Outrun Backyard Ultra
The Outrun Backyard Ultra is a SILVER TICKET race with the winner and qualifying At-Large entrants (https://backyardultra.com/at-large-list/) claiming a spot on the Canadian National Team for Big Dog's Backyard Ultra World Championship - Satellite edition in October 2022.
Only 25 minutes south of Calgary, Alberta race headquarters is nestled beside the Sheep River in central historic Okotoks. This 6.71 km course loop runs along an asphalt forested pathway giving stunning views of the Sheep River with just 22 meters of gain. This course is flat and fast enabling runners to push themselves to new personal distances.
For those travelling in from out of town, the course is located beside the Lions Park campground and a short walk from downtown Okotoks with hotels, restaurants, family recreation and amenities.
Course Description - Welcome to Okotoks!
Located minutes south of Calgary and neighbouring the Canadian Rockies, the race headquarters (start/finish line) is nestled beside the Sheep River in Okotoks, Alberta. Start/Finish will be stationed beside the Lions Park campground and a short walk from downtown Okotoks with hotels, restaurants, family recreation and amenities. This 6.71 km course is a loop that runs on a tree lined, asphalt pathway along the picturesque Sheep River with just 22 meters of gain. This course is flat and fast enabling runners to push themselves to new personal distances. Then take a quick trip over to BANFF and take in the Rockies!
The format is a 4.167-mile [6.71 km] loop that will begin on the hour, every hour. Three minutes before the start of each loop (three minutes before the top of the hour) three whistles will be blown. Two minutes before the top of the hour, two whistles will be blown. One minute before the top of the hour, one whistle will be blown. A bell will ring signifying the start of each round. All runners continuing must be present in the starting corral when the bell rings, or they will be disqualified. Runners are not allowed to exit the course except to use the porta potty until they complete the loop.
The last runner must complete one additional loop, a victory loop if you will, to be named the winner. All other runners DNF [Did Not Finish]. The winner will be given the opportunity to join 14 other runners on the Canadian National Team and compete in the World Championships, Satellite Edition in October 2022.
Bronze Ticket Winners
All Canadian Bronze Ticket Winners, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your spot. Spots must be claimed by July 1, 2022.
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