Event Info

January 21, 2023 9:20 am — Ode in the Snow/8 Hours of Ode

May 6-7, 2023 8:30 pm — Ode to the Night

May 20, 2023 8:00 am — Perfect PR Backyard Ultra

July 21, 2023 9:00am — Impossibleman

July 22, 2023 9:00 am — Ode to Laz Backyard Ultra

September 16, 20-23 — Odetoberfest

TBD  — The Ode Goes to 11 (cycling event)

TBD — Ode to the Hoff Backyard

The Ode Series- Something for Everyone!

We’re Not Just Ultra:
Run standard distances or challenge yourself to a new personal best.  You don’t have to be an Ultra runner to experience the best race vibe around at the best courses around.  Come on out, have fun, and run 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 (and a Big’s Backyard Bronze affiliated qualifier)

The Ode Triple Play

One, two, or three times around the famous Ode to Laz trail loop, decide on the fly!

Ode to Laz Backyard Ultra

Win your Golden Ticket to the Big Dog in Tennessee or just come enjoy one of the finest trail run experiences you will find in the country!

Ode Race Series

All Ode running races located here to sign up on Ultrasignup.

Ode to the Hoff Backyard

P. J. Hoffmaster State Park is a crown jewel in a state known for its parks.  Enjoy soft, wooded trails through the forest.  

The Next Ode Race Starts In!