THE RACE OF THE CHAMPIONS – BACKYARD MASTERS is a race where Top-Athlets will run together and against each other. The race is open end and follows strict the official Backyard rules.

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: 01. June 2024

A 6,706 km long round course on farm- and forest tracks. The track can be checked here: Outdooractive-Link

30 & 31.05.2023 Meet & Greet at the Start & Finish area
31.05.2024 06:00 PM Press conference and opening speeches
01.06.2024 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 2024”, and I will ask crew members and vistors for a free donation to compensate the race cost. Participants at 2023, who already donated for the Movie, which was cancelled by very short notice by the filmmaker, are free.

Aid Station:
We will provide hot Water and Coffee 24/7.


Here is a FAQ for the race

  1. What is the closest Airport?
    • ​FRA (Frankfurt Int.) is one hour by car away from Rettert
  2. How to go from the FRA to Rettert?​​​​
    • Well, that’s the real challenge. If you have a flight ticket, contact me for help. ;-). With a rental car very easy. Use your google maps and you are in Rettert within an hour. By public transport there are two some options:
      • 1. Airport Railwaystation with RB10 to St.Goarshausen – Bus 580 to Rettert​
      • 2. Train to Wiesbaden Hbf and then by Bus 275 or X76 to Holzhausen. From there someone will puck you up.
  3. Is there a Day and a Night course or is it always the same?
    • It is just one course for all the possible 120 hours which you will run. 🙂
  4. What is the height profie?
    • The Altitude is 90-100 meters per loop.
    • Here is a link for the track on outdooractive
  5. Is there a grocery store or something close to the track?
    • No!
    • Grocery Stores are 5km away, 10min by car. If you are here by public transport, many people will go to the stores and you will get a lift.