Little Backyard Adventure

09 March 2024 - 12 Hour & 6 Hour

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Trails in the heart of the city

Challenge yourself at L.B.A. Come and run as many loops as you wish and can. Yes, you may stop anytime, after just one loop, four loops or fifteen. Completed loops is what matter in this race! Not necessarily time. We'll crown the top female and male LEGENDS OF LBA with the most loops completed at the end of the six and twelve hours.

Each loop is around 4 miles (with around 200ft. of vertical gain).

12 Hour Endurance Run

Location: L.B.A. Park

Date: 09 MAR 2024

Start Time: 6am


Early Bird (ends 31 Dec): $60

Regular: $75

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6 Hour Endurance Run

Location: L.B.A. Park

Date: 09 MAR 2024

Start Time: 7am


Early Bird (ends 31 Dec): $35

Regular: $50

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Registration Includes

  • Access to fully-stocked and fun aid stations staffed by our incredible volunteers.
  • We'll crown the top female, male and non-binary LEGENDS OF LBA with the most loops completed at the end of the 6 hour and 12 hours.
  • For anyone achieving the 100K will receive a special keepsake. Stay tuned.
  • We plant a tree for each finisher. Learn more.
  • Limited edition race sticker.
  • Optional race shirt (limited availability).
  • Finish line high fives and/or hugs from race director.
  • Access to sponsor swag raffle.
  • An unforgettable, unique adventure run in the stunning single tracks of the LBA woods.

THE COURSE

All runners run the same loop. The race begins and ends at the main LBA park shelter. The trail encircles the park area and ballfields but most of the course is on single track in the woods just south of the ballfields. You'll be surprised how twisted and fun that course is going to be.

We will have clear signage, trail markings and course markings on all intersections on race day. Marking tape will be located before and after each intersection. Consult the course map for exact details for the course.

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Timing

This is your race. Run one loop, we'll cheer. Run all the loops, we'll cheer for you. Yes, there will be a race clock running, counting down the 12 and 6 hours. We'll have a board tracking each runner's progress and how many loops they completed. Be sure to check in each loop to get your progress counted and tracked. Only completed loops will count and the male and female runners with the most loops completed will be crowned Legends of LBA.

Drop Bags

There is plenty of space at the start/finish area and shelter for you to spread out and build your own supply station. You're welcome to build you little personal pit stop area.

Aid Station

We will have an aid station next to the race head quarters by the start/finish of each loop. Aid station is stocked with water, Tailwind, soda, fruit, chips, pickles and a few other treats. Basic first aid supplies are available too. Later on in the day we'll offer quesadillas and soup.

Zero-Waste

All our races are cupless events. Bring a collapsible cup for fluids at the aid stations. For folks who forgot their cup you'll be able to purchase one at race pickup.
In our effort to reduce waste we will have very few trash cans at the event. We aim to recycle an and compost most of our waste. Please be mindful of our environment.

Share the Trail

The trails are open to all other forest users on race day. Most everybody will be stoked to see you out there. Please be respectful and be a good representative of our trail running community.

RACE DAY PACKAGE PICKUP

Race packets can be picked up on race day starting at 5:00am at LBA Park.

PARKING

We have plenty of parking at main parking lot at 3333 Morse-Merryman Road SE, Olympia, WA. If needed additional, overflow parking will be announced before race day.


DIRECTIONS TO LBA PARK

Address: 3333 Morse-Merryman Road SE, Olympia, WA

FROM OLYMPIA
To make this easy, we will start from the Capitol Building. Head north on Capitol Way S toward 11th Ave SW. Turn right onto Union Ave SE. Turn right onto Eastside St SE. Continue onto 22nd Ave SE. At the traffic circle, take the 1st exit onto Boulevard Rd SE. At the traffic circle, take the 2nd exit onto Morse-Merryman Rd SE. LBA Park will be on the right.
FROM SEATTLE
Follow I-5 South. Continue to drive south until you reach exit 107 from I-5. Take exit 107 for Pacific Ave Turn and left onto Pacific Ave SE. Turn right onto Fones Rd SE. At the traffic circle, take the 1st exit onto 18th Ave SE. At the next traffic circle, take the 3rd exit onto Hoffman Rd SE. Turn right onto Morse-Merryman Rd SE. LBA Park will be on the left.
FROM PORTLAND
Follow I-5 N to Pacific Ave SE in Olympia, Exit 107. Take exit 107 for Pacific Ave Turn and left onto Pacific Ave SE. Turn right onto Fones Rd SE. At the traffic circle, take the 1st exit onto 18th Ave SE. At the next traffic circle, take the 3rd exit onto Hoffman Rd SE. Turn right onto Morse-Merryman Rd SE. LBA Park will be on the left.


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12 Hour Endurance Run

Location: L.B.A. Park

Date: 09 MAR 2024

Start Time: 6am


Early Bird (ends 31 Dec): $60

Regular: $75

Register

6 Hour Endurance Run

Location: L.B.A. Park

Date: 09 MAR 2024

Start Time: 7am


Early Bird (ends 31 Dec): $35

Regular: $50

Register

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