2023 Brandberg Backyard Ultra Entry Form
The event will take place on Saturday 29 July in Uis, with the start/finish area at Brandberg Rest Camp. It will take the form of the standard Backyard Ultra, where runners have to complete a loop of 6,706 km within every hour for consecutive hours, starting on the top of the hour. Once a runner can't complete the loop within an hour or misses the start of the next loop, they are disqualified. The last single runner to complete an entire loop in the given hour is the winner, and the race will end. There is no cut-off. As long as there are runners on the course, the race continues.

The loop route starts and ends at Brandberg Rest Camp and heads out into the conservancy on jeep track, so roughly 90% of each loop is on gravel. There will be a day loop during day light hours, and a night route on a different course for the night loops. A headlamp is required with sufficient batteries for the night loops.

Brandberg Backyard Ultra (entries are capped and limited)
Entry fee of N$ 750.00 includes:
- the most memorable running weekend you are likely to experience with family and friends this year
- a shot at the winner's cash prize
- a goody bag (ultra entries only)
- an event shirt (for paid entries received before 30 June)
- an event memento
- water at the aid station
- aid station with basic runners' staples such as oranges, bananas, salty baby potatoes, sandwiches, cup a soup, coffee and tea. 
- a marked and manned course
- emergency medical response on standby
- access to Brandberg Rest Camp's swimming pool and restroom facilities for the duration of your race
- unique Damaraland backcountry running 
- the warmest hospitality only found in Uis
- unrivalled race village 'Gees'
- and lots more!

Runners will be responsible for:
- race food sufficient to sustain them for the duration of their race. (Dinner and breakfast meal tickets for race weekend will go on sale at a later stage but will sell on pre-booking only).
- own cups for use at aid station (no disposable cups will be available at the aid station).
- reflective clothing and headlamp with sufficient batteries for night loops. Required gear will be checked at onset of first night loop, runners without proper gear may be eliminated from the race.
- own gazebo, chairs/tables and crew for the duration of the race. Event staff will be limited and won't be able to assist with filling bottles or serving meals to runners.
- own accommodation. Rooms and camping available at Brandberg Rest Camp. The entire lodge is reserved for the event for that weekend, please contact them directly on 064-504 038 or brandberg@africaonline.com.na. Do NOT book online at booking(dot)com, it will show zero availability. Alternatively, contact the race director for recommendations at NamibiaUltraTrails@gmail.com.na

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