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Your Little Backyard Adventure Pre-Race Email

We’re so stoked to welcome you all back to L.B.A. park this weekend. The trails are just as twisty as you remember. The woods are ready for all you racers, and so are we. Below are all the important things you need to know to have an amazing and successful race. Read up, see you Saturday, bright and early!


The Little Backyard Adventure website has all the info on how to get to LBA Park. 3333 Morse-Merryman Road SE, Olympia, WA is the address. Park in the main parking, there will be plenty of space. The race headquarter and start is a short walk to the main shelter by the playground.


Day of racing registration and bib pickup will be available starting at 5:45am at the main picnic shelter by the kids playground.


We’ll have a brief pre-race briefing at 6:45 at the picnic shelter.



The race route will be marked with bright signage and ribbons. The trails are twisty and there are lots of turns. Be careful not to lose sight of where you’re at. Things can get crazy quickly at LBA. A new route (slightly updated for 2022) is uploaded to the website.


This is your race. Run one loop, we’ll cheer. Run all the loops we’ll cheer for you. Yes, there will be a stop watch running, counting down the 6 hours. We’ll be tracking each runner’s progress and how many loops they completed. Be sure to check in each loop. Only completed loops will count and the male and female runners with the most loops completed will be crowned Legends of LBA. Full results will be posted on our website within the coming week.


We will have an aid station next to the race headquarters by the start/finish of each loop. At the aid station we’ll have water, Tailwind and the usual fair. This is a cupless race, so prepare accordingly and bring a cup or flask.


The forecast for Saturday is clear with a high of 86 in the afternoon. Things will get hot, but hopefully won’t reach these temps until you’re all done racing.


Restrooms are available for the day of the race. Please help to keep them clean, as we are guests in the city park and hope to return year after year. Bins for recycling & food waste will be available as well. Volunteers on race day can point you in the direction to the proper receptacles.


The trails of LBA Park will be open to other trail users during the race. Please be respectful and kind and be a good ambassador for our trail running community!


This amazing event wouldn’t be possible without the support of these incredible partners. Thank you!

Looking for last minute strategy advice?

Read out blog post from a few weeks ago on how to approach running LBA 6HR.


Lots of useful info on our Race Info page.
Anything else? Please reach out!

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Rock Candy events receive insurance coverage through USATF.

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City of Olympia.

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WA Department of Natural Resources.

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USDA - Forest Service of the Olympic National Forest

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Our races are proudly "Trail Sisters Approved".

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