A Backyard Ultra. Complete an easy 4.167 mile course. If you finish in less than an hour—just a 14:24 pace per mile—you get to do it again at the top of the hour. The race continues hour after hour until there is only one person left. To secure the win, that person must successfully complete one more hour than anyone else. The race then ends.

For many runners, a backyard race is a good opportunity for setting a distance PR! For a very strong runner, there is another kind of opportunity altogether—because we are an affiliate of the Big Dog's Backyard Ultra in Tennessee, the winner is potentially eligible to attend the Tennessee race, depending on the results of other affiliate races around the world.

An easy out-and-back with only 140 feet of vert (1.3% average grade). The course includes about 0.50 mile on an asphalt running track, 0.75 mile on smooth dirt roads, and about 2.9 miles on the Uncompahgre River Walk (a gravel footpath broad enough for easy passing).

Upcoming Races

May 16 2020
Variable Hours
Multiple Loop Course
2 Elevation Rating
Rolling, ~2500 feet in 50 miles
2 Surface Rating
Mostly groomed trail or dirt roads

Results

No Past Races
We try to keep the most accurate information about this race, but changes do happen. Always visit the official race website for the most up to date information.
Galena Sky Trail Races
  • May 16, 2020
  • Galena, IL
8 Hours