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.
Participation on your own risk
No minimum age to participate, but children under 12 yo are recommended to run "Kids 'n' Family" race
You must complete a loop within one hour to get it credited. The last participant who alone complete one loop within 60 minutes win.
Only one class (men/women not separated). Last One Standing rules apply.
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).
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 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.
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.
OFFICIAL RULES OF THE BACKYARD ULTRA
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
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)
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
Timing of the loops is optional
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