Do you have what it takes to be WausaUltra’s last runner standing? Keeping in line with the infamous Big Backyard Ultra format organized by Lazarus Lake, we’re holding our own Backyard Ultra in gorgeous Wausau, Wisconsin. Participants will run our 4.167 mile loop for as long as (s)he can. The first loop starts Friday, 4/29/2022 at 10 am and one loop will be run every hour, on the hour for as long as (s)he is able. When does the madness end? When the last (wo)man is left and crowned victorious!

So what is this 4.167 mile loop like? In short, it is a gorgeous, hilly, all trail course that runners wouldn’t mind running at least 25 times in a row…which is fortunate, because hopefully you’ll be running that and more on race day. WausaUltra’s Backyard Ultra start & finish/home base is nestled in a small field where participant’s tents/aid, bathroom facilities, and parking is all centrally located. Every 4.167 miles racers will have access to this little oasis. From the start, participants will head up a gravel path through gorgeous trees, taking a small loop before returning back down the hill…before heading up the tubing hill. Did we mention there are a couple climbs during this loop?!? From the top you’ll have a gorgeous glimpse over the treetops of the little valley below (can you spot your crew and tent?) But let’s be honest, enjoy it the first 10 loops as you may be cursing in later hours (ahem days) at these hills. At the bottom you get to, you guessed it, climb right back up the hill because the breeze is better up there, ya know? You’ll climb back down on single track surrounded by woods before trotting by your beloved home base (but not stopping here!). This time, your journey back up the hill is a little more leisurely through the beautiful woods. Once on top, soak up the next half mile or so as you traverse along the edge of school property and savor the relatively flat terrain.  After a loop out around school property, you’ll make your way back into the forest, dip back in for a quick, fun, roller coaster like descent. You’re getting close…once you are back to the bottom you’ll trot by a beautiful creek, gentle bridges before finding yourself back at home base- your oasis….at least until the top of the next hour.

The course described above is subject to change prior to race day but what you can be assured of is that it will be 4.167 miles of gorgeous trail, lots of ups and downs, and a great home base between loops.

What: 4.167 mile gorgeous (mostly trail!) course that loops throughout Sylvan Park, leaving on the hour EVERY HOUR (don’t be late!) until 1 person remains
Who: Solo racer
When: 4/29/2022 @ 10 am
How it works: you show up on starting line on Friday, 4/29/2022 @ 10 am for your first loop. You keep going until you can’t. Sounds simple, right?