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Bob's Big Timber Backyard Ultra - A Last Man Standing Event

Hunter's Tree Farm
11725 Township Road 252, Glenmont, OH 44628

Starts: Saturday 4th of May 2019 at 6:30 am
Ends: Monday 6th of May 2019 at 11:59 pm (EST)

Bob's Big Timber Backyard Ultra - A Last Man Standing Event

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Bob's Big Timber Backyard Ultra - A Last Man Standing Event is a VRRM Timed event.
Please contact the event organizer for questions unrelated to race timing.

About the Venue - Hunter's Tree Farm Info

Bob’s Big Timber Backyard Ultra is held on part of the Hunter Family generational tree farm.  The farm is nestled in the scenic foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, outside of Glenmont, Ohio.  Beginning with Bob’s two great grandparents, the earliest parcels of the farm were purchased in the 1870’s.  The open field where the start/finish line is located will offer runners a panoramic view of the beautiful foothills you will be running through.  This particular parcel of land was purchased by Lew Mitten in 1889.  Today the family tree farm is approximately 400 acres with over 17 miles of trails.  The trails are enjoyed by family and friends for trail running, hiking, and just enjoying life.

Timber from the farm has been used by family members for generations: as income, material for building farm structures, a covered bridge, log cabin, remodeling projects, and furniture to furnish their cabin and home.  The Whistling Pines 112 Team Relay held at the farm on the last weekend in October runs through the covered bridge and by the log cabin. 

Reforestation has taken place on the farm since the 1930’s.  You will run through/by several reforested large pine groves, surrounded by large hardwoods that were once tilled fields.  Reforestation practices continue today on the farm, where over 50,000 trees have been planted since 1990.  Also, to add diversity to habitat and wildlife, 24 acres of native prairie grasses and forbs (flowering prairie plants) were added beginning in 2010.  Conservation practices and stewardship of past and present have earned local, state, and national recognition for the family tree farm.  Many events have been hosted on the farm throughout the years: weddings, educational field trips, Ohio Tree Farm and Farm Bureau tours, the Whistling Pines 112 mile solo/relay, and now we feel very privileged to add a Backyard Ultra to the list.

Hopefully you will make the decision to join us May 4-6, 2019 for our inaugural Backyard Ultra...we believe you will leave inspired by the venue and the people you meet.

Pictured above:  Bob Hunter on his "Man Tree" and an amazing shot of a stream through Hunter's Tree Farm

Bob's Big Timber Backyard Ultra Info

Date: May 4-6, 2019
Time: 6:30AM and every hour thereafter
Location: Hunter’s Tree Farm – Mitten Parcel, 11725 TR 252, Glenmont, Ohio 44628

The cap is 75 runners
The price is $95.00

Event Description

A backyard ultra is not an event format for the faint of heart, it's truly a tough guy/gal competition where only one person will emerge victorious.  With the urging of Gary Cantrell, aka Lazarus Lake, who started the original Big’s Backyard Ultra and the Barkley Marathons, more races with this format are being started. This is one of them.

In an effort to prepare our champion to succeed at Big’s Backyard Ultra, and to afford those already lucky enough to be registered for the marquee event an opportunity to hone their skills 5+ months prior to the event, Bob’s Big Timber Backyard Ultra will follow as closely to Laz’s original format as possible.

The concept is simple. It’s a “Last Person Standing Race” and in the end, just one runner will finish the race.

At 0630 hours on Saturday, May 4, we will start a race at Hunter’s Tree Farm – Mitten Parcel Trail for 4.1667 miles. The time limit for this race is one hour.

Again at 0730 hours, we will begin another race around the same 4.1667 mile trail.
The same will be done at 0830, 930, 1030, and so on, every hour.

-Runners must be standing in the starting corral when the next race starts or else they may not continue.
-Runners will also not continue if they choose to willingly pull themselves from the race. 
-No late starts once the bell is rung.
-Races will continue until only one runner remains, and at that point, once that person completes a loop on their own, that runner is the winner.
-All other runners are a DNF.

At 2030 hours, the races will be moved to a road out and back course past “Annie’s Place” and The Hunter Estate and continue in likewise fashion every hour thereafter through the dark hours.
At 0630 hours the next morning, races will be moved back to the trail loop.

At 3 minutes till each race 3 whistles will be blown.
At 2 minutes till each race 2 whistles will be blown.
At 1 minute till each race 1 whistle will be blown.
At 30 seconds till each race an announcement is made.
At 10 seconds till each race a countdown will begin.
A bell is rung once the race starts.

-Once the bell is rung, runners may not visit their crew, their tent, their vehicle or receive aid from anyone. 
-Runners must stay on the course once the bell is rung.
-The only reason for leaving the course once the bell is rung is to use the portable restroom.
-Once you finish your loop you may choose to do what you want, but must be back in the starting corral before the bell rings.

While there will be some very light aid station fair provided by the race management and sponsors, it would be wise if provide their own aid as only YOU know what you will want/need to fuel yourself for 24 hours, 48 hours, or possibly longer.
Crews are permitted, but limited to just 1 crew member per runner at all times, and crews are not needed. Crews may leave and come back if necessary.
There will be a space next to the start and finish line to set up a chair, cooler, and other small personal items.
A campground area will be close by where you may set up a tent.
Any runner that DNF’s must immediately vacate their spot close to the finish line to allow surviving runners to move closer. DNF runners are welcome to continue spectating, partying, and adding to the excitement of Bob’s Big Timber Backyard Ultra. 
Porta-potties will be located just after the start line.

A high quality race shirt will be provided to all entrants at check-in, a commemorative medal will be given to all runners once they are no longer in the competition, and a specially designed buckle will be awarded to ALL runners making it past the first 24 hours and thus covering 100 miles.
Some food items will be grilled throughout the event and Soup will be available for competitors after the course moves to the road on the first day. 
A bon-fire will be located at the Start/Finish and will burn for the duration of the event.
Alcohol is permitted.
Water is provided.
Coffee is provided.

This race is hosted by Bob & Karen Hunter and proceeds will be reinvested into the farm trails, property taxes, and the continued reforestation.

Prizes

The Last Person Standing will receive $2.00 per mile completed as a reward and we will cover the cost of the Golden Ticket Entry to Big’s Backyard Ultra on October 20 if you are fortunate enough to earn one.  The winner will also earn a weekend stay at Annie’s Place for themselves and guests at a later date.  Annie’s Place is a farmhouse located on Hunter’s Tree Farms featuring multiple bedrooms, hot tub, and access to all farm trails.

Timing & Tracking

Bob’s Big Timber Backyard Ultra will utilize Mylaps Prochip Runner Tracking which is the most accurate timing device on the market.  Runners will be given an anklet that holds a timing chip at check-in and will be required to wear the timing chip for the duration of the event.  A timing mat will be placed at the official start/finish line and you must cross that timing mat at the beginning and conclusion of each lap for your time to be official.  Lap times and live tracking will be available for all runners, spectators, and interested parties around the country and world to see.  Timing devices must be returned once you are no longer able to compete.

Affiliation with Big's Backyard Ultra

Bob’s Big Timber Backyard Ultra is considered a "Golden Ticket" Affiliate Race of Lazarus Lake's original Big’s Backyard Ultra. There are 10 international Backyard Ultras and 7 North American Backyard Ultras a part of this list of affiliations.

Laz is allowing 12 runners from these 17 affiliated backyard races to earn a "Golden Ticket" into his Big’s  Backyard Ultra.
-The 10 winners of the 10 international affiliate races receive an automatic "Golden Ticket."
-The top 2 runners (in distance) from the 7 North American affiliate races will receive a "Golden Ticket."

If one of the top two North American runners come from our Bob’s Big Timber Backyard Ultra, a Golden Ticket will be awarded and Bob's Big Timber Backyard Ultra will pay for your race entry into Laz's Big’s Backyard Ultra.

Refund Policy

Bob's Big Timber Backyard Ultra has a NO REFUND policy as we have many fixed costs, limited spaces, and race items will be ordered in advance.  Thank you for your understanding.

Thank You to our Sponsors:

Spring Energy - Spring Energy Gel and Hydration will be available at the aid station

Current Entrants:

First Name Last Name City State Country Gender Age
Nelson Ackerman Shreve OH US Male 40
Bonnie Alexander Asheville NC US Female 32
Tom Alexander Glenmont OH US Male 59
Tracy Allen West Lafayette OH US Male 55
Ric Angara Oak Park IL US Male 48
Don Asher Wooster OH US Male 49
Rob Ballou West Salem OH US Male 50
Kevin Beachy Glenmont OH US Male 34
Thomas Brewer Glenmont OH US Male 62
Derek Brock Freeport OH US Male 34
Christopher Buchheit Marysville OH US Male 49
Jamie Case Morrow OH US Male 43
Ladd Clifford Medina OH US Male 51
Richard Combs Cardington OH US Male 31
Rodney Coombs Brooklyn NY US Male 54
John Damen New Albany OH US Male 39
Shaun Doherty Canton OH US Male 41
Jonathan Drew Rochester MI US Male 48
Andrew Durniat Wooster OH US Male 40
Dmitry Dyatlov Troy MI US Male 31
Michael Eriks Carterville IL US Male 35
Julia Fiorentino Canton OH US Female 50
Daryl Flacks Windsor ON CANADA Male 48
Alex Garver Lakeville OH US Male 32
Wesley Harton Burton OH US Male 22
Kyle Hedrick Ashland OH US Male 30
Nicholas Hobbs Beech Grove IN US Male 35
Matt Holtwick North Olmsted OH US Male 36
Jonathan Hord Bucyrus OH US Male 51
Mason James Akron OH US Male 25
Dylan Kaufman Millersburg OH US Male 25
Eric Kosek Wellsboro PA US Male 38
Olivier Leblond Arlington VA US Male 47
Rick Lehto Auburn Hills MI US Male 61
Ian Thomas Lynch Coshocton OH US Male 28
Ty Martin Liberty KY US Male 43
Colin Marz Crete IL US Male 24
Scot Mellor Carmel IN US Male 52
Thomas Mikkelsen Holliston MA US Male 46
Brent Miller Sugarcreek OH US Male 38
Freddie Miller Sugarcreek OH US Male 43
Derrick Miller Fredericksburg OH US Male 36
Toby Miller Millersburg OH US Male 41
Bob Mohr Canton OH US Male 53
Vince Mullet Millersburg OH US Male 44
Kendrick Mullet Millersburg OH US Male 38
Jeremy Page New Philadelphia OH US Male 39
John Parker Nashville TN US Male 34
Bob Pokorny Medina OH US Male 58
Brian Polen Wooster OH US Male 39
Chris Pratt Millersburg OH US Male 28
Danny Preising Massillon OH US Male 46
Benjamin Pulley Granville OH US Male 32
Gabe Rainwater Fresno OH US Male 31
Alex Rushwin Elyria OH US Male 37
Justin Schott Detroit MI US Male 39
Jeremy Shantz Fredericksburg OH US Male 36
Craig Sheckler Coopersburg PA US Male 50
Stuart Siegfried Columbus OH US Male 51
Stephanie Skrzysowski Hudson OH US Female 43
Rhoda Smoker Birdsboro PA US Female 32
Ben Stahl Orrville OH US Male 44
Bill Thompson Coraopolis PA US Male 52
Derek Tinnin Lebanon OH US Male 51
Erin Troy Mount Vernon OH US Female 36
Les Troyer Uniontown OH US Male 56
Zach Vierheller Akron OH US Male 34
Timothy Vierheller Orrville OH US Male 60
Michael Walker Pataskala OH US Male 37
James Weaver Denver PA US Male 27
James Weaver Denver PA US Male 27
Andrew Wetterer Cincinnati OH US Male 35
Eric Whittington Canal Fulton OH US Male 49
Dennis Wilson Coshocton OH US Male 39
Kyle Wittel Norton OH US Male 35
Chadd Wright Suffolk VA US Male 31
Denver Yoder Millersburg OH US Male 42
Carol Youngblood Canton OH US Female 41
Alan Zinck Millersburg OH US Male 67
Travis Zipfel Columbus OH US Male 30


Last updated 4/25/19 - 10:45 am

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Hunter's Tree Farm

11725 Township Road 252, Glenmont, OH 44628

Saturday 4th of May 2019 at 6:30 am - Monday 6th of May 2019 at 11:59 pm (EST)

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Robert Hunter - Hunter's Tree Farm

bobsbigtimber@gmail.com

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