The Longest Day

Sat June 19, 2021 Travelers Rest, SC 29690 US
"It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside."
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The Longest Day Race

$20 6:30AM EDT - 11:59PM EDT
169 spots left. Registration Opens March 1, 2021 at 12:00am EST

The Longest Day

Travelers Rest, SC - June 19th, 2021

The Longest Day Backyard Elimination Race

This event takes an interesting twist on the backyard style of racing! All participants will start their 100k attempt at 6:30am. Almost all will fail! 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 16 Laps and 25 Laps for 50k and 50 Mile finishes in the results 


Runner Resources


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
  • 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 


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  • All S.C.U.M (South Carolina Ultra Marathon) receive 15% OFF

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Packet Pickup

Please arrive 60 minutes prior to your race start to ensure you can locate parking, bathrooms, packet pickup and set up your personal aid station if needed. You can pick up your race bib and any apparel items purchased race morning near our timing tent located near our start/finish line. Apparel will be for sale on race day.


Race Swag

All race participants will receive an Upstate Ultra Sticker and a unique wooden finisher award. Not everyone likes shirts so we have provided an option to purchase an Upstate Ultra Tri-Blend Shirt, Performance Socks, Trucker Hat, or Trail Buff. Change your mind? Update your swag item for this race by following these steps HERE


Course Markings

The course will have a series of directional arrows (both yellow and green) that will be placed  at various intersections. Please follow all directional arrows to stay on course. In the event that you make a wrong turn please backtrack to your original spot of confusion. Cutting the course (even if unintentionally will lead to a disqualification)


Aid Stations

No aid station until further notice to help prevent the direct contact between people and the spread of the virus. Please make preparations for all nutritional needs (water & food)



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. Please make use of old safety pins or our new Bib Boards that will be available for the timing chip only. 
  • No Cups
  • No Plates
  • No Safety Pins
  • No Plastic Spoons/Forks
  • No Plastic Packet Pickup Bags


  • Switch Event: Email me and I will drop you down in distance. 
  • Defer Registration: We do not offer race deferrals
  • Transfers: We do not offer transfers to other participants. 
  • Refunds: We do not offer race refunds
  • Race Director Info: Matthew Hammersmith:
14 Neverland Way
Travelers Rest, SC US 29690
Race Contact Info
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Additional Fees
Host Farm Maintenance Fee : $2.50

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