Saturday, Jul 30, 2022 @ 7:00 AM

Back Cove Backyard Ultra

Edward Payson Park

Portland, ME Backyard Ultra

This Event Took Place Sat. Jul 30, 2022


Portland's only backyard ultra on the iconic Back Cove Trail! Test yourself over and over (and over) again in a 24 hour period, or until the last biped remains standing. Every hour on the hour you'll head out to complete the 4.16 mile loop, in a test of physical and mental fortitude. Think you have what it takes? Let's find out!


The Back Cove Trail is a 3.5 mile non-technical, mostly flat, gravel loop, with a short paved bridge crossing. The trail takes runners along the edge of a tidal estuary basin, and offers a beautiful view the entire length of the route. There is a 0.60 mile add-on each loop on the Bayside Trail when you get to the bridge crossing, to equal the standard 4.16 mile backyard ultra distance.

Aid Station

There will be an aid station in Payson Park at the start/finish where there will be water, Gatorade, packaged snacks and basic first aid supplies. There will be event personnel on hand for the duration of the event, so participants are welcome to leave their drop bags/supplies at that location. There are porta potties in Payson Park.

Local time: 11:12 AM


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