The Backyard Ultra


The concept of Backyard Ultra is more than 50 years old. Created by Gary Cantrell, a.k.a Lazarus Lake, the man behind The Barkley Marathon.

4 miles in under an hour, every hour, until only one person could complete the run. 4.16666667 miles (6.706km) an hour would come out to an exact 100 miles each day.

With no pressure to run fast, nearly everyone can participate, and it is an excellent format for socializing.

Runners who would ordinarily see each other for minutes at the beginning of the race, can run together as much as they wish, and every hour ends with the entire field gathered together. For those who drop, it is a time to sit, eat, talk, and watch the event continue to unfold, almost immediately.

New Backyard Ultras began springing up everywhere, and now, a mere 6 years after that first Backyard Ultra, the original Big's Backyard Ultra has become one of the most avidly followed ultramarathon races in the world, with a world class field, and a race record nearing 3 days and 300 miles, while backyard ultras are springing up all around the globe.

Event Info

  • Event Date : 2nd July 2022 (Malaysia Backyard Ultra)
  •                       15th October 2022 (World Team Championship)
  • Venue : TBD
  • Duration : Last One Stand
  • Distance : 6.7km /loop
  • Organizer : Ultra Sports Adventure

Objective

A new concept of racing. Runners doesn’t have to be top rank or fast, but endurance and strong will drive them for as long as they can go.

Concept

  • Runners will have 1 hour to complete the 6.7KM loop, and be at the start line ready to go again exactly one hour after the previous loop. You must complete each loop before the clock reach the next hour, for example 9:59:59 is ok but 10:00:00 is DNF.
  • 3, 2, and 1 minute warnings are given prior to the start of a new loop.
  • If a runner does not start a loop on time, they are disqualified. No late starts once the bell is rung. You must start each loop on time and be gone from the start area within 1 minute or you are DNF.
  • Runners cannot leave the course or receive aid during a loop.
  • The winner is the last runner to complete a loop. All other runners are DNF. If no runner completes one more loop than all other runners, there is no winner.
  • Each loop must be completed within an hour to be counted... including the final lap.

Backyard Ultra Rules & Regulations

  • Runners must stay on the course once the bell is rung, the runners cannot visit their crew, their tent, their vehicle or receive aid from anyone.
  • The only reason for leaving the course once the bell is rung is to use the porta-potty, or to relieve yourself in the forest.
  • Once you finish your loop you may choose to do what you want, but must be back in the starting corral before the bell rings.
  • Runners can provide their own aid. There will be a space next to the Start/Finish line to set up a chair, cooler, and other small personal items. A camp area will be close by where you may set up a tent.
  • No Pacer allowed on the course.
  • No trekking poles is permitted.

Malaysia Backyard Ultra Rules & Regulations

  • Runners must stay on the course once the bell is rung, the runners cannot visit their crew, their tent, their vehicle or receive aid from anyone.
  • The only reason for leaving the course once the bell is rung is to use the porta-potty, or to relieve yourself in the forest.
  • Once you finish your loop you may
    • Obey all Backyard Ultra Concepts, Rules & Regulations.
    • Participants need to carry all mandatory item with them.
    • No start of the participants without a working head lamp (in the dark).
    • Switch off the head lamp In the dark will be disqualified.
    • Late start is not allowed.
    • Participants will need to follow the designed directions.
    • Face mask must be wear at start/finished (except having food & drinks).
    • All participants allows to have their own support crews.
    • Participants may carry their own food and drinks before the flag off, but no assistance will be allowed during loop.
    • No umbrella is permitted.

Registration

  • All registration must be made online at Checkpoint Spot.
  • Registrations fees are none transferable.
  • No cancellation of the registrations
  • Open for 18 year and above.

Participant's Entitlement

  • DNF souvenir
  • Medical treatment
  • Food & beverages
  • Individual table & chair will be provided, in first come first basis.

Category & Entry Fee

Category

Distance

Fee

Age

Start

Open

6.7 KM

RM 250

18 yrs above

9am 2/7/2022

Race Results

  • The event lives each loop, and the will be update on Malaysia Backyard Ultra FB page.
  • Everyone at home can track your progress. Likewise, you can view your progress on site.

Award

  • Trophy for the winner
  • Free entry to World Team Championship (T&C apply)
  • Qualifies to Backyard Ultra World Team Championship on 15th October 2022

DNF souvenir

Malaysia Backyard Ultra 2022

Mandatory Items

  • Working headlamp & spare batteries (for night loop)
  • Face mask (plus 3 pcs at drop bag)
  • Hand sanitiser

Participant's Responsibilities

  • Participants need to be aware of their own safety.
  • Participants need to ensure their mandatory items are working and always carry with them.
  • Participants have to be aware of the official Cut Of Time.
  • Participants responsibility of the mandatory items missing lead to their disqualification.

DNF

  • Any runner that DNF must immediately vacate their spot close to the finish line to allow surviving runners to move closer.
  • Runners that DNF have to evacuate the rest area immediately.

Safety & Medical

  • Ambulance & certified medical officer will be standby at start/finish.
  • Marshal will be petrol from time to time.
  • Runners will be running at the designed direction only.
  • All runners will be insured.

Course Marking

  • Race course will be mark with tape and direction sign in all junction.
  • Reflective tape will be mark.

Race Pack Collection

  • Race venue 2 hours before the start on event day

Standard Order Procedure (SOP)

  • Open for completed vaccinated person only (participants & their support crews). Completed with booster dose.
  • 3 pcs of face mask by participants (Mandatory)
  • Hand sanitizer (Mandatory)
  • E-Certificate of vaccinated (Mandatory)
  • All participant’s support crew must put on their mask at all time.
  • On the spot self RTK test will be carry out during the REPC.
  • (Test kit will be provided with cost to be paid by participants & their support crew)
  • Participants will be limited to the quantity allowed by the local authority and venue provider.
  • Everyone entering the event premises must be check-in with MySejahtera apps with their smart phone ONLY.
  • Body temperature must be scan and hand sanitiser need to be applied.
  • Participants & crews will have the specific toilet and shower facilities located for their convenient.
  • Event authorities, event crew, volunteers or personal support crew are allowed to leave the participants tent, but body temperature, scan with MySejahtera, and hand sanitiser need to be apply each time they enter the event area.

Backyard Ultra Satellite World Team Championship – Team Malaysia

  • Free entry to the World Team Championship.
  • 15 participants with 24 hours credential in MBU2022
  • Qualifier must make themselves available on 15th October 2022 for the world team championship.
  • Win a slot and join Team Malaysia, regardless your nationality (Foreign runners who reside in Malaysia are allowed to join Team Malaysia).
  • For Malaysian runners who cannot achieves the 24 hours credential in MBU2022, you can join any affiliated Backyard Ultra (outside Malaysia) to earn a slot in Team Malaysia (to replace the lowest loop/ or slowest timing in case of tied, in the list)
  • All qualified runners need to be confirmed their participation to the World Team Championship, by 1st October 2022.
  • Qualifier who cannot participate in 15th October 2022, will be replaced by the waiting list runners, in sequence following by the top 15 runners.
  • Ambulance & certified medical officer will be standby.
  • Runners will need to provide their own aid (food, drink etc). There will be a space next to the Start/Finish line to set up a chair, cooler, and other small personal items. A camp area will be close by where you may set up a tent.

Organizer

Organizer:
Ultra Sports Adventure

Event website
https://www.ultrasportsadventure.com/

Event FB page:
https://www.facebook.com/malaysiabackyardultra/

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