Welcome to the Governor Backyard Ultra: Redefine Your Limits

Join Us for a Unique Experience Inside HMP Hellfire


Are you ready to embark on a journey unlike any other? Welcome to Hellfire Events, where we invite you to be part of the Backyard Community. Our upcoming event, the Governor Backyard Ultra, is set to take place on October 19th, 2024. Get ready to push your limits and challenge yourself in an extraordinary environment—the world's first and only backyard ultra inside a prison.


What Makes Us Unique?

Hellfire Events offers you the chance to achieve your goals in an epic location that will inspire you to redefine your limits. Imagine yourself surrounded by the towering walls of HMP Hellfire, ready to test your endurance and determination. Do you have what it takes to be the last person standing? Will you be the one to earn the coveted Governor's Pardon?


Why Choose Governor Backyard Ultra?

  • Unparalleled Experience: Experience the thrill of competing in a one-of-a-kind event held within the confines of a prison.
  • Challenge Your Limits: Push yourself to new heights and discover what you're truly capable of achieving.
  • Historic Opportunity: Don't miss out on the chance to be part of history in the making. Join us as we write a new chapter in the world of ultra-endurance events.

Governor's Pardon: A Reward Like No Other

The ultimate prize awaits the last person standing at the Governor Backyard Ultra—the Governor's Pardon. Earn the respect and admiration of your peers as you outlast the competition and secure your freedom from HMP Hellfire.


Register Now and Secure Your Spot

Don't let this extraordinary opportunity pass you by. Register now for the Governor Backyard Ultra and become part of an unforgettable experience. Whether you're a seasoned ultra-runner or a newcomer to the sport, this event is your chance to test your limits and make history.


Join Us on October 19th, 2024

Mark your calendar and prepare yourself for an adventure like no other. The Governor Backyard Ultra awaits, and we can't wait to see you at the starting line.


Are You Ready to Redefine Your Limits?

Register now and be a part of history in the making. Don't miss your chance to take on the ultimate challenge at the Governor Backyard Ultra.

Welcome to The Governor Backyard Ultra 7-Hour Challenge!

Experience Ultra Running Within the High Walls of a Prison


Are you intrigued by the Backyard Ultra format, but find the idea of a ‘last-person-standing’ competition overwhelming? Welcome to The Governor Backyard Ultra 7-Hour Challenge—the perfect stepping stone into the world of Ultra Running. Join us for a unique experience inside the high walls of a prison, where you'll push your limits and test your endurance like never before.


What Makes Us Unique?

The Governor Backyard Ultra 7-Hour Challenge offers you the opportunity to experience ultra running in a controlled environment. Unlike traditional ultra marathons, our event takes place entirely within the confines of a prison, providing a safe and secure setting for participants.


Why Choose The Governor 7-Hour Challenge?

  • Perfect for Beginners: If you're new to ultra running or find the idea of a 'last-person-standing' competition daunting, the 7-Hour Challenge is the perfect introduction to the sport.
  • Structured Format: The rules for the 7-Hour Challenge mirror those of the full Governor Backyard Ultra, with one key difference—a pre-determined ultra marathon distance of 29.169 miles. This structured format allows you to focus on completing the distance within the allotted time frame.
  • Safe Environment: Rest assured, your safety is our top priority. The Governor Backyard Ultra 7-Hour Challenge takes place within the secure confines of a prison, ensuring a controlled and supervised environment for all participants.

Join Us for the Ultimate Challenge

Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to push your limits and experience ultra running like never before. Register now for The Governor Backyard Ultra 7-Hour Challenge and be part of an unforgettable event.


Event Dates: August 24th and October 19th


Are You Ready to Take on the Challenge?

Whether you're a seasoned ultra runner looking for a new challenge or a beginner eager to test your limits, The Governor Backyard Ultra 7-Hour Challenge is the perfect opportunity to push yourself and achieve your goals.


Join Us for The Governor 7-Hour Challenge

Mark your calendar and prepare yourself for an unforgettable experience. The Governor 7-Hour Challenge awaits, and we can't wait to see you at the starting line.

Western Heights Trail Races


Welcome to the Western Heights Trail Races!

Explore History, Conquer Challenges


Welcome to the 'Western Heights Trail Races,' where history meets adventure. Experience the thrill of running amidst the rugged hills of the UK's largest fortress, steeped in centuries of history and battles. This is your chance to challenge yourself in a truly unique landscape and create unforgettable memories.

About the Races

The Western Heights Trail Races offer something for everyone, from seasoned runners to young adventurers. Our lineup includes:

  • Mighty Miles for Children: One and two-mile races designed for children ages 4-15. Let your little ones unleash their energy and embark on an exciting running journey.
  • Adult Races: Choose from a variety of distances, including 5K, 10K, half marathon, marathon, 50K ultra, and even a 24-hour race. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced ultra-runner, there's a challenge waiting for you.


Event Details

Date: 2024

Location: The hills surrounding the UK's largest fortress in Dover

Why Choose Western Heights Trail Races?

  • Historic Setting: Immerse yourself in the rich history of Dover's rugged coastline as you run through the hills of the Western Heights fortress.
  • Scenic Trails: Explore breathtaking trails with stunning views of the coastline and surrounding countryside.
  • Variety of Distances: With races ranging from one mile to a 24-hour ultra, there's something for every runner, regardless of experience or fitness level.
  • Family-Friendly: Our 'Mighty Miles for Children' races ensure that the whole family can participate and enjoy a day of outdoor fun and fitness.

Join Us for an Adventure

Don't miss out on the opportunity to be part of the Western Heights Trail Races. Lace up your shoes, embrace the challenge, and experience the beauty and history of Dover's iconic landscape.

Register Now

Secure your spot in the races and start your journey to conquer the Western Heights trails. Whether you're running for fun, fitness, or a personal challenge, we can't wait to see you at the starting line.

Are You Ready to Run?

Join us for an unforgettable running experience. The Western Heights Trail Races await, and the adventure begins here. Lace up your shoes, embrace the challenge, and start your journey to conquer the Western Heights trails. Whether you're running for fun, fitness, or a personal challenge, we can't wait to see you at the starting line.

Exclusive Event Vouchers from Hellfire Events


Unlock Unforgettable Experiences with Hellfire Events Vouchers

Looking for the perfect gift for the adventure-seeker or thrill-seeker in your life? Look no further than Hellfire Events vouchers! Treat your loved ones to an unforgettable experience they'll cherish forever. With our wide range of events and activities, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

Why Choose Hellfire Events Vouchers?

  • Flexible Options: Our vouchers can be redeemed for any of our exciting events, including ultra marathons, obstacle courses, adventure races, and more.
  • Unique Experiences: Give the gift of adventure with vouchers for events held in extraordinary locations, such as prisons, historic landmarks, and rugged landscapes.
  • Memorable Moments: Create lasting memories with loved ones by sharing unforgettable experiences together.
  • Convenient Gifting: With instant online delivery, it's never been easier to surprise someone special with the gift of adventure.

Terms and Conditions

  • Vouchers are valid for one year from the date of purchase and cannot be extended.
  • Vouchers are non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for cash.
  • Vouchers can only be redeemed for events organized by Hellfire Events.
  • Hellfire Events reserves the right to amend these terms and conditions without prior notice.

Give the Gift of Adventure Today

Surprise your friends, family, or colleagues with the gift of adventure. Purchase a Hellfire Events voucher today and unlock unforgettable experiences for your loved ones. Whether it's a birthday, anniversary, or special occasion, give the gift of adventure and make memories that will last a lifetime.

Do something amazing: join our volunteer team

Volunteering at running events can be a truly rewarding experience. Not only do you get to give back to your community, but you also get to be a part of an exciting and energising event. Whether you are helping with registration, handing out water at an aid station, or cheering on the runners, your contribution can make a huge difference in the success of the event.


Volunteering also provides a great opportunity to meet new people and make connections within the running community. You may even be inspired to take up running yourself!


We are also interested in speaking to anyone who could help with social media, photography, creative writing, marketing and first aid.


So if you are looking for a way to give back and be a part of something special, consider volunteering at one of our events. Your time and effort will be greatly appreciated and you may just find that you get as much out of it as the runners do!


All volunteers will also receive free transferable entry to a future Hellfire running event.

To hear about our upcoming volunteering opportunities, please submit a request.

Western Heights Mighty Mile
White Cliffs Athletics & Running Club

A Challenging Children's Running Event Like No Other.

For more information, please contact the Hellfire Events Team

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