When & Where: Greenville, South Carolina, Pleasant Ridge Camp and Retreat Center starting at 8:00am, March 22, 2024

Greenville County Recreation presents an endurance race that will be sure to test your limits, the Pleasant Ridge Backyard Ultra! A race that is not about who is the fastest but who can endure the longest and will test even the toughest of athletes mental grit. The race format is one for everyone! You do not have to be an ultra runner to participate. We want anyone and everyone who is interested in running to come try for their personal best distance.

What is a backyard ultra? It is simple, run as many 4.1 mile laps every hour on the hour until you are no longer able to continue. Runners will run 4.1 miles every hour on the hour. If a runner is unable to complete a lap or returns after the hour is up they will be given a DNF. The last person running who is able complete a full lap will be declared the winner. There are no runner categories, every runner starts at the same time.

Course Summary: The Pleasant Ridge Backyard ultra will feature sections of the JFA trail and paved paths. It will be a beautiful and challenging course.

Entry Fee: Before January 31st– 85.00.  On or After January 31st- 100.00

Camping/Support Tent Set-Up: Camping /support tent spots will be assigned based on participant date of entry. The sooner you sign up the better spot you get! Racers will be assigned a 10×10 numbered spot. No open flames or grills will be permitted.


March 22 Friday:

4:00pm-9:00pm: Early packet and bib pickup at Pleasant Ridge Camp and Retreat center. Participants are invited to set-up their aid tents and race participants will be allowed to campout if they wish. No cabin rentals will be provided.

March 23 Saturday:

6:45 am: Packet and bib Pickup

8:00 am: The Pleasant Ridge Backyard ultra will start at 8:00am SHARP. No late starts will be accepted.

March 24 Sunday:

Race continues

*The event is open-ended and will continue until one participant remains.

DNF Prize: Most races you do not get anything for finishing as a DNF. In this race however the DNF is a trophy in of itself. It means that you tried your hardest and tested your limits. Every runner will receive a DNF camp mug. The winner of the race will receive a finisher award. Additionally, milestone patches will be awarded to runners.