Rules for the Backyard Ultra
1) Starting Corral
Participants must be in the starting corral at the bell (start of each hour)
Each loop starts precisely 1 hour after the last
A 3, 2 and 1 minute warming will be given prior to start of each hour
All competitors must start at the bell (no late starts)
Except for restrooms, competitor may not leave the course until each loop is completed
No non-competitors on the course (including eliminated runners)
No personal aid during a loop
Each loop must be completed within an hour to be counted… including the final lap.
No artificial aids (including trekking poles)
Slower runners must allow passes.
Timing of the loops is optional
The winner is the last person to complete a loop
All others are technically DNF
Results of each runner in terms of distance covered are to be given.
If no runner can complete one more loop than anyone else, there is no winner.
6) Race Points
Points will be awarded according to finish position
1 - 20 points
2 - 15 points
3 - 12 points
4 - 10 points
5 - 8 points
6 - 5 points
7 - 4 points
8 - 3 points
9 - 2 points
10 - 1 point
Points will be averaged out over the series.