Witiker Backyard Ultra

The only Backyard Ultra in Switzerland!

  • By Carsten Drilling
  • Zürich-Witikon, Zürich, Switzerland
  • May
  • 12:00

The Witiker Backyard Ultra is the first and so far only backyard ultra in Switzerland. Witikon is a district of Zurich, surrounded by hilly forests and streams, which allows for superb 6.7 km loop. The event, although its premier edition was only recently in 2020 followed by the Big Dog’s World Championship in the same year, has already become famous for its familiar atmosphere. Due to the limited number of available entries, runners have a great opportunity to get to know each other very well during the race. To make sure everyone can give his very best, the organisation team provides excellent vegetarian food including Swiss specialities such as Älplermaggronen.

Race Details

Loop Details
Runners will run the same loop for the entire race
Inaugural Year
2020
Current number of loops record
41
Record Holder Info
Niklas Sjöblom 2020
Feet of Climb (day loop)
300
Feet of Climb (night loop)
300
Venue Surface (day loop)
unpaved trails, no single trails, no asphalt
Venue Surface (night loop)
unpaved trails, no single trails, no asphalt