1st Annual Prairie on Fire Backyard Ultra
What is a Backyard Ultra? Chances are, if you're here, you already know, but, in case you don't, here's a breakdown from the originators:
Local time: 1:48 PM
"Backyard ultra is a form of ultramarathon race where competitors must consecutively run the distance of 6706 meters (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."
Now, here's what makes out backyard unique:
The Prairie on Fire backyard ultra derives its name from a prominent park in central Indiana which one day may ultimately host the event, Hamilton counties Koteewi Park. Pronounced ko-TAY-wee, Koteewi means “fire” and possibly “prairie” in the Miami-Peoria language. That etymology and the potential for a hot September day in Indiana created a perfect storm for us when naming this event.
In 2022 this race will be set in Hamilton County’s only 24hr park, Morse Park & Beach! Aside from it’s gorgeous waterfront location, this park has a ton to offer our participants and we will ensure you experience these benefits. We’ll have a covered area reserved for runner “home base” with restrooms just steps from the start/finish area. The course itself takes you alongside all the amazing morse reservoir as well as a number of small forested areas.
This race will feature a very limited number of participants in effort to limit congestion on the trail, so sign up today !