WausaUltra Backyard Ultra is a gorgeous, hilly, all trail course that one 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!
Our start & finish/home base is nestled in a small grassy field where participant’s tents/aid, bathroom facilities, parking is 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…but let’s be honest- enjoy it the first 10 loops as you may be cursing the hills later in the day. Soak up the next half mile or so as you traverse along the edge of school property and savor the relatively flat terrain before flying back down the tubing hill. From there, you jump into the beautiful woody trails, meandering your way back up the hill (starting to feel like a billy goat?). Again, soak in the relatively flat terrain of the top, and check out the beautiful woods around you- we’ve even seen a couple owls in here! After a loop out around school property, you’ll make your way back into the forest to 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 gentle flowing creek over some small 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 oasis between loops.