The richmanrun Backyard Ultra will be the inaugural event of its kind, held on the beautiful Private Game Farm Die Boer & Die Belg, situated 15km outside of Mookgophong in Limpopo.
The race date is 20 May 2023.
We are situated at 1,141m above sea level. The 6,77km route only has 34m elevation gain, but the thin air, especially in Winter can be quite a lung crusher if you are not used to it.
There is an abundance of wildlife on the farm: our Giraffe couple Bert & Reinhilde, a healthy herd of Eland, Gembsbok, Zebra and Wildebeest to name a few. When night time arrives, you can expect to see a multitude of our nocturnal friends like Porcupine, Aardvark, Bushbuck and Jackal.
The race village can accommodate 40 entrants and a support crew of 3. There is a conveniently located parking area for vehicles, clean maintained ablutions, a swimming pool, braai area and electricity. The vibe will all be about you and your race and we want you to enjoy your experience! Cool tunes, a pop-up bar and some food options will also be available to you and your crew.
The race will be on the same loop day and night, starting at Sunrise.
Cost per entry: R900 Participant R150 per crew member (Maximum 2)
A campsite big enough for 3 people (with an electricity point & tap)
3 cooked meals
And a good time
Overall winner will win a 2 Night Stay for 2 in our Bush Rondawel (Wedding weekends excluded).
FKT of the course during the race wins a pair of Saucony running shoes.
Further prizes to be announced.