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Van Gaalen Cheese Farm has hosted a number of Backyard events and is a favourite amongst those looking to push their distance. With elevation gain of only 39m per lap, this relatively flat route, is the perfect chance for participants to challenge themselves.

Previous Records

2021 - 31 laps (Wandisile Nongodlwana) |  2023 - 32 laps (Ramaketse Lekaka)

VENUE

Van Gaalen Cheese Farm

R560 Provincial road, Skeerpoort, Hartbeespoort, 0232

https://www.vangaalen.co.za/

START TIME

Saturday 20th July  @ 09H00

ENTRIES

R360 - Backyard Dabble  '5 laps or less'

R59  - Backyard Unlimited '6 laps or more

Late entries are available on the day.

Late entries   do not qualify for a finish shirt or goodie bag.

FACILITIES AVAILABLE AT THE VENUE

Camping | Showers | Toilets

Power | Charging Stations | Water

Braai Facilities | Urn | Coffee and Tea

Food available at the local restaurant 

GPX FILE

DOWNLOAD HERE

Silver Ticket Event:

Van Gaalen Backyard Ultra is a ‘Silver Ticket’ event meaning that the winners of the Silver Ticket events will have a place on the national team and compete against the World at the Backyard Ultra World Team Champs - 15th of October 2024.

The Route

The route is also supporter and spectator friendly as the majority of the route can accessed from various points. A mid-point comes past the Start/Finish where supporters can give their encouragement for their runners.   The Start / Finish area is situated right next to an open field which allows athletes to be able to set up their gazebos / tents close at hand. 

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