The Longest Night

Greenville, SC, USA
16-17 Dec, 2023 (Sat - Sun)

Running

10 km, 13.1 mi, 26.2 mi, 50 km, 50 mi

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About the event

The Longest Night The Preserve in Mauldin SC Longest Night of the Year! The Longest Night Backyard Elimination Race   The Preserve at Lakewood is a 120-acre parcel of land which features forest land, rolling grass trails, parking for 150, and of course, The Sustainability Education Center. The land is home to countless plant and animal species. Upon visiting, you can see red cedar and maple, hickory and flowering dogwood trees, white-tailed deer, eastern cottontail, woodchucks, box turtles, various types of mockingbirds, woodpeckers, blue jays and more.    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 (wide grass paths). If you finish the loop in 10 minutes than you have 15 minutes to hang out by the fire! The race stage is set on an old farm that with a large barn in 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, and watching the moon set and the sun rise as we bring in all of our amazing finishers!   Event Details What: Elimination Style Race with multiple distances from 10k to 50 Miles Where: 220 Lakewood Dr. Greenville, SC 29607.  When: December 16th & 17th 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 Packet Pickup: 1 Hour Prior to your race start inside the barn adjacent to participant parking Pre/Post Run Food Options: Meal tickets can be purchased during registration for Breakfast & Dinner Course: The course is 1.5 Miles in length and each participant has 25 minutes to finish each lap Finisher awards will be handed out at the conclusion of the last lap Volunteer for a FREE Race Entry or a Future Race Entry by Upstate Race Series - HERE Set-Up - Packet Pickup - Course Monitor - Meal/Aid Station Prep - Cleanup - Parking   Runner Swag Finisher Medal Custom Race Bib Custom Race Logo Sticker Upstate Ultra Sticker Upstate Race Series Crew Socks   Aid Station We will have one aid station at the start/finish line. Items may include: pickles, cookies, chips, Little Debbie snacks, assorted candy, chicken/veggie broth, fig newtons, & pretzels. Liquids will include water, Tailwind Nutrition, coke, and ginger ale. If you would like to donate an aid station supply of something that we do not offer or that is homemade feel free!  Cup-less Event: Please provide your own hydration vessel for use at our aid stations    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. If you want some extra space for you and your crew you can set up 10 x 10 canopies along the course adjacent to the parking area. 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 we found it.     Meal Options Upstate Race Series will be offering a meal options for runners looking to grab some grub post run! We will not be selling meal tickets on race day due to pre-ordering enough supplies for our event staff, volunteers, and the runners who pre-ordered a meal. You can always come back to the "Meal Ticket" tab on the race website and purchase a meal ticket up to race day. If you would like to purchase multiple meals for yourself, your crew, or spectators please indicate the number in the quantity box. At packet pickup you will receive a meal ticket to be given to our volunteer cook during the designated serving timeframe. Specifically for this event we will be serving 1 meal:  Breakfast after the event Sunday 7am to 9am   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 Finish & Breakfast

Races offered by this event

You have 12 weeks to prepare

The Longest Night 50 Mile

16 Dec, 2023 (Sat) - 18:00
Running
50 mi
Solo
On site
Road
Night

Longest Night 50k

16 Dec, 2023 (Sat) - 23:25
Running
50 km
Solo
On site
Road
Night

Marathon

17 Dec, 2023 (Sun) - 00:40
Running
26.2 mi
Solo
On site
Road

Half Marathon

17 Dec, 2023 (Sun) - 04:25
Running
13.1 mi
Solo
On site
Road

10k

17 Dec, 2023 (Sun) - 06:30
Running
10 km
Solo
On site
Road