Rules for the Backyard Ultra (translation of the English rules by Gary „Lazarus Lake“ Cantrell)

  1. Track
  • Round trip or back-and-forth
  • Must be 4 miles 880 feet long
  • In the metric system, the distance is 6.7056 kilometers
  1. Launchbar
  • Large enough for the entire starter field
  • The start area size will not change during the entire race
  • All participants must be in the start area at the start signal
  1. Starts
  • Each round starts exactly one hour after the last
  • A warning signal must sound 3, 2, and 1 minute before start
  • All participants must start at the start signal (no later starts)
  1. to round off
  • Except for the toilet passage, the distance may not be left by the participants until the end of the round
  • No non-participants on the track (incl. retired runners)
  • No personal Aid stations along the route (general Aid stations are allowed)
  • Each round must be completed within an hour to be counted… including the last round
  • No artificial aids (including trekking poles)
  • Slow runners must allow overtaking
  1. Timing
  • The timing of the rounds is optional
  1. Winners/Results
  • The winner is the person who finishes a round last
  • All other runners are rated as DNF
  • The results of each runner shall be indicated as the distance travelled
  • If no runner can complete another lap more than anyone else, there is no winner
  1. Limitation
  • The race must have an open end. No limitation of the laps.