Registration closes: Wed, Sep 16 @ 11:59 PM

Slots are still Available.

Last year's race was pretty awesome, and gave runners a taste of the "real" Barkley marathons.
This year you will get a bigger bite... and you'll go places that barkers have never gone. It won't be easy.. in fact it's damn hard. But would you want a Barkley to be any other way?
Sign up today!

Race Info from Laz

on september 19. 2015, starting at 07:00 edt
we will hold the second barkley fall classic,
with a limited # of entries...

if you are one of those people who have followed the infamous barkley marathons over the years,
and had this secret itch to get a taste of those trails and that experience;

this is your chance.

if you have been trying to enter the barkley for years,
and just cannot get unlucky in the lottery;

this is your chance.

if you want to see some of the best scenery available in the eastern u.s.,
from the primordial woods of the "north boundary" where the sun never shines,
to overlook views that extend to the smoky mountains to the east,
and the big south fork to the west;

this is your chance.

the fall classic will be a little different.

it is all on maintained trails and will be clearly marked.
there will be aid stations...
but it is still the brushy mountains.

it will not be easy.

the trails are many of the same trails featured in the original Barkley.
the core race is roughly 31 miles (with about 20,000 feet of elevation change)

runners will have opportunities to opt down and have "fun run" finishes of 9 miles, 16 miles, or 24 miles.
the time limit will be the same 13:20 as a regular barkley loop. (23.3 mile cut off is (9:00 hrs)

obviously... no pacers allowed.

and the first prize will be a slot in the original barkley...
if the winner still thinks he wants to do that 5 times in 2 and a half days!

the entry will be first come-first served.
announcement of the opening of registration was made to the barkley list first, so those lucky souls had first shot at it.

better not delay...

something bad like this doesn't come along every day.



Wartburg Scenic River Inn - 915 Main St. Wartburg - 423-346-5733. This is the only motel in Wartburg. IT IS FULL. There are lots hotels located at Interstate 40 Harriman, or in Oak Ridge, but won’t it be fun to camp or stay nearer Wartburg? And support the locals.

nice cabin that belongs to Mike and Suzy Raiford. Call Bill Podewils at 423-628-5635 for information on the Raiford cabin.

Camping at Frozen Head State Park:
Big Cove camp site is full. There is always the possibility that someone with a site will allow you to stay on site with them. This is typical at the Barkley Marathons.

Flat Fork Group Camping Area at FHSP - there are 8 sites that hold up to 15 people/site. These are strictly first come/first served. Sites are $23/night. Just up the road from the turn off to Big Cove.

Camping in Wartburg area:
The American Legion in Wartburg 202 S. Kingston St, is offering sites for camping either behind their building (restrooms and showers available), or other places in Wartburg. To reserve, call Bill Podewils at 423-628-5635. Mr. Podewils only asks that you make a donation to the American Legion.

Mr. Brian Young has property located on a side road off from Flat Forks Road. His # is 423-223-7844. He has room for approx. 15 tent sites. His charge is a donation to the Wartburg Fire Dept. for each camp site. Folks can make reservations with him at the number given

Bed and Breakfasts:
Lancing TN
Between Two Rivers Bed & Breakfast
885 Genesis Rd.
Lancing, TN 37770

We have two bedrooms with a private sitting room between the rooms, wifi, TV in each room & private bath. We have a game room with TV & pool table. Also, a bunk room which sleeps 3-4 people with a private bath. We are only 15 minutes from Wartburg.

Our website is Special rates for more than one night & for participants of BFC

Rugby – 20 min North of Wartburg

1880 Newberry House - rates range from $99 - $130 plus tax and include full breakfast

Pioneer Cottage – rates are $105 plus tax
Percy Cottage - rates are $135 plus tax

Grey Gables Bed/Breakfast:
Grey Gables has 10 bedrooms available – 8 with private baths rates range from $95 to $145 a night plus tax

The Alexander-Perrigo House
They have 2 rooms rates are from $70-88.00 plus tax

In nearby Sunbright, TN
Two cabins available: One of the cabins (1 couple) is completely furnished and the other (1 couple) will be quite primitive. The info is:
Jim and Brenda Duke
618 Coon Hollow Rd.
Sunbright, TN 37872

BFC gives back WHS, American Legion, and FHSP

Something good is coming... out of something bad

We are making a large donation to Wartburg High School to help with their athletic budgets.
A large portion of your entry fee goes to this cause and to Frozen Head State Park. All of the dinner proceeds go the American Legion of Morgan Co.

Packet pick up and other info



Packet Pick up: 3pm – 8pm EASTERN DAYLIGHT TIME at American Legion Hall in the basement – 202 Kingston St, Wartburg, TN. Enter through the basement doors… go down and around.
Your bib#, map of the course, and more goodies will be in your packet. You will also receive a shirt.

Dinner and Movie: American Legion Hall – two showings: 5pm and 7:15pm
This will be the showing of the 92 minute Barkley Marathons documentary. It is incredible, and a MUST SEE even if you’ve already seen it. It is winning awards across the globe.

Reservations can be made at
Those who don’t make a reservation MAY be able to purchase on site, especially the 7:15pm showing. Wonderful pasta dinner and the movie for only $25. Proceeds of the dinner all go to benefit the American Legion of Morgan County.

Camping: Camping is available at the following sites:
Behind the American Legion Hall. Call Bill Podewils at 865-548-0907 for details.
Lilly Pad Obed, 920 Ridge Rd, Lancing, TN (8 miles from Wartburg) primitive sites.
Del and Marte Scruggs – 865-617-0984
More camping info can be found on the Ultrasignup Barkley Fall Classic site.

Breakfast: Arrive between 04:30 and 05:00 for breakfast. You’ll have time to eat and make it to the starting area to park on time. If you’ve forgotten to order breakfast tickets you can get them at the door. Only $7 at the door. Again, proceeds go to American Legion of Morgan Co.

Parking: Will be at Rocky Fork Field. This is the area where the volleyball nets are about a half mile from the park entrance. NO PARKING before 05:00 Saturday morning. Volunteers will be on site to assist you.

Porta potties: There will be 10 available at the start area.

Start: 07:00 EDT at Rocky Fork Field.

Local time: 11:57 PM


Steve Durbin
Race Director