The Riverhead Backyard ReLaps Ultra

(Saturday 1st April 2023 to ??? )

Who will be New Zealands’ Last Person Standing?

Complete one 6.7km lap within an hour, restart again on the hour….continue…until only one person is left to complete a lap.


The Riverhead Backyard ReLaps Relay or Solo

(Date to be advised but has to be a separate event to the Backyard Ultra now due to international Backyard Ultra rule changes)

Solo or relay teams of 2, 4 or 6 people completing as many laps as possible (non-stop) in either 8, 12 or 24 hours.

One runner at a time on the course which goes through the tent city so you transition right outside your team’s tent!


Based in Riverhead Forest, Auckland

A collaboration between Lactic Turkey Events and the Riverhead Rayments

Lactic Turkey organises a variety of events throughout the year with the aim of getting people into the outdoors.  Our events are aimed at people of all ages, fitness levels and skills. We want people to get out and give our adventures a go, relishing the buzz that comes with conquering the challenge.

Our professionally organised events inspire a real sense of self-belief in the participants when obstacles are overcome. The common profile of a Lactic Turkey competitor is a person that wants to get into the outdoors to experience life and conquer the physical and mental challenges that inevitably arise. We as event organisers are active in outdoor pursuits and enjoy exploring new places.

Lactic Turkey Events likes to give back to the communities who support our events.  We have organised events that are fundraisers for local schools, The Graeme Dingle Foundation, KidsCan, the Auckland Zoo Orangutan programme and The Westy Trust amongst others

We also support youth into the outdoors by sponsoring youth events like the Hillary Challenge and Get2Go and organising for the Auckland Council a Secondary Schools Sustainability Adventure Race.

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