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Backyard Ultra

23rd April 2022

What is a Backyard Ultra?

Backyard ultra is a form of ultramarathon race where competitors must consecutively run the distance of 6706 metres (4.167 miles) in less than one hour. When each lap is completed, the remaining time within the hour is typically used to recover for the next hour's race.

Big's Backyard is the original backyard ultra, created by Gary "Lazarus Lake" Cantrell the creator of the infamous Barklay Marathons. The true test of endurance over speed, Big's Backyard has become the biennial host of the Individual World Championship (next date - 15th October 2023)

Want a place? You'll need to start with a Bronze ticket event...

Backyard Ultra at Delamere

Our inaugural event held at Delamere Forest is an official bronze ticket event. Winners of bronze ticket events are guaranteed entry into a Silver Ticket event. For more information about the Backyard Ultra individual world championship check out to Big's

Enter our bronze ticket race

The winners of Rock Salt Revolution Backyard Ultra will earn a guarunteed entry to the next stage - Suffolk Backyard Ultra


We think our forest is beautiful and can't think of a better backdrop for a backyard ultra

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Our nominated charity

We believe in community, so for every event we organise, we will nominate a charity to benefit from a portion of the entry fees.

For this year's backyard ultra, we've decided to support Mind. Mental health has touched many many people, especially during the pandemic, so we want to raise awareness as well as much needed funding for this incredible charity. £5 from every entry will go to the Mid-Cheshire branch of Mind, which serves our local area. You can also make donations via our just giving page, check out the link below...

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Help us raise as much money as possible for our local MIND branch


Things we're doing to be a more sustainable event...

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We're over the moon to announce our event sponsors for the inaugural Rock Salt Revolution Trail Backyard Ultra