Road to Big’s

Individual World Championship – October 21, 2023

 

We run in the backyard for many different reasons. We run because it is fun. We run to socialize with our friends (old and new). We run to go further than we have ever gone before….

But, for many of us, we run because we want to eventually go to Big Dog’s Backyard, and pit ourselves against the best in the world. And why should we not harbor such ambitions? In the backyard, anyone can win. One of the fundamental imperatives for any sport is to leave the outcome in the hands of the athlete. And so we want it to be in the backyard. Your road to Big’s is attached. Along the way is the opportunity to represent your country on a national team, to compete for a national championship… and, of course, a clear path to reach the world championships in Big Dog’s Backyard.

Backyard Ultra – World Team Championship

 

October 15, 2024

You will find in the Brackets for your country a list of Silver Ticket events. The winners of the Silver Ticket events will have a place on the national team. Slots in the Silver Ticket events might be hard to obtain, but you can secure one of those places by winning a Bronze Ticket event.

In addition to the places on the team secured by winning a Silver Ticket event, there will be places for At-Large additions to the team.  As an example, the 15 man US team will have 6 places determined by the winners of 6 Silver Ticket events. The other 9 places will be determined by the top results on the At-Large list. A good result in any event you run during the qualifying period (which began August 16, 2022 and ends August 15 2024) can place you on that list. The top 9 performances, outside the winners of the 6 Silver Tickets, will earn those runners a place on the team.

The World Team Championships will start on October 15, 2024. You will be both representing your country as a member of the team (ALL members are scoring members) and competing for the individual National Championship.  The Team Championships were first held in 2020, with Belgium winning, the USA second, and Mexico third.

Backyard Ultra – World Individual Championship

 

October 21, 2023

The top 50 winners of the national championships will secure berths at the World Individual Championships to be held at Big Dog’s Backyard starting October 15, 2023. In addition to those champions, there will be an additional 25 runners selected from the At-Large list… the top performances of the previous 2 year qualifying period (August 16, 2021 to August 15, 2023).

Backyard Ultra – World Team Championship

 

October 15, 2024

You will find in the brackets for your country a list Silver Ticket events. The winners of the Silver Ticket events will have a place on the national team.

In addition to the places on the team secured by winning a Silver Ticket event, there will be places for At-Large additions to the team.  As an example, the 15 man US team will have 6 places determined by the winners of 6 Silver Ticket events. The other 9 places will be determined by the top results on the At-Large list. A good result in any event you run during the qualifying period (which began August 16, 2022 and ends August 15 2024) can place you on that list. The top 9 performances, outside the winners of the 6 Silver Tickets, will earn those runners a place on the team.

The World Team Championships will start on October 15, 2024. You will be both representing your country as a member of the team (ALL members are scoring members) and competing for the individual National Championship.  The Team Championships were first held in 2020, with Belgium winning, the USA second, and Mexico third.

Brackets

Please check the Race Catalog for Backyard Races in your Country

Silver Ticket Races - World Team Championship 2024

CountryDateRaceLocation
AustraliaNov 17, 2023 FriHysterical Carnage Backyard UltraSouth Australia
AustraliaMar 9, 2024 SatMirrim Wurnit Back Paddock UltraVictoria
AustraliaApr 27, 2024 SatGreat Ultra Mediocre Back Yarder (GUMBY)Capital Territory
AustraliaAug 2, 2024 FriBirdy's Backyard UltraWestern Australia
AustraliaFeb 9, 2024 FriThe Clint Eastwood Last One StandingQueensland
AustriaOct 14, 2023 SatAustria Backyard Ultra - Seekirchen am WallerseeSalzburg/Seekirchen am Wallersee
AustriaMay 9, 2024 ThuAustria Backyard Ultra - Ternberg TrailUpper Austria/Ternberg
AustriaJun 28, 2024 FriAustria Backyard Ultra - FrankenmarktUpper Austria/Frankenmarkt
AustriaAug 10, 2024 SatAustria Backyard Ultra - Nussdorf am HaunsbergSalzburg/Nussdorf am Haunsberg
BelgiumSep 15, 2023 FriOne More LoopGent
BelgiumApr 6, 2024 SatWhat's Your Limit? Backyard BeauraingBeauraing
BelgiumApr 27, 2024 SatLegends Backyard BelgiumKasterlee
BelgiumMay 4, 2024 SatJusqu'à la fin - Backyard UltraSpa
BelgiumJun 28, 2024 FriAntwerp Backyard UltraSchelle
BermudaDec 2, 2023 SatRun Bermuda's BackyardSouthside, St. David's
BrazilAug 26, 2023 SatGringos Backyard UltraRio Grande Do Sul
BrazilSep 12, 2023 TueCupira BackyardCupira
BrazilOct 28, 2023 SatVaca Backyard UltraPorto Alegre
BrazilApr 9, 2024 TueParaiba Backyard UltraJoao Pessoa
BrazilApr 27, 2024 SatBrlos ItupevaItupeva
BrazilJul 20, 2024 SatCal Backyard UltraParana/Campo Largo
BruneiAug 26, 2023 SatBrunei Backyard UltraBrunei Muara
CanadaApr 26, 2024 FriBC Backyard UltraSalmon Arm British Columbia Canada
CanadaMay 13, 2024 MonBig Wolf's Backyard Ultra - EdmundstonEdmonston, New Brunswick
CanadaJun 8, 2024 SatKeji's Backyard UltraCaledonia, Nova Scotia
CanadaJul 13, 2024 SatBig Wolf’s Backyard Ultra – CacounaQuébec (province) \ Cacouna (city)
CanadaAug 3, 2024 SatGrassroots BackyardOkotoks, Alberta
CanadaAug 3, 2024 SatPersistence Backyard UltraLondon, Ontario
CroatiaJun 29, 2024 SatNexe Croatia Backyard UltraNasice, Lapovac Lake
CroatiaMay 25, 2024 SatDotka Backyard UltraZagreb
DenmarkAug 26, 2023 SatBornholm BackyardKlemensker, Bornholm
DenmarkSep 2, 2023 SatRun O'Clock Backyard UltraNordjylland
DenmarkOct 21, 2023 SatLove Nature Run's Backyard Ultra RaceNykobing Sjaelland
DenmarkApr 20, 2024 SatKronborg Backyard UltraElsinore
DenmarkJun 15, 2024 SatHorsens Backyard UltraHorsens
EstoniaAug 10, 2024 SatHeavy Metal UltraKeila
EcuadorJun 4, 2024 TueChota Trail Backyard UltraIbarra
FinlandOct 14, 2023 SatNummela Backyard UltraUusimaa/Vihti/Nummela
FinlandJun 8, 2024 SatCursores Backyard UltraAland
FinlandJun 28, 2024 FriNuuksio Backyard UltraEspoo
FranceOct 13, 2023 FriUltra Tour du Lac de Monteux Backyard UltraMonteux
FranceNov 3, 2023 FriChartreuse Backyard UltraSt Laurent Du Pont
FranceApr 12, 2024 FriInfinity Trail Backyard - HossegorHossegor
FranceJul 5, 2024 FriInfinity Trail Backyard - DijonDijon
FranceAug 17, 2024 SatInfinity Trail Backyard - PavillyPavilly
GermanySep 8, 2023 FriFränkischer Backyard UltraLauf/Bavaria
GermanySep 15, 2023 FriBienwald Backyard UltraRheinland Pfalz / Kandel / Bienwald
GermanyOct 22, 2023 SunWeserbergland Backyard UltraHöxter, Luetmarsen - North-rhine-westphalia
GermanySep 30, 2023 SatSchinder-Trail - Backyard UltraRettert
GermanyJul 6, 2024 SatLaufhaus Backyard UltraOderwitz
GreeceJan 6, 2024 SatFourni Backyard UltraCrete
HungaryApr 27, 2024 SatNorth Balaton Grand Prix Backyard UltraBalaton-felvidék
HungaryJun 7, 2024 Fri1-Way Ticket Run Backyard UltraTihany
HungaryAug 2, 2024 FriDon't Speak! Backyard UltraGyepükaján
IcelandApr 27, 2024 SatIceland Backyard Ultra 101Reykjavik
IcelandSep 16, 2023 SatIceland Backyard UltraHedmark Nature Preserve
IndiaOct 21, 2023 SatSwarajya Backyard Ultra (स्वराज्य BU)Pune, Maharashtra
IndiaFeb 10, 2024 SatIndia Backyard UltraGurugram, Haryana
IndiaFeb 17, 2024 SatNever Give Up-Backyard UltraGujarat/ Bavla
IrelandAug 26, 2023 SatLast One Standing Florence Court Ireland's Backyard UltraDownpatrick
IrelandSep 23, 2023 SatLast One Standing ConnachtBallina Mayo
IrelandFeb 10, 2024 SatLast One Standing Florida ManorDownpatrick
IrelandMay 11, 2024 SatBarry and Johns Dublin Mountain Backyard UltraGlencullen county Dublin
ItalyOct 28, 2023 SatL'ImmortaleMoncelise/Veneto
ItalyNov 11, 2023 SatL'Ultimo Sopravvissuto - MilanoMilan
ItalyMar 29, 2024 FriL'Ultimo Sopravvissuto - CastellanetaCastellanetta
ItalyMay 31, 2024 FriL'Ultimo Sopravvissuto - FaenzaFaenza
JapanNov 23, 2023 ThuBackyard Ultra Last Samurai Standing - TokyoTokyo
JapanNov 23, 2023 ThuBackyard Ultra Last Samurai Standing - KyotoKyoto
JapanNov 23, 2023 ThuBackyard Ultra Last Samurai Standing - HokkaidoHokkaido
JapanNov 23, 2023 ThuBackyard Ultra Last Samurai Standing - GunmaGunma
JapanNov 23, 2023 ThuBackyard Ultra Last Samurai Standing - FukushimaFukushima
JapanNov 23, 2023 ThuBackyard Ultra Last Samurai Standing - ShimaneShimane
KazakhstanMar 22, 2024 FriBackyard Ultra KZAlmaty
MalaysiaFeb 17, 2024 SatPirate Backyard UltraTaiman Wetland Putrajaya
MalaysiaJul 5, 2024 FriMalaysia Backyard UltraSelangor
MaltaDec 9, 2023 SatEndureZonqor, Marsaskala
MexicoMar 22, 2024 Friel Ultimo Atleta de PieChihuahua/Rosales
MexicoApr 27, 2024 SatThe Last One WonBaja California, Tijuana / Tecate
MexicoAug 10, 2024 SatSalvaje BackyardVilla del Carbón, Estado de México
MoroccoSep 16, 2023 SatMorocco Backyard Ultra : The OneSalé
NamibiaJul 27, 2024 SatBrandberg Backyard UltraErongo
New CaledoniaJun 21, 2024 FriBackyard Ultra-Nouvelle CaledonieNoumea
New ZealandFeb 3, 2024 SatPigs Backyard UltraDunedin, Otago
New ZealandApr 6, 2024 SatThe Riverhead Backyard ReLaps UltraAuckland
New ZealandJun 29, 2024 SatKrayzie Midwinter Backyard UltraChristchurch, Canterbury
NorwayFeb 10, 2024 SatEkeberg Backyard Ultra – Last One StandingOslo
PakistanOct 9, 2023 MonMargalla Backyard UltraIslamabad
PanamaJun 8, 2024 SatTrillo Tito Backyard UltraPanama City
PhilippinesAug 19, 2023 SatTarlac Backyard UltraSan Jose, Tarlac
PhilippinesSep 30, 2023 SatCasunugan Backyard UltraAntipolo, Rizal
PhilippinesOct 21, 2023 SatGaray Backyard UltraNorzagaray, Bulacan
PhilippinesDec 8, 2023 FriJingle Balls Backyard UltraBaguio City
PolandMar 15, 2024 FriBackyard Ultra WarmiaOlsztyn
PolandJul 20, 2024 SatBackyard Ultra PolskaJabłonna ( 5Km From Warsaw )
PortugalSep 20, 2023 WedLisboa Backyard UltraLisboa/Lisboa/ Parque Florestal de Monsanto
PortugalMar 23, 2024 SatTrotamontes Backyard UltraOliveira de Azemeis
PortugalApr 27, 2024 SatHorizontes Backyard UltraProença-a-Nova
SlovakiaApr 19, 2024 FriBig Bear's Backyard UltraZilina
South AfricaApr 13, 2024 SatPotch Big Backyard UltraPotchefstroom, North-West Province
South AfricaApr 28, 2024 SunDelta Backyard UltraJohannesburg, South Africa
SpainFeb 16, 2024 FriThe Last Lap Backyard UltraTarragona
SpainFeb 24, 2024 SatSolidarity Madness Backyard UltraMéntrida
SpainMar 9, 2024 SatBackyard Ultra la ParraBadajoz(España)
SpainApr 27, 2024 SatSaltamontes Backyard UltraCórdoba
SpainMay 17, 2024 FriSpain Backyard UltraGalicia/Spain
SwedenSep 2, 2023 SatBocksten Vineyard Backyard UltraVarberg
SwedenMay 4, 2024 SatWinter Bay Backyard UltraStockholm
SwedenJun 15, 2024 SatÄlvdalen Backyard UltraÄlvdalen
SwedenJul 20, 2024 SatHigh Coast BackyardKramfors
SwedenAug 10, 2024 SatPersonliga Rekordens BackyardVäxjö
SwitzerlandSep 16, 2023 SatBackyard Ultra I The Last LapJegenstorf
SwitzerlandMar 29, 2024 FriEaster Backyard UltraSteinhausen, Zug
SwitzerlandMay 9, 2024 ThuWitiker Backyard UltraZurich
TaiwanJan 13, 2024 SatTaiwan Backyard UltraNew Taipei City
United KingdomJun 1, 2024 SatSuffolk Backyard UltraSuffolk, England
United KingdomJul 20, 2024 SatThe Highlander BackyardBlair Atholl, Perthshire, Scotland
United KingdomMar 2, 2024 SatRasselbock BYUSherwood Pines Forest, Nottinghamshire
United KingdomJun 1, 2024 SatLionsgate Backyard UltraGwynedd
United StatesNov 18, 2023 SatBackyard Ultra – Summit Trail Racing – Last Person StandingMarble Falls, Texas
United StatesJan 20, 2024 SatSaguaro Showdown Backyard UltraPhoenix, Arizona
United StatesMar 1, 2024 FriQueeny Backyard UltraSt Louis, Missouri
United StatesMar 23, 2024 SatOhio's Backyard UltraLucasville, Ohio
United StatesApr 19, 2024 FriBanana Slug Backyard UltraChampoeg State Park, Oregon
United StatesMay 25, 2024 SatCapital Backyard UltraLorton, Virginia (DC area)
United StatesAug 3, 2024 SatBob's Big Timber Backyard UltraGlenmont, Ohio
VenezuelaApr 20, 2024 SatBackyardUltra ParaguanaSanta Ana de Paraguana, Falcon
Viet NamNov 18, 2023 SatDoc Mo Backyard UltraDong Nai/Doc Mo
Viet NamAug 25, 2023 FriNhat Tan Crazy TourDung Vu