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HOW DOES IT WORK

The Backyard Ultra Series is a form of ultra marathon race where competitors must consecutively run the distance of 6,706 meters (4.167 miles) in less than one hour. When each lap is completed, the remaining time within the hour is used to recover for the next hour's race. These loops are repeated hourly. The race ends when the last runner or runners either concede or fail to finish the distance within the allotted time frame. The total distance run by a competitor who completes 24 laps is exactly 100 miles.

Athletes will be given a warning before the start of each lap.

  • 3 minutes to go - 3 whistle blows

  • 2 minutes to go - 3 whistle blows

  • 1 minute to go - 1 whistle blow

Supporters / Spectators

Supporters are allowed and encouraged to attend the event and provide all mental and nutritional support. 

Spectators are allowed at the venue to cheer on the athletes and be part of the event.

Camping

Camping facilities are available at all locations for competitors and Supporters. Each participant will be allocated a camping area. 

Gazebos / Tents are allowed to be setup the night before and athletes and their spectators are allowed to stay at the venue the night before.

Participants are required to bring their own camping equipment, gazebos or other items needed for the duration of the event.

Nutrition

Participants are required to provide their own nutrition for the duration of the event.

Limited nutrition will be provided by the event organiser.

 

Timing

Each participant will receive a Timing Wristband which they are required to 'tap' against the timing pod after the completion of each lap.

Race Points and Winner Ticket

Points will be awarded according to finish position.

Each Backyard Ultra Winner will receive an entry into the next race.

Points will be averaged out over the series.

1st - 20 points | 2nd - 15 points | 3rd - 12 points | 4th - 10 points | 5th - 8 points | 6th - 5 points | 7th - 4 points | 8th - 3 points | 9th - 2 points | 10th - 1 point. 

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