Sat 24 - Mon 26 Aug 2024 Halstead, Essex, UK

Gosfield Backyard Ultra

Join Top Day Events at Gosfield, home of the UK's newest Back Yard Ultra taking place in the beautiful grounds of Gosfield School in Essex, UK.

  • Sat 24 - Mon 26 Aug 2024
Gosfield School, Halstead

Gosfield Backyard Ultra



All ages

  • 2 days trail running


For those who have not taken part in a backyard ultra before then this could be the format for you. It is a last man-standing event where you must begin a new lap on the hour, every hour. Runners must complete the 4.167-mile (6706 metres) loop on the hour every hour until only 1 runner remains. The ‘Horn of Happiness’ be sounded exactly on the hour and if you have failed to make the starting area before the horn sounds, 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 and they will be crowned the champ! Pace will be crucial – go too fast early on and you may burn out too soon, go out too slow and you might not have time to look after yourself before starting the next lap. The race will only end when there is just one more runner remaining to start a lap. It’s sure to be an exciting and enjoyable event for runners and spectators alike.

Event details

  • All fitness levels
  • Event village
  • Newcomers
  • Spectators


  • Camping
  • Changing facilities
  • Showers
  • Toilets


  • Distance markers

What's included

  • Cash prizes


  • All ages
  • Entries open
  • Enter online