Holmesville is a suburb of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, 21 kilometres from Newcastle's central business district and close to the Sydney-Newcastle Freeway. It is part of the City of Lake Macquarie
Last One Standing starts at 12pm Friday 15 April12hr Ultra starts at 7am on the Saturday 16 AprilThe 6hr starts at 9am Saturday 16 April
ENTRY FEES AND CONDITIONS
ON THE DAY INFO
Last One Standing starts at 12pm Friday 15 April12hr
Ultra starts at 7am on the Saturday 16 April
The 6hr starts at 9am Saturday 16 April
Runners will start a 6.71 km (4.17 mile) on the hour, every hour
Presentation at the Event hub near the Start/Finish
12:00 (approx.) 15km Trophy Presentation
12:00 (approx.) 25km Trophy Presentation
2:30 (approx.) 50km Trophy Presentation
HYDRATION AND NUTRITION
This is a remote area so carry your own water (1L)
Runners must finish the lap within 1 hour
The next lap starts on the hour every hour after that (signaled by the bell)
Participants must be in the starting corral at the bell
A warning will be given at 3, 2, and 1 minutes prior to start
Runners may not leave the course until each loop is completed (once the horn goes you must complete a loop before any support is given/taken)
You are allowed to carry your own food and hydration with you while out on a loop
No non-competitors on the course (including eliminated runners).
You are not to receive support or pacing from runners – gear, food, or liquids. All that is allowed is a quick verbal encouragement as they pass you or you pass them.
Both yourself and the other runner/s will be disqualified if this rule is broken.
No personal aid/support during a lap (the one aid/support location is the event base)
No artificial aids (including poles!)
Slower runners – please allow faster runners to pass
The winner is the last person to complete a lap when all others have given up
All others are technically DNF
If no runner can complete one more lap than anyone else, there is no winner
Please report to the timing area when you decide you can no longer go on
No cats, dogs, goats, horses, or other domesticated animals are allowed on the course with runners.
A beautiful flowy tree-covered single trail that is easy underfoot so it conforms to the original concept of the Backyard Ultras. This event is the perfect combination of the mental and physical challenge. The elevation per lap of the Blister is 47m, the trails are favorable for you and the kind of distance we want to achieve.
Located in the historical township of Holmesville with Mount Sugarloaf in the background. Vehicle access and location are easy to find and are 5 min off the Pacific Mwy M1. About 40min north of the Central Coast and 1hr 30min from Sydney.
Anything you might need is all within 5min (such as Macca’s, KFC, Coffee shop, takeaway, supermarket, chemist, ice, bottle shop, pub Lol) and internet service to be able to keep social media updated.
I really believe we will be more competitive, hour and distance-wise with the rest of the states and world Backyard Ultras
Bring your dog but not on course