Lidingö Backyard Ultra

One of Stockholm's most demanding Backyard Ultras

  • By Magnus Näsmark, Magnus Villson och Nisse Larsson
  • Stockholm, Lidingö, Sweden
  • October
  • 09:00

The race loop is in a beautiful nature reserve and runs around the small Kottla lake. You will run through pastures and pretty forest on easy to run surfaces. The two main challenges are one big uphill and a steep downhill at the end of the loop, but the landscape is constantly undulating and it adds upp to a physically demanding race.

Map of loop.

Many top runners complained the downhill killed their thighs. All runners praised the variation of the landscape and views throughout the loop.

In 2021 we hope the Covid-19 restrictions will be lifted so that we can welcome 100 runners again. Link for race registration will be available later in 2021.

In the spring of 2021 a different ultra race – not a backyard ultra – will be organised in the same terrain.

Race Details

Loop Details
Runners will run the same loop for the entire race
Inaugural Year
Current number of loops record
Record Holder Info
Pär Bjelkmar
Feet of Climb (day loop)
Feet of Climb (night loop)
No data
Venue Surface (day loop)
Mostly trail and gravel, small section asphalt.
Venue Surface (night loop)
No data