Arkansas Backyard Ultra Championship

When:
June 10, 2023 all-day
2023-06-10T00:00:00-05:00
2023-06-11T00:00:00-05:00
Where:
Big Spring Park
Big Spring Park
Big Spring Pkwy, Cotter, AR 72626
USA
Arkansas Backyard Ultra Championship @ Big Spring Park | Cotter | Arkansas | United States
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Arkansas Backyard Ultra Experience

The 2nd Annual Arkansas Backyard Ultra Championship will take place at the Historic Big Springs Park in Cotter, Arkansas. The flat & scenic out-and-back route follows an old railroad bed along the White River and there’s a Natural Spring to re-invigorate your beaten body after the race.  Food will be provided every 6 hours at the “One More Yard Cafe” and a menu will be announced prior to the event so you know what to expect. There will also be water and electrolyte coolers available throughout the race at the starting area but all other energy/food support is provided by the runner. Each runner will have room for a chair and small bag/cooler by the corral. Runner spots by the corral are not first come, first gets. Once a runner times out, or decides they will not continue, they will ceremoniously bang the massive gong announcing they’re done and remove their chair and belongings from the starting corral area; allowing other runners to move closer.

Arkansas Cycling and Fitness

The beauty of the backyard format is that it ‘smooths’ the advantages that age, gender, and speed oftentimes play in running events and rewards to a higher degree the runner with mental toughness and grit. There will be ONE winner; everyone else gets the gong and DNF. Let’s get Arkansas on the Backyard map as a competitive destination race by putting up some big miles. As Laz often says, “It only takes two to tango”

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