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

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
– 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.