Escape the heat and join us at our beautiful venue for the Ode to Laz Michigan Backyard Ultra event. This will follow the traditional theme of Lazarus Lake’s original Big Dog’s Backyard Ultra, and the winner qualfies with a Golden Ticket to the 2020 Big Dog's event.
At 9:00 a.m. contestants start a 4.167 mile trail route. Repeat as long as you wish.
Be standing at the start line every hour to continue the race and complete your next lap.
At 9:00 p.m. we switch to a paved closed park road, then back to the trail again at 9:00 a.m.
Complete each lap within the hour, with no outside assistance.
The “last runner standing” to complete one more lap than all other contestants wins!

Get extra festive and win prizes in our 70's retro outfit contest.


Upcoming Races

Jul 10 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 Top Result (F)
08/16/20 36 112.5000009 116.6666676
08/03/19 39 100 104.167
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