After the successful 1st EVER edition of Margalla Backyard Ultra, Margalla Trail Runners (MTR) is going to organize the second Backyard Ultra and first in Balochistan. Mr. Fida Muhmmad is the current CHAMPION of Margalla Backyard Ultra who did 26 laps. So, do you want to be part of the Backyard Ultra World National Championship-Team Pakistan on October 15, 2022, and break the record of Margalla Backyard Ultra CHAMPION? If yes, join us at Balochistan Backyard Ultra in the capital city of Balochistan, Quetta. It’ll be the 1st different and unique ultra-race in the history of Balochistan. Where “There is No finish. There is only one finisher. The last one standing”. Backyard Ultra is the biggest Ultra-running event in the world.
We are proud to share that the Backyard Ultra International Team accepted Pakistan’s entry into Silver Bracket at a global level which made Margalla Backyard Ultra the sole silver entry ticket for the Backyard Ultra World Satellite Team Championship to be held on 15 October 2022 across the world. The top 15 athletes from Margalla and Balochistan Backyard Ultra will represent the Pakistani team in Backyard Ultra World Satellite Team Championship with the top athletes of different countries at a global level. Later, the top 50 athletes around the world will be selected for Big’s Backyard Ultra World Championship (held in October 2023 Tennessee, USA) from the Satellite Championship. Therefore, it’s a golden opportunity to get selected to participate with the best at the Big’s Backyard Ultra Individual World Championship. It’ll be a great honor to represent a Pakistani athlete in the championship.
Here is the detailed progress of Team Pakistan
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
“Balochistan Backyard Ultra” follows the exact same format as the famous “Big Dog’s Backyard Ultra”.
- Runners 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.
Balochistan Backyard Ultra Details:
SATURDAY and SUNDAY on 6th & 7th August 2022
Meeting Time: 07:00 am at Musa Stadium Quetta Cantt, Quetta, Pakistan. https://goo.gl/maps/NnszVk5na2P2AEUV9 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
Course/Route: The course is in Musa Stadium, Quetta Cantt, and almost flat. It can easily be completed within the 1-hour time limit. The course will be a mixture of gravel and dirt track.
Balochistan Backyard Ultra participants will receive.
• WINNER will receive a special Medal and Trophy
Registration Link: https://tinyurl.com/balochistanbackyardultra
Registration is open and will be closed on the 1st of August 2022.
One Time (before due date) Registration Fee= 2000
After the due date and on spot Registration fee = 3000
Balochistan Backyard Ultra Coordinators
Javed Ali (92-346-3863624)
Sultan Khattak (92-332-9942615)
Waqas Sheikh (92-322-4092269)
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 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 for any claim.