Sat 19 Oct 2024 Dover, Kent, UK

The Governor Backyard Ultra

The World's first and only Backyard Ultra inside a prison

  • Sat 19 Oct 2024
The Citadel, Dover

The Governor Backyard Ultra



Age 18 & over

  • 4.17 miles trail running


Do you have what it takes to be the last person standing? Will you be the only one to leave HMP Hellfire with the Governor's Pardon? This unique endurance event is only available for 2024* The route mirrors that of the running track used by prisoners of yesteryear. All prisoners will commence their 'exercise' and this will be repeated on the hour, every hour until there is only one prisoner left who will receive the coveted Governor's Pardon. There can only be one winner, everyone else will be classified as DNF. To ensure you receive updates on this and other events, please join our mailing list. *Event only available in 2024, as the prison block is due to be repurposed as part of the regeneration of the site of the UK's largest fortress.

Event details

  • All fitness levels
  • Event village
  • Newcomers


  • Age 18 & over
  • Entries open
  • Enter online