Turkey Ridge Backyard Ultra


Aug 12 - 13 2023

Turkey Ridge Backyard Ultra

4.166667 mile
One hour time limit

The race will be held on a farmstead in the Turkey Ridge Valley
near the towns of Marion and Freeman South Dakota.

How far can you go?
What are your limits?
What are you capable of?

A new race on the hour, every hour.
If you are in the starting corral, you are tied for the lead.
We will continue until there is one runner left standing.


– Competitors must be in the starting corral at the bell
– Each loop starts precisely 1 hour after the last
– Warning will be given 3,2 and 1 minutes prior to the start
– All competitors must start at the bell (no late starts)
– Except for restrooms competitors may not leave the course until the loop has been completed
– No non competitors on the course (including eliminated runners)
– No crewing or outside aid during a loop
– Each loop must be completed within an hour to be counted….including the final loop
– No artificial aids (including trekking poles)
– No crying or whining
– All runners must be clothed. Nakedness not allowed
– Slower runners must allow passes
– Runners are responsible for their personal aid and nutrition needs.
– Water, along with a limited supply of prepackaged food items will be available throughout the race at start/finish.
– Runners will be given a space near the start/finish. Spaces will be allotted on a first register/ first serve basis (the first to register will receive spot closest to start/finish and so on)
– Runners who give up will be required to vacate their space so that survivors can have more space or move closer to the starting corral
– One crew member is allowed per runner. Crew can administer aid in between loops, not during.
– The winner is the last person to complete a loop. All others will be classified as DNF. There is no second place. (or 3rd, or 4th, or 5th etc). You either win or you lose.
– Distance will be tracked for each runner.
– The race is over as soon as someone has won or everyone has quit. A runner cannot run on his own to log more miles.
-All participants will receive a new Lamborghini and a vacation home in Tuscany (disclaimer: previous statement is false and there is no way in hell that anyone will receive aforementioned items)



– Course will be trails, maintained and unmaintained gravel roads
– Hand sanitizer, wipes and face masks will be available
– Physical distancing encouraged
-You can’t fail if you don’t try


Aug 12 - 13 2023


7:00 AM - 7:00 AM




28434 444th Avenue, Marion, SD
28434 444th Avenue, Marion, SD
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