The Breakheart Backyard Ultra - Friday 21st 12:00 - Monday 24th June 2024 12:00

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The Breakheart Backyard Ultra

Before you enter The Breakheart Backyard Ultra

Race Rules

  • It is the responsibility of the runner to ensure they are capable of competing in the race
  • A race waver MUST be completed at registration
  • Runners must adhere to the race rules laid out in the race briefing.
  • Participants must be in the starting corral at the bell
  • Each loop starts precisely 1 hour after the last
  • Warning must be given 3, 2, and 1 minutes prior to start
  • All competitors must start at the bell (no late starts)
  • Except for restrooms, competitor may not leave the course until each loop is completed
  • No non-competitors on the course (including eliminated runners)
  • No personal aid during a loop (common aid stations are allowed)
  • Each loop must be completed within an hour to be counted… including the final lap.
  • No artificial aids (including trekking poles)
  • Slower runners must allow passes.
  • The winner is the last person to complete a loop
  • All others are technically DNF
  • If no runner can complete one more loop than anyone else, there is no winner.

 

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About The Breakheart Backyard Ultra

The Breakheart Backyard Ultra is a twist on a ‘traditional’ ultra marathon race. Competitors must run the distance of 6706 metres (4.167 miles) in less than one hour. Competitors will then continue to run this same distance every hour, on the hour until there is only one runner standing. At the end of each lap any time remaining can be used in any way the competitor chooses, typically recovering and refuelling ready for the next hour’s yard. Runners will get a 3, 2 and 1 min warning as the start of each yard approaches. Any runner not in the starting corral at the start of the hour will not be permitted to commence that yard (THIS IS NON NEGOTIABLE). Any runner that fails to complete the yard in the hour will be withdrawn from the race (THIS IS NON NEGOTIABLE). The race is open ended and will finish when there is only one person remaining to step up to the line TO BE CROWNED WINNER!



Early bird entry = £75 (closes 21/06/2023)               



Standard entry = £85                                    



Date: Friday 21st June 2024



Race starts: 0900 Saturday 22nd June 2024



So come and have a crack at the inaugural Breakheart Backyard Ultra, located in the stunning Cotswold countryside in Gloucestershire, UK. 



Event HQ is located in the fantastic setting of Breakheart Quarry nature reserve. The route will follow mixed trail path consisting of around 560ft of elevation gain per lap.  Facilities available at HQ include plumed toilets, charging points (for phones, devices etc) and plenty of room for camping at the start/finish line. In addition there is an indoor area to provide shelter. HQ will open at 1200 on Friday 21st June for arrival and registration.



Location



Breakheart Quarry, Stinchcombe Hill Road, Dursley, Glos, GL11 6ER



http://www.breakheart.org.uk



What's included




  • GPS tracking/timing

  • Fully marked route

  • Event team (first aid/marshals)

  • Camping (no electrical hook-ups)

  • Zero waste log slice medal

  • Breakheart Backyard Beanie

  • Hot/cold water (burco boilers)

  • German Bratwurst (free for runners only)

  • Snacks for runners

  • Log fire to warm those tired legs

  • Tissues for when the crying starts

  • A race director with a winning personality (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)



Facilities




  • Hard camping ground

  • Toilets (male, female and disabled)

  • Hot and cold water

  • Car parking (Note: parking is limited so please car share if possible)

  • German Bratwurst (FREE for runners, crew can purchase)

  • Unsupported runner area



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