 early / $15 race day

KIDS RUN: “NO AWARD KIDS 1 MILE RUN”, starting at 12:30 pm. $5 no shirt $10 with shirt. On site registration only.

Awards: 1st & 2nd Place Plaque Male / Female (19 & over)

1st & 2nd Place Plaque Male / Female (youth 18 & under)

Age Group Medals 1st & 2nd each group ages 12 thru 70 & over

$50 Cash to course record breaker male / female

Shirts & Prizes: ALL PER-REGISTERED RUNNERS GUARANTEED A SHIRT.

 

SCOTTISH FIRST FOOTING

For the twelve year, Brunswick Area Rec Council will be sponsoring the Scottish First Footing on December 31, 2014 at 11:45 PM at the Square Corner Park, 1 Potomac Street, Brunswick, MD. The Frederick Drum & Pipes will be performing several selections and at midnight they will play Auld Lang Syne.

The Scottish First Footing or Hogmanay (a Scottish word for the last day of the year) is a tradition that says if the first person to cross your threshold on New Year’s Eve is a tall dark haired man, it will bring good luck to the household. A man or woman with blond or red hair is considered bad luck. The man brings a bottle of drink (Scotch in the old days) to ensure you have plenty to drink, a cake so you have plenty to eat, and a lump of coal. Coal is one of the most popular gifts because it represents warmth for the home, plenty of cooking fuel, and a symbol of luck that soldiers often carried into battles.

Brunswick Area Rec Council is a division of the Frederick County Parks and Recreation Council. BARC meets on the first Monday of the month at the Brunswick High School Library at 7:00 PM. Volunteering and providing recreation for the Brunswick area is always fun and those interested in becoming involved in the community are welcome to attend our meetings. For more information, find us on Facebook at Brunswick Area Rec Council, at barcmd.com, or call Bob Ward (301-834-8215), or Lee Zumbach (301-834-8045).

 

 

Annual Freezin for a Reason 2015

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Why would anyone jump into freezing cold Potomac River water on New Years Day? The answer is simple: To HELP OTHERS. On January 1st, 2015, brave people will again take on the challenge of plunging into water that if they are lucky, will be more than warmer than last year. The Freezin For a Reason Plunge money will help local charities that have a very serious need this time of year.

As the participants gathered on the boat ramp for pre-jump pictures, it is a party atmosphere with all wishing each other Good Luck and Happy New Year. Many of the participants wear fun costumes like Cutter Hadley most outrageous costume last year dressed as a 6 foot 4 inch King Neptune!

Funds pledged to these brave people will be used to help the Brunswick Food Bank, Beacon Emergency Relief Fund, or Frederick County Special Olympics.

BARC would like to express its thanks to the Brunswick Ambulance Crew who help make our event safe and to the City of Brunswick for allowing us to use the campground. A special thanks to all who contributed in support of those who entered the river. Many are going through some difficult times during this winter and the funds raised will help the food bank, the emergency relief fund, and people with special needs. You can still donate to this cause by contacting a person listed in the article or call 301-834-8045 and set up a contribution. No matter how bad times may feel for you, remember there are many in much worse shape who need help with their families and children.

Download Registration Form
Download Sponsor Form

For the first time this year, we are offering the opportunity for the community to make donations online via PayPal. Please click on the link below to donate to Freezin’ for a Reason. We would appreciate you entering which charity you would like your donation to benefit. These are the charities that Freezin’ for a Reason will be supporting this year:

  • Brunswick Food Bank
  • Beacon Emergency Relief Fund
  • Frederick County Special Olympics



7th Annual Heart of the Potomac Valley Biathlon

What better way to show your Brunswick pride than a biathlon! Run the hills of Brunswick and swim a few laps in the pool! You can pretend the pool is the Potomac if you want. This is the 5th year that BARC has hosted the Heart of the Potomac Valley Biathlon and we encourage everyone to come to this great event.

Challenge yourself with laps in the Brunswick Pool then run on the Brunswick High School Cross Country track.

We hope to see you there!

Heart of the Potomac Valley Biathlon Registration Form and Event Details.

8th Annual “Freezin for a Reason”

BARC, is one again sponsoring the highly successful “Freezin for a Reason” event on Wednesday, January 1, 2014 with the actual river plunge starting at 1 PM.  Note the new start time to give all a chance to get to the location and still have a more relaxed morning after New Year’s Eve celebrations.

It is the purpose of the event to provide financial support to three very worthy groups in our area.  As in the past, people can choose who they wish to support with their donation.  The Brunswick Food Bank, that serves many families in the area, the BEACON, the Emergency Relief fund that supports families in need, and a new group this year, The Frederick County Special Olympics Program that supports youth and adults with intellectual challenges by providing a healthy and fun-sport program.

All funds donated, after basic expenses, will stay in Brunswick and, or Frederick County to directly help these groups that are always in need of our support.  The event grows larger every year with this being a great way to start the New Year helping those in need who are on our minds.

You can get involved in two ways:  you can become a pledge gatherer and river plunge, or you can donate to a person who is doing the actual river plunge.  Either way you can designate the group you wish to support or split you donation between all three great organizations.

Freezin For A Reason

A pledge sheet with all the procedures can be found at barcmd.com, sheets will be placed in many local downtown Brunswick business’, you can contact the director of one of the three benefiting groups (Shirley Shores, Sandy Cox, or Keith Zecher), or you can contact event director Lee Zumbach at 301-834-8045 or zum50@hotmail.com.

If you decide to collect pledges and do the plunge in the river, you are strongly encouraged to pre-register by mailing in the simple registration form or making a contact listed above by December 15th, 2013.  Many plans need to be made in terms of shirts, food, and other needs to work with the anticipated increase involvement this year.  All pre-registered participant s will get a plunge t-shirt designed by a local high school artist Melanie Bambrick.  Light food and hot drinks will be provided.  Gift cards will be given to the top three fundraisers.

The actual plunge is an exciting thing to take part in, as the participant sacrifices their comfort to help those in need, while having a lot of fun in the process.  Many come in costume and bring friends and family along to cheer on the icy plunge in the historic Potomac River.  The event will take place at the Brunswick Family Campground with a heated changing shelter and rest rooms provided.  Thanks to River & Trail outfitters for their support in presenting the event at the campground 1 mile south of Brunswick on the C & O Canal.

6th Annual Heart of the Potomac Valley Biathlon

What better way to show your Brunswick pride than a biathlon! Run the hills of Brunswick and swim a few laps in the pool! You can pretend the pool is the Potomac if you want. This is the 5th year that BARC has hosted the Heart of the Potomac Valley Biathlon and we encourage everyone to come to this great event.

Challenge yourself with laps in the Brunswick Pool then run on the Brunswick High School Cross Country track.

Registration will open at 8 am at the pool. The first heat will start at 9 am.

We hope to see you there!

Heart of the Potomac Valley Biathlon Registration Form and Event Details.

6th Annual The Great “Deadman’s” Downhill Mile Run

“The Fastest Mile You May Ever Run!”

  • Saturday, June 8th, 2013
  • Registration Starts at 4:00 pm at Square Corner Park
  • Race Starts at 5:00 pm

Cost:

  • Youth (5 – 12) – $5
  • Teen (13-17) – $6
  • Adult (18+) – $7

Event Details:

  • Parking available at MARC Train Lot
  • Event registration and race end will be at Square Corner Park, Downtown Brunswick, MD 
  • Take a hayride or jog to the start point for the race
  • Enjoy fun DJ music in the park at the conclusion of the run
  • Free ice cream sundae for participants
  • Visit local shops, restaurants or take a stroll on the nearby historic C & O Canal in historical Downtown Brunswick

About the Course:

Brunswick Area Recreation Council (BARC) will be co-hosting this Main Street  Event.  All proceeds from this event will benefit Brunswick Area Recreation Council (BARC) and Main Street.

For More Information: