In one of the unique events in all of sports, National Teams of 15 runners each will compete in Satellite National Championships Backyard Ultras at locations in their home countries around the world. All the races will occur simultaneously, and will continue until a winner is declared in each one. The team championship will go to the nation whose runners total the most yards during the competition (every team member, from the number 1 runner down to number 15, is of equal value in team scoring). The individual champion will be the last runner to finish a yard… so only the team with the strongest assist man can produce the winner. We can only be as good as our opponents make us. This is true of all competition, but is only codified in the Backyard Ultra.
Scoring and broadcast of the event will be carried on the internet. National Team Members will earn their places on the team by winning Silver Ticket events or by performances during the qualifying period (August 16, 2020-August 15, 2022).
National Champions will win a Golden Ticket to the Big Dog’s World Individual Championships in October of 2023.
Qualification details can be found under championships.