Lewiston Ultra Events Presents
The BC Backyard Ultra
BC Backyard Ultra is hosted in Little Mountain Park in Salmon Arm, British Columbia and supports the Canadian Championship Series & Big Dog's Backyard Ultra World Championship.
The trails that make up the Shuswap Ultra route(s) are within the Traditional Territory of the Southern Secwepemc First Nation.
It is a privilege to experience the preservation & beauty of these lands.
The Backyard format is inclusive and gives opportunity to run with community, set a personal record, challenge/lean on each another & experience an event that brings racers back to home base over and over again...until you meet your own finish line.
2022: The winner of the BC Backyard Ultra will receive the silver coin & an invitation to participate in the 2022 Canadian Championship (the winner of the 2022 Canadian Championship will have opportunity to compete in the 2023 World Championship at Big Dog's Backyard).
2023: The winner of the BC Backyard Ultra will receive cash prizing (35 laps or less [$700 winner/$300 assist], 35+ laps [$1000 winner/$500 assist]) and opportunity to compete in the 2023 World Championship, At-Large (an additional 25 runners will be selected off the 'At-Large' list to complete in the 2023 World Championship at Big Dog's Backyard).
2024: The winner of the BC Backyard Ultra will receive the silver coin & an invitation to participate in the 2024 Canadian Championship (the winner of the 2024 Canadian Championship will have opportunity to compete in the 2025 World Championship at Big Dog's Backyard).
The BC Backyard Ultra will host 100 racers & there is no waitlist.
Every hour on the hour, runners must complete 6706 meters (4.167 miles/6.7056 kms).
Three minutes before the top of the hour, three whistles will blow. Get ready.
Two minutes before the top of the hour, two whistles will blow. Take a deep breath & smile.
One minute before the top of the hour, one whistle will blow. Time to make your way to the starting chute.
When the bell rings at the start of the hour, you must be present, ready to go and in the starting chute. If you are not in the starting chute and do not start when the bell rings, you are disqualified.
When one runner remains, they will complete one last loop, a victory loop.
There is only one winner; all other participants will DNF (did not finish).
BC Backyard Ultra gives back to Shuswap Trail Alliance & other community/volunteer organizations and shareholders.
NOTE: The BC Backyard Ultra will be hosted with general safety/COVID-19 protocols; at this time there are no restrictions for outdoor sporting events, in kind to BC Backyard Ultra.