Van Gaalen Backyard Ultra
Backyard Ultra Series

The 2023 Backyard Ultra heads to Van Gaalen Cheese Farm and where it all started in 2021. Van Gaalen hosted the first BYU in SA and was the place where the initial SA Lap Record of 31 Laps was set. What a fitting place to head back and see what the runners can do this year.

The backyard ultra is a very unique trail running experience. It is a race against yourself, it is a race where runners challenge themselves and each other to see how far they are willing to go.  With “Just One More Lap” being repeated in your mind, the support you get from your family and friends and the encouragement you get from other runners – this is a race not to be missed.

Event Details
Venue: Van Gaalen Cheese Farm, Hartbeespoort
Date: Saturday 12th August
Start Time: 09H00
Entry Fee:
* R300 – Backyard Dabble ‘5 laps or less*
* R500 – Backyard Unlimited ‘6 laps and more’
Entry Includes:
Finish Line Beer | Hot Showers | Camping Facilities | Full medical support | Marked and prepared route | Venue fee | Race shirt | Race medal | Incredible Trail Running Experience | And lots more……

Silver Ticket Event:
Van Gaalen Backyard Ultra is a ‘Silver Ticket’ event meaning that the winners of the Silver Ticket events will have a place on the national team. The Backyard Ultra World Team Champs will take place on the 15th of October 2024.

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