Welcome to the Ode Triple Play, the first night of the Ode to Laz race festival weekend
Win a spot in the Ode to Laz even if the race is full. Treat your family or crew to this race as a way to "get to know the course" the night before the Ode to Laz or run it to get ready for Saturday morning
Registered Ode to Laz entrants can run this for free (no swag)
Run live with us in July and even win a spot in the Ode to Laz OR Win your coveted Ode to Laz hat and/or mug by running the virtual 3 event series.
You can even join late and make up laps. If you run virtual, just play along and log loops from the week of our 3 premier races - Report previous runs as long as they qualify, or make up laps on the last race! Did you have a single run of at least 2 virtual 4.167 mile loops (8.33 miles) leading up to Jan. 16, May 15, and July 9/10 2021 Ode events? Make the 6 lap total and you'll win an Ode logo mug. Are each of your runs at least 3 loops (12.5 miles)? Make the 9 lap total and you'll win the coveted Ode to Laz hat along with your mug! (international shipping costs not included)
Want to run on-site in July for FREE? Register as a volunteer for any of our Ultra events (see the associated events link in the upper right). Contact us and we will send you a code for free signup. Volunteering is a blast!!!
Escape the heat and join us at our beautiful venue for the amazing, 5 star rated, Ode to Laz trail loop.
Run one 4.167 mile lap as fast as you can, or register for up to 3 laps in the 12.5 miler. Run continuous or run in the "backyard style". Stop whenever you'd like and enjoy the party by the lake.
Packet pickup at the start/finish area anytime starting the morning of the race
Permanent park bathrooms will be available and open during the event at the start/finish.
Alcohol is permitted.
Glass containers are prohibited.
Water is provided.
No hiking poles or headphones on trails
For the in-person race, entrants completing one lap will receive a cool Triple Play logo coffee mug.
Experience the famous Ode to Laz Trail loop. The fastest male and female to complete the 3 loop Friday race gets a 50% off entry into the next day's Ode to Laz Backyard Ultra, even if it is sold out. Here's your chance to get in!
The 4.167-mile trail loop has approximately 450 feet of climbing, is 2/3 technical singletrack, 1/3 moderate walking/hiking path and a few hundred yards of pavement. There are bathrooms along the course in addition to those at the start/finish. See our facebook page with the link above or join our group for the latest info and conversation.
Holly State Recreation Area provides over 8000 acres of hiking, fishing, boating and swimming fun for all ages. A public beach area with concessions, non-motorized boat rentals, and the “Whoa Zone” water obstacle park is suitable for all ages. A daily $9 per car fee is charged by the state and not included in the race entry. Hotels and dining options are available within 15 minutes drive from the event venue. McGinnis campground at the North half of the recreation area is also available for overnight car/tent/RV camping.
Local time: 8:31 PM