After the successful 1st EVER edition of Margalla Backyard Ultra, Margalla Trail Runners (MTR) is going to organize the 2nd ever Backyard Ultra in the history of Pakistan. Mr. Fida Muhmmad is the current CHAMPION of Backyard Ultra who did 26 laps 1st Edition. So, are you ready to break the record of 1st edition?
Backyard Ultra is the biggest Ultra-running event in the world. Where “There is No finish. There is only one finisher. The last one standing”.
What is BACKYARD ULTRA?
*The backyard is the brainchild of Lazarus Lake, the race director of Barkley Marathons. Backyard ultra is a form of ultra-marathon race where competitors must consecutively run laps with a distance of 6.706km or exactly 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 lap, which starts at the top of the hour. Runners continue to run laps till there is only one runner left. S/he is declared the finisher/winner once s/he runs the last lap, within the hour.
BACKYARD ULTRA RULES
“Margalla Backyard Ultra” follows the exact same format as the famous “Big Dog's Backyard Ultra”.
Runners have to must complete 4.1-mile (6.706km or exactly 6706 meters) loop in an hour until only 1 runner remains.
The bell will be sounded exactly on the hour and if you have failed to make the starting area before the bell rings, then you will be disqualified from the event and will become one of the many DNF’s!
There will be only 1 athlete who does not receive a DNF (Did Not Finish) and he/she will be the champion.
You will need to get your pacing right, as going too fast and you are going to be hanging around at the start waiting to go again, but take it too easy and you may find yourself working harder than you need to, to make the time limit.
The course is in F-9 Park and almost flat with approximately 36m (118ft) of elevation gain on each loop. It can easily be completed within the 1-hour time limit. The course is a mixture of gravel and dirt tracks.
Margalla Backyard Ultra Details:
SATURDAY and SUNDAY on 10TH & 11TH December 2022
Meeting Time: 07:00 am at F-9 Park Gate 4 (F-8 Side) Islamabad, Pakistan. https://goo.gl/maps/wPHyewNsk3FwwxuU8 You can set up camp with your support crew for the duration of the event.
Starting Time: 09:00 am
Level: Easy to Advanced
Duration: 1 hour
Terrain: Gravel and Dirt
Distance: 6.7km (4.1-mile) loop. You can run as many loops until remains last one standing
Ascent: 118ft (36 meters).
Margalla Backyard Ultra participants will receive.
• WINNER will receive special Medal
SIGN UP: Registration will open from the 1st of September 2022 and will be closed on the 31st October of 2022.
One Time (before due date) Registration Fee= 2000
After due date Registration fee till 15th of November 2022= 2500
15th to 30th November Registration fee= 3000
Margalla Backyard Ultra Coordinators
Javed Ali (92-346-3863624)
Waqas Sheikh (92-322-4092269)
Nickolas Berry (44-7530-860125)
Sultan Khattak (92-332-9942615)
Dr. GM Nasir (92-300-7188871)
Shahum Malik (92-334-6372030)
Margalla Trail Runners Disclaimer:
MTR short, medium, and long-distance hill/trail runs are open to everyone and anyone can join the running events. But make sure you're fit enough to run on hills/mountains/trails continuously for at least 3 to 4 hours at a good pace. For those who want to join and will participate in the event, the sole purpose is to run and to become a strong long-distance hill/mountain/trail runner. Participation in the event is at the athlete’s discretion, therefore the MTR Club is not responsible for the participants' actions. MTR is a non-registered body and cannot be held liable for anything including but not limited to any loss, theft, damage, or injury to property or persons whether arising in contract, negligence, equity, or otherwise. Additionally, all athletes should use due care under the circumstances to comply with all rules, regulations, statutes, and laws of Pakistan. Your decision to voluntarily partake in the race signifies your acknowledgment of the disclaimer and that you shall not bring any legal action against organizers of the for any claim.
Tickets for Margalla Backyard Ultra can be booked here.