Race Starts - Saturday 31st August at 9am
The concept is simple. Run 4.167 miles every hour, on the hour. The aim is to complete as many laps as you can!
Each circuit starts on the hour and must be completed in less than 60 minutes. When each lap is completed, the remaining time within the hour is typically used to recover for the next circuit.
Everyone completes hourly circuits until there is only one runner still going. They are the event winner!
A Personal Endurance Challenge:
The Backyard Ultra is a personal endurance challenge in which you see how far you can push yourself, come and see how many loops you can do, you might just surprise yourself. In 2023 we had a number of runners who smashed their distance PB's, with first half marathons, first marathons, first 100k's and first time 100 milers. This format really opens up those distances for every runner out there. We also had some incredible feats with our current record holder for The Devon and Cornwall Backyard by Rebecca Hormann who completed 27 laps, could you beat her next year?
Camping is included in your entry and is available from Friday 30th August till Sunday 1st September (or till the event finishes)
In 2024 we will also be offering a hair plaiting service for those with long hair - apparently its a good add on as our winner used the ad hoc service this year. This will be free to use, however a donation to the charity would be amazing.
As with all out events, all the money raised from entries will go directly to supporting those living with Bowel Cancer and fund research and training.
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This event offers the option to purchase XCover, so that participants may be able to get a refund if they are unable to attend due to unforeseen circumstances.