Grassroots Backyard Ultra
Only 25 minutes south of Calgary, Alberta race headquarters is nestled beside the Sheep River in central historic Okotoks. This 6.71 km course runs along an asphalt forested pathway giving stunning views of the Sheep River with approximately 22 meters of gain. This course is flat and fast enabling runners to push themselves to new personal distances.
Our 2022 last person standing, Stewart Wyllie completed 30 laps.
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. And when you're done racing, plan a trip over to BANFF and take in the Rockies!
**This course is all on public pathways; therefore, an OPEN COURSE.
• Runners are required to run 6.71 kilometres within one  hour. If a runner does not complete the loop within the timeframe allotted, the runner will not be allowed to continue and is a DNF.
•A new lap starts at the top of each hour.
•Warning whistles will be given 3, 2, and 1 minute prior to start of each lap.
•All competitors must start moving forward at the bell. Late start results in disqualification.
•Runners are required to be in the starting corral before the start of the next lap. If a runner fails to make their way into the starting corral before the bell has sounded to start the next lap, the runner will not be allowed to continue and is a DNF.
•Runners are NOT allowed to receive ANY aid while they are on course. This starts the moment the bell sounds. Should the Race Director determine that a runner has received aid, the runner will be disqualified from the race.
•The last runner must complete one additional lap, a victory lap if you will, to be named the winner. All other runners DNF [Did Not Finish].
•No headphones -- this is not a closed course and the safety of every runner is our number one priority so headphones will NOT be allowed on course.
EARLY BIRD $130 (Oct. 21, 2022 - Dec. 31, 2022)
REGULAR REGISTRATION $155 (Jan. 1, 2023 - June 25, 2023}
LATER REGISTRATION $165 (June 26, 20223 - July 16, 2023)
All registrations receive a Grassroots Racing Mug.
There are no refunds for this event. You may sell/transfer your registration to another runner. Last date for transfers is Sunday, July 16th.
Local time: 7:53 PM