Do you have any tips for training for the mOUnTaiNBACK?

Training for the ultra or the relay are very different things. Know that the Mountainback has tough hills either way. Getting up to a comfortable level of conditioning is probably the most important preparation. Hill running once a week can be a big help for this kind of course. More serious runners doing the relay may elect to do some two-a-days, or double sessions. Many runners enjoy running parts of the course for training. An 8-week "staged" training series covering the entire course takes place on Thursday evenings in August and September. (See the Discovery Series page for details.)