An Ultra Running Challenge in the UK’s Capital

A Backyard Ultra isn’t your standard running event…

It’s a form of endurance event invented by Gary “Lazarus Lake” Cantrell in which you see how far you can push yourself.

… and we’ve brought it to London, England, United Kingdom.

Introducing, the London Backyard Ultra!

The concept is simple.

Participants must run 4 miles (6.7KM), on the hour, every hour, until there is one runner standing.

Each lap starts on the hour and must be completed in less than 60 minutes.

When each lap is completed, the remaining time within the hour is typically used to recover for the next lap.

Participants complete hourly laps until there is only one runner still going.

It is this runner who is crowned the one and only London Backyard Ultra winner!

Will it be you? Get your tickets to find out or take a look at our Backyard Ultra Training Guide.

Typically, participants who run a Backyard Ultra, smash their distance personal best.

All runners will set off and start together at 12PM.

They must have completed the four mile lap within 60 minutes to be ready to set off again at 1PM, and again at 2PM, and so on.

The quicker participants complete a lap, the longer they will have to rest but the faster they complete the lap, the more tired they’ll be.


Why Choose This Event?

With London being the capital of England and the United Kingdom, it’s quite built up and a “concrete jungle” so to speak. However …

We’ve meticulously combed the capital and secured a rural spot to host the London Backyard Ultra, in an otherwise urban area!

Introducing Frylands Wood! Our venue, Frylands Wood, is the perfect site for a Backyard Ultra, as it is picturesque woodland (and a lot like Laz’s backyard!).

One of our directors manages the site so you can be sure that the route is well planned for years to come.


Are You Ready?

You’ll be joined with like-minded running freaks to push yourself and achieve a distance you didn’t think was possible!

Can you rise above the test of 4.167 miles?

Can you conquer this distance within the unforgiving span of an hour?

Now, envision yourself embracing this monumental endeavor hourly, unwaveringly, all while striving to outlast fellow contenders and etch your name in the annals of victory!