The Longest Night

Starts Saturday December 17th, 2022

Greenville, SC

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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!


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. 


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

  • Camping is offered

  • Upstate Ultra Apparel (Optional during Registration)

  • Race Specific Shirt (Optional during Registration)


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

  • Lap 32 - 6:55

  • Lap 33 - 7:20

  • Lap 34 - 7:45


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Discounts and Membership

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


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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

Price Register
10k $6.50 until Register »
Half Marathon $13.00 until Register »
Marathon $26.00 until Register »
Longest Night 50k $31.00 until Register »
The Longest Night 50 Mile $50.00 until Register »

Places to Stay

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Start Location

220 Lakewood Drive, Greenville, SC

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