4MPH Challenge Backyard Ultra | Up to 12.5 miles, Up to 37.5 miles, Up to 100 miles, Unlimited
May 30 @ 8:00 am - June 1 @ 5:00 pm UTC+0
Up to 12.5 miles | Up to 37.5 miles | Up to 100 miles | Unlimited
Start: The Great Shasta Rail Trail- Bartle
We have officially partnered with Laz and Bigs Backyard Ultra. HOW FAR WILL YOU GO????
Location: The Great Shasta Rail Trail. It is made for distance!
A secluded and beautiful 4.166667 -mile out and back course along The Great Shasta Rail Trail. Any time under 60 minutes counts as success! When you finish, you can sit down, eat and drink, visit with other runners, whatever.
When the 60 minutes are up, head back the same way
Once again you have exactly 60 minutes to finish. And then…
You Get To Do It Again!
The first time that you fail to finish a 4.166667 mile leg in 60 minutes, game over..
And if you do make it, congratulations, you’re tied for first place!
How many legs can you do? How many miles?
How long can you keep up the pace?
Since everyone starts every lap together and hangs out together between laps, this is a very social event. As for the race yourself, whether your goal is one lap or 20, your main competition is yourself. How far can you go? And will you be able to come back next year and go further? No time limit, I’ll stick around as long as you keep up the 4MPH pace! (I’m not worried, I know that sleep deprivation will catch up with you eventually).
We will have 4 Categories:
1. Up to 12.5 Miles
2. Up to 37.5 Miles
3. Up to 100 Miles
Registration Info and Prices:
Up to 12.5 miles: Group D
- $45 (until 2/13)
- $55 (until 4/28)
Up to 37.5 miles: Group C
- $65 (until 2/13)
- $75(until 4/28)
Up to 100 miles: Group B
- $90 (until 2/13)
- $100 (until 4/28)
Unlimited: Group A
- $120 (until 2/13)
- $130 (until 4/28)
Check in & Bib Pickup Details:
Packet Pickup and In Person Registration:
- Friday- May 29th
- 4pm – 6:30pm: Start/Finish Site
- Saturday- May 18th (Race Day)
- 7am – 9:45am: Start/Finish Site (must pick up no later than 15min before start time)
8am start time:
Group A – Unlimited | Group B- Up to 100m
10am start time:
Group B & C (up to 36 miles and up to 12 miles )
Time Limit Per Distance
Must finish each 4.166667 mile leg in 60 min
You must also begin each lap ON TIME
Parking Info Directions:
Shirt Info: purchase during registration
Co Branded with Territory Run Co
- $15 (until May 16)
- $20 (day before race & race day)
Nestled in pristine mountains and open forests, near creeks and lakes with majestic views of Mount Shasta is Great Shasta Rail Trail.
Linking the mountain towns of McCloud and Burney in northern California, the red cinder trail carried McCloud Railway lumber trains for over a century. Established in McCloud in 1896, the railroad expanded with timber harvests; trains arrived in Bartle in 1905 and Burney in 1955. The railroad ceased operations on these sections in 2006, making possible this recreational asset.
The Rail Trail is your advocate in going the distance. From the Start- you will run out 2 miles before you hit turn around to head back 2 miles. With amazing views, runable trail and under 200ft of gain you are set up for some distance PR’s!
Start and Finish Site:
Aid Station Info:
As the course is 4.166667 miles (out and back) The aid station will be at the Start/Finish site. You will still want to bring a chair for each end if you are planning to run further than 12 miles. We will provide aid station fare, you can bring drop bags for your personal dietary preferences. We can fix something hot and simple for runners who are still competing after the sun goes down (every four miles until the finish).
There is FREE camping available at the Start/Finish Site so come hang out!