Canadian Running Magazine – Inaugural Outrun Backyard Ultra a Mudfest

Torrential rain meant the course had to be changed mid-race not once, but twice

This was the first year for the Outrun Backyard Ultra, ultrarunner Dave Proctor‘s new backyard ultra near Calgary where the special guest and honorary race director was Laz Lake, race director of the Barkley Marathons. The first year is always a challenge for a new race, but this weekend southern Alberta saw more rain than they’ve had in years, resulting in shin-deep mud, and not one, but two mid-race course changes.

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  • Date June 24, 2019
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