The Longest Day

Sat June 3, 2023 Greenville, SC 29607 US
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The Longest Day Race

$50 6:30AM EDT - 11:59PM EDT
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The Longest Day

Travelers Rest South Carolina - Private Horse Farm

The Longest Day Backyard Elimination Race

This event takes an interesting twist on the backyard style of racing! All participants will start at 6:30am. Along the way you can knock out some distance marks but in the end there may only be ONE Winner or possibly No Finishers! The race will tentatively end around 10pm with the last few runners picking up the pace every mile to beat the clock that is diminishing with ever lap!
The cutoff for each lap will be one minute less than the previous lap. We will start the race at 6:30am and give runners 45 minutes to complete the 2 mile loop. Runners completing the laps early must wait for the clock to start the next scheduled lap. If you fail to complete the 2 mile loop in the required time please ring the cowbell and turn in you race bib. On the 31st lap (if we get there) the first runner to complete the lap will be the winner. 
This style of event welcomes all paces and levels of runners. If you are looking to knock out your first 50k this event is for you! If you are looking to challenge your furthest distance with 50 miles step right up! And if you are looking to compete and take your challenge to the next level look no further! The course will be trail, rolling, partly shaded! Bring your 10 x 10 pop up, a lawn chair, and lets make it a party.
We will recognize participants who complete at least: 
  • 7 Laps - Half Marathon
  • 16 laps - 50k
  • 25 laps - 50 Miles
  • 31 Laps - 100k


Event Details

  • Where: 220 Lakewood Drive, Greenville SC 29607
  • When: June 3rd 2023
  • Time: 6:30am
  • Packet Pickup: Please arrive 1 hour prior to the race start
  • Camping: Overnight camping is an available option. Camping is primitive in an open field/grass area. There are no power or water hookups but you will be located adjacent to the run course for set up.


Number of Minutes Cutoff + Pace Per Mile & Time of Day Start

  • 45 - 22.30
    • 6:30am
  • 44 - 22:00
    • 7:15am
  • 43 - 21:30
    • 7:59am
  • 42 - 21:00
    • 8:42am
  • 41 - 20:30
    • 9:24am
  • 40 - 20:00
    • 10:05am
  • 39 - 19:30
    • 10:45am
    • 7 Laps (Half Marathon)
  • 38 - 19:00
    • 11:24am
  • 37 - 18:30
    • 12:02pm
  • 36 - 18:00
    • 12:39pm
  • 35 - 17:30
    • 1:15pm
  • 34 - 17:00
    • 1:50pm
  • 33 - 16:30
    • 2:24pm
  • 32 - 16:00
    • 2:57pm
  • 31 - 15:30
    • 3:29pm
  • 30 - 15:00
    • 4:00pm
    • 16 Laps 32 Miles
  • 29 - 14:30
    • 4:30pm
  • 28 - 14:00
    • 4:59pm
  • 27 - 13:30
    • 5:27pm
  • 26 - 13:00
    • 5:54pm
  • 25 - 12:30
    • 6:20pm
  • 24 - 12:00
    • 6:45pm
  • 23 - 11:30
    • 7:09pm
  • 22 - 11:00
    • 7:32pm
  • 21 - 10:30
    • 7:54pm
    • 25 Laps 50 Miles
  • 20 - 10:00
    • 8:15pm
  • 19 - 9:30
    • 8:35pm
  • 18 - 9:00
    • 8:54pm
  • 17 - 8:30
    • 9:12pm
  • 16 - 8:00
    • 9:29pm
  • 15 - 7:30
    • 9:45pm
    • 31 Laps is 100k and will finish 16 hours after the start 



The 2 mile course is on all on a grass trail that is very wide and includes a few rolling hills. 


Race Swag

All Participants Will Receive:
  • Finisher Medal
  • Custom Race Logo Sticker
  • Upstate Ultra Sticker
  • Free Race Photos Complimentary of Jay Baker Photography 
  • Upstate Ultra Socks (Optional during Registration)


Aid Stations

We will have a basic aid station with water, tailwind, soda, and chips. You will have an area to set up to bring our own supplies. We gladly accept aid station donations of food items that you like to see at races. Our staff is very busy with course marking, timing, packet pickup, and communication with runners, that it does make it hard to prepare some amazing tasty treats in-between laps so feel free to contribute a little slice of heaven if you can! Thank you


Personal Tent Set Up - Drop Bags

Athletes are permitted to have a drop bag or personal tent near the aid station in the open field adjacent to the start/finish line loop outside of fireside hall. Even if it rains. Please be mindful to place your personal belongings off the course as to not impede the runners, the flow of traffic, or other race participants. The start and finish line loop will serve as the official drop bag area designation. When you are finished with your race please "pack in and pack out" making the host facility look better than you found it. 



In an effort to be good stewards to mother nature we will not have any of the following items at ANY of our events. This is in an effort to reduce the carbon footprint being placed by endurance events throughout the world. Please have a cup or hydration bottle if you will need to consume water/nutrition during the event. Please bring your own fork/spoon for any post race meals. Please bring your own bags for items collected at the race.
220 Lakewood Drive
Greenville, SC US 29607
Race Contact Info
If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at
Additional Fees
Nature Preserve Parking: $5.00

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