Malaysia Backyard Ultra 2020

The Backyard Ultra

The concept of Backyard Ultra is more than 50 years old. Created by Gary Cantrell, a.k.a Lazarus Lake, the man behind The Barkley Marathon.

4 miles in under an hour, every hour, until only one person could complete the run. 4.16666667 miles (6.706km) an hour would come out to an exact 100 miles each day.

With no pressure to run fast, nearly everyone can participate, and it is an excellent format for socializing.

Runners who would ordinarily see each other for minutes at the beginning of the race, can run together as much as they wish, and every hour ends with the entire field gathered together. For those who drop, it is a time to sit, eat, talk, and watch the event continue to unfold, almost immediately.

New Backyard Ultras began springing up everywhere, and now, a mere 6 years after that first Backyard Ultra, the original Big's Backyard Ultra has become one of the most avidly followed ultramarathon races in the world, with a world class field, and a race record nearing 3 days and 300 miles, while backyard ultras are springing up all around the globe.

Golden Ticket

A guarantee entry slot to the Big Dog Backyard Ultra World Championship held in Tennessee, USA.

There are currently 36 events selected worldwide, representing 23 countries, to send their winner to the World Championship.

Malaysia Backyard Ultra 2020 are proud to provide the winner a Golden Ticket to the World Championship in October 2020.

Event Name : Malaysia Backyard Ultra
Event date : 4th July 2020
Time Start : 9am
Time end : Last One Stand
Expectation : 40 Hours
Duration : 68 hours (World Record)
Race venue : Kampung Orang Asli Jenderam, Dengkil
Category : 6.706km
Concept : Looping
Age Group : 18 & Above
Location : https://goo.gl/maps/8MJo1ubTwPn

Official social media
FB: https://www.facebook.com/malaysiabackyardultra/
IG: https://www.instagram.com/malaysia_backyard_ultra?r=nametag

Malaysia Backyard Ultra:
RM250 (1/1/2020 – 31/5/2020)

6H L1 + 6H L2 Looping:
Early RM350 (1/1/2020 – 31/1/2020)
Normal RM400 (1/2/2020 – 30/4/2020)
Late: RM 450 (1/5/2020 – 31/5/2020)

6H L1 or L2:
Early RM180 (1/1/2020 – 31/1/2020)
Normal RM210 (1/2/2020 – 30/4/2020)
Late: RM 250 (1/5/2020 – 31/5/2020)

Entry requirements:
There is no entry requirement is needed, as backyard ultra is a self-challenge event. Many runners come back to backyard ultra to challenge themselves, every year, may not for the win, but to challenge how far they can go, go as long as they can, to meet their goals.

 

MBU 2020

Last One Standing

Top Mileage of Man & Woman Open

Top Mileage of Man & Woman Veteran

6H L1 + 6H L2

Top 3 for all categories

Man & Woman Open

Man & Woman Veteran

6H Loop 1

6H Loop 2

 

Event Category Breakdown

Categories

Age

Starting Time

Date

Cut-Of Time

Date

Duration

Malaysia Backyard Ultra

 

 

9.00am

 

 

4/7/2020

Saturday

 

 

The Top Mileage of each category Only

Men Open

18 - 39

Men Veteran

40 & above

Women Open

18 - 39

Women Veteran

40 & above

 

6 Hours Loop 1

 

 

6.30pm

 

 

4/7/2020

Saturday

 

 

12.30am

 

 

5/7/2020

Sunday

 

 

6 Hours

Men Open

18 - 39

Men Veteran

40 & above

Woman Open

18 - 39

Women Veteran

40 & above

 

6 Hour Loop 2

 

 

9.30am

 

 

5/7/2020

Sunday

 

 

3.30pm

 

 

5/7/2020

Sunday

 

 

6 Hours

Men Open

18 - 39

Men Veteran

40 & above

Women Open

18 - 39

Women Veteran

40 & above

 

Event Route & Timing Breakdown

Race

Route

Start Time & Day

End Time & Day

Duration

Malaysia Backyard Ultra

Palm Oil Estate

9am Saturday

7pm Saturday

10 Hours

 

Reservoir

7pm Saturday

7am Sunday

12 Hours

 

Palm Oil Estate

7am Sunday

7pm Sunday

12 Hours

 

Reservoir

7pm Sunday

7am Monday

12 Hours

 

Palm Oil Estate

7am Monday

7pm Monday

12 Hours

 

Reservoir

7pm Monday

7am Tuesday

12 Hours

 

 

 

 

 

6 Hour L1

Palm Oil Estate

6.30pm Saturday

12.30am Sunday

6 Hours

6 Hour L2

Reservoir

9.30am Sunday

3.30pm Sunday

6 Hours

*NOTE: 6 Hours looping Route are alternate with the current Backyard Ultra Route

Entitlements

MBU 2020

6H L1 + L2

6H L1 or L2

Personalize Bib

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Timing Chip

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Event T-shirt

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/

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Finishing Towel

/

/

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DNF Souvenir

/

 

 

Finishing Medal

 

/

 

Prizes

 

/

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Food & Refreshment

/

/

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E-Cert

/

/

/

Insurance

/

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TBA

Unisex Size Chart

Size

2XS

XS

S

M

L

XL

XXL

Chest

17”

18”

19”

20”

21”

22”

23”

Shoulder

14”

15”

16”

17”

18”

19”

20”

Length

23”

24”

25”

26”

27”

28”

29”

Tolerance: +/- 2cm

Torch or Head lamp & enough spare batteries for the night.
6H L1 will need to carry the torch or headlamp at the starting.

Food & beverage serving time for runners
Lunch from 11am. Dinner from 6pm

Only the last one stands will received winner trophy

Winner of the Malaysia Backyard Ultra 2020 will be entitle the Golden Ticket (Entry Slot) to the Big’s Backyard Ultra, the World Championship in Tennessee, USA in October.

Bib collection

  • Please bring your IC/Passport when collecting your bib.
  • Runners need to collect the bib number in person, 2 hours before the start of each race at Kampung Orang Asli Jenderam.
  • Photo Identity is require for the bib collection.
  1. Runners must stay on the course once the bell is rung, the runners cannot visit their crew, their tent, their vehicle or receive aid from anyone, and no turning back to base until the loop is done.
  2. The only reason for leaving the course once the bell is rung is to use the porta-potty, or to relieve yourself in the forest.
  3. Once you finish your loop you may choose to do what you want, but must be back in the starting corral before the bell rings.
  4. Runners will need to provide their own aid. There will be a space next to the Start/Finish line to set up a chair, cooler, and other small personal items. A camp area for your supporter will be close to participant tent.
  5. No Pacer allowed on the course.
  6. No trekking poles & umbrella is permitted.
  7. Any runner that DNF’s must immediately vacate their spot close to the finish line to allow surviving runners to move closer.
  8. Runners that DNF have to evacuate the rest area immediately.
  9. Absolutely No Littering! Please respect the trails/roads for this event. Any runner
  10. failure to do so and if been caught will be disqualified.
  11. Please respect others that are on the course. The course are open to the public and will be well travelled in some places. Please announce your intentions to pass if you are coming upon a hiker or another runner.
  12. If at any time you intend to drop out of the race, please do so at an aid station/checkpoint by notifying the race director. Surrendering your bib will serve as notice of withdrawal/DNF for the race.
  13. Smoking & hard liquor is not permitted on any of the route or at the base by runners and public.
  14. Following the marked course is mandatory. Please do not cut the course, cut any switchbacks, etc. Any runner caught doing so will be disqualified. In addition, if you get lost on the trail/road you must return to the point at which you lost the trail. The course will be well marked with ribbons and other necessary course markings.
  15. 6H looping participants are please to give way to MBU runners at the starting/finishing area, or any route that might be running together.
  16. No waiver will need to be sign. Malaysia Backyard Ultra 2020 Registration completed forms the approval of the Participant. (please read the waiver)

Day

Time

Agenda

Friday

6pm

Arrival of the Camping

Saturday

7.00am

Bib Collection Start

 

8.45am

Race Briefing

 

8.55am

MBU Runners assembling at the starting Corral

 

9am

MBU 2020 start

 

6.30pm

Start 6H loop 1

 

 

 

Sunday

12.30am

Finish 6H loop 1

 

9.30am

Start 6H loop 2

 

3.30pm

Finish 6H loop 2

 

 

 

MBU 2020 Finished

LAST ONE STAND

Parking

  • Support crew can park the car at the specific area, a small parking fees will need to be pay, the parking fees will be donating to Kg. Orang Asli Jenderam.
  • Parking fees will be paid once only, and can be use numerous times for the same vehicle registered number until the MBU ended.
  • Please publish your parking ticket at your car’s dashboard.
  • It is your responsibility to keep the parking ticket safe for the reuse and display on the car dashboard.
  • Please DO NOT leave your valuable items inside your vehicle.
  • Malaysia Backyard Ultra Management, crew, volunteers, or any affiliated member will never responsible for any damage of your car and loss of your valuable item inside the car.

Camping

  • We are renting the spot at the field for camping by the supporting crew.
  • RM10 for a tent space will need to pay once only.
  • The fees will be donate to the village.

Support Crew

  • Support crew are not allowed to assist the runners during the run on the route.
  • Support crew are allowed to assist your runner at the base, but please make sure you not blocking another runner’s way.

Weather – General

  • Hot & humid.
  • Normally dry with less rain in this time of the year.
  • Latest weather forecast will be update on MBU FB page

Terrain conditions

  • Non-technical, partly muddy when wet
  • Suitable for all kind of running shoe. Road shoe, multi terrain shoe, sandals.
  • Not suitable with hiking shoes
  • Palm Oil Loop
    • 70% Gravels
    • 20% Tarmac Road
    • 10% Rubber Trail
    • Elevation Gained: 100 Meter
    • Elevation Lost: 100 Meter
    • Mostly shaded
  • Lake Side Loop
    • 90% Gravels
    • 10% Tarmac Road
    • Elevations Gained: 2 Meters
    • Elevation Lost: 2 Meter
    • Open area with partly shaded 

Aids Stations

  • The aid point will be at the Start/Finish area.
  • There will be food, drinks and ice at the Start/Finish area.
  • Lunch & dinner on 4/7, Saturday
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner on 5/7, Sunday onwards
  • Any additional special food & drink, nutrition, or other food items that you require, please prepared your own self.

Emergencies support

  • There will be a medical team on site to deal with medical emergencies for the duration of the event. If you have any problems while racing or encounter a fellow competitor having a problem, please notify the next marshal so that assistance can be given.

Facilities

  • Toilets & changing facilities near the start/finish area

Results

  • The MBU will be update on Malaysia Backyard Ultra FB page & Backyard Ultra event page. Everyone at home can track your progress. Likewise, you can view your progress on site.

Mandatory

  • A torch/headlamp with sufficient spare battery for night time running.
  • Runners have to prepare their personal belonging during the race

GO Cupless

  • Keep in mind that it is "cupless" event. This policy is put into effect in an effort to reduce the amount of waste and adopt a sustainable “green” practice for the event and the sport of trail/ultra running.

Recommendation

  • Extra shoe & socks
  • Extra dry clothes
  • Rain jacket
  • Small hydration bottle (to be carry during the run)
  • Cap with neck cover, sun cream, sunglass, arm cover

Organize by : Total Sports Solution (TSS) Malaysia




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