Event Info

January 18, 2024 9:20 am — Ode in the Snow/8 Hours of Ode

Ode to the Night – 2025 TBD

May 18, 2024 9:00 am — Perfect PR Backyard Ultra

July 19, 2024 7:00am — Impossibleman

July 20, 2024 9:00 am — Ode to Laz Backyard Ultra

July 21, 9:30 & 11:30 am — The Stairway 5k


The Ode Series- Something for Everyone!

We’re Not Just Ultra:
Run standard distances or challenge yourself to a new personal best. Experience the hardest 5k in Michigan or try the most laid back Triathlon ever invented.  You don’t have to be an Ultra athlete to experience the best race vibe around at the best courses around.  Come on out, have fun, and race as much as you’d like!

8 Hours of Ode

Do you have what it takes to complete 8 hours of Ode in the Michigan winter?

Ode to the Night

Enjoy our closed road loop all night long!

Perfect PR Backyard Ultra

If your lap record PR is your goal, this race is for you. Simply the Best… An Ode to Laz race (get your at large bid to Big’s)

Impossibleman Tri

As easy or difficult as you make it! This laid back triathlon vibe is how they started in the 70’s and how they should stay. Can you do 7 tris in 14 hours for the iron-distance? We think not, but you’ll have a blast doing one or more!

Ode to Laz Backyard Ultra

Come enjoy one of the finest trail run experiences you will find in the country! The Ode Family is unique, join us! Get an at-large bid to Big’s

Stairway to Hell (and Heaven) 5k

The hardest 5k in Michigan (or an easy one).

The Next Ode Race Starts In!