“The Red Centre Wringer” Backyard Ultra


Sat 03 Aug 2024 08:00 — Tue 06 Aug 2024 23:45

Event information

Registration for this event closes at Sat 03 Aug 2024 23:59.

The event information and rules will be released prior to the event and emailed to participants.

The Red Centre Wringer is the Alice Springs Running and Walking Club’s backyard ultra event. We want our trail running community to test their endurance, meet as a community and celebrate. It is a grassroots event and captures some of that Alice charm.

What is a backyard ultra? This is a last-person standing event; a course loop must be completed every hour. Participants continue completing loops until there is one remaining.

The rules are below for the event

If you're interested in registering as a volunteer, we will be opening up for vollie registration soon.

The event will take place at the Telegraph Station Historical Reserve in Alice Springs. The course will be on the East/Stuart/Arrwe loop. The trail has varied terrain throughout and is primarily single track showing off what is amazing about trail running in Alice Springs.

This year, the 6.7km loop will be anti-clockwise. JUST ONE MORE..

The rules, as Laz states, for Backyard Ultra events:

1. Course

  • Loop

  • 6.7056 kilometers

2. Starting Corral

  • Participants must be in the starting corral at the bell/ready for the next loop before the start time of the next loop

3. Starts

  • Each loop starts precisely 1 hour after the last

  • Warning must 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 allow passes.

5. Timing

  • Timing of the loops is optional (we do not time loops)

6. Winner/Results

  • The winner is the last person to complete a loop

  • All others are technically DNF

  • Results of each runner in terms of distance covered are to be given.

  • If no runner can complete one more loop than anyone else, there is no winner.

7. Cap

  • Race must be open-ended. There is no end time for the event.