We just couldn't let this race die here in the Lowcountry.
Delirium Ultra was founded in 2011 and was originally run in Bluffton, SC before moving to Ridgeland, SC in 2013. This closed course is made up of a 1.69 mile loop with a single aid station that the runners pass at the completion of each lap. "Tent City" is set up directly on the course for easy access to all of your gear and primitive camping is allowed Friday-Sunday
The Winner is the overall Male & Female who logs the greatest number of miles in each allotted race: 6, 12 and 24 Hours. Runners must register and compete in the event that they sign up for, there are no race day changes allowed.
The 2017 Delirium Ultra 24 Hour Endurance Race will be held at the original home of Lowcountry Ultras which is now Grounded Running, within the R&M Plantation located at 342 R and M Plantation Circle, Ridgeland, SC 29936. The 1.695 Mile loop course is on a closed loop course shut off to all traffic. This is a beautiful, wooded course designed to showcase the local foliage and wildlife of the Lowcountry. Parking will be adjacent to the Start/ Finish area.
The three races: 24 hour, 12 hour, and 6 hour will begin promptly at 9:00am on Saturday October 21, 2017, no exceptions. The 6 hour event will conclude at 3:00pm and the 12 hour event will conclude at 9:00pm. All racers must check-in PRIOR to 8:15am on Saturday morning.
Aid Station / Food
You will not go hungry! Our single aid station will offer the following items: water, Tailwind, Powerade, dark and light soft drinks, oranges, bananas, typical sweet & salty ultra snacks, Hammer Gel, chicken noodle soup, burgers, pizza and a pancake breakfast for the 24 Hour Runners on Sunday morning. The Aid station will be stocked with basic first aid needs.
If you have any special requirements from a nutrition standpoint we ask that you bring those items with you.
11:00am Chicken Noodle Soup
4:00pm Hamburgers (Like the kind made out of animals)
12:00am Chicken Noodle Soup – through out the evening
8:00am Pancake Breakfast
All runners in the 12 and 24 hours race MUST have a headlamp or handheld light in their possession from dusk until dawn. The Race Director will notify runners when they must have their lights on. It is HIGLY recommended that you bring extra batteries or a backup light. No Light – No Run… plain and simple!
24 Hour Race Stagging and Camping
Our new course allows us to have ample room for Camping and Staging areas for all runners located along both sides of the course just after reaching the main aid station and start/ finish line. Staging areas should be no larger than 12x12 and you may set up and reserve your spot anytime after 3:00pm on Friday October 20, 2017.
The staging area is accessible directly off the course and may be visited at anytime during the race. Racers must get their current lap counted prior to entering the staging area and should notify the Race staff if you are going to exit the course for any long rest periods. All “staging” areas will be on a first come basis.
The 2017 Delirium Ultra 24 Hour Endurance Race (6, 12, & 24 hour) gear includes a Hoodie and an Embroidered Race Beanie. This is a TIMED race. Runners that complete the ENTIRE timed event will receive the 2017 Delirium Ultra Finishers medal regardless of distance covered.
Runners in the 24 Hour race that complete 100 Miles or more will receive a Delirium Ultra Belt Buckle – WEAR IT WITH PRIDE!!!! These buckles are sweet!
Bibs - Chip Timing
Bibs must be worn on the front of your body and visible during the entire event. As you add layers through out the night, your bib must still be visible. The event will be chip timed this year and runners will be responsible for ensuring that their bibs are on. If you run a lap and forget your bib, your lap WILL NOT BE COUNTED. Please wear your bibs!!!
Packet Pick Up
Packet pick up will begin on Friday Oct 20, 2017 between 6-9:00pm at the Start/ Finish line located at 342 R and M Plantation Circle Ridgeland, SC 29936. If you are unable to attend packet pick up during this time, please be to the race course between 6:30-8:15am on race day to ensure an on-time PROMPT start at 9:00am. NO PACKETS WILL BE HANDED OUR AFTER 7:15AM.
Over night camping is allowed at the race site on Friday and Saturday evening, with site location on a first come basis. Tents may be set up after 3:00pm on Friday and must be removed by no later than Noon on Sunday.
RVs are permitted however there are no hook-ups. If you are planning on bringing an RV you MUST email the RD at Tim @groundedrunningsavannah.com prior to Oct 1 for some important parking information.
Area Hotels: (6 miles from Race start)
Quality Inn: 221 James F. Taylor Rd, Ridgeland, SC 29936 843.726.2121
Days Inn: 8216 East Main Street, Ridgeland SC 29936 843.726.5553
EconoLodge: 511 James F. Taylor Rd, Ridgeland, SC 29936 843.726.6213
There are local grocery stores in downtown Ridgeland, 6 Miles away, all of which close at 9:00pm. There is a 24 Hour Wal-mart located 12 Miles away.
Local time: 2:58 AM