The Longest Night

Sat December 17 - Sun December 18, 2022 Greenville, SC 29607 US
“Every mile is two in winter.”
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Events

The Longest Night 50 Mile

$50 12/17 - 12/18 6:00PM EST - 8:10AM EST
124 spots left. Registration ends December 17, 2022 at 11:59pm EST

Longest Night 50k

$31 12/17 - 12/18 11:25PM EST - 8:10AM EST
124 spots left. Registration ends December 17, 2022 at 11:59pm EST

Marathon

$26 12/18 12:40AM EST - 8:10AM EST
124 spots left. Registration ends December 17, 2022 at 11:59pm EST

Half Marathon

$13 12/18 4:25AM EST - 8:10AM EST
124 spots left. Registration ends December 17, 2022 at 11:59pm EST

10k

$6.50 12/18 6:30AM EST - 8:10AM EST Registration ends December 17, 2022 at 11:59pm EST
Description

The Longest Night

The Preserve in Mauldin SC

Longest Night of the Year!

The Longest Night Backyard Elimination Race

 
 
This style of race is a bit different than most! You have a set number of laps to complete your race distance but you also have a set period of time you must complete each of those laps. Each lap you will be given 25 minutes to complete the 1.5 mile cross country style course at the preserve. If you finish the loop in 10 minutes than you have 15 minutes to hang out by the fire! The race stage is set in a cross country style setting with a large barn and an open field for parking and camping. If it gets too cold or rainy feel free to bring your gear and hang out inside the barn with the rest of the crew who will be doing laps with you, ringing the bell, drinking a few beers, and watching the moon set and the sun rise as we bring in all of our amazing finishers!

 

Event Details

  • Where: 220 Lakewood Dr. Greenville, SC 29607. The driveway is a long gravel bumpy section so move slow and follow the path to the "parking" sign in the field adjacent to the barn. 
  • When: December 17th & 18th
  • Packet Pickup: 1 Hour Prior to your race start time near starting line
  • Finisher awards will be handed out at the conclusion of the last lap that every race distance finishes on

 

Race Details

  • 50miles (34 Laps) - Saturday at 6:00pm
  • 50k (21 Laps) - Saturday at 11:25pm
  • Marathon (18 Laps) - Sunday @ 12:40am
  • Half Marathon (9 Laps) - Sunday @ 4:25am
  • 10k (4 Laps) - Sunday @ 6:30am

 

Runner Swag

All Participants Receive Optional Items:
  • Finisher Medal
  • Custom Race Logo Sticker
  • Upstate Ultra Sticker
  • Pancake Breakfast
  • Upstate Ultra Apparel (Optional during packet pickup)

 

Aid Station

We will have a basic aid station supply. 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

The Barn will be the Start/Finish line of each loop and will provide our runners with a dry place to rest between laps. Please bring a stack of firewood to keep us warm all night!  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.  

 

Time Schedule for the Start of each lap

  • Lap 1 - 6:00 - SATURDAY 50 Mile Start Time
  • Lap 2 - 6:25
  • Lap 3 - 6:50
  • Lap 4 - 7:15
  • Lap 5 - 7:40
  • Lap 6 - 8:05
  • Lap 7 - 8:30
  • Lap 8 - 8:55
  • Lap 9 - 9:20
  • Lap 10 - 9:45
  • Lap 11 - 10:10
  • Lap 12 - 10:35
  • Lap 13 - 11:00
  • Lap 14 - 11:25 - 50k Start Time
  • Lap 15 - 11:50
  • Lap 16 - 12:15 - SUNDAY
  • Lap 17 - 12:40 - Marathon Start Time
  • Lap 18 - 1:05
  • Lap 19 - 1:30
  • Lap 20 - 1:55
  • Lap 21 - 2:20
  • Lap 22 - 2:45
  • Lap 23 - 3:10
  • Lap 24 - 3:35
  • Lap 25 - 4:00
  • Lap 26 - 4:25 - Half Marathon Start Time
  • Lap 27 - 4:50
  • Lap 28 - 5:15
  • Lap 29 - 5:40
  • Lap 30 - 6:05
  • Lap 31 - 6:30 10k Start Time
  • Lap 32 - 6:55
  • Lap 33 - 7:20
  • Lap 34 - 7:45

 

Eco-Standard

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.
Place
220 Lakewood Drive
Greenville, SC US 29607
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Sponsors
Additional Fees
Lakewood Preserve Day Use Fee: $5.00
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