Margalla Backyard Ultra

Event Date:

December 7, 2024

Event Time:

8:00 am

Event Location:

Fatima Jinnah Park (F 9 Park)

The registration will be opened 3rd week of October 2024.
Margalla Trail Runners (MTR) is going to organize the 4th edition of Margalla Backyard Ultra.
Backyard Ultra is the biggest Ultra-running event in the world. “There is No finish. There is only one finisher. The Last One Standing”.
Mr. Jamal Said is the current CHAMPION of Margalla Backyard Ultra 2023 who ran 34 loops.
The backyard is the brainchild of Lazarus Lake, the race director of Barkley Marathons. Backyard ultra is a form of ultra-marathon race where competitors must consecutively run laps with a distance of 6.706km or exactly 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 lap, which starts at the top of the hour. Runners continue to run laps till there is only one runner left. S/he is declared the finisher/winner once s/he runs the last lap, within the hour.

Event FAQs

Backyard Ultra Rules
“Margalla Backyard Ultra” follows the exact same format as the famous “Big Dog's Backyard Ultra”.
Runners must complete 4.1-mile (6.706km or exactly 6706 meters) loop in an hour until only 1 runner remains.
The bell will be sounded exactly on the hour and if you have failed to make the starting area before the bell rings, then you will be disqualified from the event and will become one of the many DNF’s!
 There will be only 1 athlete who does not receive a DNF (Did Not Finish) and he/she will be the champion.
You will need to get your pacing right, as going too fast and you are going to be hanging around at the start waiting to go again, but take it too easy and you may find yourself working harder than you need to, to make the time limit.


The course is in F-9 Park and almost flat with approximately 36m (118ft) of elevation gain on each loop. It can easily be completed within the 1-hour time limit. The course is a mixture of gravel and dirt tracks.

Race Disclaimer

I declare, that I will abide by the rules of the MTR Club and accept that the organizers will not be liable for any loss, damage, action, claim, costs or expenses which may arise in consequence of my participation in this event.

I declare that I will not compete in this race, unless I am in good health and will be competing at my own risk.

I authorize the organizers to use any details or photographs (before, during and after the event) for publicity and promotion purposes.

·                The organizers of the race have the right to refuse entry and the decision of their officials will be final.

·         Race registration only for people over 12+

·         The Organizer reserves the right to cancel or make any last-minute alterations to the route or cancel any race due to FORCE MAJEUR circumstances.

·         Additionally, all athletes should use due care under the circumstances to comply with all rules, regulations, statutes, and laws of Pakistan.

·         Your decision to voluntarily partake in the event/race signifies your acknowledgment of the disclaimer and that you shall not bring any legal action against organizers of the events for any claim.

·         Your signature will be required upon registration in order to participate, as a confirmation that you have read, accept and will abide to the laws & rules as specified in the declaration above.

I have read and understand the information regarding this event and understand that I participate in this event at my own risk.

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  • Fatima Jinnah Park (F 9 Park)
  • Islamabad
  • Pakistan

Event Schedule Details

  • December 7, 2024 8:00 am   -   December 8, 2024 11:00 pm
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