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Welcome to India Backyard Ultra 2023. As you know it, if you know it, the concept of race is simple. It’s a “Last Human Standing Race” and in the end, just one runner will finish the race. All other runners are a DNF.

Every hour, another loop, until only one runner is left standing. That’s all there is to the India’s Backyard Ultra.

Inspired by the idea of the most infamous man in history of Ultrarunning, Gary “Lazarus Lake” Cantrell, the race director of the World’s Toughest “The Barkley Marathons”, The India Backyard Ultra’s fourth edition will Start at the sunrise hour, 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 11, 2023. Runners will set off on the 4.166667 mile Big Trail in Gurgaon, Haryana, INDIA. To continue, runners must complete the loop within 60 minutes and be ready to go before the clock starts for the ensuing hour-long loop. This will continue through the days and nights, sun or rain, until only one runner has the will to go on.

Lazarus Lake’s race, Big Dog’s Backyard Ultra in his backyard in Bell Buckle, Tennessee, USA is a highly exclusive race with only 75 entrants. Big’s Backyard Ultra is sort of World Championship of Last Man Standing races organized across the world. Winners from all Backyard Ultra organized internationally will get a chance to enter Laz’s Backyard and take on an epic challenge.

India Backyard Ultra is the only national championship and will host Team India in October. The Last Indian Standing in October 2024 will win the “Golden Ticket” and represent India at Bigs Backyard Ultra World Championship in October 2025.

Our winner, Kartik Joshi, will repesent India in Bigs Backyard Ultra World Championship 2023.