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Backyard Ultra

March 23 @ 8:00 am - March 24 @ 5:00 pm

Pleasant Ridge presents an endurance race that will be sure to test your limits, the Pleasant Ridge Backyard Ultra! A race that is not about who is the fastest but who can endure the longest and will test even the toughest of athletes mental grit. What is a “Backyard Ultra”? It’s simple, run as many 4.1 mile laps every hour on the hour until you are no longer able to continue!

Runners will run 4.1 miles every hour on the hour. If a runner is unable to complete a lap or returns after the hour is up they will be given a DNF. The last person running who is able complete a full lap will be declared the winner. There are no runner categories, every runner starts at the same time.

Entry Fee

Early Bird Discount – Before January 31st$85.00
After January 31st$100.00


The Pleasant Ridge Backyard Ultra will take place at the Pleasant Ridge Camp & Retreat Center.

4232 Hwy 11, Marietta, SC 29661


March 23 Saturday:

6:45 am: Packet and bib Pickup

8:00 am: The Pleasant Ridge Backyard ultra will start at 8:00am SHARP. No late starts will be accepted.

March 24 Sunday:

Race continues

*The event is open-ended and will continue until one participant remains.

Early packet and bib pickup will also be available on Friday, March 22 at Pleasant Ridge Camp and Retreat center from 4-9 PM. Participants are invited to set-up their aid tents and race participants will be allowed to campout if they wish. No cabin rentals will be provided.


Required Waiver

All participants registering over the phone will need to complete a waiver HERE.

Camping/Support Tent Set-Up

Camping /support tent spots will be assigned based on participant date of entry. The sooner you sign up the better spot you get! Racers will be assigned a 10×10 numbered spot. No open flames or grills will be permitted.

Race Format
  • Before the start of each loop, we will go through the following protocol as such indicating time until the start.
    • 3 minutes before the start
    • 1 minute before the start
    • 30 seconds will be announced before start
    • 10 seconds will be counted down before the start
    • START (Bell or Horn)
  • You have ONE HOUR to finish the loop once it has started. If you finish a loop within the hour, you have the opportunity to start the next hour provided you are in the start corral when the next hour starts. If you do not finish within the hour, you are OUT of the race and considered a DNF.
    • Once you are on the course, you are not allowed any aid from your crew. You are not allowed to return to camp once the loop has started. You must be ON and STAY on the course.
    • Once you are back to the start/finish corral and have finished within the hour, you may use the bathroom, eat, drink, sleep, ponder the next loop, etc., but you MUST be back in the start corral or you will be considered a DNF (NO EXCEPTIONS). This means you MAY NOT start late. You may also choose not to continue though you will be considered a DNF.
  • When ending your race you will get your race mug off of the Runner Board and then go to the info tent to turn in your timing chip and pick up your milestone patch.


March 23 @ 8:00 am
March 24 @ 5:00 pm


Pleasant Ridge Camp & Retreat Center
4232 SC-11
Marietta, SC 29661 United States
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