Welcome to the Capital Backyard Ultra, a Silver Ticket qualifier for Big’s Backyard Ultra 2022!

At Capital our goal has always been to hold a race for a small group of runners that we can help achieve their backyard goals. With a maximum capacity of 65 runners, our experienced staff and volunteers will be there to support you every yard. We like to think of our race as a “dress rehearsal” for Big’s- in fact, most of our staff has prior experience at Big’s, and you’ll see several familiar faces if you claim the Silver Ticket or an At-Large entry to run with the Big Dogs in 2022.

Some stats from 2021:

      • Four out of 42 starters at CBU made it to Big’s. Two qualified directly and two used their experience to gain entry at other races
      • The four runners from Capital all made the top 16 at Big’s
      • All of the runners entered at Capital achieved 8+ yards
      • 43% of Capital entrants achieved 24+ yards/100miles
      • 26% achieved 32+ yards/133.33 miles
      • CBU’s winner Steve Slaby (57 yards) was 7th at Big’s with 53 yards/ 220.835 mi
      • CBU’s Piotr Chadovich (32 yards) ran for a whopping 60 yards/250 miles
      • CBU’s assist, Chris Roberts (56 yards) ran for the Assist to Harvey Lewis at Big’s, surpassing the all time record for backyards with an insane 84 yards/350 miles!!!


Entry to Capital will be by application, with entry opening November 1. Runners will add their name to the waitlist on Ultrasignup, and can email me directly if there is any additional information not in your ultrasignup profile that you would like to have considered. The first round of invitations will go out November 15.