Saturday, Jul 27, 2024 @ 8:00 AM

The Sweaty Backyard Cox Ultra

3702 SAPP RD

Concord, NC Backyard Ultra

Registration closes: Wed, Jul 24 @ 11:59 PM ET

Here we go... again.

What would the running world be without an event in the woods of Concord on the last Saturday of July? What could be better than an event with infinite possibilities? If you thought that the poundage of sweat, blood and God knows what other bodily fluids soaked into your glorious polyester running clothes worn at the Stevest was too much. To you we say, "Hold our Tecate!"

Backyard Ultra Rules

The course is a loop of exactly 4.167 miles

Starting Corral
Measures to fit entire starting field
Corral stays the same size throughout the event
Participants must be in the starting corral at the bell

Starts
Each loop starts precisely 1 hour after the last
Warning is given 3, 2, and 1 minutes prior to the start
All participants must start at the bell (no late starts)

Loops
Participants may not leave the course until each loop is completed, except for restrooms
No non-participants 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 runner must allow passes

Timing
Timing of the loops is optional
Winner/Results
The winner is the last person to complete a loop
All others are technically DNF
Results of each runner in terms of distance covered are to be given
If no runner can complete one more loop than anyone else, there is no winner

Cap
The race is open ended

Event's current local time: 11:16 AM ET
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