The Lake Wanoka Backyard Ultra will test your endurance and benefit a good cause! The premise is simple. Can you run 4.166666 miles in ONE hour? And do it again and again and again....until you are the LAST RUNNER STANDING! ** For additional details please see the race rules/format section.

The Lake Wanoka Backyard Ultra is an affiliated Backyard Ultra event. Backyard Ultra is a form of ultramarathon race where competitors must consecutively run the distance of 4.167 miles in less than one hour. When each lap is completed, the remaining time within the hour is typically used to recover for the next hour’s lap. The concept was created by Lazarus Lake (creator of the Barkley Marathons) and produces only one winner. All other runners receive a DNF.

We are a bronze ticket event meaning that the winner of the Lake Wanoka Backyard Ultra will earn the right to enter the Ohio's Backyard Ultra in Lucasville (held in march). The Ohio's Backyard Ultra is a silver ticket event, meaning the winner earns a place on the USA team for the 2022 world team championships.

Registration is now open! Runners 15 years and older are welcome to compete. Registration is $40 with proceeds benefitting patients and residents at Allied Services. There will no refunds and/or no transfers of your registration or bib to any other person. For help with registration call 570.348.1275 or contact [email protected]


Upcoming Races

Sep 18 2021
Variable Hours
Multiple Loop Course
3 Elevation Rating
Hilly, ~2500-7500 feet in 50 miles
3 Surface Rating
Some rocks, root, and/or ruts


Variable Hours View course top times

Date Finishers Top Result (M) Top Result (F)
09/18/21 No Results Posted. Submit Results
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