The Persistence Backyard Ultra is an official affiliated race of Big Dog's Backyard Ultra.  We are very proud to be a Silver Ticket Race.  This means that the winner of our race will qualify directly to the Canadian National Backyard Ultra Team!  The team will compete in B.C. at the 2022 World Championships.

For the complete Canada qualification bracket check out this link.

"Welcome to the backyard family."


     Persistence is defined as firm or obstinate continuance in a course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition.

     Do you have enough persistence to push yourself further than you think is possible?  Do you have enough persistence to be the Last One Standing?  Find out during the inaugural edition of the Persistence Backyard Ultra, beginning on July 29th, 2022.

     As a bonus for our Ontario runners, the ultra will be taking place on the August long weekend, giving you an extra day to run, or recover, without having to worry about work.

     Persistence will take place in London, Ontario, Canada, consistently voted the second best London in the world, since 1855.  For the geographically challenged, London is pretty much halfway between Detroit and Toronto (a two hour drive from each), and a 2.5 hour drive from Buffalo.  Then again, if you are geographically challenged, I guess that won’t help you much either.

     We are very excited to welcome you to London, and the Persistence family in 2022!

     For further details about the Backyard Ultra format, please click on the Backyard Ultra image below the race logo.

     Full details about the race will be posted as they are developed.  Subscribe to our mailing list on the homepage to stay up to date!

Complete details and registration information can be found here.

The Persistence Backyard Ultra is sanctioned by Athletics Ontario.

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