We are excited to offer a Backyard Ultra in the heart of downtown Kansas City. This will be a great course loop for people new to the sport or experienced runners trying to break a PR. The course will consist of 4 – 1.04 Mile laps on the Mill Creek Park Trail (4 laps = 1 loop). This trail is paved making it easy to stay on course. In the 1800s, water from a stream running through Westport gave power to one of the mills there. The stream then traveled southeast and emptied into Brush Creek. The area through which the stream traveled was called Mill Creek Valley, a portion of which is now called Mill Creek Park.


Kansas City Backyard Ultra has been slotted as a bronze ticket race and our winner will receive a place in the Queeny Backyard Ultra, a silver ticket event, competing for a place on the national team for the World Backyard Championships at the Big Dogs Backyard Ultra in Bell Buckle, Tennessee.

3, 6, 9, 12 HOUR EVENTS

A no frills, just fun, timed running event! Come see how far you can run in 3 hours, 6 hours, 9 hours or 12 hours. What a great way to challenge yourself, use this as a supported long run for upcoming fall race, or just an excuse to run with friends. The course will have one primary, abundantly stocked aid station every mile lap. This race will coincide with the Last Runner Standing event so please be trail courteous.

12 hour, 9 hour, 6 hour and 3 hour will all start at 7AM on Saturday. However, if the 9 hour, 6 hour, or 3 hour would like to start later in the day, you are welcome to get in your distance anytime in the 12 hour window as long as you finish by 7PM.


All Last Runner Standing participants will receive a Kansas City Backyard Ultra folding chair!
All runners will receive a Midwest Endurance logoed buff and cinch-tie bag.
All runners will also receive a finisher car sticker with the distance they covered.
Awesome dry-fit tank with reflective logo add-on.
A special award will be given to the Last Runner Standing. There can only be ONE winner (assuming they finish their last lap)! All other runners are considered a “Did Not Finish” (DNF) and will not receive an award.


You’ve just DNF’d this epic race (unless you are the winner of course), just sit back, relax, enjoy basking in the miles you just ran, have a few beers (BYOB), and cheer on other runners!


The start finish area will be an awesome environment. There are limited pop-up sites available for you and your crew. You will need to email midwestenduranceraceco@gmail.com to reserve a site

Our #1 goal for this race is to create an amazing race experience where people can come out and find a new personal best. And afterwards, hang out and cheer others on as they attempt to do the same. Whether you hope to get 4 miles or 100 miles we want you to come out and join the fun.