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Lion King Backyard Ultra

Lion King Backyard Ultra is a proud affiliate of Big Dog’s Backyard Ultra. The winner of this race will take home a bronze ticket that guarantees their spot in a silver ticket event. 
The race is named after Lions Club Park where the race is held, has nothing to do with Disney.
Prizes:Every runner will receive a ribbon reflecting the mileage and laps they successfully completed. The winner will take home $250 cash, the Champion belt buckle and some additional items from our sponsors. 
Purpose:50% of the proceeds will be split between the 988 Suicide Prevention & Crisis hotline and Lions Club Park that allows us to host this event. 
Location: Located at Lions Club Park at 1061 S. Bishop Ave, Rolla, MO, 65401. 

Start Time:
The race starts at exactly 7am on Oct 19th 2024. 

Packet pick up:
Packets can be picked up at the Lions Club Den on October 18th from 5pm-8pm or on October 19th 5am-6am. There is a T-shirt option on Shirts must be purchased through The cut off to purchase a shirt is August 15th.

The trail (day) portion of the race has an elevation gain/loss of 217 ft. The paved (night) portion has an elevation gain/loss of 182 ft so overall it’s very flat. 
A full video of the trail (day) course can be found here:

Course Rules:

1. Course

  • 4.167 mile loop trail (Day)

  • 4.167 mile loop night

  • Metric equivalent of 6.7056 kilometers

2. Starting Corral

  • Corral is directly next to the start line

  • Participants must be in the starting corral at the bell

3. Starts

  • Each loop starts precisely 1 hour after the last

  • Warning will be given 3, 2, and 1 minutes prior to start

  • All competitors must start at the bell (no late starts)

4. Loops

  • Except for restrooms, competitor may not leave the course until each loop is completed

  • No non-competitors on the course (including eliminated runners)

  • No personal aid during a loop (common aid stations are allowed)

  • Each loop must be completed within an hour to be counted… including the final lap.

  • No artificial aids (including trekking poles)

  • Slower runners must freely allow passes.

5. Timing

  • A running timer will run the duration of the race & is large enough for everyone to see

  • 6. Winner/Results

    • The winner is the last person to complete a loop

    • There will be a crowning ceremony for the winner

    • The winner will receive a custom lion king belt buckle & a $250 cash prize 

    • All others are technically DNF however all runners will receive a ribbon with their distance successfully completed 

    • If no runner can complete one more loop than anyone else, there is no winner & no king will be crowned. 

    7. Cap

    • Race is open ended with no predetermined end date or time

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Lion King Backyard Ultra

Feel free to reach out to the race director with any questions you might have. 

1061 S Bishop Ave, Rolla, Mo 65401


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