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 GUARANTEEDSHIRT.

 

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.

7th Annual The Great “Deadman’s” Downhill Mile Run

The Fastest Mile You May Ever Run!”

  • Sat­ur­day, June 7th, 2014
  • 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:

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: