Lion King Backyard Ultra

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  • Race Type:Ultra Marathon
  • Location:Rolla, MO, USA
  • Date:October 19, 2024
  • Time:7 : 00 AM

Summary

This race has nothing to do with Disney or any of it's movies. The race is named after the beautiful private park that allows this race to take place, Lions Club Park.

Full Description

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 ultrasignup.com. Shirts must be purchased through ultrasignup.com. The cut off to purchase a shirt is August 15th.
Course:
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: 
https://youtu.be/tDQ7B4VxeLE?si=RgtTMMd1IxGuvdSx


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, competitors 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 also 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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