Rules for the Backyard Ultra

  1. Course
  • Loop or out and back
  • Must be 4 miles 880 feet in length
  • Metric equivalent 6.7056 kilometers
  1. Starting Corral
  • Measured to fit entire starting field
  • Corral stays the same size thru out the event
  • Participants must be in the starting corral at the bell
  1. Starts
  • Each loop starts precisely 1 hour after the last
  • Warning must be given 3, 2, and 1 minutes prior to start
  • All competitors must start at the bell (no late starts)
  1. Loops
  • 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 (common aid stations are allowed)
  • 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.
  1. Timing
  • Timing of the loops is optional
  1. Winner/Results
  • 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.
  1. Caps
  • Race must be open ended.