RULES

WINTER BAY Backyard Ultra

  • A race where you run a 6.7 km route (loop) with a new start every hour. All participants start at the same time every full hour & you must start every hour to stay in the race. 
  • You must be in the start corral when every loop start (if not, immediate disqualification). Participants who choose to resign & don't want to start the next loop must notify race management to get a result. To get a result you must finish a loop within one hour.
    Start & finish are on the same place in the loop area.
  • You cannot pass the starting line & walk back over it = the loop is one way.
  • You can however pass the starting line & tie shoes, eat, drink, change clothes, go to toilet & take a rest. This you can do anywhere on the 6.7 km loop.
  • All participants run individually & the loops are counted individually even if you are part of a team.


REGISTRATION

  • Participation on your own risk
  • No minimum age to participate, but children under 12 yo are recommended to run "Kids 'n' Family" race
  • Registration fee is non-refundable

HOW YOU WIN

  • You must complete a loop within one hour to get it credited. The last participant who alone complete one loop within 60 minutes win.


CLASSES

  • Only one class (men/women not separated). Last One Standing rules apply.


SUPPORT

  • Particpants cannot get support of food, drink, equipment during the loop. This is absolutely forbidden = immediate disqualification.
  • Pacer/Pacing is not allowed.
  • Support in the loop area is however allowed (start/finish area).


EQUIPMENT

  • Start Bib must be visible at all times & worn on the front of each participant. This to make it easier for volunteers/staff to track each participant at start/finish area. All participants must ensure they are checked at the finish of each loop.
  • Head lamp is mandatory between kl 19:59 – 04:30.


RACE MANAGEMENT

  • Race management has the right to take the Start Bib from a participant if considered the participant is not capable to continue the race. This right can be executed along the loop as well a in the loop area.


NECESSARY INFO

  • Absolutely no littering!
  • Hiking-/running poles are not allowed.
  • In case of accident/injury/emergency all participants are obliged to assist each other.
  • Show condsideration & caution on public roads.


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OFFICIAL RULES OF THE BACKYARD ULTRA


1) Course

  • Loop or out and back
  • Must be 4 miles 880 feet in length
  • Metric equivalent 6.7056 kilometers


2) 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


3) 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)


4) 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


5) Timing

  • Timing of the loops is optional


6) Winner/Results

  • The winner is the last person to complete a loop
  • All others are technically DNF (Did Not Finish)
  • 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


7) Cap

  • Race must be open ended


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