Pigs Backyard Ultra


Pig of a Relay

Silverstream, Dunedin, New Zealand

“just one more loop ok?”

A Backyard Ultra is a form of running event where competitors try to consecutively run a loop measuring 6.7km in less than one hour.  Each competitor chooses how quickly they run the loop (known as a yard) and when each yard is completed, the remaining time within the hour is typically used to recover before the next yard starts on the hour.

Competitors complete as many yards as they can and the winner is the last person to complete a lap within the allocated hour.

Who will be the last person standing?

Pigs Backyard Ultra and Pig of a Relay are run in the wonderful natural beauty of Silverstream reserve, Dunedin. The loop includes a trail beside a water race, a bit of mud, a few stream crossings, loads of native NZ bush and occasionally some wild pigs.

Funds raised will go towards Otago Youth Wellness Trust supporting young people with multiple needs to live and participate fully in their community

Get involved


February 4, 2023

Beginning at 9am


Silverstream reserve, Whare Flat, Dunedin

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Pigs Backyard Ultra

  • Starting at 10am runners head off on a 6.71km loop (the pig route)
  • Runners must finish the loop in one hour
  • Following laps start every hour on the hour
  • If a runner does not start a lap on the hour they are eliminated and marked as DNS (Did Not Start)
  • If a runner does not finish a lap within the hour they DNF (Did Not Finish)
  • Winner is the last person to complete a lap within an hour
  • If the last runner does not complete a lap within an hour there is no winner

Pig of a Relay

February 4th 2023, Starting 2pm

  • Teams of up to 6 people
  • One team member running at a time
  • Run as many loops of the pig route as a team as you can in 24 hours

There is no finish

This event is brought to you by Inch Events (Steve Tripp and Chris Taylor) who dreamt it up while spending a lot of time running around in circles and drinking craft beer at the Inch Bar.

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