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The Longest Day

Saturday June 11th, 2022

Travelers Rest, SC

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The Longest Day

Travelers Rest South Carolina - Private Horse Farm

The Longest Day Backyard Elimination Race

June 19th, 2021


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 16 Laps and 25 Laps for 50k and 50 Mile finishes in the results 


Welcome to the Upstate Ultra Trail Series brought to you by the South Carolina Ultra Marathon Club. We are proud to bring in a series of events that range in distance, terrain, and season! But each race will always posses the same energy and positive atmosphere from our staff, volunteers, and S.C.U.M. Runners. Our club and its races are open to all runners, walkers, and hikers and each member will receive 20% OFF any Upstate Ultra event along with discounted club gear and local sponsors! Join the club for 20% OFF all races - HERE - Check out all of our other events - HERE


Volunteers - If you volunteer for 4 hours at one of our events you get a FREE race entry into one of these future race! Resolution Run - Conquer the Rock - Altamont Challenge - The Country Mile - Knock on Woodstock - Cottonmouth Beerlay - The Longest Day - Carolina Reaper Challenge - The Back 9 - Jones Gap Trail Run - Paris Mountain Half Marathon - Sadlers Creek Stumble - Trotting for Tatas - Dark Horse Ultra - Prisoner of War - Longest Night) To volunteer please select the volunteer tab on the race page for one of the various opportunities on race weekend. 


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 



The course will include 1 mile of dirt road before looping into the woods for a 1 mile single track trail section. The course is on a private farm so please no previews before race day. There is 200 feet of climbing per 2 mile loop


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Discounts and Membership

  • All S.C.U.M (South Carolina Ultra Marathon) receive 20% OFF


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Race Swag

  • All Participants Will Receive:

    • Finisher Medal

    • Custom Race Logo Sticker

    • Upstate Ultra Sticker

    • Upstate Ultra Wristband

    • Upstate Ultra Apparel (Optional during Registration)

    • Race Specific Shirt, Hat, or 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.


Defer Registration: We do not offer race deferrals

Refunds: We do not offer race refunds

Race Director Info: Matthew Hammersmith: [email protected]

Race Distances

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Start Location

14 Neverland Way, Travelers Rest, SC

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