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Start and Finish of each Yard (Loop) is at Clearwater Beach, Southside, St, David’s showcasing Bermuda’s Backyard.
This is an exciting new race format and the first Backyard run to be held in Bermuda in accordance with the Rules established by the original Big’s Backyard event.
See how many Bermuda Yards you can complete! There is no minimum or maximum, it’s totally up to the individual participant. Run for fun, run for charity, or run to win – all approaches encouraged. Target a number of Yards to fit your current training schedule.
Runners are required to complete a 4.167-mile (6,706-meters) Yard or Loop within an hour, starting on the hour. Any time available between finishing one Yard and starting the next Yard can be used to hydrate, fuel and rest.
Your run continues until you fail to complete a Yard within an hour or you decide to voluntarily withdraw.
The event continues until either (1) just one runner completes a Yard (the last person standing), or (2) no runner starts the next Yard at the designated time if more than one runner completed the previous Yard.
Runners are not permitted to deviate from the course (except to access bathrooms) and cannot accept assistance from non-runners while completing a Loop (other than for emergencies), including accepting food and drink or pacing. Runners are permitted to carry food and drinks while running.
Those runners wishing to “go long” have the option of establishing their own base camp and designating crew to support them in the base camp area only.
If you decide to run Yards after dusk will be required to wear a headlamp and a reflective vest.
Runners and Crew will be provided with a detailed Event Guide setting out run protocols and rules. You will also be notified of a Race Briefing prior to the event. Should you need more information now then please contact us per the information below.
Entry fee is $50 and deadline for entries is November 18th. All entry fees will be donated 100% to Raleigh Bermuda to support its youth programs. Entries may be accepted after this time at the discretion of the Race Organization subject to availability. No entries will be considered after midday Wednesday November 30. Refunds are at the discretion of the Race Organization. Race organizers reserve the right to close entries early based on capacity limitations.
There will be prizes for last person standing in each of 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 - 69, 70+ age categories.
Become a member of Bermuda’s Backyard Yards Clubs by surpassing different milestone number of Yards.
Affiliated with Big’s Backyard Ultra with qualifying possibilities for other Backyard Ultra races.
We intend this to be a safe and fun experience for runners of all levels and hope you will challenge yourselves to set your Backyard PB.
There will be slightly different day and night Loops.
The Day Loop will leave the Clearwater Beach Base Camp and transition Coopers Island Reserve, running on trail and sand, and then follow the road/footpath to the turnaround at Southside Road/Carter’s Bay Road roundabout returning to Clearwater Beach Base Camp.
For safety reasons the Night Loop will leave the Clearwater Beach Base Camp using only road and footpath heading northeast past the 3 Southside roundabouts and completing a turnaround loop passing the Lamb Foggo Urgent Care Center and returning the same way to the Clearwater Beach Base Camp.
Supporting Raleigh Bermuda and its youth programs. See the 'Donate' page for more information.
Additional race information can be found at http://www.bermudabackyard.com.