THE RACE OF THE CHAMPIONS – BACKYARD MASTERS
Qualification to participate: To get an invitation, you have to be a successful ultra-long-distance-runner (Backyard +45 loops, Megarace-winner, Spine Race-winner, TOR, etc.). You can ask for an invitation, but don't expect an answer. ;-)
Village Hall, Schulstraße, 56357 Rettert / Germany
Date: 20. May 2023
A 6,706 km long round course on farm- and forest tracks. The track can be checked here: Outdooractive-Link
18 & 19.05.2023 Meet & Greet at the Start & Finish area
19.05.2023 07:00 PM Press conference and opening speeches
20.05.2023 08:00 AM Start
Registration Fee: 0,00€ (The race is free of charge!)
I will ask runners for a donation of 50 € for "Backyard Masters - The Movie", and I will ask crew members and vistors for a free donation to compensate the cost for our VIP guest.
The runners can get Iso, Water, Coke and Non-alcoholic Beer, Sweets, Cheese, Salami, Cookies and Fruits. Supporters can get it as well after filling the donation box. During the day the BBQ is under fire and Steaks and German Sausages are available for small money.
The trophy for the winner of the Backyard Masters is filled with 1000€!
Here is a FAQ for the race
The race is following the rules from Lazarus Lake. The Hiking run has a shorter distance. All other rules are still valid. Here you can find the rules.
Start is at 8 AM MESZ (UTC +2) on May 20th. 2023
Everybody will run the own planned track with a distance of (4,167 Miles / 6,7056 Km) / (2,084 Miles /3,353 Km). The course can be a bit longer, but not an inch shorter. Indoor Treadmill running is also ok.
Support is important at a backyard ultra. If possible you have a good support at your start&finish line to serve you with food and drinks, doing the technical communication (upload your loop time, etc.) If you will be able to run longer time, you will be happy that your support can do this work for you.
In general a virtual run only works if the athletes and the organisation is trust each other. You are responsible to submit your correct loop time. For the timing you will get a link. With this link you can submit at your personal RaceResult page your loop times (mm:ss). You have to submit your loop time directly after you finish the loop. 10 min. after each hour the possibility to submit your time will be closed. For example, your time for the loop which you begin at 11:00 AM must be submit until 12:10
If you don't submit a time, if you need longer than 60 min or if you check the DNF checkbox, your race is over.
Donation: 12,- €