Coach D’s Backyard Ultra and Trail Race

Race Date:  Saturday May 18, 2024

Location:  Ken Reid Conservation Area

Races offered:  6hr, 12hr, 24hr, and school X-C meet of 7km

We will also accommodate those who wish to attempt to qualify for the World Championships by completing 26 laps.  Those interested there will be no additional fee.  We will need to know your country for the results and we will send you a copy after the race within 48 hrs.


Race Start Time 9AM

Information about the race location:

277 Kenrei Rd, Lindsay, ON K9V 4R2

This is a backyard ultra.  We will offer a 6.7km X-C course that needs to be completed every hour.   At the start of every hour our cow bell will be chimed.  This will signal the start of a fresh hour and lap.  Those who have not completed their lap unfortunately this will mark the end of the journey.  This will allow athletes to continue to strive towards completing the race and course.  

The 6hr, and 12hr are great events to get a taste of what we offer.  This event is run continuously.  From the sound of the gun see how many laps you can achieve before the end of your time. We don’t count 1/2 laps just completed laps.  If we have several athletes who achieve the same amount of laps the athlete who completes that final lap the fastest will be declared the champion.

Our 24hr event is really something special.  You need to complete your lap before the end of the 1hr time limit.  If unable to, your race is over but you can try again next year.  You can’t start before the chime of the cowbell at the top of every hour.  Even if you finish your lap in 40 minutes, you must wait until the cowbell is chimed at 60 minutes to signal the start of a new lap and new hour.  You must wait until the start of a fresh hour before starting up again.  Completion of your lap must be done prior to the 60 minute marker not 1:00:01.  All those unable to complete their lap in 1:00:00 or get to the start line to start their next lap at the top of the hour will be declared DNF.

Those who survive into the final hour this lap becomes a race and the first to finish is the winner of the event.

For those who wish to qualify for the World Championships we will allow for 2 extra laps.  This would give you 26 laps or 174.2km.  We would do this at no extra charge.  You would need to let us know on registration if this is an interest.  Note that the 24 hour backyard ultra rules will still remain in effect.  The athlete who finishes the last lap the fastest will be declared the winner.

The Course

The course is a technical course consisting of grass, a small section of gravel,  is a trail racer’s dream with woods, roots, and close to water access.  

Camping:  Camping is allowed but not burning can take place as athletes must use broilers, burners but no wood fires.

Chip Timing:  This is a chip timed course for the 6.7km Trail race event and athletes will have access to their results after the race.  Those in the 6hr, 12hr, and 24hr event you will be marked completed at the end of every lap.  The winner will be announced on our website and


Food, gels, and water will be provided for athletes throughout the event.  Sponsors to come shortly.

Registration:  Opens on November 15, 2023.  You can register on raceroster  as well as on our website and