Backyard Ultra Cymru/Wales – Just One More Loop - Trail Events Co

Fri 27 Aug 2021

Backyard Ultra Cymru/Wales – Just One More Loop

Backyard Ultra is the brainchild of the legendary Lazarus Lake, race director of the Barkley Marathon in the US. 

Backyard Ultra Cymru / Wales

Location

Y Faenal Estate Capel-y-graig, Menai Bridge Gwynedd LL57 4BP

Competitor Limit

1000

Distance

6.706 KM

4.2 Miles

Total Elevation

Elevation stats coming soon!

Entry Fee

£99

Elevation Chart

Elevation chart coming soon!

Registration

9:00 am

Briefing

10:30 am

Start Time

11:00 am

Cut Off Time

Tue 31st - 11:00 pm

Backyard Ultra Cymru / Wales GPX File Coming Soon

At our checkpoints you will find water, squash, coke, electrolytes, sweets, crisps, nuts, chocolate, bananas, cake, new potatoes and other carby bits on the marathon and ultra checkpoints . We are trying to reduce the use of plastic so we ask runners to bring reusable cups for coke and squash. There will not be any checkpoints during runs on our training weekends.

Checkpoint information coming soon.

Backyard Ultra Cymru / Wales Kit List


Backyard Ultra is the brainchild of the legendary Lazarus Lake, race director of the Barkley Marathon in the US. 

Backyard Ultra is a form of Ultramarathon race where competitors must consecutively run the distance of 6706 meters (4.167 miles) in less than an hour on the hour, every hour until only one person remains. 

THERE IS NO FINISH. THERE IS ONLY ONE FINISHER. THE LAST ONE STANDING.

ENTRY INFORMATION

Backyard Ultra – It’s simple, competitors must complete the 4.167 mile trail route on the hour every hour until only 1 runner remains. 

There will only be 1 athlete who does not receive a DNF and they will be crowned Backyard Ultra Cymru/ Wales Champion.

Unlimited hot and cold food and drink

The format is hugely successful all over the world and originated in the USA.

Please note you must be 18 or over to Enter. 

The course is a mixture of cross country/ trail and gravel track and tarmac

Facilities available are: Camping/ Showers/ Food & Drink/ Phone Charging Stations/ Power

Entry: £99

What you get:-

* All runners get a bespoke Backyard Ultra Cymru/Wales DNF Medal

* Winner gets a bespoke Backyard Ultra Cymru/Wales Trophy

* Winner will receive free three (3) Trail Events Co events of their choice.

* Winner also receives £250 towards travelling costs to the US if Backyard Ultra Cymru/Wales becomes a golden ticket event.

* Trail Events Co Morf

* Unlimited Hot and Cold food, plus drinks

* Showers

RULES

These are basic but must be followed.

The horn will sound exactly on the hour and if you fail to make the starting pen before is sounds you will be disqualified from the event and will become one of the many DNF’s.

A whistle will be blown 3, 2 and 1 minute before the start so you have no excuses for not being on time. 

Each loop must be completed before 9:59:59. 10:00:00 is a DNF

Getting things from your car or tent, going to the toilet or having food is all out of your own time, the event continues no matte what. If you are not at the start you are out.

(if we still need to) Due to Covid restrictions, your spare kit and personal items must remain in your car or tent, you have access to it only in between loops. 

NO poles or any other physical aids are allowed.

You can not have a support crew.

To win you must complete one clear solo loop. If 2 of you are out on a loop one is times out there will be no need to complete another loop.

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Additional Info


Parking

PARKING AVAILABLE AT THE Y FAENOL ESTATE

ALL DAY PARKING

FRIDAY 27TH, SATURDAY 28TH, SUNDAY 29TH AUGUST

COST - £5

Number & Timing Chip

For our events, numbers and timing chip's are to be collected on the day of the event at registration.

Please make a note of your registration time for the distance you selected and make sure you arrive giving yourself enough time to register.

Please also make a note of your briefing time and ensure you attend the briefing.

Both the number and the timing chip have to be worn at all times during the event.

You also have the chance to rent GPS tracking units, which enable your friends and family to track you all the way around the course.

Signage

We use a number of signs during our events. Arrow markers are on a hi-viz reflective red with white arrow to mark the direction to be taken.

We advise runners to bring a map of the route with them on event day in case of emergencies. You can download the map and print it and you can download GPX files to your device.

Regarding training weekends, no signage will be provided, as all runs will be guided.

Camping Info

CAMPING AVAILABLE AT Y FAENOL STATE

CONTACT [email protected] TO BOOK YOUR CAMPING SPOT

COST £7 PER PERSON PER NIGHT

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