Barkley Marathons


Mar 08, 2022 at 9:00 AM

Barkley Marathons

Wartrace TN,


Entry Fee $1.55
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Prize Money: no


  • 100M

Type: Ultra

Participant Limit: 30

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 95%

First Year of the Event: 1995

Men's Record: 1995 Heiki Ingstrom 18:06:00

Women's Record: 2015 Eva Pastalkova 24:36:51


Run in Frozen Head State Natural Resource Area in eastern TN. 27,000′ of climb. Cut off time is 60 hours. Very difficult trail run. Pre entry only.

Entering the Barkley is a little different than entering most ultramarathons. With only 35-40 slots available each year, and literally hundreds of applicants, the demand far exceeds the supply. Rather than distributing Entry Forms randomly, applicants request an entry form when entry opens, after which a drawing is held and entry forms are sent to those who are selected. It is advised that you submit your request promptly when entry opens, as there are generally too many requests to accept more within about 5 minutes of the opening of entry.

As you will see in the following information, your entry request should include all possible data to improve your chances at gaining entry. Altho we refer to the request as an “essay on ‘Why I Should Be Allowed to Run the Barkley’”, it does not necessarily have to be in essay form. However, it will be the only thing we have to go by when we commence the drawings described below.


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Past Event Dates

Held on Mar 08, 2022

Held on Mar 18, 2021

Held on Mar 21, 2020

Held on Mar 22, 2019

Held on Mar 23, 2018

Held on Apr 02, 2017

Held on Apr 03, 2016

Held on Apr 02, 2015

Held on Mar 29, 2014

Held on Mar 30, 2013

Held on Mar 31, 2012

Held on Apr 02, 2011

Held on Mar 27, 2010

Held on Apr 04, 2009

Held on Apr 02, 2005

Held on Mar 08, 2022

Held on Apr 07, 2001

Held on Apr 03, 1999

Held on Apr 04, 1998

Event Results

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View 2017 Results

View 2016 Results