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Hug The Backyard Ultra Mauritius 2022 - The Race

Thu 19 May 2022 to Sat 21 May 2022 @ Falaise Rouge, Ferney, Grand Port
Trail Running
Date :
19/05/22 - 21/05/22
Province :
Grand Port
Location :
Falaise Rouge, Ferney
Timing Company :
Race Details ENTRY LIST
Race 15:00 Price effective from 15 Apr 2022 to 02 May 2022 ages from 18 to 65 MUR 4850.00
Event Location

Other Information About Event

  • Race Information

    Backyard ultra is a form of ultramarathon race where competitors must consecutively run the distance of 6706 meters (4.167 miles) in less than one hour.

    When each lap is completed, the remaining time within the hour is typically used to recover for the next hour’s race. There is a departure every hour. Runners are disqualified if:

    =>They do not complete a loop in less than one hour.

    =>They fail to start the next loop on time.

    There is only one winner in Backyard Ultras. The last runner standing. The second runner called 'The Assist' contributes to the winner 'winning'. All other runners including The Assist are attributed a DNF (Did Not Finish).

    A runner is proclaimed winner only if:

    =>The Assist does not complete the final loop in less than one hour provided that the last runner has completed the final loop in less than one hour.

    =>He or she completes the final loop in less than one hour whereas The Assist has abandoned and does not take the start of the same final loop.

    There is no winner if:

    =>Both runners cannot complete a loop in less than one hour.

    =>Both runners abandon before starting the last loop.

    There are different options for the loops. At Big Dog Backyard Ultra there is a day loop and a night loop. A day loop is a trail track while a night loop is on asphalted road. 

  • Sanitary Measure Protocol

    Runners shall set their own individual camps at a distance of 3 m from each other.

    Race organisation will attribute space numbers on marked spaces to avoid confusion.

  • Race Timing, Bibs, Camp Allocation & Number of Participants

    Bibs and specific numbers will be distributed to the Runners.

    A Clock will be displayed.

    Split loop times will be updated through a mobile application managed by the race timing provider to give temporary split times all over the race.

    Final results will be provided after race ends.

    Number of participants is restricted to 100 (All categories and mixed)

  • Medical

    A Medical Team will be available 24 / 7 during the race. Since there are 10 camps spread, a modus-operandi will be communicated soon on how to liaise with the Medical Team.

  • Runners Crew

    ONE crew member ONLY is allowed at any point of time during the race.

    Crew members can operate shifts.

    Crew member shift in a runner individual camp can only take place between any hour 05 minutes and any-hour 35 minutes. For ex Runner 1 crew changes between 23h05 and 23h35. This is because departure has been given at 23h and arrivals are expected anytime from 23h40 and to avoid grouping.

    Each Runner will have an individual timing sheet and Crew members will be asked to write down arrival time on each loop in hour- mins (for ex 23h47). This is a back-upin case the electronic timing system bugs.

    Crew members are responsible for assisting their runners during the short period of time the latter has between the loops.

    Crew members and runners are requested to have prior meetings and planning so that the experience goes on smoothly and avoid as much unknowns as possible during race day.

    Details of how Crew members can move in and out of race venue will be communicated soon

  • Race Venue Access & access to race

    Race venue and access is restricted only to race organisers, runners, crew members, race service providers & volunteers with a special access pass. Visitors and spectators will not be allowed in the Race Venue unless restrictions are waved by Authorities.

    Race details and updates will be provided on different social media platforms which will be communicated soon.

  • Compulsory Runners Equipment List

    1. Waterproof Camps or Tents no bigger than 3mx 3m.

    2. Chair or long resting chair.

    3. Portable lighting for the individual camp.

    4. Running headlamps or any other type with spare batteries or 2nd lamp if battery is rechargeable via USB.

    5. Rain Waterproof Jacket.

    6. Minimum 300 ml of water during one loop in personal type of hydration system.

    7. Survival Blanket to be carried by runners from 8pm to 6am. From 6am to 8pm this can stay on Runner’s personal camp.

    8. 2 self-adhesive elastic bandages to be kept on runner’s personal camp.

    9. Personal medical kit to be kept on runner’s personal camp

  • Recommended Runners Equipment List

    1. Several shirts / t-shirts / clothing to change between loops.

    2. Warm Gloves / Caps useful at night times where drop in temperature mixed with fatigue can feel uncomfortable.

    3. Enough food reserve as per personal needs for the duration of the race as per personal targets.

    4. Sunglasses, day caps, sunscreen creams.

    5. Anti-chaffing products.

    6. Back up hydration system for eg. extra flasks

  • Restrictions during the race

    1. Runners are not allowed to have external pacers.

    2. Runners are not allowed to have aid at other Camps except for an emergency aid where the runner will not be allowed to continue the race.

    3. Running or Walking poles are not allowed.

    4. Runners can help each other on the track only.

    5. Runners arriving at their respective camps cannot provide assistance to other runners still running their loop.

  • Programme

    Provided 24 / 7 by the Race Organisation

    =>Water on each general camp.

    =>1 mobile toilet on each general camp.

    =>Medical Team.

    =>Race split timing system

    =>Hydroalcoholic gels.

    =>Transfer system for runners to gather on remaining camps while others abandon.

    =>During the race the number of runners will diminish consecutively. The Race organisation has planned to regroup runners accordingly by transporting them during the rest time to specific other camps. Their personal camps & needs transfer will be taken care of as well with the help of the crew member during the loop time.

    =>Further exact procedure will be communicated soon

  • Sanitary Rules

    =>Runners must sanitise their hands on each arrival before accessing their camps.

    =>Crew members are to sanitise their hands (if not of the same family) prior and post the runner’s arrival and departure.  

    =>Crew members & volunteers must wear face masks at all time and respect social distancing with other crew members & volunteers while runners are on the loop.

  • Race Information

    We will hold your entry for 3 days, thereafter your pending payment will be cancelled if we do not  receive your proof of payment and the next person on the selection will be entered. 

    If you have instead decided to (or have already) paid via credit card for this entry/registration, please let us know and we will cancel yourpending payment, when proof of payment has been sent. 

    We will be posting the final list of the selection on Monday 2nd May, please watch out for your name, and  if it is not on the list for any reason please don’t hesitate to contact us for your query and we will look into it. 

    Your registration will be valid only after you have uploaded a full medical certificate no older than 6 months from the race departure date, that is, no older than 19th November 2021. 

    Race setup times, Rules and Regulations will be sent in due course. 

  • Medical

    1. The Hug Backyard Ultra Medical Certificate can be downloaded and filled in by your Doctor and uploaded during the registration process.

    2. Only Rando Trail & Nature Medical Certificate  and the Hug Backyard Certificate are accepted.

    Medical Certificate
  • Other Information about the Race

    Organised by RSVP Group

    Registration info :

    =>Rs 4850 per runner

    =>Approximate 2 days event



    =>Allocated personal space

    =>Water & ice



    =>Access to amenities

    =>Access to a marked course  

    =>Did not finish gift (except for the winner)

    =>Timing and live results 


This year, Hug The Backyard Ultra runners will have a road 'night loop' from 6pm to 6am. 🤗 That is 6pm to 5am start will head to the road a 3.35 km and back.
Day loop is still the magnificent sugar cane field around Falaise Rouge as last year.




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