31 Mar '16, 5pm

How do you train for Barkley and its 66,000 feet of vert? We asked some runners to find out

How do you train for Barkley and its 66,000 feet of vert? We asked some runners to find out

Barkley is known for its quirks . The race director, known as Laz, accepts entrants based on essays they write on why they want to do Barkley. The application fee is $1.60. The entry fee is, depending on previous Barkley experience, either a used license plate, an unusual item of apparel item specified by Laz or a pack of cigarettes. Runners have to find books hidden along the course and tear out pages every lap. There are no course markings. Aid stations are every 20 miles. Its slogan is "The Race That Eats Its Young."

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